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Nova-BioRubber Green Technologies Inc

We develop green processing technologies for alternative rubber and latex production from annual rubber-bearing plants in North America.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Surrey, BC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded April 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

NovaBioRubber develops green technologies and extraction equipment to produce alternative natural rubber, non-allergic latex and prebiotic inulin from rubber-producing plants. Taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) contains 24% rubber and 40% inulin. Our patented technology for rubber recovery provides significant savings in processing costs. Processing is carried out continuously at room temperature using our innovative rubber extractor.


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    Anvar U Buranov

    Dr. Buranov has extensive R&D and management experience with several peer-review publications. Dr. Buranov was awarded 5 research projects by the US and Canadian governments. Dr. Buranov holds M.Sc. from Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA and Ph.D.from National University of Uzbekistan. Dr. Buranov was a research fellow at Pacific Agri-Food Research Center in Canada. Dr. Buranov was awarded Agri-Innovation Award in Canada in 2011.

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    Jason Rite
    Business Development Manager

    Jason has 40 years of business experience. He has served as the CEO of NitroLube Inc, a motor oil company and holds B.Sc. in engineering and MBA from University of Toronto. He has led 5 successful companies including RollShutter, Signs 'N' Signs, Shark S1, Money Mart and raised more than $50 million. He has extensive experience in sales & marketing. Mr. Rite is working with us for 2 yrs as an investor and a director.

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    Perry Lidster
    Strategic Advisor

    Dr. Lidster has a wealth of experience in the private and public sector. Dr. Perry is also the managing director at Advanced Foods and Materials (AFM) Canada.
    Dr. Lidster received his education from the University of British Columbia .
    Dr. Lidster has served as President/CEO Innovative Food Systems Corp., President and CEO, Ag-West Bio Inc., President/COO of FreshXtend Technologies Corp. and Director, Lacombe/Beaverlodge Research Centre.

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    Eric A Adams
    Strategic consultant

    Mr. Eric A. Adams is a potential CEO for Nova. Mr. Adams now acts as a consultant to Nova and supports strategic planning, fundraising and business plan execution. He has over 25 years’ business experience in all facets of biotechnology as a Director and former CEO of enGene Inc.(Vancouver) and with QLT Inc. (Vancouver), Abbott Laboratories (Chicago) and Fresenius AG (Germany). Eric joined us in July, 2012 and is a potential director and marketi

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    Laila Benkrima

    Laila Benkrima, PhD is the research agronomist for Nova. Dr. Benkrima holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology and a Master Degree in Plant Physiology from Paris University (France) and worked in plant and horticultural sciences research in B.C. more than 15 years. Dr. Benkrima has extensive experience in all facets of agriculture including plant breeding, agronomy and horticulture.


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    Peter McCrank, Blair Forrest
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Previous Investors

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    IRAP-NRC ($44,000 in 2010, $26,000 in 2012)
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    SRED ($13,000 in 2010, $17,000 in 2011)
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    Friends and Family ($50,000 in 2009-2012); ~$2M in kind and cash