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ViSens Energy Inc.

ViSens is a biofuels company with a goal of producing sustainable cellulosic ethanol. Join us to create the new bio economy.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded April 2007
  • Employees 3
  • Website visens.com

Company Summary

ViSens has developed an ethanol production method based on: Successful use of agricultural residue (wheat straw) as feedstock, Novel pre-treatment, processing, & production architecture which reduces logistics barrier, Usage of standard bio-technologies (enzyme and yeast), and Improved fermentation and production techniques to ensure profitability. The ViSens ethanol production model is uniquely profitable at current ethanol market prices.

Team

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    Joel-Ahmed M. Mondol
    President and CEO

    The President, CEO, and founder of ViSens Energy Inc. started the company during his Masters research in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan. He is responsible for ViSens strategic planning, growth, leadership, and vision. His observation that biomaterials once preprocessed on site could be easily transported to a distant location forms the core of ViSens business process and

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    Melissa Strom
    CFO

    Melissa Strom is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan. She has held this lecturer position since 2008 and teaches a variety of courses including marketing, finance and business planning. Prior to completing her MBA in Bio-Technology Management she was a research technician at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in the area of bio-control. Her undergra

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    Tyler Gould
    COO

    Tyler has been involved in business development, start-ups, and business analytics for over 5 years. Fore-mostly establishing several of his own businesses, he has experience managing both service- and product-oriented ventures. He has successfully engaged several companies, consulting on and troubleshooting their operations, supply chain management, and strategic direction. His practical, hands on, and direct experience in resolving business

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    Dr. Xue Li
    CTO

    Dr. Li is involved with the Federal Dept. of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. She is engaged in research activities in bioethanol production systems and bio-refinery efficiency analysis. She has performed several studies with techno-economic analysis and life cycle assessment of cellulosic bio-refinery systems. She continues to investigate crop residue feasibility for ethanol production, economic analysis of wheat straw densification, and inv

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    Bill McCrosky
    Director - ViSens Board

    Bill is an Industry Solutions CTO for IBM. He represents IBM's hardware division on a cross-IBM team focused on building "horizontal," industry-focused solutions and services for the Travel & Transportation Industry. He is also a Technical Advocate for the Amtrak and Delta accounts. Prior to IBM, Bill was President of the Ocracoke Group, which delivered business intelligence consulting services. He was also a senior manager at Price Waterhous

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    David Franklin
    Director - ViSens Board

    Mr. Franklin is a non-practicing barrister and solicitor. He is currently the Corporate Secretary of Denvail Investments Inc., a private investment company wholly owned by the Franklin Family Trust, a position he has held since July of 1979. Since June of 1986, Mr. Franklin has held the position of Corporate Secretary of Incorporated International Capital, a private investment company and wholly owned subsidiary of Mianda Investment Corporation

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    Craig Croney
    Advisor - Manufacturing and Engineering

    Craig currently holds the position of Director of Western Canadian Oil and Gas at Hatch, a major Canadian engineering firm. He is responsible for strategic planning, business development, and project execution of the Oil and Gas business unit in Western Canada. Craig has 14 years of experience in engineering services and the operation of large, complex manufacturing facilities. Having spent close to a decade in both operations and engineering

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    Dan Forigo
    Advisor - Finance

    Dan is currently a senior financial consultant with Hatch. Dan has over 15 years of experience as an independent corporate finance consultant. A highly networked professional within the investment community in Western Canada and has an outstanding record of sourcing, evaluating, structuring and negotiating complex financial agreements globally. Dan works closely with business clients to comprehensively define goals and risks before developing

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    Richard Harris
    Advisor - Finance and Business Development

    Ric has over 35 years of extensive business experience in technology, financing, marketing and business development. Ric has a degree in Education from the U of Victoria, has taught high school and University prior to getting involved in technology in 1980.

    He has worked in all aspects of both private and public companies holding positions from senior sales executive to Chairman of the Board. He has raised tens of millions of dollars for nu

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    Colin Zhang
    Advisor - Finance and Business Development

    Mr. Zhang has 15+ years of international business experience and runs AsiaCan’s China Office. He owns many different companies dealing with lumber importing, manufacturing and financing. AsiaCan will support ViSens in developing strategic partnerships in China, Indonesia, and Europe as well as any other further financing as necessary.

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    Lester Cey
    Advisor - Finance and Business Development:

    Lester Cey is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in sales, marketing and strategic planning. Known for successful facilitation and presentation skills; Business Development and Customer Relations. Believer in a hands-on approach to team leadership and direction; excellent communicator and relationship builder. Specific expertise that Lester extends to ViSens are in the following areas:

    • Executive-Level Presentations/Negotiat

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    Regan Espeseth
    Chairman - ViSens Energy Inc.

    Regan has been in the financial industry since 2005. He works as a commodities broker with RBC Dominion Securities and in 2008 obtained the Derivatives Market Specialist designation. Regan earned a Bachelor’s of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan where he graduated with great distinction. He has also completed level two of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

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    Doug Konkin
    Corporate Secretary

    Doug Konkin has worked in the IC, system, and software development industries for over 25 years. Currently he consults on the management of technical enterprises and works with technology start-ups, helping them define and develop products and processes. Previously, he was Vice President of Product Development for Solido Design Automation Inc., after creating and leading PMC-Sierra's Saskatoon design centre in the development of SOC integrated

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    Carl McCrosky
    Director - ViSens Board

    Dr. McCrosky has a history of bringing start-up companies to successful commercialization. His telecommunications switching start-up, HyperCore Systems Ltd., was purchased by PMC-Sierra in 1998, and then developed within PMC to form critical parts of the technological/business underpinnings of PMC’s two largest divisions (fibre-based transport networks and storage systems). Earlier, McCrosky was a founding partner of Andyne Computing Ltd, a sof

Advisors

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    McKercher and McKercher
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    KPMG
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Previous Investors

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    Ron Shira, Curtis Elliot, Jane Roningen, Don Espeseth,
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    James & Robin Elliot, Kent Gould, ASIACAN, James Potter
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    John & Charlene Edwards, Don & Giselle Booth,
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