our blue planet

positive change for a sustainable planet

Who We Are

We are Passionate about the Environment

Clean energy and clean environment are the cornerstones of our founding principles.

Our Goals:

🌎 To contribute to the switch into renewable energy by developing new sources, and step away from burning fossil fuels that are polluting the only world we have.

🌎 To be on the vanguard of CleanTech industries by collaborating with like-minded people on worthwhile projects and bring new technologies to market opportunities.

🌎 To give back something of substance to people who are in need.

🌎 To be a source of positive change for a sustainable planet.

What We Do

Our Blue Planet is a Canadian Innovations group that works with University Researchers to develop novel Clean Technologies.

Once we have our MVP, we elevate the concept to a standalone venture and bring on a dedicated team to further test and build out the product as well as the take to market strategy.

Innovation is what gets us up in the morning and frequently keeps us up late at night, exploring new ideas on our white boards.
We are looking for big leaps and disruptors in technology and the marketplace, and to embrace change on all fronts.
There’s an urgency to get things done around here and time can’t move fast enough for us.
There is always a list of new ideas to be explored and reach beyond the obvious. We live to Innovate!

ANNOUNCEMENT

🌎  Our Blue Planet is pleased to announce that NanoTerraTech has moved from a University Capstone project, to a standalone venture with two fulltime dedicated Graduate Researchers.

🌎  As an Industry Partner, Our Blue Planet has been invited to co-locate in the UBCO Cleantech Hub.

Leadership Team

Scott Farnham

Co-Founder – President & COO

Scott is the technical driver of the company and develops the new ideas, putting the deals together and building teams to bring the projects from concept stage into real, tangible assets.

He has a passion for innovation and works tirelessly on continuous improvement and simplification of products and processes.

Scott has a wide and varied background of industrial design, construction and processing experience. Projects experience on 3 continents has allowed Scott to develop a well-rounded skill set in multicultural settings. His keen interest in cleantech, renewable fuels and energy is driven by the need to develop and implement technologies that contribute to the betterment of environmental conditions.

Connie is the essence of an entrepreneur and life-long learner and thrives on experiential and transformational learning, seizing every opportunity for growth and development.  Her passion is to develop innovations for a more sustainable world and it’s this passion that drives her to entrepreneurial activities and to her big picture thinking and strong business acumen. As a certified Sustainability Professional, she has created programs and frameworks on ‘United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ (UNSDG); ‘Environment, Social & Governance’ (ESG); and ‘Diversity Equity & Inclusion’ (DEI).

Her ability to create corporations from the ground up, in a myriad of industrial sectors including Management Consulting, Marketing, Industrial Construction, Sustainability, Renewable Resources, Industrial Innovations, CleanTech, Health Food, Fashion, Non-Profit and Publishing; are a testament to her big-picture thinking and strong business acumen. She has a broad understanding of not only Corporate Structure and Operations but also that of Private & Public Corporation, Franchise and Union Organizations, as well as Non-Profits, Family Enterprise, Social Enterprise and B-Corps.

Connie Ekelund

Co-Founder – CEO – OD & Sustainability

Paul Riegel

Chief Financial Officer

Paul has over 30 years experience leading finance groups and operations of large government, public and private organizations and holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Alberta and a CPA/CGA designation in the province of BC.

Paul is a CPA/CGA and his areas of expertise include development and execution of corporate strategy, cashflow and banking relationship management, budget development and forecasting, efficiency gains and overhead cost reduction, project management and major systems implementation, organizational restructuring, and corporate financial and management reporting – including development of KPI’s.

Paul’s career history includes leadership roles with; Burnet Duckworth & Palmer, McCarthy Tetrault, Calgary Laboratory Services, City of Calgary, PeopleSoft, and other senior financial controller positions.

Martin loves helping clients go to market with innovative, sustainable and alternative materials and grow their business.

He has worked in the entire colour space, from white (titanium dioxide pigments with Huntsman / Venator Materials), over custom colours (thermoplastic masterbatch with Americhem) to black (carbon black with Cabot Corp.).

Through these assignments, Martin has created large network in the chemical and materials industries across all sectors: Plastics; packaging; paints & coatings; paper; food, drugs & cosmetics; rubber and more.

Martin von Wolfersdorff

Technical Advisor

Pieter ter Haar

Technical Advisor

Pieter is an expert in recovered carbon black (rCB), pyrolysis, and sustainability. He has extensive expertise managing R&D for rCB companies in Europe and North America. After obtaining his Chemistry degree from the Hanze University (Groningen, the Netherlands), he started his career as a adhesives compounder. From there he worked as a Rubber Compounder for Fenner Dunlop Conveyor Belting in the Netherlands, where he was in charge of sustainability development of rubber compounds.

In 2015 Pieter developed, built, and manage the first R&D Competence Center fully dedicated to rCB research. He is one of the founding members of the new ASTM D36 rCB committee, and in his current role as Vice Chair, he leads various task groups within the committee. Pieter consults internationally on various topics related to sustainability, pyrolysis, rCB and other sustainable products for the plastics and rubber industry.

 

Megan is an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator (Intern) while she attends University of Victoria completing her Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Studies and Geography.

Her focus is to oversee a comprehensive suite of activities related to reducing environmental impacts and applying sustainability principles by developing, implementing and evaluating programs that support environmental sustainability objectives. Her research on cutting edge climate change standards and practices in biodiversity, stewardship and reporting of environmental data, provides impactful support in working towards continuous improvement of sustainability performance.

 

Megan Fennerty

Environmental Sustainability Coordinator (Intern)

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in collaborating, investing, have a problem that needs solving, or have an idea for a new innovation.
Get in touch with us!

Vancouver, BC Canada: 1.604.216.7000

 

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