Company History

Pure Life Carbon was founded in 2017, with a commitment aimed at addressing the challenges of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) through the introduction of innovative technologies. By 2018, our focus had shifted specifically toward Advanced Carbons as a standalone growing substrate, a decision inspired by our research into carbon-based growing media, aquaponics, and vertical growing.

Company History

Pure Life Carbon was founded in 2017, with a commitment aimed at addressing the challenges of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) through the introduction of innovative technologies. By 2018, our focus had shifted specifically toward Advanced Carbons as a standalone growing substrate, a decision inspired by our research into carbon-based growing media, aquaponics, and vertical growing.

Our mission is to create clean technologies that protect and heal the environment while enhancing food production and yields.

Our mission is to create clean technologies that protect and heal the environment while enhancing food production and yields.

Company History

Research Started - 2008
Research started by Dr. Nick Savidov at Lethbridge College, in Alberta Canada.
Discovered Carbon Structuring - 2010-2014
Discovered it was possible to alter carbons chemically and physically for a specific end-use, creating Advanced Carbons which could be purpose built.
Pure Life Carbon Formed - 2017
Pure Life Carbon was formed to commercialize Advanced Carbons for the Growing Substrate and Animal Feed markets.
Commercial Trials - 2018-2021
Critical IP is developed, patents are filed, prototype manufacturing technology is tested, commercial trials are completed.
Completed Series A Financing Round - 2021
Funds for building a 40,000 sq ft production facility in Alberta, now in operation and supporting corporate growth strategy.
First Round of ReCharge Contracts Signed - 2023
First long-term leasing contracts signed with large CEA growers.

Company History

Research Started - 2008
Research started by Dr. Nick Savidov at Lethbridge College, in Alberta Canada.
Discovered Carbon Structuring - 2010-2014
Discovered it was possible to alter carbons chemically and physically for a specific end-use, creating Advanced Carbons which could be purpose built.
Pure Life Carbon Formed - 2017
Pure Life Carbon was formed to commercialize Advanced Carbons for the Growing Substrate and Animal Feed markets.
Commercial Trials - 2018-2021
Critical IP is developed, patents are filed, prototype manufacturing technology is tested, commercial trials are completed.
Completed Series A Financing Round - 2021
Funds for building a 40,000 sq ft production facility in Alberta, now in operation and supporting corporate growth strategy.
First Round of ReCharge Contracts Signed - 2023
First long-term leasing contracts signed with large CEA growers.

Fundamentals & Measuring Success

The approach to our science, management, and auditing allows for streamlined integration of our clean technologies into the agricultural industry. Building and maintaining trust with industry partners, governments, and our clients enables us to affect transformation in the environments and communities we serve. We measure our overall effectiveness and performance using three success metrics: People, Planet, and Profit

People

The people performance metric will consider the direct and indirect social and cultural impacts that Pure Life Carbon will have on the people and their communities. 

Planet

The planet metric will view positive change and transformation affected on the environment, biodiversity, and the climate. 

Profit

The economic performance of Pure Life Carbon will be measured against times, industry, and baselines. Better economics fuels bigger community and global impact.

Fundamentals & Measuring Success

The approach to our science, management, and auditing allows for streamlined integration of our clean technologies into the agricultural industry. Building and maintaining trust with industry partners, governments, and our clients enables us to affect transformation in the environments and communities we serve. We measure our overall effectiveness and performance using three success metrics: People, Planet, and Profit

People

The people performance metric will consider the direct and indirect social and cultural impacts that Pure Life Carbon will have on the people and their communities. 

Planet

The planet metric will view positive change and transformation affected on the environment, biodiversity, and the climate. 

Profit

The economic performance of Pure Life Carbon will be measured against times, industry, and baselines. Better economics fuels bigger community and global impact.

Core Values

Pure Life Carbon is grounded in its core values of promoting freedom through self-expression, upholding trust and honesty, and demonstrating leadership and impact through action, with an unwavering commitment to fostering a healthy planet that supports global food security for all.

Freedom Together

We embrace freedom through self-expression, creativity, personal choice, happiness, and love. By upholding and empowering these values, we move forward together with a united purpose of a healthy planet that supports global food security for all.

Trust & Honesty

Trust and honesty are built and maintained through the integrity of our communications, actions, and commitments to ourselves and others.

Leadership & Impact Through Action

To transform, create, and challenge existing practices and technologies for the betterment of the business, community, environment, and humanity. To always lead by example and deploy a consistent work ethic, focusing on learning, discipline, growth, and progress.

 

Core Values

Pure Life Carbon is grounded in its core values of promoting freedom through self-expression, upholding trust and honesty, and demonstrating leadership and impact through action, with an unwavering commitment to fostering a healthy planet that supports global food security for all.

Freedom Together

We embrace freedom through self-expression, creativity, personal choice, happiness, and love. By upholding and empowering these values, we move forward together with a united purpose of a healthy planet that supports global food security for all.

Trust & Honesty

Trust and honesty are built and maintained through the integrity of our communications, actions, and commitments to ourselves and others.

Leadership & Impact Through Action

To transform, create, and challenge existing practices and technologies for the betterment of the business, community, environment, and humanity. To always lead by example and deploy a consistent work ethic, focusing on learning, discipline, growth, and progress.

 

The Pure Life Team

Ryan Rand

CEO, Director, Founder

Jon Horsman

Corporate Financial Advisor

Jan Nighswander

Chief Human Resources Officer

Fred Munn

VP, Stakeholder Relations

The Pure Life Team

Ryan Rand

CEO, Director, Founder

Jon Horsman

Corporate Financial Advisor

Jan Nighswander

Chief Human Resources Officer

Fred Munn

VP, Stakeholder Relations

Jim Hole

Director of Product Science

Brad Fournier

Director of Business Development

Christopher Vance

Sustainability Leader, Founder

Andre Succar

Global Upstream & Midstream Leader

Kathryn Breaker

Controller

Sherry Stewart

VP, Engineering

Tim Hildreth

Facility Manager, RDC

Lauren McKamey

Client Support Manager

Craig Stark

Business Development Representative

Roxanne Kirton

Administration Manager

Supply Chain Supervisor

Hormilson Cruz

Head of Forestry Mgmt., Upstream Americas

Melissa Moher

R&D Representative

Tristan Sikora

Sr. Advisor, Corporate Development & Capital Markets

Operations Consultant

Mitch Warken

Manufacturing Team Lead

Alisha Lindsay

Operations Accountant

Chris Paterson

Board Chairman

Marie Rajic

Independent Director

Shawn Graham

Independent Director

Independent Director

Bruce Picton

Independent Director

Gordon Anderson

Independent Director

Accounting Coordinator

Chris Couper

Manufacturing Specialist

Fernando Massard

Head of Facility Infrastructure, Upstream & Midstream

Head of Forestry Management, Upstream Philippines

Enrique Suberbie

Upstream Manager, Mexico

Global Business Development, Upstream & Midstream

Wilbert Lopez

Operations Supervisor, Upstream Mexico

Herbert Gonzalez

Business Development Representative, USA

"I love being apart of a company that values collaboration and working with people that have a vast knowledge of industry."

Ryan Rand

CEO, Director, Founder

Ryan is an experienced business and operations leader with a military background, and competitive spirit.  Deeply dedicated to freedom, diversity, helping those who are less fortunate, and supporting the international community to create a brighter world future.  Driven by passion for the environment and leading people to build companies that play a significant role in positively affecting the earth and all its inhabitants.

He is a skilled entrepreneur with global energy, clean tech, and ag tech experience, having launched and grown leading edge businesses from concept through late growth stages.  Ryan is a curious visionary, unconventional problem solver and decisive strategist.  He has demonstrated capacity to create successful ventures domestically and on the world stage. Tenacious and capable of successfully navigating through business and people challenges to produce results for investors and other stakeholders.