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Max Copeland
Vice President, SFN BioSystems Inc.
Calgary, AB, Canada
Low Carbon Fuels - Algae and Cellulose
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2:30 - 3:00 pm

Abstract:  SFN was created by the need to find a self-sustaining solution to CO2 emissions in natural gas processing and transmission. After two years of research into available methods including sequestration, and with an abundance of waste heat available at no cost, an agricultural solution was selected. SFN has designed and has patents pending on a photobioreactor that will process upwards of 75% of the CO2, CO and NOx emissions from raw exhaust produced by natural gas fired compressor motors. This is our algae farm. SFN is currently preparing to start construction on the commercial prototype at its facility in Calgary. This presentation will follow SFN from its inception to its current status and provide insights into the operations and the economics of an evolving algae farm operation.

Max is an entrepreneur with over 35 years of experience in project development, marketing and management.  He has been involved in all aspects of the tourism and hospitality industries including: restaurants, hotels, airlines, tour and incentive travel ventures.  In 2005 he brought his development and organization skills to the oil and gas industry to develop a method to use waste heat and CO2 in a self-sustaining manner.   This led him to co-found SFN in 2008.   Max is a graduate of the Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology.