Vancouver, May 22, 2020 – Progressive Planet Solutions Inc. (TSXV: PLAN) (“PLAN” or “Progressive Planet”), an emerging leader in the commercialization of natural pozzolans to reduce the carbon footprint of cement production, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Doug Brown as a Scientific Advisor, effective immediately.
Doug is a Materials Scientist with over a decade of experience in the research and development of next-generation green technologies. Doug holds several patents, is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, and has received numerous academic, industry and research awards. Upon completing his B.Sc. in Chemistry at McGill University, Dr. Brown began working with David Keith and the team that founded Carbon Engineering (CE). In this role, Dr. Brown led significant research efforts relating to capturing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. Investors in CE include Bill Gates, Murray Edwards, Chevron Technology Ventures, and BHP.
Doug holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Calgary which he received in 2017. Since that time, Doug has worked in the private sector in the field of green building technologies. Doug has a proven track record of attracting funding for research and commercialization of technologies. Doug is also a board member of the Canadian Green Building Council (AB Chapter).
”Doug’s passion for sustainable technology and his proven track record in advancing early stage technologies is a tremendous benefit to Progressive Planet. As we focus on developing lower carbon footprint cementing products, Doug will be a trusted advisor in all our product development initiatives,” stated Steve Harpur, CEO.
Progressive Planet is an emerging leader in supplying solutions for a livable planet by developing low carbon, pozzolan-based, cementing products which replace equivalent amounts of Portland Cement and fly ash in concrete. The production of Portland Cement is the second largest global generator of CO2 emissions.
Progressive Planet operates its flagship Z1 Zeolite Quarry in British Columbia and is earning an 100% interest in the Z2 Natural Pozzolan Property near Falkland, BC and earning a 100% interest in the Heffley Creek Natural Pozzolan Property. All three properties are within a one-hour drive of Kamloops, BC, an industrial hub with rail access to Canadian and US markets.
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