THE PRAIRIE CLEAN ENERGY STORY
Prairie Clean Energy was launched in 2020 out of the pursuit for an environmentally sustainable solution to agricultural waste. After years of seeing acres of flax straw being burned near his home in rural Saskatchewan, founder Trevor Thomas knew he had discovered a solution to the global wood shortfall – a solution that also provided farmers with an economical and environmentally-conscious way to use flax straw waste.
After researching the potential of flax straw as a fuel source, Trevor established Prairie Clean Energy to bridge the gap between flax farmers and those seeking clean, reliable biomass fuel and other products. Since then, Prairie Clean Energy has grown into a fully realized aggregation and densification business that has built partnerships with farmers and organizations across Canada and the world to deliver high-quality densified ag residue to customers across the world.
At PCE we invest in our communities and power the world as the global leader in providing sustainable use of unutilized agricultural and organic waste.
PCE’s vision is to be the world-class aggregator and densifier of Prairies-based agricultural and organic waste.
PCE mission is to Create and Lead Sustainable Ag Residue Aggregation and Densification on the Canadian Prairies. As a first-mover in this space, we are creating a whole new market. We can and will lead the industry.
Saskatchewan: A global leader in agriculture production
Saskatchewan is one of Canada’s three prairie provinces, bordered by Alberta to the west and Manitoba to the east. Known as the “breadbasket of Canada,” the province is characterized by its thriving agricultural industry in the south and its boreal forest in the north. We are larger than France with a population about half that of Paris.
We have ready access to two national rail lines, a transcontinental highway, and a network of other major highways. Canada is a stable, democratic country with reliable and fair regulations.
Saskatchewan produces more than 40% of Canada’s total agricultural output. You can see crops like flax, barley, canola, canary seed, hemp, wheat and many more growing in its vast fields. Saskatchewan producers account for almost a third of all global flax production. Flax straw is 100% renewable and our PCE flax pellets are made from flax straw that has no other purpose.
Our team is the only flax buyer in Saskatchewan registered with SaskFlax, the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission, and we have good working relationships with farmers across the province. This allows us to provide clients with reliable delivery schedules.
MBA, PMP, President & CEO
Founder & Chief Relationship Officer
CPA, CMA, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Brita Lind is responsible for PCE’s branding, marketing, strategy, and communications. A graduate of Harvard University, Brita brings more than 20 years of marcom experience having worked on such brands as Farm Credit Canada, Bose Corporation, SaskTel, and more.
Ph.D., Chief Product and Supply Chain Development Officer
Mahmood is a supply chain management and lean manufacturing expert. He provides expertise in several areas, including feedstock supply and logistics. Mahmood has provided consulting services to the biomass and bioenergy industry in North and South America for over 12 years.
Hank worked for SWM International for over 30 years, managing the Canadian operations for the last 10 years. He is a flax straw operation and aggregation expert and works in the areas of producer relations, producer contracts, supply chains, manufacturing, and shipping.
Michael possesses 30 years of
accomplished global executive
level experience having engaged in projects in 30 plus countries. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Aurora Borealis family of companies.
Senior Advisor of Transportation
Craig has over 40 years experience in transportation. He spent 23 years with Canadian Pacific Railway, served as Vice President for three business units with the Yanke Group of Companies, and established Transport Services & Logistics in 2012.
Senior Advisor of Transportation
Bryan has several decades of experience in supply chain networks, provincial and federal implications of ports and intermodal facilities on the Canadian prairies and beyond, including through serving on Asia Pacific Gateway initiatives. Focus: enhance and improve supply chain processes and bottom-line results.