At Sulvaris, we develop proprietary technologies that transform industrial co-products into agronomically and environmentally friendly fertilizer products.

Contacts

Senior Management

EXPERIENCED TEAM WITH A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF PRODUCT/PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Rick Knoll

Founder & CEO

Mr. Knoll is an entrepreneur with extensive expertise in all areas of sulphur and sulphur emissions industries. He also has vast experience in fertilizer and pollution abatement.

Greg Stevenson

President & CFO

Mr. Stevenson is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years of experience working with junior and intermediate public oil and gas companies and with one of the big four accounting firms. 

Jake Underwood

Executive Vice President-Business Development

Mr. Underwood has over 20 years of experience leading sales, marketing, and business development-strategy teams across the agriculture and technology industry.

Dandan Xiang

Senior Vice President International Business Development

Ms. Xiang has established a career leading marketing and sales teams in creating and executing business development strategies in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Satish Iyer, M.E., P. Eng.

Chief Technology Officer, EVP, Engineering & Process Development

Mr. Iyer has over 30 years experience in engineering and production and maintenance operations in chemical industries across the globe. 

Dr. Eric Pedersen

Chief Science Officer, EVP, Research & Product Development

Dr. Pedersen holds a B.Sc. (Hon) from the University of Victoria (1982-1986) and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from the University of Saskatchewan (1986-1993).

Bernie Rock

Senior Vice President North American Business Development

Mr. Rock leads our strategic vision and holds over 30 years of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers experience in a variety of sales and project development roles.

Board Of Directors

A PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF VALUE CREATION ACROSS MULTIPLE SECTORS

Jeffrey Scott - Chairman

Chairman

President of Postell Energy, Chairman of TGOD (TGOD CN; TGODF US), Founder and former Chairman of Gran Tierra Energy (GTE CN; GTE US; GTE LN) , Co-Founder of Saxon Energy Services (sold to Schlumberger and First Reserve), Suroco Energy, and has held senior management, founding and board roles at numerous other private and public companies. Extensive experience in corporate governance and strategy, capital markets, and mergers & acquisitions across a range of sectors.

Rick Knoll

Founder, CEO & Director

Entrepreneur with extensive expertise in sulphur and fertilizer industries. Formerly CEO of Agronomic Growth Industries, President of Airborne Technologies, President of International Petroleum Equipment and President of Paragon Controls.

Ron Wilkinson

Director

45+ years’ experience in senior executive positions in the agricultural product / fertilizer industry with extensive experience in sales, P&L oversight, EH&S, chemical manufacturing and mining operations, capital project management, strategic planning and as a director of several public companies. Currently director of Fertoz (ASX:FTZ) and Itafos (CVE:IFOS). Formerly Senior VP, Agrium and Advisor to the CEO; Senior VP & President, Wholesale, Agrium; VP Operations & Marketing at Profertil SA (Argentina), and Engineering at Sherritt/Viridian and Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil.

Adam Harbora

Director

Portfolio Manager, Infrastructure & Timber at AIMCo(C$120B AUM), formerly Investment Banking, Energy at BMO Capital Markets and Macquarie Capital

Kate Malcolm

Director

Portfolio Manager, Private Equity Group at Alberta Investment Management Corp (AIMCo) (C$120B AUM)

Ben Graham

Director

20+ years’ experience in agri-business, President of AdFarm

Steve Feick

Director

VP Special Projects at Mancal Corp, formerly President & CEO of GRAF Canada

CCT-AP

Carbon Ammonium Phosphate

A revolutionary carbon-based, ammonium phosphate product

  • Sulvaris seeks to improve N and P use efficiency with a structural carbon enhanced efficiency carrier by pursuing the development of a new proprietary product, CCT-AP
  • Global use efficiency of P fertilizers is currently only ~10-15% in the year of application, far lower than that of N and K(1)
  • P deficiencies can be found in nearly 67% (14.1B acres) of global land designated for crop production(2)
  • CCT-AP product development targets:
    • a source of enhanced efficiency nitrogen and phosphate,
    • an agronomic source of soil organic carbon,
    • a low-CAPEX, accretive investment as a bolt-on unit for existing commercial-scale phosphoric acid/MAP/DAP production facilities

CCT-AS

Carbon Ammonium Sulphate

A revolutionary carbon-based, ammonium sulphate product

  • CCT-AS is a carbon-based granular fertilizer developed by Sulvaris
    • Carbon content 5 – 15%
  • Potential source of enhanced efficiency nitrogen; shown to increase yields
  • Delivers nutrients in carbon matrix form – contributing to Soil Organic Carbon
  • Feedstock includes biomass, ammonia, and sulphuric acid
  • In addition to being a unique, high-value source of crop nutrients, CCT-AS provides an outlet for wood waste or other carbon-based waste streams
  • CCT transforms inexpensive waste feedstock into high analysis fertilizer
    • Potential reduction of soil N2O emissions
    • Potential reduction of soil CH4 emissions
    • Generates CO2 credits

19% N, 22% S, 15% C (19-0-0-22S-15C)

SGN: 290-320 (2.9-3.2mm)

Uniformity index > 60

Crushing strength > 4.5 kg (10lb)

HIGH RTA and LOW dust

Flexible process allows for alteration of nutrient analysis and carbon content, as well as the addition of micronutrients

POTASH MST®

A Broad Acre Potash and Sulphur Fertilizer

  • 0-0-49-15S product available with up to 15% sulphur
  • Being a mixture of Potash and elemental sulphur (MST®), Potash MST® offers a multitude of benefits for growers, from improved handling characteristics to strong agronomic performance.
  • With an analysis of 0-0-49-15s, Potash MST® meets the majority of sulphur application requirements without the need for additional sulphur.
  • Once applied to the soil, Potash MST® has excellent dispersal of the MST® component.
  • Differentiate your potash portfolio with a value-added product.

Potash MST® ​granules produced at IFDC

A brand-new potash fertilizer containing micronized sulphur

Traditional Elemental Sulphur Products

 (75-2000 micron size avg 960)

Specialty Products with Elemental Sulphur

(50-200 micron size avg 150)

Sulvaris MST® Particle Size

(1-12 micron size avg 7)

Phosphate MST®

A broad acre phosphate fertilizer containing micronized elemental Sulphur

  • MAP MST® nutrient formulation is 9-43-0-16S (15% MST®)
  • In research trials in North America Phosphate MST® has equal to or greater yield responses than ammonium sulphate.
  • MST® provides three essential plant nutrients (NPS) together within each granule of phosphate MST® for uniform distribution across the field.
  • Phosphate MST® has enhanced blending characteristics over AS and exhibits less caking due to the hydrophobic nature of elemental sulphur.
  • Non-combustible product (confirmed by 3rd party testing lab).
  • Granule hardness, storage and handling properties identical to MAP.

Phos MST® has all three nutrients evenly dispersed through every granule

Traditional Elemental Sulphur Products

 (75-2000 micron size avg 960)

Specialty Products with Elemental Sulphur

(50-200 micron size avg 150)

Sulvaris MST® Particle Size

(1-12 micron size avg 7)

UREA MST®

A broad acre fertilizer containing micronized elemental Sulphur and Urea

  • Product available with up to 15% Sulphur 
  • Urea MST® (39-0-0-15S)
  • The sulphur component in Urea MST®  can be adjusted from 5 to 15% depending on marketing requirements.
  • The MST® Unit is a “bolt-on” side skid that easily integrates into existing drum granulation Urea production facilities. Integration into Prilling process is under development.
  • Virtually non-intrusive process, requires no modifications to existing plant and equipment. 
  • Virtually no production loss due to downtime during construction phase.
  • Sulphur is hydrophobic and repels moisture. MST® in the Urea granule improves storage properties, blending and application uniformity. 

A brand-new Urea fertilizer containing micronized sulphur

Traditional Elemental Sulphur Products

 (75-2000 micron size avg 960)

Specialty Products with Elemental Sulphur

(50-200 micron size avg 150)

Sulvaris MST® Particle Size

(1-12 micron size avg 7)

Liquid MST®

A broad acre liquid fertilizer containing micronized elemental Sulphur

  • Product available with up to 5% Nitrogen in the form of UAN
  • Liquid MST® (0-0-0-50S)
  • Liquid MST® (5-0-0-38S)
  • Product including UAN has a lower freeze point of -11 degC
  • Freeze / thaw cycles have no change in the product quality
  • Suitable for use with common liquid fertilizer equipment
  • A comprehensive product handling guide has been developed for Liquid MST® including the following:
  • Practical and effective equipment cleaning protocol
  • Recommended storage, handling and application best practices

Traditional Elemental Sulphur Products

 (75-2000 micron size avg 960)

Specialty Products with Elemental Sulphur

(50-200 micron size avg 150)

Sulvaris MST® Particle Size

(1-12 micron size avg 7)

Advantages

On average, Liquid MST® has provided greater yield responses than ammonium thiosulfate across all site-years studied.

The sulphur in MST® is immobile in the soil until it is oxidized to sulphate.  Liquid MST® has less leaching than ATS and can be readily integrated into fall and early spring applications.

Liquid MST® does not have a high salt or nitrogen component that can damage germinating seeds, or foliage.

This is a high analysis sulphur product, meaning a lower volume of product is required to achieve sulphur requirements.

Liquid MST® is suitable for side dress applications.

Liquid MST® has a lower carbon footprint than tradition sulphur products such as ATS or AS.

Liquid MST® allows all of the crop’s sulphur requirements to be provided from one source, creating an opportunity to choose an environmentally responsible N source.