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Fueling The Movement

And leading the way with tomorrow's fuels today.

A long history of innovation.

IOGEN has been a leader in low-carbon fuels for more than 35 years. We were the first to use enzymatic hydrolysis technology to produce cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale. In collaboration with Brazil’s Raízen Energia, we built the world’s largest and most successful cellulosic ethanol production facilities. And we’re the first company to use RNG as a feedstock to make renewable hydrogen used to make fuels in refineries.

We’ve invested more than $500 million to develop and deploy our proprietary technology platform, and we’ve been awarded more than 300 patents along the way.

Today, we‘re one of the top five U.S.-registered producers of cellulosic biofuels and feedstocks—both of which are critical to the energy systems that will power our Net Zero world.

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Commited to carbon-negative renewables.

IOGEN is focused on the science and technology that produces abundant, affordable RNG-based fuels while removing carbon from the atmosphere.

We’re developing new ways to turn biomass into transportation fuels and using existing refinery infrastructure to do it.

It’s all on our roadmap to Net Zero. Along with our partners and customers across industries and around the world, we’re proving that eliminating carbon-intense fossil fuels can be accomplished one economically sound, low-risk step at a time.

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Leadership

Brian Foody

President & CEO

Brian has led Iogen’s development of world-leading technology in the biofuels industry and forged alliances with major energy companies and investors, including Royal Dutch Shell and Goldman Sachs.  He has also been active in the development of renewable fuels policy in the United States and has testified before both House and Senate committees.

He has received both the Raphael Katzen Award for distinguished contributions from the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology and the Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference.  He is recognized as one of the top 100 people in the Advanced Bioeconomy by Biofuels Digest.

Brian graduated from MIT with Bachelors degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He has received 112 patents worldwide.

Patrick J. Foody

Chief Development Officer

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Pat has a broad range of experience in the development and commercialization of biofuels and biochemicals.  He currently leads IOGEN’s biogas business, leveraging the company’s expertise in advanced biofuel markets and pioneering the company’s utilization of biomethane in refineries to make renewable fuels.

He is a recognized expert on the dynamics of fuel credit markets and has spoken widely on the topic.

Pat was responsible for the development of IOGEN's enzyme business, which pioneered new products and applications in different industries around the world.  (This business was acquired by Novozymes in 2013 for $80 million.)

He also led the design, construction, commissioning, and operations of the world’s first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Ottawa, Ontario and oversaw Iogen’s cellulosic biofuel project development activities.

Pat has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Construction Engineering and Management, from the University of Michigan. He has received 46 patents worldwide.

Lori Evans  

EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development  

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Lori leads our strategy and corporate development functions, including investment and M&A opportunities, government relations and policy strategy.

Before joining Iogen in 2020, Lori was CAO and SVP Strategy and Corporate Development at Marsulex, an international clean-tech company with patented environmental technologies, and General Counsel at Birch Hill Equity Partners, focusing on M&A, fund formation, corporate governance and ESG, and sitting on investee boards including Marsulex. Previously, she practiced corporate and securities law with prominent Canadian law firms and leading US and Canadian businesses across a wide range of industries.

Lori has an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, an LL.B/JD from the University of Victoria and a BA (Econ) from the University of Calgary. She holds the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD.D designation and has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada.

John Dechman  

Vice President, Project Development

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John has over 20 years of experience in commercialization, technology innovation, project development and environmental compliance.  In 2021, John was promoted to VP Project Development and he is responsible for the development of our renewable natural gas production facilities in North America.

John joined IOGEN in 2004 and has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Manager, Commercial Development where John has led or been a key resource in all of IOGEN’s commercial project development efforts over the last 15 years.

John is a Professional Engineer and holds a Masters’ Certificate in project Management from the Sprott School of Business in addition to a B.Eng. from Carleton University.

Claire Dumville

Vice President, Finance  

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Claire has served as VP Finance with IOGEN since 2012 and she is responsible for all facets of the finance function including financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, taxes and insurance, and played an integral role in commercializing the company’s biogas business.

Claire began her career as a CPA with Deloitte LLP. She has extensive finance and accounting experience with both public and private companies and has previously worked at Cognos Inc, Boston Acoustics Inc. and Goodfellow Inc.

Claire holds a B.Comm from McGill University as well as a Diploma in Public Accountancy.

Gordon McLennan

Vice President, Business Development

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Gord has over 35 years of experience in domestic and international sales, revenue generation, project development, operations management, change management and leadership, both in small- to medium-sized enterprises as well as large publicly listed companies.  After joining Iogen in 2014 as VP Business Development, Gord has been responsible for developing and delivering new commercial opportunities for our renewable natural gas and cellulosic ethanol initiatives.

Prior to joining IOGEN, Gord worked for Novozymes NA, Buckman Laboratories and a number of companies in the pulp and paper industry. He has also consulted with companies in other industries including Red Bull and Reebok.

Gord received an MBA from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University as well as a B.Sc and BA from Dalhousie University.

Heather Pikor

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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Heather has held a wide variety of senior and leadership positions across many areas of the company spanning technology and innovation, project management, external scientific collaborations and internal business functions and structure. Prior to becoming VP Corporate Affairs in 2013, Heather was responsible for the management of IOGEN's biocatalyst portfolio and oversight of external collaborations involved in Iogen’s cellulosic ethanol technology development.  

Heather’s current responsibilities include the management of external technical collaborations and programs, human resources, facilities as well as health and safety. Heather received a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph.

Claire Schultz

Vice President, Intellectual Property

Claire joined IOGEN in 2009 and she is responsible for the company’s intellectual property strategy and patent portfolio. Prior to joining Iogen, Claire managed all worldwide legal, patent and trademark work for Cytec Industries Inc., an international chemical and aerospace company with approximately $4 billion in revenue.

She began her career in private practice at a major New York City law firm, specializing in intellectual property litigation, counseling, and transaction work. Claire has a B.S. in Chemistry,  and a J.D degree from Rutgers University, and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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