Who we are?
Obeo Biogas is a biogas developer specializing in the design, construction, and operation of biogas systems specifically tailored for dairy farms. Our core mission is to convert organic waste, specifically manure, into renewable energy, sanitized bedding, and nutrient-rich fertilizer through anaerobic digestion.
As a biogas developer, sustainability, environmental stewardship, and community engagement are at the heart of our values. We prioritize working closely with local communities and stakeholders to educate and involve them in the development and operation of our biogas projects, emphasizing the technology's potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote circular economy practices.
At Obeo Biogas, we strive to be at the forefront of innovation and technology, constantly researching and developing new ways to optimize biogas systems for the dairy industry. Our ultimate goal is to create a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future for all.
With over 50 years of collective expertise in designing, operating, and optimizing anaerobic digestion and landfill gas systems, the Obeos team is uniquely positioned to offer comprehensive evaluations of projects at any stage of their development. Our extensive knowledge base enables us to provide valuable insights and actionable recommendations that can help streamline processes, reduce costs, and maximize project outcomes.
Renaud Lavoie is a highly accomplished entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor with over 20 years of experience in creating and scaling successful businesses. He has a proven track record of applying his creativity and innovation skills to help businesses grow and thrive. Renaud's passion for teaching and coaching young people has also contributed to the success of over 100 businesses. Renaud's extensive experience in leading research and development, sales, support, and production teams makes him an invaluable asset to Obeo . Additionally, his experience in developing cutting - edge technology products and his ability to identify and pursue emerging technological trends can help the business stay competitive in a rapidly evolving industry. Moreover, Renaud's previous work in cloud computing solutions and hardware products provide valuable insights on how to optimize and streamline the processes involved in biogas production, resulting in greater efficiency and profitability for Obeo . In summary, Renaud's experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, and innovation make him a perfect fit for the role of CEO at Obeo.
Alain is a third generation entreprenarial with 37 years of experience in farming system. His expertise lies in designing and selling wastewater treatment systems for dairy farms. With his extensive experience, Alain has developed a profound understanding of the wastewater treatment industry. Previously, Alain worked as a sales manager for US farm systems, where he was responsible for overseeing biogas equipment projects, manure handling equipment, and other farm equipment projects. He collaborated in the design of more than 100 projects all across the globe. Additionally, Alain has been providing wastewater management consulting services for Valmetal for more than four years. Alain's strong background in biogas projects makes him an invaluable addition to Obeo as a co - founder, along with Renaud and Jean-Philippe. Alain is responsible for handling the commercial aspect of Obeo , leveraging his vast experience and expertise to drive the company's success.
Jean-Philippe is a finance and risk management professional with 20 years of experience in delivering projects in both entrepreneurial SME and large corporate settings. A dedicated leader, Jean-Philippe is highly adaptable and has solid track record of developing and managing high performance teams. During his career, which has taken him from Montreal to London, Singapore, Wroclaw and New York, Jean-Philippe has been able to set up financing structures and internal control systems adapted to the different needs of his employers. After a career at Credit Suisse and a few years making private VC investments, Jean-Philippe is joining Obeo and brings his knowledge of financing and capital markets. He will thus ensure that the company has the financial means to achieve its ambitions.
Richard is an accomplished executive, with 30 years of experience in delivering and operating industrial projects in biofuels and clean energy. His achievements include engineering and team leadership to deploying industrial production plants, corporate tech strategy, R&D, and new product introduction in biogas processing for commercial use.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
At Obeo biogas, we are dedicated to providing sustainable and innovative solutions that promote environmental, social, and governance (ESG) best practices. We believe that our business has a critical role to play in addressing the world's environmental challenges, and we are committed to doing our part to protect the planet and its resources for future generations.
We recognize that our success depends on our ability to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. To this end, we have implemented rigorous ESG standards across our operations to ensure that we are meeting the highest levels of environmental and social responsibility.
We are committed to promoting sustainable development through the production and distribution of biogas. Our biogas solutions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote sustainable waste management by utilizing organic waste materials. This approach not only generates renewable energy but also creates valuable by-products, such as organic fertilizer, that can be used in agriculture.
We strive to be a responsible corporate citizen and are committed to conducting our business in an ethical and transparent manner. We maintain open and ongoing communication with all of our stakeholders to ensure that we are aligned with their expectations and needs.
Our ESG approach is an ongoing journey, and we continuously evaluate and improve our practices to ensure that we are meeting our ESG goals. We are committed to operating with the highest levels of integrity, accountability, and transparency, and we are proud to be making a positive impact on the environment and our communities.