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Joe Kuhach

CEO of Nsolv, a clean tech company with a solution to the challenges of producing heavy oil

Chief Executive Officer, Nsolv Corporation

Joe is the CEO of Nsolv Corporation, a Calgary-based company that has developed a cleaner, proven solution to the challenges of producing heavy oil. He has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry, focused predominantly on heavy oil recovery and upgrading.

Preceding his appointment with N-Solv, Joe was Sr. Vice President Upstream Technology and Integration with Ivanhoe Energy responsible for global upstream technology and for providing strategic leadership in assessing and developing Ivanhoe’s assets. Prior to joining Ivanhoe in 2005, he spent 20 years with Shell and subsidiaries in engineering and management positions.

Joe led the core team of four people at Nsolv who were selected to become members of Canada’s Clean50 for 2016, and was also the winner in the Research and Development category for Canada’s Clean16. Joe has published numerous papers and is a past technical editor for Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering magazine. He was appointed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Educational Council and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT as well as a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from Colorado School of Mines.

Delaying The Greening Of Canada's Oil Industry Will Cost Us

The risks of not enacting change significantly outweigh the risks of implementing new technologies. Holding back is already costing us money and causing further damage to the environment, and the longer we wait, the worse it will get. Canada has an opportunity to be a leader and to show the world that it is possible.
05/01/2017 01:59 EDT

Clean Technology Is The Key To Meeting Climate Change Goals

Unfortunately, time is not on our side, and significantly reducing carbon emissions requires immediate action. I believe the time for cautious, incremental change has passed and that we must take bold steps to achieve our climate goals. Nowhere is bold action needed more than in the Canadian energy industry.
12/01/2016 03:23 EST