Born and raised in Calgary, Grant Strem has a B.Sc. in Geology and an M.Sc. in Reservoir Characterization, both from the University of Calgary. He considers himself an Explorationist, and worked for various producers including Paramount, Burlington Resources, ConocoPhillips, Total E&P, and Husky. Grant also worked as a Reserves Evaluator for GLJ Petroleum Consultants, and was a Research Analyst at TD Securities covering the oil sands sector prior to starting his own oil company; which focused on light oil, helium, and geothermal resources domestically and internationally within fractured granite systems. Grant’s focus changed in 2015 when he co-founded Proton Technologies with one of his friends and former professor’s; Dr. Ian Gates, who was then Department Head for the Petroleum & Chemical Engineering faculty. Grant believes it is possible to produce H2 at far lower cost per joule of energy than diesel & gasoline, without emissions.