Purebase is focused on the agricultural and the construction industry sectors with a unique environmental difference.
Within the agriculture industry Purebase provides soil amendment and fertilizer solutions that are of significant benefit to large commercial farming operations and retail consumer markets, both domestically in the US and internationally. Learn more about our suite of all natural agricultural products at ‘Purebase Grow‘.
Within the construction industry Purebase provides a Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM), an additive that may be used in cement for large infrastructure construction projects for government, commercial and residential buildings. Learn more about our suite of all natural products for the construction industry at ‘Purebase Build‘.
The primary uses of these products has significant economic impact in the $775 billion dollar per year U.S. agriculture industry and the $250 billion dollar per year cement industry.
Our vision: Agriculture and infrastructure without the environmental harm.
We believe Purebase is part of nature’s solution to the food, water, environment, and building problems humankind is facing. It’s a natural alternative to corporate chemical, genetic manipulation and polluting industrial solutions currently on the market. Creating abundant food, water, and building material for a cleaner environment, and world for all living things is what Purebase is all about.
Your investment represents a unique moment in history – the global challenge of feeding the world is becoming more difficult with each passing year. Climate change and an increasing population base are exacerbating the problem. Chemical pesticides and GMO crops are some of the current solutions, but these solutions have caused a now trending backlash from the global public, governments, and NGOs. Natural, effective, economical, non-chemical solutions are required.
We’d like to help farmers create an abundance of food, while conserving more, and doing no harm.
To that end, Purebase Grow is a comprehensive suite of soil amendment products. These products provide a better, more natural way to grow, manage and increase yield on the farm and deliver higher quality products right to the table. All without harming the environment.
On the construction side, Portland Cement is the most prevalent building material in the world. However, significant greenhouse gas emissions are caused by the current method of cement production, with close to a ton of CO2 emitted for every ton of cement produced. The cost in the form of environmental degradation presents a global challenge. To add more grief, increasing government environmental regulations will continue to add to the direct costs of concrete building materials, which in one way or the other is passed on to all of us.
Purebase Build SCM (Supplementary Cementitious Material) significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions as well as harmful particulate matter. It also reduces the overall cost of concrete, while increasing its strength. The bottom line is better concrete, better price, better for the Earth. And that’s better for all of us.
Agriculture is a 775.8 billion dollar a year industry in the U.S.
Agriculture and agriculture related industries contributed $775.8 billion to the U.S. GDP in 2012, a 4.8 percent share. The output of America’s farms contributed $166.9 billion of this sum – about 1 percent of GDP.
In 2012, 16.5 million full and part-time jobs were related to agriculture – about 9.2 percent of total U.S. employment.
Agriculture production is a major use of land, accounting for over half of the U.S. land base.
U.S. land area amounts to 2.3 billion acres with 1.2 billion acres in agricultural lands.
Fertilizer companies provide nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium that are used to help plants grow. In the U.S., corn crops use approximately 45% of the total available fertilizer. This is more than the combined 29% that wheat, soybeans, oilseeds, fruit, and vegetables use. The remaining 26% is used by other crops and uses other uses such as pesticides.
Crop production is concentrated in California and the Midwest.
California, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska are the five leading states in terms of value of crop sales.
With its large horticultural sector, California’s overall crop value is about three-quarters above that of Iowa, the second ranked state. In contrast to California, crop value in the next four leading states is based on grains and oilseeds, particularly corn and soybeans.
For other crops, Washington State typically leads the country in apple production, while Florida is the largest producer of oranges.
Agricultural production occurs in each of the 50 states and California leads the way.
California leads the country as the largest ag producer. In terms of sales value, California leads the country as the largest producer of agricultural products (crops and livestock), accounting for almost 11 percent of the national total, based on the 2012 Census of Agriculture.
Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, and Minnesota round out the top five agricultural producing states, with those five representing more than a third of U.S. agricultural output value.
Crops account for the largest share of the value of U.S. agricultural production.
Crops account for the largest share of the value of U.S. agricultural production. The value of production in the U.S. has risen over the past decade due to increases in production as well as higher prices. Yield gains for crops have been particularly important, although acreage has also risen recently in response to elevated prices since 2008. Falling prices led to a slight decline in value of crop production in 2013. While livestock production increased over the decade, prices were up more than 60 percent between 2003, and 2013, contributing to the rising value of livestock production.
The cement market – a $250 billion dollar per year global industry.
In June 2013, The Economist Magazine estimated world cement makers annual revenue at $250 billion. It is estimated that about 60 percent of the market is mainly served by local firms, with six firms controlling 40 percent of the market – Buzzi, Cemex, Heidelberg, Holcim, Italcementi, and Lafarge.
According to the Portland Cement Association, the long-term U.S. cement consumption is expected to reach nearly 192 million metric tons by 2035, up from current levels of an estimated 86 million metric tons in 2014.
New opportunities could emerge for the cement industry as a result of a sustained and large improvement in paving costs, versus asphalt. As well, government policies aimed at energy independence, and green building suggest further opportunities for cement consumption growth.
The U.S. is the world’s third largest producer of cement, and California is the second largest market.
According to the PCA, given the expected growth in cement consumption, and considering the context of a potential reduction in domestic capacity, the potential for a 100 million metric ton supply gap may materialize. Decisions regarding how to source the U.S. market, domestically or through imports, may begin to re-emerge in the next decade.
Driven by healthy gains in the economy, and most construction segments, cement use will grow 7.9 percent in 2014 followed by increases of 8.4 percent in 2015, and 10.7 percent in 2016, according to the latest PCA forecast.
The U.S. is the world’s third largest producer. The increase will bring U.S. cement volume to 86.1 million tons for 2014, 93.3 million tons for 2015, and 103.2 million tons in 2016.
In the U.S., the top three producers by volume are Texas, California, and Missouri.
Today suitable fly ash products, especially in the Western United States, are derived from coal-fired power plants and are decreasing in availability. We believe this presents Purebase with a unique and extremely valuable opportunity as a “clean and green” solution provider of natural Pozzolans for use as an SCM and to fill the gap of diminishing inventories of coal-fired fly ash.
Board of Directors
A. Scott Dockter | Director
Mr. Dockter has been the CEO of the Company since September 24, 2014. Mr. Dockter also serves as the CEO and a Director of US Mine Corp. from 2012 to the present. US Mine Corp. is a private company focusing on the development and contract mining of industrial mineral and metal projects. Mr. Dockter has over 18-years’ experience as a director in the public markets, and has broad experience in the debt and equity markets. He has personally owned mines, operated mines, constructed mine infrastructures (physical, production and process) and produced precious metals. Mr. Dockter is not currently an officer or director of any other reporting company.
Mr. Dockter has had comprehensive involvement in all aspects of the mining business, including exploration, permitting, mine development, financing, operations, asset acquisitions, and marketing and sales. His experience covers a wide range of commodities including industrial minerals, gold, silver, copper and other precious metals. In addition, he has personally owned mines, operated mines, constructed mine infrastructures (physical, production and process) and produced precious metals.
John Bremer | Director
Mr. Bremer is a seasoned executive, managing successful businesses for the past 35 years. He is a senior executive of U.S Mine Corp. and remains the current CEO of GroWest, Inc. a holding company with subsidiary companies in the heavy equipment rental and property development business in California. Mr. Bremer started his career teaching college level horticulture and soil science classes and went on to manage large mining operations for Riverside Cement and the California Portland Cement Company. During this time he helped design material input methodologies to reduce the Nitrogen Oxide emissions from calcining cement, and this interaction and knowledge of the cement industry pioneered the creation of proprietary cement replacement products. Mr. Bremer also owned and operated an enterprise organic composting operation, servicing Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties, which was subsequently sold to what is today part of The Carlyle Group. Mr. Bremer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agri Business from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California.
John Gingerich| Director
Mr. Gingerich is a recognized leader within the mining and associated technology communities, and has served on a number of industry and government boards and committees including the Exploration Division of the Canadian Mining Industry Research Organization (Chairman) and the Ontario Geological Survey Advisory Board (Chairman). Mr. Gingerich, P. Geo is a professional geophysicist (APGO) with over thirty-five years’ experience in exploration and mining industry technology. As a past Director of Research, Technical Innovation within Noranda Exploration, John was part of the senior management team and involved in the evaluation, acquisition, and development of mineral opportunities within Canada and around the world. Mr. Gingerich went on to found Geotechnical Business Solutions (GBS), a company dedicated to the development and financing of exploration opportunities and related technology. He is also a founder and director of the Niskibi Group of Companies that are focused on business development opportunities within the aboriginal communities. John has served on a number of public company Boards and has been involved in Advanced Explorations Inc. and its predecessors since September 2004.
Calvin Lim | Director
Mr. Calvin Lim was appointed to the Board of Directors on October 27, 2014. Mr. Lim owned and operated two large Chinese restaurants in Sacramento from 1981 to 2003. From 1984 to 2006 he served as President of Hoi Sing Inc., which was a company which invested in properties located in Hong Kong and China and he is co-owner of the Oriental Trading Company which is involved in the Chinese imports and exports business. Mr. Lim earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sacramento State University. Mr. Lim is not currently an officer or director of any other reporting company.
Executive Management Group
Al Calvanico | Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Mr. Calvanico has an Executive Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Economics – Accounting. Al has almost 30 years of senior financial management experience having served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Robar Enterprises Inc. and its subsidiaries. Al also brings a strong technical and systems experience and provided IT and Human Resource functions in his previous employment as well as strong financial and technical skill sets. Al’s career highlights included, being responsible for the implementation of all company accounting systems and was instrumental in helping grow the previous company’s revenues from $100 million per year to $2 billion. Al’s financial and management expertise will play an important role in supporting Purebase during this critical growth period.
Stephen Arment | Advisory Board
Mr. Arment has been serving the cement industry for over thirty years, working for some of the biggest names in the industry such as at Gifford Hill’s Clarkdale Plant (now Salt River Materials), Lehigh Cement Company, Buzzi Unicem, Texas Industries , Argos and, G.C.C.. Mr. Arment served these companies in a variety of technical and managerial positions such as: Kiln System Engineer, Mill System Engineer, and Process Engineer, served as a technical resource for a number of corporate purchasing groups, as a Process Manager, Production Manager and, Western Region Technical Service Manager supporting his company internally and their end use customers. Stephen has also served representing the cement industry as a whole by participating with the California Nevada Cement Association on the concrete specifications re-write with Caltrans, by participating with the Portland Cement Association’s Energy and Environmental Sub-Committee and the Manufacturing Technical Committee. Mr. Arment also served on the 2009 I.E.E.E / PCA conference committee. He was published in the May issue 2009 World Cement magazine and was recognized as a construction materials expert in numerous litigations.
During his tenure as the Western Region Technical Service Manager, Mr. Arment resurrected the companies idled concrete laboratory, was a featured speaker for numerous groups teaching the Cement 101 course “The cement manufacturing process” and along with co-worker Don Gilbart responded to the stucco market’s request for a superior fast setting, crack resistant product developing, from concept thru Patent, the TXI product Veloz.
Mr. Arment holds degrees from Yavapai College, Prescott Arizona and Buena Vista University, Storm Lake Iowa.
Don Gilbart | Advisory Board
Mr. Gilbart’s career in the construction materials industry began in 1985 when he went to work for CalMat Co in Los Angeles as a ready mix concrete salesman, eventually becoming sales manager for five ready mix plants in the Los Angeles area. At the sale of the ready mix and cement division Don was transferred to the aggregate and asphalt division, working as both sales and operations manager at the quarry and asphalt plant in Corona.
In 1998 Mr. Gilbart went to work for TXI Riverside Cement as Territory Manager for Orange, San Diego and Riverside counties, and Mexico. His customers included some of the largest ready mix and building material companies in southern California and his responsibilities grew to include bidding to contractors in heavy highway, dams and other large engineering projects. Sales in Mexico grew tenfold over a three year period, and Don eventually became responsible for approximately half of all California cement sales. With TXI Riverside Cement’s plastic cement preferred by the three-coat plaster market, Mr. Gilbart collaborated with Steve Arment to develop and patent an accelerated version of the product.
His industry organization participation includes (serving on boards and committees of some) ACI, MCA San Diego, CMACN, AGC, SMA, APLC of San Diego, Southern California Plastering Contractors Association and WWCCA, and he achieved an NRMCA Level 3 Concrete Technologist certificate.
Mr. Gilbart also has experience with CSA cement, used in rapid hardening concrete applications. He is known for thinking outside the box and exceptional customer service.
Robert Hurtado | Vice President of Agricultural Research
Mr. Hurtado possesses over 35 years of experience in agriculture, and over that course of time has managed large farming operations including sugar cane mills, banana companies, melons, vegetables and energy crops. Mr. Hurtado has occupied positions of Vice President of Product Development, Executive Director, President and CEO in several agricultural holdings in Latin America, Europe, and the Western United States. He has also consulted on agricultural technologies for several companies in California, Arizona, Mexico, The Netherlands, Ecuador and Nicaragua.
Mr. Hurtado has been involved in developing and establishing pre and post-harvest organic and sustainable technologies for over two decades. His experience includes applied field research, identifying and establishing new markets in different countries, while developing new product lines for specific crop types and environmental conditions. Robert is a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science, The Soil Science of America and the American Society of Agronomy.
Mr. Hurtado is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Development Studies and has conducted several post graduate studies at INCAE Business School, Nicaragua
Purebase is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol PUBC.
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