CIELO RECEIVES CONDITIONAL APPROVAL TO UPLIST ON THE TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE

Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securities Exchange / US OTC / Frankfurt – Soon to uplist to TSX venture exchange
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 287 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,74 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Official news release statement:
“Cielo Waste Solutions is pleased to announce that it has received
conditional approval to list its common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”), subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. The Company will make a further announcement once the TSXV has issued a bulletin confirming the date on which trading on the TSXV will commence. The Company will also apply to have its common shares voluntarily delisted from the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) immediately before trading begins on the TSXV. Once listed on the TSXV, the Company will continue to trade under its existing symbol “CMC” and
shareholders will not be required to take any action related to the listing. The Company’s shares will also continue to be listed on the OTCQB under the symbol “CWSFF”. Cielo anticipates the listing to be completed shortly.”

Don Allan, CEO of Cielo Waste Solutions, commented: “We are excited to begin trading on the TSXV, a globally recognized
exchange. The move to the TSXV will increase Cielo’s presence and provide easier access and trading to
investors globally. We would like to thank the CSE for their continued support over the years and look
forward to our new relationship with all those involved with the TSXV.”

ESG Comment:
Finally Cielo Waste Solutions has received the long anticipated confirmation that it’s uplisting to the TSX venture is imminent. We have noted that the company already has a few institutional owners listed below. These numbers are not confirmed but come from relatively reliable sources and therefore we have chosen to disclose them accordingly. The uplisting to the TSX venture will enable for many more institutions to purchase shares in the company and it’s also an important springboard to getting an uplisting to the NASDAQ further down the line . However uplisting to NASDAQ has not been communicated by the company yet so this is only a speculation from our side of what could be possible further down the line.

Current institutional ownership in Cielo Waste Solutions as follows below:

Palos – WP Growth Fund: 2,625,000 Shares
HSBC – Small Cap Growth Fund: 641,870 Shares
HSBC – Canadian Small Cap Equity Pooled Fund 214,529 Shares
U.S. Global Investors – Global Resources Fund: 200,000 Shares

We own shares of this company personally.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DON ALLAN CEO OF CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS

Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securities Exchange / US OTC / Frankfurt
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 287 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,74 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

ESGFIRE had a sitdown yesterday 27/5 with Don Allan, CEO of Cielo Waste Solutions to ask a few questions on the latest press release , the ongoing activities such as TSX uplisting, Desulphurisation and also what lies ahead. We hope you’ll enjoy this interview as much as we did !

ESG: Hi Don and welcome to this interview with ESGFIRE!

Don: Thank you!


ESG:First of all we have to ask, do you have any further comment in regards to the article by “Night Market Research”?

Don:
Yes, we think our investors, before blindly believing what this “firm” writes, should check their background. Go to their website and look at how they make money, they basically write negative reports and short stocks. They seem to do this by telling a pile of untrue statements and bet money on this. We know some shareholders would like us to reply to this “report” in detail but our management is focused on moving this company forward and we don’t want to give them too much attention. We believe our press releases and advancements speaks for themselves.

 ESG: Can you provide some details around the Press Release you just sent out on 27/5 regarding the Edmonton land purchase and what it means to Cielo Waste Solutions?

Don:
So, we have been looking for an ideal place for our Edmonton facility for quite some time now. I think we have finally nailed THE best site in perhaps, all of Canada. The reason is this is the number one hydrocarbon region in all of Canada that has over 40 billion dollars worth of infrastructure we can sell to. Close to this facility we have Canadian Pacific railways, CNM rail, and a couple of miles away we have Shell Oil refinery which they use to blend for the renewable fuel mandate ordered by the Canadian government. Finally, we are not far away from Suncor, Imperial and a lot of other potential clients. We have more than 80 % of our customers in the area of this refinery site for this facility.

What’s also great is this facility has a lot of infrastructure so we are able to shorten the original time plan from 24 months to maybe 18 months or less until commissioning. This facility will be our showpiece for customers around the world, as its only a couple of kilometers from an airport and near international airport. We are already in talks with the municipality of Ft. Saskatchewan for permits and our environmental report is up to date. We are looking to commissioning Edmonton and Dunmore facilities maybe in Q3 of 2022.

ESG: There has been questions in the investment community regarding large offtake agreements for sales. Can you tell us when we will see this?

Don:
Our  Desulphurisation process being completed is a big part of this. We are in talks with major airline and marine companies, major refineries and off highway  buyers, such as oil and gas exploration and  railway companies. They need to get samples of our fuel to see that it meets their standards which I’m sure it will. We can sell our fuel as it is to Jet and marine sector but for the highways we need the desulphurisation complete. Our fuel still needs to be tested by engine manufactures for airplanes such as Boeing and Rolls Royce. We have hired the number 1 certification company in North America to do this testing which only a handful of companies are capable of , unfortunately we cannot name them as of now.

I want to reiterate we can sell the fuel today as is but we would not get top dollar for it. Once our desulphurisation process is done we have a 900 000 liter order to begin filling. We do have customers who want to buy our fuel as well as an offtake agreement and they will get a sample to see if it meets their criteria or if we need to change anything once the desulphurisation is complete. I cannot provide a timeline for when the fuel will be approved by all our sectors but its an ongoing process and I’m confident we will meet all requirements.

ESG: Cielo seems to have many great opportunities ahead of themselves.  Can you identify what path  you feel may be your best opportunity to use as your primary growth strategy?

Don: There are many interesting roads to growth and we are currently working  with paper mills to taking their pulp sludge and environmental companies covering human solid waste from municipalities as feedstock. Seeing as our growth plan is to build 40 facilities in the next 5-7 years our goal is to help municipalities turning their cost of waste into a  revenue stream for them. Landfills actually take, on average, 25 % of the budget from municipalities. We will turn this into a revenue stream for them.
Some municipalities also have 2030 targets to be carbon neutral and 2050 to get rid of landfills and they wont be able to reach these without us (Cielo). Cielo process runs on green electricity, so  we can help them recover the methane and have them turn it into green power.

ESG What , if anything, will Cielo do with the existing methane gas coming off the municipal landfills?


Don:
Methane is one of the most harmful of all greenhouse gases and 25 % of the world’s  greenhouse gas comes from landfills. With third party contractors we can recover the methane, which is a syngas, the municipality can then put this into a turbine and use it as electric power.  We would then buy the power from them. The municalities would also recycle all the metals, glass,  copper all  with value they can collect and sell. The feedstock that we can use from their landfills we turn it into renewable diesel which the municipality can then put into their commercial and transportation vehicles for example.

ESG: Why does Cielo pay a tipping fee for feedstock?

Don:
We pay a tipping fee because it costs money to recycle. If you look at big contractors like GFL there is no way you get recycled material for free but it really comes down to pennies on the liters as we produce. Instead of paying $1.25 on canola or other agricultural feedstock we have a much cheaper feedstock.

ESG: Does Cielo disrupt any current other business models in this process?

Don:
No we are actually complementary, when it comes to landfills there is so much garbage and we are giving municipalities a solution by turning a deficit into revenues. Much of the renewable fuel in Canada today is imported so we have the ability to put in high quality renewable diesel fuel instead of using other sources such as crops.

ESG: How will this strategy play out in Edmonton, your most recent facility location?

Don:
We are using multiple feedstocks and we have signed 5 mous with feedstock providers already. The feedstock is everything from municipal waste to landfills , waste from logging industries (wood) , sawmills , sewage as possible feedstock , plastics, we luckily have enough feedstocks for 20 plants at our Edmonton facility. We will build infrastructure for 3 plants as a start . One plant can produce 4000 Liters per hour ( 1056 gallons per hour) . So the first goal will be 12000 liters per hour (3170 gallons per hour) for Edmonton but ideally I would like to get this number up to 24 000 LPH (6340 gallons per hour).

ESG note: A 12000 LPH facility running at 20 hours a day for 7 days a week for 11 months would equal close to $135 million in annual revenues assuming a 1,67 CAD price per liter for the Edmonton facility alone not taking into account any revenues from potential emissions rights.

ESG: What is the actual Greenhouse gas emissions impact of Cielo’s renewable diesel compared to regular diesel and gasoline?

Don:
We have actually hired the number 1 company in North America to find out the actual  GHG savings and we will likely be able to update the market on this in approximately 6-8 weeks.

If Canada goes forward with their 170 dollar tax per tonne of green house gas emissions we could make more money off these  emission rights than selling the actual fuel. We are likely the only company who likes this tax. However we do not count in any subsidies in our business model because you never know what happens with politics. Our revenue numbers NEVER include GHG emission rights, so this COULD potentially be a big and solid revenue for us.

ESG: How are things going with the planned uplisting to the TSX Venture?

Don:
We have given  TSXV everything they’ve asked for and they have a meeting on June 3rd to put Cielo in front of them. We should hopefully be trading, approximately the middle of June unless the exchange has more questions for us to answer

ESG: How confident are you that your planned facilities with Renewable U Energy Inc will be financed on time?

Don:
We talk to them (RUEI) everyday. I can tell you everything seems to be going extremely  well. They are keeping up with their invoices to us and the  Dunmore facility is being paid and I don’t think it will be difficult to finance.
I have no doubt in my mind that they can do the financing that they are claiming.

ESG: Can you give us an update on the desulphurisation process?

Don:
Yes,  90 % of the equipment is on site today and our crews are working 7 days a week. We still have some work to do such as electrical connections and welding but we are hoping to be commissioning between mid to end of June.


ESG:
Do you have any further plans how to finance cielos growth for your  fully own planned  facilities?

Don:
We currently have a number of term sheets looking to finance the Edmonton facility. We are currently  working with some of the largest banks in the world and we are likely looking at 50-60 % bank financing for the first 100 million dollar phase ( out of which $12 million has been covered by the land purchase ).

We expect debt rates to be reasonable going forward and it wont take long until we are in higher revenue range and at which point we will be able to get even better debt terms and less need for equity financing.  We will likely have a lot of revenue to finance our growth down the line.

The financing looks like this:
-Edmonton first phase, 100 million dollars, infrastructure for 3 sites ( 12 million is done by the land purchase)
-second phase will be 30 million
-third phase 30 million

The second and third phase we will likely will be using cashflow from the first phase.
For the first 100 million dollar phase minus the 12 million we have done from the land purchase we are likely looking at 50 % debt and 50 % equity. The debt rate will most likely be in the single figure range, definitely not double range.


ESG: Thanks for joining us today Don!

Don: It was my pleasure!

We own shares of this company personally.

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CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE OF LAND FOR SECOND FULLY OWNED FACILITY

Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securities Exchange / US OTC / Frankfurt
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 299 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,78 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions has today announced today that they have entered into an agreement to purchase an approximately 60 acres of land in fort Saskatchewan, a municipality 25km from Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton. 

The land has a site built on it by a global construction and fabrication company from Belgium. The site includes “a 31,750 sq ft building and 35 acres that is graveled and improved, including fence, power and a yard compacted to 10 tons per square foot.  The Land was developed in 2015 for approximately CDN$21M in the Alberta Industrial Heartland, Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region” . Management of Cielo emphasizes that the site has advantages in the global market such as access to global markets through the two largest railway lines in Canada and pipelines to deliver fuel directly to their off-take clients. A large part of construction is also as mentioned already built which will make the process of completing the plant more time efficient and likely ahead of the normal time plan.


The purchase is priced at 13 MCAD . The press release states the financing as follows:
“Cielo is also pleased to announce that it has accepted a binding term sheet for the financing of the balance of the purchase of the Land.  First Choice Financial (“FCF”) has agreed to deliver a loan to the Company of $12,000,000 for the purchase (the “Loan”).  The Loan will mature after 2 years and is subject to simple interest at a rate of 6% per year, payable monthly throughout the term of the Loan and can be extended by the lender.  Cielo will also issue 12,000,000 non-transferable bonus warrants to FCF, exercisable for a period of 36 months at an exercise price of CAD $1.00 per share.  Cielo will be entitled to repay the Loan at any time without penalty.  Other than certain expenses of FCF associated with the Loan, no additional fees or commissions will be payable to FCF or any finders.  

The Loan will be secured by all of the assets of the Company, including charges against the land and facilities in Fort Saskatchewan and Aldersyde.  The Loan is also subject to certain customary conditions. Closing is anticipated to coincide with the completion of the purchase of the Land.”

Don Allan, CEO of Cielo Waste Solutions stated in the press release , “We are pleased to have secured this land, which is in proximity to “Refinery Row”, a nickname given to this location in Fort Saskatchewan because of all the major blending refineries that we believe will be the primary customers buying our fuel for mandated renewable blending requirements in Canada.  With the amenities and infrastructure in place, we believe Cielo will have the ability to build our second 100% owned facility in a timely manner”.  Mr. Allan continued: “We believe the debt financing is favourable and allows flexibility for early payout. We are very pleased with FCF’s term sheet and we appreciate their belief and support in Cielo. We will continue our focus on installation of the desulfurization equipment and increased production on our Aldersyde facility and begin the building of this new plant as per our projected timelines.  Once both facilities are operating, the Company is expected to enjoy a significant increase in revenue and earnings and paves the foundation for future growth.”

ESG comment: We see the purchase of land as a great agreement that will accelerate Cielo’s expansion, especially when we keep in mind that a large part of the construction is already built. This is a huge step into building their second 100% owned facility. Something that may not be obvious to everyone is that getting a 6% interest rate loan for a small revenue company is very well done. And while there are warrants attached they are given at 25% higher than market price today and once exercised it also puts ANOTHER $12M into the company’s bank accounts.

We own shares of this company personally.

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CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 342 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,88 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions has today announced several changes to the board . Mel Angeltvedt, Robin Ray and Lionel Robins have resigned from their board positions for personal reasons. Lionel Robins will devote his time to focus on his work as COO at Cielo Waste Solutions. Robin Ray is stepping down to devote more time to his accounting practice and Mel Angeltvedt has decided to focus on his own business.

Cielo Waste Solutions also presents an addition to the board in the form of Ryan Jacksson, CEO of Renewable U. The press release describes his background as follows:

“Mr. Jackson, a seasoned, experienced executive, has grown and developed several businesses and is currently the majority
shareholder and managing director for RAMECO Group’s portfolio of companies in consulting, commercial real estate, healthcare, leasing, finance, biotech and green technology. Mr. Jackson has led or taken part in numerous successful exits and is a Certified Management Consultant and a member of the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Alberta and is an active investor. Currently, Mr. Jackson is a director and CEO of Renewable U Energy Inc. In addition to Mr. Jackson’s business ventures, he has served on numerous other boards such as chairman of the Medicine Hat Police Commission and was the Chair of Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT). He has also served as a member of the board of directors of Alberta Business Link.”

Ryan Jackson commented, “I am excited and honoured to be invited to Cielo’s board and believe my background and experience can add significant value to Cielo. I am proud to be part of a company focused on addressing the massive environmental waste issues currently affecting our planet and creating a solution for this problem. A win-win for us all. The world’s garbage issues need to be addressed and Cielo has a
brilliant green solution.”

Don Allan, CEO of the Company, commented, “I would like to personally thank Robin, Mel and Lionel for their leadership on our Board and for the valuable contributions they have made during their tenure. I would also like to welcome Ryan Jackson to the Board as both Ryan and I see the huge opportunity and environmental solutions Cielo offers.”


ESG comment: We find it encouraging that Cielo Waste Solutions gets the addition of Ryan Jackson as a new addition of the board with his vast business experience. It’s also positive to see that Lionel Robins gets to focus solely on his work as COO of Cielo Waste Solutions. This change of the board simplifies and strengthens the relationships between the Joint venture partner Renewable U and Cielo Waste Solutions. This change of directors could also be a strategic move to make room for more heavy industry connected board members.

We own shares of this company personally.

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CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS STRENGTHENS BALANCE SHEET WITH DEBENTURE CONVERSION

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 358 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,92 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions announced today that the $10 Million CAD interest free debenture loan announced on march 3rd of 2021 has been received. The company also stated that the entire debenture has been converted into common shares at a price of 1.02 CAD per share by all lenders.

CEO Don Allan stated ” We are thrilled to see the financial commitment from a group of our larger shareholders and pleased to see their additional commitment by converting their debentures at a premium to the current market price. This injection of capital, along with the funds raised from the exercise of outstanding warrants has firmly positioned us with the financial strength to drive forward aggressively
to accomplish our next major milestones and do so ahead of schedule.”

The net proceed will be used to acquire land in Edmonton for the second 100 % owned Cielo Waste Solutions plant. This facility will have a capacity between 24000 liters (or 6340 US liquid gallons) to 48,000 litres per day (or 12,680 US liquid gallons). Initially the proceeds from this loan finanicing was intendedto also repay the Company’s senior secured loan, however the Company has been able to repay the secured loan prior to the closing of this Financing as a result of funds received from the exercise of warrants.

ESG Comment: It’s very encouraging to see that lenders want to convert their debt debentures at a significant premium to market price. This shows their confidence in Cielo Waste Solutions and also strengthens the balance sheet of the company enourmously. When the fully owned Cielo Aldersyde facility is operational it will by itself be able to generate revenues between $13 Million CAD to 26,5 Million CAD per year assuming 11 months run time and a price of 1,67 CAD per liter. The Edmonton facility is projected to produce revenues somewhere in the range of 4-10 times more than Aldersyde depending on the modular construction.

Legal Disclaimer:

I own shares of this company personally.

Investing in stocks is combined with certain risks and it is possible to lose your entire investment. My posts are made for Educational purposes only and are not to be interpreted as tips , financial advise or recommendations of any kind to either buy or sell any stocks.

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CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS – ON TRACK WITH THE DEZULPHURISATION PHASE

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 342 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0,88 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions updated their shareholders today (29/4) with a very good news update regarding their dezulphurisation equipment.
Management confirms that they are still following their time table despite COVID related lockdowns, this thanks to having built in buffers into their original estimates. Management stated that original plans to start producing low sulphur diesel by mid june remains firm. The engineers working on the facility estimate having the equipment on ground mid-May, which would still have Cielo on the mid-June forecast. This equipment is required to produce low sulphur diesel in order to obtain the best pricing for fuel produced.

ESG Comment: We are very pleased to receive the news that the plan to produce low sulphur diesel remains on time plan, we have confidence in that management has the experience and knowledge to get this done on time. For anyone interested in reading the original statement and view pictures you can do so here. There has been some misconception of the actual time plan by the company since individual investors have done their own timeplans. We want to clarify that the only official timeplan ever provided however is made by the company itself.

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I own shares of this company personally.

Investing in stocks is combined with certain risks and it is possible to lose your entire investment. My posts are made for Educational purposes only and are not to be interpreted as tips , financial advise or recommendations of any kind to either buy or sell any stocks.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LIONEL ROBBINS AT CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 408 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 1.05 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions recently announced changes to the management team with additions of Lionel Robbins as  Chief Operating Officer of Cielo effective April 1, 2021 and the appointment of Raphael Bohlmann as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Bohlmann was the President of RUEI and has resigned from this position and remains only as Director of RUEI. Lionel Robbins has resigned from his role of CEO with RUEI .

Below you will find the interview transcript between ESG and Lionel Robbins , new COO of Cielo Waste Solutions:

ESG: Can you tell the investor community a little bit about your background for those who don’t know you?

Lionel: I was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, a 3rd generation of Oil and Gas industry families.  Wanting to explore options outside of the O&G industry, I started down the path to a Science degree in Computer Information Systems but quickly realized that was not my calling, and landed in the retail automotive industry.  Of my time in that business, I found my niche in the finance department and with that experience worked through senior and executive management positions to eventually start my own company in 2006.  New start-ups and acquisitions proved to be my true calling, and over the next 14 years I took the role within my partnership to grow and expand the business in many ways.  These included expanding into numerous other industries as part of our group.  We bought a few existing hotels, and then built some brand new ones to create our own chain in Alberta.  We acquired several auto rental franchises, and grew it into one of the largest independent owned franchise groups in North America.  With all of the business growth came opportunities to get more into the commercial real estate business, and that had me managing large-scale new commercial builds.  Within a decade we had grown our initial enterprise from 1 operation to over 20 unique businesses.  My specialties included business planning and forecasting.  I built custom training programs for the business  (my computer training finally paying off!), and handled all of the financial modelling along with branding and marketing. 

ESG: How did you originally find out about Cielo waste solutions ?

Lionel: It’s a great story, actually. I was introduced to Cielo a few years ago, as “a company with a great idea to convert waste to fuels, and they are just starting to get momentum so you should buy some cheap shares”.  My friend and business colleague, Raphael Bohlmann was already buying shares and was telling me to keep an eye on them.

ESG: What made you interested in the company ?

Lionel: Shortly after I had first heard of Cielo, I was at a STARS Air Ambulance Board of Directors meeting, in Calgary, AB. (I served on the board for 7 years, just retiring this past fall).  Raphael called me while I was still in Calgary that day, and suggested I change my flight home to a later flight, rent a car and head out to Aldersyde (about 20 minutes south of Calgary) to check out the new facility Cielo was building to take their bench model tested technology into a commercial scale-up model.  I really had nothing urgent pulling me home that day, so I agreed, and met Don Allan for the first time while he toured me through the facility and gave me a true hands-on look at this technology.  I was so impressed with everything I had seen, that when Don mentioned that Cielo was going to be looking to enter into some JV’s to get some full-scale facilities built across North America (and beyond), I flew home later that night and immediately started discussions with Raphael and some of my other business associates, including Eric Leslie, to be a part of this planet-changing plan.  That was the birth of RenewableU Energy Inc., to put like-minded business people into a partnership to help fund Don’s plan to take Cielo out into the world.

ESG: What do you hope to contribute with for the continued success with Cielo waste solutions? 

Lionel: I feel I bring a few strengths to the table for Cielo.  The obvious one was the ability to help put the RenewableU Energy team together, to scale up the facilities.  Remember that, at that time in history Cielo’s total market cap wasn’t even ¼ of the cost to build a single plant, and with the technology still not proven out in commercial scale, the desulfurization question not even begun to be addressed yet, and other factors, Cielo wasn’t in any position to attract investors or sufficient finance terms to build their own.  Fast forward to today, and I want to take my experience in finance, business development and project management, and put that to work on the Cielo side of the equation to get these facilities built and fully realize the end goal for Don and the Cielo team.  On the RenewableU Energy side, is a fantastic group of partners and business people, who are more than capable of fulfilling the commitments made from that end.  My passion was to join Don’s team now, and put on my hard hat and safety glasses, and be an integral part of the team getting the facilities built and producing.  As I said, start up’s and acquisitions are what I really love.  Negotiating feedstock agreements, organizing project managers and construction teams, formalizing finance agreements and making business plans and forecasts, is on my list of duties now and I couldn’t be more excited!

ESG: I’m sure a lot of people in the investor community would like to know how and why you made the change from renewable u to working directly at Cielo and what is your remaining connection to renewable u? 

Lionel: When we started RenewableU Energy, as one of the founding partners I wanted to ensure we set the company up to do our part of the upcoming projects.  I took the CEO role with that intention, and through that position have worked closely with Don and the Cielo team.  One of the asks we had when we signed the very first MOU (for Grande Prairie, AB, my hometown), was to have a single seat on the board of directors for Cielo, to represent our interests and help advance the goals of Cielo in any way we could.  That board position enabled me to be even more involved with the day to day operations of Cielo, and Don then asked me to help out with Investor Relations.  My knowledge of the workings of Cielo AND the JV side of the operations, would enable me to answer a lot of investor questions without having to run to others for help.  At the time, we were still a pretty small company, with a handful of loyal followers so the task wasn’t too time consuming.  Of course, as we all know, the investor and fan base has grown exponentially over the past few months and it quickly became a very time consuming job.  At that point Don said he was ready to hire a COO, and suggested I apply for the job.  I knew that would mean leaving my other position at RenewableU Energy behind me, but if you knew the caliber of partners I am working with on that end you would know that was an easy decision to make. 

Lionel continues: I resigned from my CEO position at RenewableU Energy, to just retain my seat on the board and be a passive shareholder going forward.  Ryan Jackson was elected as the new CEO later that day, and is already proving why he is the right guy for the job.  I love having my investment and partners in RenewableU Energy, but as of April 1st of this year (2021) I had to take those other hats off and be the guy Don needed to have in his corner to look after the interests of Cielo and its shareholders.  RenewableU Energy has their part to play in the growth and success of Cielo, and I look forward to working directly with Ryan and his team from the other side of the table to ensure they continue to play that part.  Outside of our partnership with RenewableU, Cielo will continue to grow and advance our technology out into the world.

ESG: What do you see Cielo achieving in a 5 year period of time ? 

Don has some big goals.  He wants to have 40 facilities either operating, or under construction, within the next 5 years.  That’s a big plan, but looking at the modular nature of our facility designs the ability to ramp up exponentially year over year is attainable.  Those 40 facilities are just in North America, before we even start talking about global expansion, technology licensing, etc.

ESG: Fun facts Do you have any special talent we should be aware of 🙂 ?

Lionel: Well, despite being a “computer nerd” with a head for physics and math throughout school, I actually am a huge music lover.  I have been a musician for 37 years now, and when people ask what I play I like to say “everything but a piano”! lol.  Not to say I can literally play every instrument, but I’m proud of my stringed instrument collection (guitars, mandolins, violin, banjo, etc), and I am an absolute avid percussionist.  Nothing helps blow off steam after a 12 or 14 hour work day, like beating on a drum for an hour or 2 to my old record collection!

ESG: Thanks for your time Lionel we hope to speak with you soon again!

Lionel: Likewise and thank you!

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CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES STRONG ADDITION TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 373 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0.96 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions today (12/4 2021) announced impressive and strong additions to is board of directors.
The additions are former cabinet minister the Hon. Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C. and Jasdeep Dhaliwal, CPA.

Mr Peter Mackay brings with him over twenty years of private sector and public work, most notably he has served in the Parliament of Canada for over 18 years and as a Member of Parliament and cabinet minister for 10 years, in high-profile positions, including
Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Minister of National Defense, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Today Mr Peter Mackay is working on several boards and with McInnes Cooper and as a strategic advisor for Deloitte.
Mr Mackay stated in the press release ” They (Cielo) are truly providing an incredible made in Canada remedy for two of the world’s biggest challenges, how to address excess waste and pollution while at the same time providing clean energy,” “


The company also announced the appointment of Stephanie Li CPA,CA as its new Chief Financial Officer effective May 10, 2021.
The former Chief financial Officer Shawn Frenette will board a new role as Vice President of Global Development. This entirely new position has been created focus on developing corporate strategies as Cielo seeks to expand into the US and other global markets. The compay stated that this will become a very important position as Cielo continues its plans for maximum growth. M.s LI brings with her 15 years of finance experience to her role and she has until recently served as Director of Finance and Controller for a publicly traded entity with over a $2 billion market cap.

CEO and President of Cielo Don Allan stated “We believe Mr. MacKay joins us at an ideal time, with his experience and knowledge
as a former senior cabinet minister in the Country’s federal government and his handling of critical government portfolios, responding to complex issues of national importance, while working to improve safety, productivity and doing so patriotically for the betterment of all Canadians, all of which will be valuable for Cielo. Ms. Dhaliwal’s international accounting experience will indeed also contribute to this growth. I am thrilled to have the skills and diversity these two individuals now bring to our board.”

ESG comment: These extremely strong additions to the board of director, new CFO and also the new role of VP of global development further reiterates that Cielo Waste Solution is having a huge breakthough during 2021. Not only does these additions add tremendous knowledge , contact networks and valuable experience they also add further legitimacy to the mission of Cielo Waste Solution to solving the worlds landfill problem by converting Waste into renewable energy!

Full press release with entire qoutes available here: https://ceo.ca/@accesswire/cielo-announces-the-appointment-of-the-hon-peter-mackay

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Investing in stocks is combined with certain risks and it is possible to lose your entire investment. My posts are made for Educational purposes only and are not to be interpreted as tips , financial advise or recommendations of any kind to either buy or sell any stocks.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH THE NEW MANAGEMENT AT CIELO WASTE SOLUTIONS

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 334 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0.86 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

Cielo Waste Solutions recently announced changes to the management team with additions of Lionel Robbins as  Chief Operating Officer of Cielo effective April 1, 2021 and the appointment of Raphael Bohlmann as Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Bohlmann was the President of RUEI and has resigned from this position and remains only as Director of RUEI. Lionel Robbins has resigned from his role of CEO with RUEI .

ESG decided to have a sit down the the new additions to the management team and to give the investment community a better picture of what these new additions bring to future success of Cielo Waste Solutions, their background and their connections to Renewable U.

First interview out this week is the new Vice President of Marketing Raphael Bohlmann:

ESG: Can you tell the investor community a little bit about your background for those who don’t know you?

Grit and tenacity were attributes handed down from my German parents who immigrated to Canada without knowing two words of English.  Growing up we spoke German in our home, and I learned this as a second language.  My father was a tradesman and I initially followed in his footsteps getting my Journeyman Red Seal certificate as an electrician.  While I am thankful for the exposure to many trades, I transitioned to the hospitality industry where I owed several restaurants and created my own franchise restaurant model. This forced me to look closely at every aspect of the industry including construction, design, training, and financial planning but my passion was always marketing. After more than 2 decades in hotels and restaurants I migrated to retail automotive where I joined a progressive auto group and became their Chief Marketing Officer.  I further developed my management and marketing skills by developing HR programs, extensive training and a complete marketing makeover.  My thirst of learning in this field led me to study business at Stanford University in the Strategic Marketing Management executive graduate program.  Stanford delivered a heightened new meaning to marketing and from here I developed and co-founded a performance education company designed to help businesses train and cultivate management and team skills.  Shortly after I segued toward advising other companies by starting my own marketing and branding agency which focuses on company branding, logos, reimaging, and all digital platforms.

Contributing to a healthy community is important to me and I have given back to many charities and non-profits.  I currently sit on the Board for the YMCA of Northern Alberta as the vice-chair, and I was the director of media and promotions for the 2018 Alberta Summer Games, to name a few.

ESG: How did you originally find out about Cielo Waste Solutions?

An investment friend was suggesting I take a look at a start-up company that was converting garbage to renewable fuels.  At first, I was only interested in the prospective gains, and then I started analyzing the communication more thoroughly and realized its enormous possibilities to not only be profitable but also clean up our planet!

ESG:What made you interested in the company?

I started to realize the earth changing possibilities of this technology and it prompted me to contact CEO Don Allan.  I had a preliminary conversation with Don and probed him where he was going to build his first full-scale commercial facility.  At the time, Don had not decided where he would build the first facility, so myself and two other business partners blueprinted our plan to enter into JVs to support the building of a facility in our community and others across North America and the world.  After intense discussions with my equally enthusiastic business associates, Eric Leslie and Lionel Robins, we forged Renewable U Energy Inc. as a means to support Don in his plan to build green energy facilities.

ESG: What do you hope to contribute with for the continued success with Cielo Waste Solutions?

I want to continue telling the story that initially intrigued me, but on a mass-market scale seeking out the right partnerships in media, finance, and IR firms.  Strategy, management and marketing are going to be essential to continue Cielo’s forward momentum. At first, this initiative was achieved through the formation of Renewable U Energy Inc., who supported Don with joint venture agreements across Canada and the United States, and now that I have abdicated my role and handed over the duties to focused, skilled, and capable business partners, I am able to concentrate on Cielo Waste Solutions increasingly diverse marketing and management needs. Strengthening the company’s image and delivering a message that unequivocally solidifies the company’s role as a world-class producer of renewable fuel through its waste reduction facilities is a narrative that needs to be heard around the globe.

ESG: How and why did you make the change from RUEI to working directly at Cielo and what is your remaining connection to renewable U?

When we started Renewable U Energy Inc. the goal in mind was to form several JV partnerships with Cielo to support its growth.  As President, I helped assemble the nine territorial agreements outlined in the joint venture between Renewable U and Cielo.  The more invested I became in Renewable U the more I realized it was Cielo that would actually benefit from my time, skills, and commitment.  While Renewable U Energy Inc, will continue to play an important role, Cielo is where the heavy lifting will occur.  So, when Don invited me to join the leadership team I enthusiastically accepted, and therefore decided to dedicate full-time efforts to my new role as Vice-President of marketing for Cielo.  I now leave behind my active position with Renewable U in the very capable hands of a team led by new President and CEO, Ryan Jackson and I remain as a director on the board and a passive shareholder.

ESG: What do you see Cielo achieving in a 5 year time period?

Cielo in Latin means blue sky, and that’s the limit for this amazing company! In the next five years, Cielo will be building and commissioning 40 facilities across North America. Each facility can be expanded as required to meet the needs of available feedstocks. With these planned facilities, Cielo will be ridding the world of more than 5.2 million tons of problematic waste and converting it to green renewable fuels. This is a goal I’m more than proud to be a part of!

ESG: Fun Facts: Do you have any special talents we should be aware of?

Despite being a child, age 4, who had a metal leg brace on one leg, I am grateful to my doctors back then who greatly assisted me in a full recovery.  I enjoyed an extremely active lifestyle growing up and am now an avid hiker who spends the weekends finding new mountains to climb. 

ESG: Thank you for your time Raphael!

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CLARIFIYING CIELO’S USE OF RAILWAY TIES – OFFICIAL COMPANY COMMENT

Cielo Waste Solutions
Ticker: CMC.CN / CWSFF
Listings: Canadian Securitites Exchange / US OTC
Website:https://www.cielows.com/
Market Cap: 326 MCAD at time of publication
Share price: 0.84 CAD at time of publication
Industry: Converting waste to renewable fuel

After the very positive press release today 7/4 2021 in which Cielo announced that they would be granted contribution of 500 000 CAD from Alberta innovates and also reannounced their cooperation with a large railway company in Canada ESG decided to ask IR at the company who’s supplying the rail ties, and also ask for clarification on what the grant is about in terms of the testing of the ties specifically. The answer below was provided by officials at Cielo Waste Solutions:

“We are happy to be receiving 600 tonne of rail ties from our feedstock partner, to conduct these commercial volume tests for AEP.  To be clear, Cielo isn’t conducting these tests to determine if the rail ties are a suitable feedstock, that has been proven out already in smaller quantities.  AEP’s mandate is to ensure that environmental concerns are addressed in the safe disposal of these ties, compared to the current methods of burning or simply land filling them.  Before we start processing hundreds of thousands of ties in Dunmore, we are going to show just how environmentally friendly our process is for a final solution for this decades-long waste problem.  Through this process, we will be producing a high volume of fuel, which is ours to sell, giving even more financial benefit to this Alberta Innovates grant.”

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