Robert Greene, PhD Candidate, graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2014 with a joint BSc in Chemistry and Earth Science and moved into a geochemical consulting position with Nyrstar on a project, jointly funded by NSERC, to further the understanding of the petrogenesis of gold within the Myra Falls VMS deposit. Upon the completion of that project, Robert returned to academia to complete an MASc in Mining Engineering under the supervision of Dr. W. Scott Dunbar, graduating in the fall of 2017. Several months before graduation, Robert co-founded EcoMine Technologies Inc. with Dr. Dunbar and several colleagues from both academia and the private sector, with the mission to develop green biochemistries for mineral processing and metallurgy applications. Since the founding of the company in 2017, EcoMine has patented a unique mineral separation technology for gold processing applications. In addition to serving as the president of EcoMine, Robert is also continuing his graduate studies under Dr. Dunbar at the PhD level, primarily focusing on “mining” biogeochemical samples for unique biochemistries applicable to mining applications.