Our beginnings

Proton began as a conversation between the leading academic researchers at University of Calgary and a young Canadian oil and gas company.


Both wanted to redefine the energy sector by using game-changing technologies.

Proton's patented technology

Proton’s Operations Offices were set up in 2015, in Calgary Canada.

A hand-picked team was assembled to conduct research and trials.  Land was acquired, and a Provisional Patent was submitted.

Proton’s International Office was established in 2016.

A hygenerator was designed, fabricated and tested in a University Lab.  The patent was refined and finalized.

Patented Technology


Proton was able to quickly build a highly-skilled team and a global support network, thanks to low oil and gas prices and a new climate change treaty. In fact, Canada leads the world in expertise of down-hole combustion and integrated reservoir management. 


Canada holds one-third of the world’s hydrocarbons as well as the largest bitumen reserves. Canada is also one of the world’s most stable, democratic countries with an open vibrant economy.


An industry champion seemed essential!  Thus the first big step in developing Hygenic Earth Energy was to create Proton Technologies – a new business dedicated to proving, patenting and commercializing the new technology.


Proton has established an international office for the sole purpose of enhancing and protecting the Intellectual Property that underlies Hygenic Earth Energy. The I.P includes a succession of patents, along with trade secrets and new science.

Because the I.P. is owned by a separate corporation without any field operations and assets, the IP remains secure and well defended, world wide. In regions where HEE is of interest, a regional Affiliate can be established. Canada is the first regional Affiliate.

Each regional affiliate will be majority locally-owned, and will have perpetual exclusive rights to use and license HEE technology within the regional boundaries. All I.P. produced by Affiliates will be transferred to Proton International, and shared with other regions.

Each Affiliate will initiate and support a Regional Centre of Excellence (RCE). The RCE will be an ‘open tent’, welcoming participation by all sectors. One role for the RCE is to conduct research on land and infrastructure, and to incorporate HEE into the regional energy road map. All RCEs will periodically sponsor regional round-tables and think-tank sessions.

RCEs may also periodically host an Iconoclast Symposium for transferring knowledge, planning research projects, and exploring key questions.


Proton receives support from governments and academia, and from green investors. In turn, we must also find ways to use our technology and our knowledge to serve the larger community.

To this end we are dedicating a percentage of Proton revenue to a program called HydroActive.

HydroActive is a no-strings grant program designed to support application of HEE in special-needs locations, including urban regions suffering from severe air quality problems, and urban regions where energy costs and emissions are especially high.