About Us

Based in Vancouver, BC

Lucent Biosciences is dedicated to transforming agriculture and developing more sustainable farming practices. 

And the industry is taking notice. We’ve raised $2.9 million from Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, AGT Foods & Ingredients, and a group of investors to bring our sustainable micronutrient smart fertilizers to market. The investment by Protein Industries Canada was announced by Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, at the Canadian Crops Convention in Vancouver, Canada.

But fertilizer is just the beginning. In addition to Nutreos and Soileos, Lucent Biosciences also has a revolutionary sustainable livestock food supplement in the development pipeline, as well as Oceaneos, a patent-pending approach to regenerating marine ecosystems to capture carbon and make global fisheries more productive and sustainable.

Our Leadership Team

Michael Riedijk: Lucent BioSciences CEO

Michael Riedijk

President & CEO

Accomplished technology entrepreneur with 20 years of exec experience.

M.Sc. Industrial Design Engineering

Peter Gross: Lucent Biosciences CTO

Peter Gross

Chief Technology Officer

Engineer with 20+ years of R&D. 10+ years of intellectual property management experience.

M.Sc. Physics

Dr. Farah Nour: Lucent BioSciences CSO

Farah Nour

Chief Science Officer

15 years of material research experience.

Associate Professor & PhD in Organic Chemistry

Caroline Hui CPA CGA: Lucent BioSciences Director of Finance

Caroline Hui, CPA CGA

VP of Finance

20+ years experience of financial and operational management.

Jason McNamee: Lucent BioSciences CPO

Jason McNamee

Chief Product Officer

Bio-geologist and ecology expert with 20 years of experience in biotech research and development.

Jose Toku: Lucent Biosciences Vice President

Jose Godoy Toku

Vice President

Business consultant and entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience in business development & management.

Our Partners

Protein Industries Canada (PIC)

PIC is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein and plant-based co-products. We are one of Canada’s five innovation Superclusters. PIC will work with private sector industry partners to create co-investment projects that have the potential to transform the agriculture and food production sector, allowing Canada to secure our position as a global leader in the production of plant-based products and co-products.

AGT Food & Ingredients

AGT Food and Ingredients is one of the largest suppliers of value-added pulses, staple foods, and food ingredients in the world. AGT buys lentils, peas, beans and chickpeas from farmers around 40+ facilities located in the best growing regions in Canada, the United States, Turkey, Australia, China, and South Africa. The company ships its products to over 120 countries around the globe. AGT creates value for producers, quality products for its customers, and growth for its stakeholders.

Foodshot Global

Foodshot Global is an ecosystem of world-class, mission-aligned venture funds, banks, corporate strategic investments, and foundations that make up an integrated capital platform of equity, debt, non-dilutive capital, and industry resources.


Xlrator is a coalition of tech companies, entrepreneurs, local government, industry partners, and educational institutions focused on attracting tech-based investment