33% of the Earth’s farmable land has degraded from overuse, extreme climate and chemical application. This impacts the food we eat, the water we drink and the air we breathe.
Compost and other manufactured soils are proven, natural, sustainable solutions for restoring Soil Health, conserving water, reducing chemical usage and limiting pollution.
Q2Earth contributes to restoring soil health by manufacturing the highest quality Compost and Engineered Soils for use in farming, landscaping, construction and other sectors.
What is Compost?
Compost is made from the natural decomposition of organic waste. Given the right time, temperature and touch, yard waste, biosolids from water treatment facilities, and food waste can become a nutrient rich soil additive.
What are Engineered Soils?
Using Compost as the nutrient-rich primary building block, Engineered Soils combine compost, sand, clay and other aggregates/organics in a prescribed recipe to meet the needs of customers from farmers and landscapers to contractors and builders.
Composting is one of the best ways to divert waste from landfills and convert it into beneficial reuse products. From a business perspective, it provides multiple revenue sources using proven, low-tech processes.
Learn more about The Compost Story.
Q2Earth sees a great opportunity to consolidate a highly fragmented compost manufacturing industry, work closely with compost facility owners and, under experienced leadership, deliver quality soil products and quality service to customers nationwide.
Q2Earth will grow and optimize operations of acquired and developed compost facilities by:
- Making the owners of acquired facilities part of Q2Earth’s success
- Introducing top management and access to growth capital
- Transitioning facilities to focus on quality product manufacturing
- Cross-pollinating best operating practices to increase efficiencies and profitability
- Expanding product selection, differentiation and distribution channels
- Building the broadest national footprint to service large customers in multiple sectors
Our mission is to do good for planet Earth by making and promoting sustainable soils that replenish the land, conserve water, boost food supply and reduce pollution.
In our pursuit of sustainability, we want to build the preeminent soil manufacturing company selling the highest quality products to the agriculture, horticulture and construction sectors.
Learn more about The Benefits of Healthy Soil.
The Q2Earth team is made up of experts in waste and water management, compost and soils manufacturing, facility management/project development, mergers and acquisitions, and successful public company management. Click on any team member for more information.
- Kevin Bolin, Chairman and CEO
Mr. Bolin serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Q2Earth. He is currently an industrial advisor to EQT Infrastructure, a global private equity firm with over 20 Billion Euros under management focused on renewable energy and water management globally. Between 2009 and 2015, he was Executive Chairman of the Board and interim CEO of Alter NRG (2009-2015), a publicly-traded (TSX) leader in plasma gasification, where he oversaw restructuring, operational turnaround, capital raising of over $35 million, and eventual sale of company in 2015 at 160% premium. Prior to Alter NRG, for 18 years, he was CEO, President and Director of EnerTech Environmental, a renewable energy company which he grew to $20 million in annual sales anchored by long-term contracts valued at $390 million and over $200 million in funding. In addition to these accomplishments, Mr. Bolin has won awards, been issued patents, and published numerous articles in the waste and renewable energy sectors. He is a certified public accountant with his BBA from the University of Notre Dame.
- Christopher Nelson, President, General Counsel and Director
Mr. Nelson serves as President and General Counsel of Q2Earth, and is also on the Board of Directors. Prior to the appointment of Mr. Bolin as CEO and since the company’s founding, he served as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Nelson oversees mergers and acquisition for the Company, as well as financing and overall growth of Q2Earth. He was responsible for the spin-off of Q2Earth’s parent company, Q2Power, from its former parent, Cyclone Power Technologies, and securing the early stage funding required for engine commercialization and initial system deployment. Between 2010 and 2014 as President and General Counsel of Cyclone, a micro-cap public company and licensor of the Q2Power engine technology, he raised over $8 million in public financing, acquired a key licensee valued at approximately $2.5 million, and secured development contracts with the U.S. Army and Raytheon among other large customers. Previously as an independent practicing attorney and associate with the law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Akerman Senterfitt, Chris worked on over $150 million in public IPO’s and private company financings, and over 50 M&A transactions. He holds his BA Princeton University, and JD University of Miami.
- Scott Whitney, Director
Mr. Whitney serves as Director of Q2Earth. He is currently CEO of Liberty Tire Recycling Co., the world’s largest provider of tire recycling services, reclaiming approximately 140 million discarded tires per year in the US and Canada. Prior to this, he was CEO of Greenwood Fuels, a Green Bay, WI based company that manufactures renewable fuel pellets from non-recyclable by-products of various manufacturing processes such as paper, label and packaging production. For over 25 years, Mr. Whitney served in several executive roles at Covanta Holding Corp., a $2 Billion waste-to-power company traded on the NYSE, including President of Covanta’s European group, and Senior Vice President of business development at Covanta Energy Group where he oversaw the development of their waste-to-energy, independent power and water/wastewater treatment businesses in North America, South America, Europe and the Middle East. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of Epcot Crenshaw, a research and development company based in West Chester, PA, and its subsidiary, Green Harvest, a company that develops and operates integrated anaerobic digestion and gasification facilities. In addition, Mr. Whitney is a frequent speaker at various industry events for organizations such as Forbes Magazine, UK Trade & Investment, and the US Department of Commerce. He received his BS in Marine Engineering from the United States Naval Academy and served as an officer in the United States Navy.
- Joel Mayersohn, Director
Joel is a Partner in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL, office of Roetzell & Andress, where he specializes in corporate, securities and business law. He advises a diversified client base in private placements, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and general securities law matters. He also has experience in venture capital, bridge loans and pipe financings. Joel was previously on the Board of Directors of Cyclone, until July 31, 2014. He is a member of the Florida and New York Bars, and received his J.D. and B.A from The State University of New York at Buffalo.
- Wayne King Sr., Board of Advisors
Mr. Wayne King, Sr. is the founder of ERTH Products. Over the past 15 years Wayne has served the United States Composting Council in many capacities including as its President. Wayne was the founding President of the Georgia Composting Association. He has been a Member of Advisory Board at Q2Power Technologies, Inc. since August 23, 2016. He served as Chairman of the Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA). Over the years, Mr. King has chaired and participated in numerous state technical advisory committees, including the Governors’ Stormwater Advisory Committee and Georgia’s Statewide Advisory Committee charged with developing the state’s first comprehensive water management plan. He serves on the Board of the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology and the Georgia Recycling Coalition. Prior to his work in this field, he served his country for 20 years as an Army Intelligence officer. Wayne and his company, Erth Products, have won numerous awards and accolades over the years for their work in the composting industry.