About Marmota

Marmota is a pioneer in environmental asset creation, green project management, emissions mitigation, and sustainable financing. The company's primary focus is the implementation of large-scale, technology-based decarbonization projects that generate revenue directly from carbon markets.

Using a proven end-to-end process, Marmota helps organizations and governments at every level—municipal, provincial, and federal—to achieve their most ambitious climate goals through targeted initiatives that improve environmental impact, reduce risk, and generate high-quality, verifiable investment holdings: carbon credits, methane credits, plastics credits, and more. Our team brings extensive experience in the navigation of both compliance and voluntary carbon markets, offset program development, and large-scale offset project design.

Marmota goes beyond simply quantifying or reporting our customers' sustainability challenges. Our mission is to meet these challenges head-on, delivering project-based solutions and providing responsible stewardship throughout the full lifecycle of generated environmental assets—creation, certification, and conversion—all powered by the world's first ISO-compliant green blockchain platform, ensuring full transparency and auditability.

Founded and headquartered in Canada, Marmota was established with a belief in the nation's potential to lead and shape the global ESG and environmental financial markets. We provide a suite of programs and over 100 technology projects to choose from, many of which can be tailored to Canadian industries and governments, with the goal of promoting investment and capital decisions that will both reduce emissions and create tradable environmental assets.

Senior Management

David Oliver
Head of Carbon Program Development

David Oliver believes carbon markets are a fundamental tool to address Climate Change, as acknowledged by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC - during COP26 and the Paris Agreement Article 6. David is a recognized expert and pioneer in carbon markets and particularly human-based decarbonization solutions (HbS).

David Oliver is the CEO & Co-founder of Greenlines Technology and the mind behind the groundbreaking Mobility and E-commerce Carbon Engines, the first worldwide to quantify and harvest emission reductions generated from individuals when making sustainable decisions in their everyday lives, that generate financial incentives to drive demand for low-carbon products and services. David has led the development of the first modal shift optimization greenhouse gas quantification methodology currently deployed across Canada and the USA.

David is also a director of CarbonSense, an organization that aims to help reduce household emissions by developing offset-based financial incentives to electrify homes across North America. Most recently, David has authored the first report of Carbon Markets in British Columbia commissioned by the Vancouver Economic Commission, and has participated as carbon monetization expert in UBC’s 2020 Forestry Summit. David regularly provides strategic advice to public and private organizations, as well as governments, looking to further reduce their Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by leveraging voluntary and compliance markets and the use of technology to quantify, aggregate and monetize carbon emissions.

Dr. Michael J. Rensing
Fuels Director

Dr Michael J. Rensing is the former Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch in the Electricity and Alternative Energy Division at the British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low Carbon Innovation.

He also served as the former head of BC’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (BC-LCFS) Program. Dr. Rensing has been instrumental in developing and implementing British Columbia’s low-carbon fuel policies and legislation (LCFA).

Compliance credits sold under the BC-LCFS program are among the world’s highest in value, with prices in 2022 averaging over C$440.45 per credit

Destenie Nock
Head of Sustainability and Policy

Dr. Destenie Nock is the Director of Sustainability for Marmota and an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She helps companies determine the value of sustainability investments.

As an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon, she creates optimization and decision analysis tools which evaluate the sustainability, equity, and reliability of power systems in the US and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Chris Merkel
Head of Carbon Trading

Chris is the VP and Chief Operating Officer of DevvESG Streaming. Prior to joining the team, Chris spent 24 years managing strategic customers, growing technical services verticals and held sales leadership roles at Avnet (AVT: NASDAQ) and Arrow Electronics (ARW: NYSE). He has engaged with companies at every stage, from pre-funded startups to global enterprises in markets such as IIoT, consumer, industrial and medical. Additionally, Chris spent 5 years with Sierra Pacific Industries in a general sales and operations management role. He has over 30 years of sales, operations and general management experience successfully managing diverse teams and projects.