Our team of engineers can work well independently and in collaboration with your production, sales and management teams.

Techfibre has strong networks and associates from the scientific, business and research & development communities, that they will bring in as needed to support their work.

Wade Chute


Wade Chute is a Chemical Engineer with over 26 years of experience in pulp, paper and allied industries that includes both research and development as well as the processing of textile fibres and waste into pulps for high-quality paper and composite products. He has been directly involved in the startup of a number of pilot plants and full-scale manufacturing processes around the world and specializes in new process development.

In addition to an extensive career in process engineering, Wade is also a proven leader with a wealth of experience in strategic program development, business development, sales and value-chain development for mechanical pulping, chemical pulping and medium density fibreboard production.

Laura McIlveen

Process Engineer

Laura McIlveen is a Chemical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in food, pulp, fibre and chemical processing.  She has concrete experience in the design, start up and scale up of projects.  For example, she helped manage the development of a one tonne per hour hemp processing facility in Vegreville, Alberta. She also has experience in supporting her clients through the design and execution of research projects: from conception to bench-scale, pilot-scale and beyond. She is uniquely qualified and experienced in the areas of natural fibre processing and chemical processing. She has served on a provincial government panel to inform and advise on research and development priorities in the forestry and agriculture sectors.

” Wade and I began working together in the early 2000’s with the formation of the Alberta Biomaterials Development Centre (ABDC).  His comprehensive understanding of biomass processing, along with his out-of-the-box thinking and technical leadership within the Alberta Research Council, made him an invaluable asset to the ABDC team and its many industrial clients.  The fibre processing knowledge and expertise he has contributed to Synermulch since he first created Techfibre Industries has been of substantial benefit to our company.  I look forward to working with Wade and his Techfibre team for many years to come.” 

— Trevor Kloeck, Business Development Manager, Synermulch Erosion Control Products Inc.