Offering turnkey participation in Canada’s Low Carbon Fuel Programs

Supporting the decarbonization of Canada’s transportation sector through generation, aggregation, and monetization
of low carbon fuel credits

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What We Do

Founded in 2017, BrightSide Solutions helps Canadian businesses and institutions generate revenue from Provincial and Federal Low Carbon Fuel programs. These revenues enable our customers to produce, market, and consume low carbon fuels while reducing carbon emissions from their business activities. The company has offices in Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta, and is expanding its presence to additional locations in Canada.

BrightSide generates, aggregates, and monetizes credits from the following low carbon fuels:

  • LNG and Renewable-LNG
  • CNG and Renewable-CNG
  • Electricity
  • Hydrogen
  • Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel
  • Propane and Renewable Propane

With its recent acquisition by Anew, BrightSide is expanding its scope of products and services to include carbon offsets, renewable natural gas, and other low carbon offerings. We are also extending our reach to enable customer participation in Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard when it begins trading in 2023. We look forward to partnering with you to advance your low carbon fuel initiatives.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Extensive knowledge of and network within Canada’s Low Carbon Fuel programs
  • 25 years of experience in clean energy markets including LNG, CNG, RNG, electricity, hydrogen, methanol, and other low carbon fuels
  • Credit aggregation enables BrightSide to secure pricing that is more advantageous than individual customers could secure on their own
  • Unequalled record of success in British Columbia’s incentive program for capital projects enabling low carbon fuel use

How it Works

Who We Are

Mark Grist


Mark is a business development professional with a track record of success in new ventures and energy markets. His experience base spans a variety of industries ranging from LNG and hydrogen to gas processing technologies. Mark has experience developing low carbon fuel market opportunities since 2009 and founded BrightSide in 2017.  He has a track record of success developing customer and strategic partner relationships in North America, Europe and Asia and his corporate development experience includes execution of acquisitions and divestitures.

Over his career Mark has held senior level business development and marketing positions with enterprises such as FortisBC, Methanex and C-I-L and with a series of startups that includes BrightSide Technologies, QuestAir, SunCentral and R-Lux Innovations.

Mark has an MBA from Queen’s University and a B. Comm (Transportation) from UBC.   He and his wife Kari reside in BC where they enjoy biking, hockey and skiing and spending family time with their new grandson Asher.

Andy Brosnan

Chief Operating Officer

Andy Brosnan joined BrightSide Solutions in June 2022 as its Chief Operating Officer.  For the two years preceding this role, Andy served as Element Markets’ (now ‘Anew’) Director and then Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, leading a team responsible for identifying growth opportunities across the renewable natural gas, emissions, carbon, and low carbon fuel markets.   As part of this effort, Andy led M&A and other commercial activity in low carbon fuel compliance markets in the US, Canada, and Europe as well as voluntary initiatives in the utility and maritime sectors.

Prior to joining Element, Andy served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry and Special Operations officer, Assistant Professor of International Relations at West Point, and Defense and Army Attaché at U.S. Embassies in Africa.

Andy is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and holds a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.  Andy resides in Vancouver with his wife Jean, their three children, and two dogs.

Sam Wright

RNG Engineer and Compliance Associate

Sam provides engineering and regulatory expertise to BrightSide/Anew customers participating in Low Carbon Fuel (LCF) markets across North America.  Trained in life cycle assessment carbon intensity modeling using GREET, GHGenius, and OpenLCA, Sam works with customers and regulatory agencies to generate project CI scores, establish LCF program fuel codes and pathways, and generate LCF credits using British Columbia’s Transportation Fuels Reporting System (TFRS) and the Federal Credit and Trading System (CFR-CATS).   Prior to joining Anew in 2021, Sam worked in the Canadian oil and gas industry with a focus in sustainable fuel projects. Sam holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a M.Eng. specializing in Energy and Environment from the University of Calgary. He is registered as an EIT with APEGA.

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