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Our Origin


After witnessing the increasingly devastating effects of climate change on the world and, more intimately, on her home province of British Columbia, Canada, Crystal Kuyumcu was compelled to action. Having worked as an aerospace engineer for over fifteen years, Crystal did not agree that transportation should be largely excluded from decarbonization strategies because of its cost and technological complexity and decided to investigate solutions for drastically reducing transportation carbon footprints.

Excited by the advances in Direct Air Capture (DAC) and interested in nanomaterial developments, Crystal founded Exhale Aerosystems to combine these technologies to produce feedstock for desperately needed carbon-neutral fuels. Crystal successfully designed a modular DAC Carbon Removal System in pursuit of a singular bold vision: Gigatonnes of Carbon Dioxide Removal and Utilization on a global scale to help secure a safer, healthier future for our planet.


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Our Mission

To promote an ecosystem of carbon dioxide removal and re-use through the introduction of CDR technologies worldwide, with the potential of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on a gigatonne-scale. 


Our Vision

We envision a net-zero future where CO2 utilization operators worldwide partner with Exhale Aerosystems to draw down atmospheric CO2. Our ground-breaking achievements in carbon removal and recovery will help transform the global transportation sector to sustainably meet the increasing demand for travel and shipping.


Our Values

At Exhale Aerosystems, we believe that who we are matters just as much as what we do


We have a unique responsibility and opportunity to protect and heal our planet. Through our carbon capture endeavours, contribution to sustainable CO2 utilization, and green operations management, we are working hard to create a cleaner, greener future. 


Trust and accountability are fundamental to Exhale Aerosystems. We abide by a strong moral code and build long-lasting personal, professional, and public relationships based on transparency and respect. 


Exhale Aerosystems is committed to pursuing diversity, equity, and inclusion across our organization. By being accountable, transparent, and taking action, we support our employees, communities, and local groups while maintaining fair and just operations. 


Our Team

Founder & CEO

Crystal Kuyumcu is the Founder and CEO of Exhale Aerosystems. She is an aerospace engineer and a former federal officer for Transport Canada with 15 years of experience in aircraft structures and systems engineering. Crystal holds a Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University. Her background entails a wide variety of aircraft modification projects and she has significant experience in aircraft certification with in-depth knowledge of the aircraft regulatory framework. 

Director of Operations


Arev Kuyumcu is a Mechanical Engineer and the Operations Lead for Exhale Aerosystems. Arev is an experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of working in facilities and project management. Arev holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa. 

Communications & Development Manager

Brooke Harripersaud is the Communications & Development Manager for Exhale Aerosystems. Currently Brooke oversees a variety of communication, funding, and business development 

projects. She has experience writing across disciplines: professionally, creatively, and academically. Brooke received her Bachelors in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 2018. Brooke is an active team leader within her church community, contributing to multiple initiatives dedicated to supporting women and young adults.


Advisory Committee

Business Advisor

Mr. Mason has served as a senior officer and director of several public companies and has extensive experience in financings and acquisitions in capital markets. Douglas is currently Chairman of the Board, President & C.E.O. of Magnum Goldcorp Inc., Chairman of the Board of TransCanna Holdings Inc., a Director for BevCanna Enterprises Inc., and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Daizee Baby Corp. From 1988 through 2005, Douglas served as President & Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Clearly Canadian Beverage Corporation. During his nearly 20 years in the beverage industry, Douglas built a reputation for innovation and has been credited as being one of the pioneers in the New Age Beverage category. 

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