EX-10.4 6 v212524_ex10-4.htm EX-10.4
January 11, 2011

Dr. Luc C. Duchesne
132 Leo Avenue
Sault-Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 3V7

Dear Dr. Duchesne,

We are pleased to offer you employment with Bio-Carbon Solutions International Inc (BCSI) on the terms and conditions set out below in the function of Chief Executive Officer. As such, you will report to the Board of Directors.


Two years commencing January 15, 2011.

As CEO you will be accountable for all aspects of the operations of the Company:

1. Reporting to the Board of Directors and implement the Board of Directors directives regarding the operation of the Company.

2. Reporting to the SEC for compliance to the various acts pertinent to public companies; and,

3. Positioning of the Company’s services within carbon credit market by targeting the renewable energy sector, related government agencies, and other sectors as appropriate; and.

4. Raise finances to support the company’s operations.


Your annual salary will be CD$120,000 per annum, less required withholding, payable monthly. You will be eligible for a discretionary bonus of up to 100% of your salary provided certain milestones are achieved (to be established and mutually agreed with the Board of Directors). Such bonus shall be paid in cash or shares as determined by the Board of Directors and the Company’s financial position.


You are granted an option to purchase 2,500,000 shares of the Company at US$0.03 per share upon execution of this agreement, expiring on December 31, 2016.  This option will remain valid regardless of your employment status with BCSI.

Another 1,000,000 shares shall be subject to milestone achievement (to be established and mutually agreed with the Board of Directors) after the first year of employment and another 1,000,000 after the second year of employment.


You will be entitled to four weeks of annual holidays to be taken at times(s) reasonably satisfactory to you and the Company. Without the prior approval of the Board, you may not carry-over more than two weeks annual vacation from one calendar year to the following calendar year.


The Company may terminate your employment for just cause with a minimum 2 weeks notice or payment of severance in lieu. On termination of employment, the Company will pay any accrued wages, vacation pay owing to the date of termination.

You shall also return to the Company all property belonging to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or customers, partners, and all documents and records containing or referring to any confidential information or giving details of customers, partners of the Company or giving details of any matter concerning the Company.

Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenant Agreement

The Confidentiality and Restrictive Covenant Agreement (“Confidentiality Agreement”) attached is an integral part of this employment agreement and by signing the enclosed duplicate copy of this letter you agree to be bound by all the terms of the Confidentiality Agreement.

This letter, once signed, contains the terms of your contract with BCSI and along with documents referenced herein, constitutes the entire understanding between us with respect to the terms and conditions of your employment and supersedes all prior discussions between us.

We sincerely hope that your relationship with BCSI is successful and productive.

Yours sincerely,

/s/ John Wilkes
John Wilkes

I, Luc C Duchesne, have read this letter and its attachments carefully and understand them. I accept employment with BCSI on the terms and conditions described in this letter.

Accepted on this___11th_____day of__January, 2011.

/s/ Luc C Duchesne



 The undersigned (herein the “Employee” or “I”) confirms and agrees that the following obligations have been undertaken by him/her as part of the consideration for employment as a full time Employee by BCSI (which together with its subsidiaries and affiliates is hereinafter called the “Company”) and in further consideration of payment to me of the sum of FIVE ($5.00) DOLLARS, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged.

1. I agree to and do hereby assign to the Company all of the right, title and interest I have or may subsequently acquire in any inventions or improvements, in any works in which copyright subsists, in any designs, trade secrets, or in any other forms of intellectual property (all of the foregoing being hereinafter referred to as “IP”) within the scope of the business, products or processes of the Company that are made or created during the course of my engagement with the Company.

2. I agree to make full disclosure to the Company of all such IP immediately after it is made or created.

3. I agree to execute and deliver at the request of the Company and at its expense, all papers, including patent, trade-mark, copyright and design applications in any and all countries so as to vest title thereto in the Company and to do all other lawful acts which may be necessary and proper to be done to give effect to my obligations under this agreement both during my engagement or employment and afterwards.

4. All papers and records of every kind relating to IP included within the terms of this Agreement, which shall come into my possession during the term of this agreement, shall be the sole and exclusive property of the Company and shall be surrendered to the Company upon termination of my engagement or employment by the Company, or upon request at any other time.
5. Any and all drawings, memoranda, notes or other documents (including copies thereof) which may come into my possession during my engagement and which are related in any manner to the business or affairs of the Company, are the property of the Company, and I shall return the same at the time of termination of engagement with the Company or at any time when requested to do so by the Company.

6. I shall not disclose any confidential information acquired by me in the course of employment except as authorized or directed by the Company, and regardless of the period during which I am employed by the Company, I will be bound by this obligation until such time as the information becomes available to the general public without restrictions. All information regarding the Company’s business, including IP, technical data, cost estimates, customer lists, price lists, proposals, forecasts, general correspondence and the like, the results of research and correspondence and the like, and the results of research and development work conducted by or on behalf of the Company, shall be presumed to be confidential, except to the extent the same shall have been made available to the general public without restriction.
7. The Employee will not disclose to the Company or use in connection with the Company’s business any information for a five year period.

8. During my engagement or employment, I shall not publish articles, give talks or lectures, or release information in any form to the press, associations, or trade groups and the like, on subjects relating to the Company’s business or technical fields in which the Company is interested without the prior written approval of the Company.
9. In the event that the Company shall cease doing business and no successor or assign of the Company continues or carries on such business then the Employee shall be relieved of his/her obligations.
10. Nothing herein shall be construed as defining the Employee’s term of employment or limiting in any way the right of the Company or the Employee’s right to terminate the same.

11. This Agreement shall enure to the benefit of and be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Company, and the provisions as to the execution of documents, and to the return of drawings, memoranda, notes or documents which are the property of the Company and, to the extent possible, the obligation not to publish or otherwise disclose shall be binding upon the Employee’s heirs, executors and administrators.

12. The invalidity of any portion of this agreement will not and shall not be deemed to affect the validity of any other provision. In the event that any portion of this agreement is invalid, the parties agree that the remaining provisions shall be deemed to be in full force and effect as if they had been executed by both parties subsequent to expungement of the invalid provision and the parties will negotiate in good faith to replace the severed provision with another lawful one which has to the extent lawfully possible, the same economic effect on the parties hereto.

13. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. This agreement shall survive the termination of any other relationship of the Employee and the Company


/s/ Luc C Duchesne

Luc  C Duchesne

January 11, 2011


/s/ John S. Wilkes

John Wilkes

January 11, 2011