Grant Strem has a BSc in Geology and an MSc in Reservoir Characterization, both from the University of Calgary. He considers himself an explorationist and worked for various producers including Paramount, Burlington Resources, ConocoPhillips, Total E&P, and Husky. Grant also worked as a Reserves Evaluator for GLJ Petroleum Consultants, and as a Research Analyst at TD Securities covering the oil sands sector. He also started his own oil company focused on light oil, helium, and geothermal resources.
In 2015, he co-founded Proton Technologies with Dr. Ian Gates. Grant believes it is possible to produce zero emissions hydrogen at far lower cost per joule of energy than diesel and gasoline.