Breakthrough Wastewater Treatment Technology to Benefit from New CEO’s Track Record of Commercial Success
VANCOUVER, BC – Axine Water Technologies, developers of a low-cost, breakthrough solution for treating toxic organic pollutants in wastewater, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Rhone as President and CEO. Jonathan has a distinguished career in energy and cleantech businesses, most recently as founder and CEO of award-winning, waste-to-energy leader, Nexterra Systems Corp. Additionally, he is the Chair of the B.C. Cleantech CEO Alliance, is a member of the B.C. Premier’s Technology Council, and stems from the oil and gas industry with British Petroleum-acquired Amoco Canada and Dome Petroleum. He’s also a previous Partner with climate change and corporate sustainability consultancy and solution provider, The Delphi Group.
“Axine is a very exciting and timely cleantech opportunity. The Company has developed a fundamentally disruptive, low-cost solution for treating persistent, toxic organics in wastewater with the potential to transform the market,” said Jonathan Rhone. “I’m looking forward to working with Axine’s founder, Colleen Legzdins, to help commercialize this unique electrolytic oxidation technology.”
“I am delighted that we’ve been able to attract a CEO of Jonathan’s caliber, experience, and track record,” said Colleen Legzdins, Axine Founder and Chief Engineer. “Commercializing industrial wastewater technologies requires a breadth of skills and expertise that Jonathan brings to the table through his past experiences at Nexterra and other companies. I look forward to the next steps in our development plan.”
Axine’s proprietary electrolytic oxidation technology is designed to treat high concentrations of toxic organics, as well as biodegradable organics, ammonia, and pathogens in a single step without using chemicals and without producing sludge. By taking a novel approach to electrochemical oxidation, the Company achieves a step change improvement in performance, lower cost, and lower energy consumption vs. incumbent organic treatment equipment.
Axine is initially focused on developing applications in oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food and beverage, and other heavy industries where its technology can be integrated into existing wastewater treatment plants to improve performance and reduce cost. The Company’s longer-term vision is to incorporate the technology into the design of new wastewater plants to displace conventional biological, chemical oxidation, and other traditional wastewater equipment with a single process step.
About Axine Water Technologies
Axine has developed a low-cost, breakthrough solution for treating toxic organic pollutants in wastewater. Our proprietary electrolytic oxidation technology treats high concentrations of dissolved, toxic, non-biodegradable organics, biodegradable organics, ammonia, pathogens, and some inorganics in a single step without requiring chemicals and without producing sludge. This technology enables customers in a range of industrial and municipal markets to significantly reduce the cost and improve the performance of their wastewater treatment. For more information, please visit www.axinewater.com.
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