Hank Habicht brings world class water and wastewater knowledge, along with experience he gained as Managing Director of Sail Capital Partners, Chairman of WaterHealth International, Inc., and EPA Deputy Administrator, among many others.
Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the most effective wastewater disinfection process using an energy efficient process, is pleased to announce that Hank Habicht has agreed to serve on the company’s advisory board. Mr. Habicht’s role includes providing PTG’s management and its board strategic advice and guidance gained from more than 30 years as a leader in the Cleantech industry, particularly in water, wastewater and renewable energy sectors. He currently serves as Managing Director of the US Water Partnership and is on the board of the US Water Alliance. He was the Co-Managing Director of Sail Capital Partners, a leading Cleantech venture capital investment firm. He currently serves as Chief Sustainability Officer of SunToWater and is on the board of several companies, including Chairman of WaterHealth International, Inc., the world’s leading provider of pure drinking water systems to underserved communities in India and West Africa. Mr. Habicht served as Commissioner of the National Commission on Energy Policy, and has advised several cabinet secretaries. He is on the advisory boards to the National Renewable Energy Lab and the Pacific Northwest National Lab.
Mr. Habicht’s career has also included leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division and at the U.S. EPA as COO (Deputy Administrator). In business, he served as Senior VP in charge of acquisitions and other divisions of Safety-Kleen, a billion-dollar environmental service company and was VP of William D. Ruckelshaus Associates, which co-managed the successful Environmental Venture Fund in the 1980s. As Co-Founder of Capital E, LLC, a strategic consultancy for emerging renewable energy products and technologies, he advised Fortune 100 and early stage ventures on sustainable growth strategies. He previously served as CEO and of the Global Environment & Technology Foundation.
Mr. Habicht joins PTG’s Board Advisory team at an exciting time in the company’s development. PTG’s systems provide the highest efficacy in wastewater disinfection, and they are the only wastewater treatment systems that generate economic benefits from energy efficiency savings. These benefits will pay for system capital costs in as little as three years, significantly lowering the overall cost of service. PTG’s systems are perfectly suited to applications in the agriculture, food, and beverage industries as well as for municipal wastewater treatment facilities. In all instances, PTG’s systems use the principals of renewable energy generation and recycling to mitigate the effect of facility carbon footprint.
“We are proud that Hank Habicht has joined our team at PTG. His knowledge and experience are a tremendous benefit to our company, our customers, and the Cleantech ecosystem in general,” said Greg Ryan, co-founder, board member and CEO of Pasteurization Technology Group. “With sustainable water and renewable energy growing in focus, our technology is in high demand from customers who want to significantly reduce operating costs, to increase system efficacy, and to achieve sustainability goals by becoming more energy efficient.”
“I am excited to be part of the team at PTG, and to help the company develop its technology for the benefit of customers in both industrial and municipal markets,” said Hank Habicht, new member of PTG’s advisory board. “The PTG team is excellent and its technologies are impressive. PTG’s initial commercial and pilot installations have been successful, representing a solid base of data which document treatment efficacy and significant improvement in energy efficiencies. The work completed at PTG so far sets the stage for increased deployment and rapid growth of PTG’s solution installations.”
About PTG’s eco-friendly system for wastewater disinfection and renewable energy
PTG’s patented technology is the first and only technology to combine wastewater disinfection with energy efficiency, including opportunities to generate renewable energy. PTG’s integrated systems can use available waste by-products (such as biogas or biomass), or natural gas, to power a turbine or engine that generates electricity. The turbine’s hot exhaust air (which is typically wasted) is passed through a waste-heat recovery unit that increases temperatures to disinfect the wastewater. PTG’s intelligent software efficiently optimizes energy and water flow throughout the integrated system. PTG’s systems are significantly more cost-effective and energy-efficient than other disinfection methods. And, unlike other wastewater disinfection approaches, PTG’s technology is sustainable since it does not require toxic chemicals such as chlorine, or costly electrical power and expensive UV lamps. As a result, PTG’s systems fit a broad range of applications in both the municipal and industrial market sectors such as agriculture, food, and beverage processing.
About Pasteurization Technology Group
California-based Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG) is a rapidly growing, venture capital-backed company that is revolutionizing the disinfection of wastewater. PTG’s systems feature its patented “two-for-one” technology that combines eco-friendly wastewater disinfection with efficient energy generation, and renewable energy. PTG’s process is one of only a handful of technologies to pass the stringent standards of Title 22 in the State of California for the disinfection of water for reuse. PTG’s technology has also been officially recognized in the EPA’s influential Guidelines for Water Reuse. By channeling the typically wasted exhaust heat from a turbine or engine to disinfect wastewater, PTG’s process is able to deliver the most energy-efficient and lowest-cost solution on the market. PTG’s technology enables tremendous cost savings in water- and energy-intensive sectors such as the agriculture, food, and beverage industries, along with municipal wastewater operations. PTG has won numerous awards including the Katerva Award, the Artemis Top 50 Water Tech award, and the Popular Science “Best of What’s New” award. For more information, see http://www.pastechgroup.com, and follow @PasTechGroup on Twitter and Facebook facebook.com/PasteurizationTechnologyGroup.