Saltworks Exhibits Clean Technology at International Climate Summit

November 17th 2010

Saltworks Technologies showcased its innovative desalination technology to world climate change leaders during the third annual Governors’ Global Climate Summit in Davis, California.


Saltworks’ Thermo-Ionic™ desalination technology produces freshwater from seawater using 80 percent less electricity than current commercial methods.


Both California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell met with the Saltworks’ management team at the Global Pavilion during the two-day summit, November 15 to 16. The pavilion was set up to showcase green technologies and their effective solutions to climate change to the estimated 1,500 attendees of the summit.


Saltworks VP of Business Development Malcolm Man and Director Jack Gin met with the leaders to explain the energy efficiency of the breakthrough technology and the multiple applications for the process.


“We are very excited to have had the opportunity to describe to Governor Schwarzenegger how the Thermo-Ionic desalination technology will reduce California’s carbon footprint while also solving the state’s freshwater scarcity problem”, said Man. He added, “Premier Campbell was extremely happy to see how a made in British Columbia technology is having a critical role in helping world leaders reduce their carbon emissions goal.”


Saltworks’ patented technology has fresh water production applications for irrigation, municipal, and industrial use. The technology can also economically and sustainably treat waste salt water produced by inland desalination plants and industrial processes.


Hosted by Governor Schwarzenegger, the Global Climate Summit brought together top leaders of local, regional, national, and international organizations with the theme of “Building the Green Economy”. The goal of the summit was to broaden partnerships through an increased understanding of environmental and economic challenges as the world continues to grow a clean, green economy.


Saltworks Technologies is a clean technology company based in Vancouver, Canada. The company currently operates an energy efficient desalination pilot plant, taking seawater from Vancouver harbour and producing freshwater at a rate of 1,000 litres per day. Saltworks is currently developing a larger 50,000 litre per day plant for waste saltwater treatment in an oil and gas application.

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