Reminder: Energy Breakfast Meeting 

This Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
7:15 – 8:45 am


Commercializing Clean Tech with Energy Giants

Vancouver Community College, Room 112
250 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $30 (Students $10) – Coffee/tea, Muffins
Online payment through PayPal, Five Pack ticket or pay cash/cheque at door

Topic: Commercializing Clean Tech with Energy Giants

Large companies are often best suited to take on risk with new technologies due to their financial might and wide application base. However, it can be challenging for small innovative companies to penetrate and establish first projects with Fortune 500 players. Saltworks has developed three product lines and a method that consistently lands new technology pilot projects. The presentation will share lessons in commercializing clean technology with some of the world’s largest resource and industrial companies as first customers. The presentation will also cover methods to finance development while retaining intellectual property.

Presenter: Ben Sparrow, CEO, Saltworks Technologies Inc. is an inventor and the CEO of Saltworks Technologies. Saltworks has successfully taken new water technologies from the lab to full scale implementation with global clients, treating some of the world’s most challenged waters. Saltworks first plant was built in Ben’s East Vancouver apartment with no University affiliation in 2008. Today Saltworks has plants installed around the world and operates two production facilities in the Lower Mainland. Prior to starting Saltworks, Ben was responsible for over $500M in capital project delivery at a major power generation utility. He is a registered Professional Engineer in BC and holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University. Ben was honoured with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his contribution to clean technology, and indentified as one of Vancouver’s Top 40 under 40 in 2012.


RSVP:  REGISTER online for the PEIA Energy Breakfast at 
Note:   Past speaker’s presentations, when available, are posted on our website in the Energy Breakfast tabs.
Five Pack of Tickets for $100
For purchases of a Five Pack, the following conditions will apply:
  • Confirmation of attendance online will be required for catering.
  • Once reserved – "Use it or lose it". Cancellations are accepted up to 2 days prior to meeting.
  • Substitutions are acceptable and guests can also be included in the five-pack.
  • Unused breakfasts can be carried over to the next year.
To purchase a ‘virtual’ ticket or Five Pack, visit the PEIA website through the event registration page, or go to:
The Pacific Energy Innovation Association (PEIA) is an independent, non-profit association of energy professionals incorporated under the Society Act of British Columbia.  Its mission is:  

To initiate and promote discussion and action for energy innovation, efficiency and sustainability.

PEIA offers objective, thought-provoking dialogue on energy supply, demand and the associated technologies and policies required by sustainable economies.  It furthers its mission through: 
  • Events – such as the Charting Our Energy Future series of forums, issue-specific discussion workshops and networking receptions.
  • Energy Breakfasts – informal, early-morning discussion meetings, featuring a presentation by an authoritative speaker on a current subject, with plenty of opportunity for questions, comments and interaction among all those attending. 
  • Projects – to promote action by: defining and evaluating issues and options; formulating strategies & plans for action; communicating with stakeholders & decision makers about progress.
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