Naanovo Corporate Profile - 2015
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Copyright 2015, Naanovo Energy Inc.
Saving the planet, one project at a time.
The goal of Naanovo is to become the world's pre-eminent supplier of affordable clean
energy and, in doing so, leave a positive impact on the environment in which we all
live that will benefit future generations to come.
Welcome to the world of Naanovo where anything is possible if we stay true to our
purpose. Naanovo`s focus has always been on clean energy. So much so that we
believe much of the world's growing demand for energy can be met with clean energy.
Not only do the technologies exist today that can produce clean energy, but there are
people, like the dedicated people of Naanovo, who know how to make it work and can
put it all together to effectively deliver commercial-scale clean energy anywhere in the
world. With our partners and friends around the world, we are slowly making progress,
one project at a time, which will soon make a big difference in the lives of people
everywhere who equally must share this planet and protect its environment.
Our Core Values
Family is highly valued in all things that we do as a company, whether that be represented through
individual employees that have their own families to consider, or whether that be through the
business dealings we have within the broader community in which we operate, recognizing that all
communities large and small are made up of families of all types, races, religions and creeds, that
may be affected in various ways by the work we do. At Naanovo, family comes first.
Excellence is the gold standard in any successful business, the benchmark to which we at Naanovo
purposely strive to achieve every day. We have already proven in our short history that by applying
certain gold standard principles, such as CANI (Constant And Never-ending Improvement), we can
compete very effectively in the global marketplace. With excellence as a core value, not only will we
succeed as a company, but we will succeed as people.
Integrity is an important part of our character as a company and as individuals. It is something that
we cannot take for granted and must be maintained at all cost, particularly in terms of how we
represent ourselves to our clients, our suppliers, our employees, our partners and our friends. At all
times we must behave responsibly, morally and ethically, in our business dealings and never
knowingly create false promises or expectations that could damage the reputation of the company.
Stewardship reflects our sense of purpose as a company in that our reason for being is not simply
to make money, but to contribute to the broader well-being of the global community, through the
establishment of safe and responsible clean energy projects that protect and positively impact the
planet's fragile environment. Our intentions are to put in place today the necessary clean energy
technologies that will replace the need to consume fossil fuels for energy production in the future,
resulting in a cleaner and greener planet for generations to come.
Transformation is the process of moving from one state to another. Through the use of best
available clean energy technologies our goal is to move the world away from a dependency on fossil
fuels to a dependency on renewable energy. We see this transformation as absolutely necessary
considering fossil fuels are a finite resource and it is our responsibility to demonstrate to the world
that there are viable alternatives. As a core value, everything we do reflects this understanding and
our urgent need to be proactive in making this transformation happen as quickly as possible.
Entrepreneuring is at the heart of our core values as a company, implying that everything we do
must not only contribute to the prosperity of the company, its shareholders and its employees, but
also to the ideal of a free enterprise system which rewards hard work, innovation and adherence to
basic values similar to our core values. Naanovo prides itself on being an entrepreneurial company
and we look for the entrepreneurial spirit in our employees, contractors and suppliers,
believing that spirit will transcend to the people and communities around us.
Board of Directors
President & CEO
Middle East & Asia
Europe & Africa
Naanovo is a global organization which over several years to take advantage
of project opportunities as they arise. Naanovo currently manages a complex array of
over a dozen clean energy projects around the world at various stages of development.
Our projects are located primarily in emerging markets which can pose unique
opportunities as well as challenges. To be able to strike quickly when opportunity knocks,
Naanovo has established Regional offices in London (Europe and Africa), Amman, Jordan
(the Middle East and Asia), Bonaire, Dutch Antilles (Latin America and the Caribbean) and
Guatemala City (Central America). Additional offices will be added later as needed.
Naanovo’s corporate support group has been strategically aligned to assist the regions to
execute on projects and to work closely with the company’s strategic partners and joint
Steven J. R. Brant, Director, President and CEO
Tony N. Fiddy, Director and Corporate Secretary
G. Benjamin. J. Dickson, Director,
Eddie Odeh, Director
Caribbean & L. America
Officers and Directors
President and CEO
Steven J. R. Brant
Anthony N. Fiddy
Hani Al Sadi
President, WTE Division
President, Solar Division
Executive Vice President
G. Benjamin J. Dickson
Ben Dickson first joined Naanovo in 2002 as the Company's first seed capital investor and as a Director. He
has held various part-time and full time positions since becoming involved with Naanovo all pertaining to
project development. He was appointed Executive Vice President of Project Development in September 2008,
where he has been involved primarily in setting up the planning, procurement and logistics for the Company's
upcoming WTE and CSP projects. His responsibility is to oversee the development and start up of each project
by providing a direct interface between the Company and the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC)
contractors; project managers; engineers; and O&M contractors hired to build and operate the plant facilities.
Mr. Dickson has a technology diploma in electronics from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary,
Alberta, and has a varied background in electronics, sales, marketing, multi-media and construction, spanning
three decades. He has traveled extensively throughout the world and possesses valuable insight into the
economic conditions of many overseas markets. He has been a private investor in several private and public
companies and was the former President and Founder of Colt Capital Corporation, a Capital Pool Company
trading on the Canadian Venture Exchange (CDNX). He is knowledgeable and experienced
in developing and promoting various ventures through the rigorous regulatory and security
Our Management Team
Steven Brant is President & Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Naanovo Group of Companies. Mr.
Brant is accountable to the Board of Directors and shareholders and is responsible for the day-to-day
management of the company, overseeing all financial, administrative and operational matters, including:
strategic planning; policies and procedures development; and recruiting of top talent. He is also responsible for
developing and maintaining strong working relationships with project lenders; banks; strategic partners;
government, community and industry leaders; and other project stakeholders. Mr. Brant holds a Bachelors
Degree in Psychology from the University of Guelph and has an extensive background in banking, energy and
management consulting and alternative energy. Prior to starting Naanovo in 2001, Mr. Brant held senior and
executive positions with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Northland Bank and Peace Hills Trust
Company. Mr. Brant has also held senior advisory positions with Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Synenco
Energy Inc. Mr. Brant is a former Chairman of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation and also
served on the Board of Newsys Inc. a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).
Tony Fiddy holds the dual position of President of Naanovo's WTE Division and the Regional Vice President
for Europe and Africa. As head of the WTE Division, his primary responsibility is to oversee the global
deployment of WTE/Maax systems and to work with regional representatives of Naanovo and its subsidiaries
in the development of WTE projects. As Regional VP of Europe and Africa, Tony is responsible for overseeing
project development (WTE, solar, biomass, etc.) within those two regions. He is also the Chairman of Solar
Maax Limited, a Naanovo UK subsidiary. As the former Chairman and CEO of the Plantwise Group, based in
the UK, Tony oversaw an international company which specializes in exporting construction equipment from
the UK to Africa and the Middle East in support of the mining and power industries. Sourcing mining
equipment, power plant equipment and essential spare parts for several far-reaching projects was his
specialty. Although his expertise is primarily in sales, Tony has over the years forged relationships with a broad
network of seasoned industry professionals, government officials and equipment manufacturers across
Europe, Africa and the Middle East, which has proven valuable to Naanovo. Tony was also the National
Chairman and Branch Chairman of the Contractors Mechanical Plant Engineers (CMPE) and a Member of the
Institute of Exporters.
Hani Al Sadi joined Naanovo in 2014 as President of the Solar Division based in Amman Jordan. He is
responsible for overseeing the development of solar power projects around the world, including Potovoltaic
(PV), Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Integrated Solar and Combined Cycle (ISCC) or hybrid CSP. Mr.
Al Sadi holds a Masters degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Germany and has an
extensive background in renewable energy and power generation. A senior level executive management
professional with 20-years experience in high-impact senior leadership roles, Mr. Al Sadi has been involved in
designing and implementing turnaround strategies within the solar energy, power stations (Gas / Steam) and
project development sectors. He has played a major role as a member of several official delegations with the
German Federal Ministry for the Environment and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
He directed the development and implementation of solar energy projects and power plant projects in Europe,
Middle East & North Africa (MENA) with some of the world's leading companies and was highly engaged in the
business of manufacturing and providing solar technology solutions to a variety of clients in the public and
private sector. He is a respected member of various foundations, organizations and associations and is fully
capable of communicating fluently in German, English and Arabic.
Regional Vice President, MENA and Asia
Iyad (Eddie) Odeh
Regional Vice President, Caribbean
and Latin America
Regional Vice President, Central America
Alfie Hall is the company’s Chief Engineer. In the 35 years since earning his degree in Mechanical
Engineering with honors from Cardiff University in 1977, Mr. Hall has worked in the engineering design,
procurement, construction, and operation of over 30 water treatment and waste-to-energy projects across
the world. Mr. Hall has contributed to projects of ranging scope in countries including Ghana, Nigeria,
Zambia, Saudi Arabia, India, Ireland, and Great Britain. Over the course of Mr. Hall's accomplished career,
he has contributed his talents to MWH Global, Hyder Infrastructure, Hyder Consulting, Wallace Evans, and
the Welsh National Water Authority. Mr. Hall is a recent addition to the Naanovo management team, having
joined the company in the fall of 2013 upon the sudden passing of the company`s former Chief Technology
Eddie Odeh joined the company in 2003 as Regional Vice President for the Middle East and South Asia
region. His role is to develop project opportunities for Naanovo in the region. A long time resident of Jordan
and Saudi Arabia, and a citizen of the USA, Mr. Odeh has had extensive entrepreneurial and sales
experience covering the entire Middle East and many Islamic countries in other parts of the world. Fluent in
English and Arabic, with a Bachelors Degree in Pharrmacy from King Faud Univiersity in Riyadh, Saudi
Arabia and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Metropolitan University in Orlando, Florida, Mr.
Odeh joined the company after a long career as an entrepreneur. He is influential and well regarded among
his public and private company colleagues in the numerous countries he deals with.
Angel Martilia is Regional Vice President for the Caribbean, joining the company in May 2003. His role is to
oversee the development of project opportunities for Naanovo in the Caribbean region. A long time resident
of the Island of Aruba and Bonaire in the Dutch Antilles, and a Dutch Citizen, Mr. Martilia has had extensive
entrepreneurial and sales experience covering the entire Caribbean and many parts of Central America.
Fluent in 5 languages, Mr. Martilia is influential and well regarded among the numerous islands in the
Caribbean from his previous business interests in the import and export business.
Giovanni Andrino is the Regional Vice President for Central America and is based in Guatemala City. He is
responsible for business development in Central America and leading the company's negotiations with
Government and industry relative to developing renewable energy projects, such as WTE, Biomass and
Solar Power projects, obtaining power purchase agreements, permits and licenses. He has been an agent
for Naanovo in the region since 2006 and was appointed Regional Vice President in December 2012.
Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Andrino was educated in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in
Economics from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Before joining Naanovo, Mr. Andrino has
worked with several international companies in sales, marketing and alternative energy and still pursues an
entrepreneurial interest in two companies he created in Guatemala, namely Guatemala Solar Group S.A.
and Energua S.A., which are both subsidiaries of Naanovo.
Worldwide WTE Patent Pending
Solar, Biomass, Water Purification and Baler Systems
Through its UK based subsidiary, Solar Maax Ltd., Naanovo sells its own low-cost
parabolic troughs under the tradename SolarMaax .
Naanovo has entered into distribution agreements with a USA based
manufacturer of mobile PV solar power and water purification systems
and a Norwegian manufacturer of compact balers.
Naanovo markets its biomass incinerators, digesters and gasification technologies under
the tradename BioMaax .
Waste to Energy
Since 2001, Naanovo has been involved in developing renewable energy projects around
the world, particularly in emerging markets, with a focus on Waste to Energy, Solar Power
and Biomass Power Systems. Naanovo is quickly emerging as a world leader in
alternative energy with projects being developed in various regions globally. Although
Naanovo has proprietary technologies of its own, the company utilizes “Best Available”
and “Best in Class” technologies from various OEMs as necessary.
Naanovo’s modular WTE/Maax systems are recognized
as the most cost effective and energy efficient (electricity
per ton of waste) WTE solution in the world today. Most
WTE plants convert only 25 - 30% of their thermal energy
into electricity. Naanovo WTE plants will achieve 40 -
50%. With this advantage, together with the ability to
produce large quantities of potable water and cinder
blocks, Naanovo WTE plants are more than just your
average WTE plant.
Naanovo’s SolarMaax CSP and PV Systems are
emerging as an industry leading low cost, commercial-
scale solar power solutions. SolarMaax CSP systems
utilize parabolic troughs to collect thermal energy from
the sun and convert it into electricity, using standard
steam turbines and generators. SolarMaax PV systems
are able to compete effectively with other solar power
systems and other alternative energy systems operating
in the marketplace.
Naanovo’s BioMaax Systems are tailored to the type of
biomass available and the output required, such as
power or syngas. Where forestry waste is available,
thermal power plants are recommended similar to
WTE/Maax plants and where organic waste from
municipal solid waste streams is involved, anaerobic
digesters are recommended to convert the waste to
syngas for power generation or use in vehicles, with the
residue being further processed into compost and bio-
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Our Current Projects
South Africa (5)
Naanovo currently has several WTE projects being actively pursued or under development
at various stages of development for a total of over 500 MW. Countries where Naanovo
has WTE projects under development include the following:
Naanovo currently has several Solar projects being actively being pursued or under
development at various stages of development totalling over 700 MW. Countries where
Naanovo has Solar projects under development include the following:
Naanovo's proprietary, modular, WTE/Maax systems are recognized as one of the most
cost effective and energy efficient WTE solutions in the world today. Most WTE plants
convert only 25-35% of their thermal energy into electricity, whereas Naanovo WTE plants
are designed to achieve 40 - 50%. These WTE facilities use modules that can convert 180
– 250 tons of municipal solid waste per day into 7 MW of electricity per hour with near
zero emissions, depending on the caloric value of the waste. This advantage, combined
with the ability to produce large quantities of potable water and cinder blocks, enable
Naanovo WTE plants to provide a more impactful and profitable output than the more
traditional WTE plants common in North America and Europe.
Naanovo is a Canadian Company with
technology in its DNA. Naanovo acquired its WTE
technology and “Know-How” from a 2002 merger
with a Swedish technology company. It also
acquired Heat Recovery Steam Generation
(HRSG) technology and “know-how” from another
Swedish company around the same time. The
idea then was to marry the two technologies
together to generate more power from the same
fuel source by effectively utilizing the heat left
over from the primary steam turbine. After years
of prototype testing involving its own Organic
Rankin Cycle based HRSG system, Naanovo
discovered that similar HRSG systems were
being manufactured and made available for sale
in the market. This allowed Naanovo to shift its
focus toward developing WTE projects, using this
enhanced design, instead of merely selling WTE
technology. What Naanovo has since discovered,
after years of working with various OEM systems,
designs and technologies, is a better way to
improve plant profitability by not only maximizing
power sales, but also maximizing revenues from
each plant’s byproducts (potable water and ash),
hence the name WTE/Maax . This knowledge
and “know-how” has become our advantage.
Municipal solid waste characteristics can be quite
different from one location to the next. Naanovo
therefore designs, engineers each WTE/Maax
plant to take full advantage of the caloric value
available in the waste to optimise the output of
saleable commodities (electricity, potable water
and cinder blocks). If necessary, Naanovo can
pre-sort the waste into organic and non-organic
waste streams to take advantage of optional
recycling systems and anaerobic digestion
technologies to treat municipal solid waste and
maximize saleable commodities of scrap metal,
plastics, fertilizers as well as energy. This also
means that Naanovo WTE projects can easily be
integrated into existing waste reduction programs.
Naanovo has been involved in designing solar power projects since 2006. Initially,
Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) projects were the main focus as CSP represented the
best value option for large-scale commercial solar power plants, because they could utilize
thermal storage to extend the operating hours of the plant after the sun went down thereby
improving the project economics. The economics of Photovoltaic (PV) solar technologies
have since improved to where PV has become a viable option. In 2009, Naanovo created
a wholly owned subsidiary, called Solar Maax Limited to develop and market its own
parabolic troughs for the CSP industry under the trade name SolarMaax .
Solar power projects under 10 MW are typically more suited to utilize PV technologies
because of the need for economies of scale with CSP. However, PV projects can achieve
the same scale as CSP where storage is not necessary. CSP, on the other hand, can
achieve up to 15 hours per day operating time with thermal storage and even achieve 24-
hour base-load operation when utilizing fossil fuel or biomass to augment steam
production within a hybrid-CSP configuration.
Today SolarMaax is the trade name for Naanovo’s wholly
owned subsidiary, Solar Maax Ltd., under which all solar
power equipment is procured for projects undertaken by
Naanovo and other outside customers. The Solar/Maax
logo appears on various solar power related products and
marketing materials supplied by Solar Maax Ltd.
Naanovo’s proprietary biomass gasification technologies involve both anaerobic digestion
and combustion depending on the type of biomass feedstock available. For instance,
biomass fractions found in municipal solid waste containing high moisture content is better
suited to anaerobic digestion, whereas biomass from forest residue, such as wood chips,
is better suited to combustion. In either case, maximizing overall plant efficiency in
converting the biomass feedstock into saleable energy is the prime objective of BioMaax .
BioMaax projects can range in size from 250 kW to 10 MW for anaerobic digestion and 5
MW to 50 MW for combustion plants, again depending on how much biomass feedstock is
available and the caloric value of the biomass. In some cases, different biomass fractions
can be mixed together, such as farm waste and food scraps, or yard waste and animal
manure. With a BioMaax gasifier, a form of methane or natural gas is produced which
can be used to fuel a combustion engine and generator to produce electricity. With a
BioMaax Combuster, steam is produced to drive a turbine and generator to produce
electricity. Each are effective and efficient at producing electricity.
BioMaax is the trade name used by Naanovo for all of its
biomass related technologies, including BioMaax
Biodigester, BioMaax Gasifier and BioMaax Combuster.
Each biomass project is designed according to the type of
biomass available and how much moisture content is
contained in the biomass.
Our Member Companies
Naanovo Energy, Inc.
396 Mockingbird Drive
Orleans, Ontario, Canada
Tel. (613) 824-0533
Fax. (214) 602-9580
Steven J.R. Brant
President & CEO
Naanovo Energy USA, Inc.
P.O. Box 266214
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 33326
Tel. (954) 530-1488
Fax. (954) 272-7727
Naanovo Energy UK Ltd.
50 Clivedale Road
Woodley, Reading, Berkshire
RG5 3RD UK
Tel. +44 333 240 0939
Fax. +44 124 337 8118
Mobile +44 779 260 4280
Tony Fiddy, President
PU OO FR
Naanovo Energy Gambia Ltd.
YUNDUM, Western Division
The Gambia, West Africa
P.O. Box 3260, Serekunda
Tel./Fax +220 4463448
Naanovo Energy Brazil S.A.
Rua Jose Getulio, 157
Sao Paulo, SP Brasil
Tel. +55 (11) 8236 8830
Fax. +55 (11) 3208 1882
Hamilton Heliotrope, President
Naanovo Energy Nigeria Limited
Suite 207, 2nd Floor, Garachi Plaza,
1965, Conakry Street, Wuse Zone 3,
Abuja F. C. T. Nigeria.
Tel. + 234 810 388 7250,
+234 809 376 9964
Ben Alabi, President
Naanovo Energy South Africa (Pty)
46 Ehmke Street
Tel: +27 13 753 2464
Mob: +27 84 815 7448
Madu Ramkolowan, President
Naanovo MENA Energy LLC
Wasfi Al-Tal St. Al Nouman Bulding,
P.O. Box 144025,
Amman 11814, Jordan
Tel: +962-79-737-8315 .
Eddie Odeh, President
Naanovo Energy St. Kitts Ltd.
P.O. Box 842, Victoria Road
Basseterre, St. Kitts
Tel. (869) 662-3035
Contact: Christine Walwyn or Tony Fiddy
Naanovo Energy Jamaica Ltd.
7 Lyncourt, Hibiscus Drv,
Barbican, Kgn 8
Tel. +876 396 9517
Mark Dennis, Managing Director
Solar Maax Limited
Hollybank House, Hollybank Lane
PO10 7UN, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0) 33 3240 0939
Fax. +44 (0) 12 4337 8118
Viv Williams, Managing Director
Energias Limpias de Guatemala S.A
2a, Avenida 5-37,
Zona 3 Guatemala City,
Tel. +50 2599 17185
Contact: Giovanni Andrion, President
Our Partners and Friends
To accomplish large-scale renewable energy projects, which can take several months or
years to develop, Naanovo relies heavily on maintaining strong relationships with world-
class, quality, reliable partners, suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, consultants and
Together with help from our partners and friends, Naanovo is able to design, finance,
construct, and operate each of its renewable energy projects with the confidence of
knowing that each plant will perform as planned and operate in full compliance with all
known environmental standards for the life of the project. Each WTE plant will comply with
the US- EPA's Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for reducing
emissions, along with similar emission standards established in other jurisdiction (EEA,
CONAMA and WHO) and meet ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18000 certification.
of the Environment
Protection Agency (EPA)
for Standardization (ISO)
and Saftey Advisory
Copyright 2015, Naanovo Energy Inc.C
Naanovo Energy Inc.
Steven J.R. Brant
President and CEO
396 Mockingbird Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1E 2V4
Tel. (613) 824-0533
Fax. (214) 602-9580
Saving the planet, one project at a time.