Kurion Honored as IHS CERAWeek 2015 Energy Innovation Pioneer

Company also Named Finalist for BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards

Dr. Gaëtan Bonhomme, Chief Technology Officer, Kurion (Photo: Business Wire)

IRVINE, Calif.--()--Kurion, Inc., an innovator in nuclear and hazardous waste management, announced today it has been named an IHS CERAWeek 2015 Energy Innovation Pioneer. The company was also recognized as a finalist in the BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards.

“Kurion is honored to be recognized for our technology and track-record in global waste remediation,” said Kurion CEO Bill Gallo. “Innovation is central to our mission at Kurion: we push the limits of technology to solve the toughest challenges in nuclear and hazardous waste and to provide new, economical solutions to isolate waste from the environment.”

These honors come on the heels of Kurion’s rapid growth. The company is engaged in global remediation projects at Hanford near Richland, Washington, and Sellafield in the UK, both of which house Cold War-era waste. In 2011 Kurion was a first-responder at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant after a tsunami devastated the site; it remains a key player in the cleanup at Fukushima with three water treatment systems and two robotics projects. To support the company’s growth, Kurion recently appointed prominent nuclear industry executive Jacques Besnainou as president and opened new offices in the UK, Japan and U.S.

Kurion CTO Dr. Gaëtan Bonhomme to Speak at IHS CERAWeek on April 23

At its annual gathering of influential energy industry leaders, IHS CERAWeek will showcase Kurion as one of 17 companies that are transforming the future of energy with groundbreaking technology. IHS selects Energy Innovation Pioneers based on invention and creativity, feasibility and timeliness, scalability, and the quality of the management team.

Kurion’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Gaëtan Bonhomme, will present an overview of the company and its suite of access, separation and stabilization technologies at IHS CERAWeek in Houston, Texas:

  • Strategic Dialogue Breakfast: Thursday, April 23, at 7:30 am CDT
  • Innovation Pioneer Showcase: Thursday, April 23, at 2:30 pm CDT

In its 34th year, CERAWeek brings together more than 2,800 senior energy executives, government officials and thought leaders from over 50 countries. The event explores innovation and trends across the energy sector, including oil, natural gas, electric power, coal, nuclear and renewables.

Kurion Named Finalist in BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards

The BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Awards celebrate achievements in innovation among the UK-California business community. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) works with overseas companies to help them establish operations in the UK. Winners will be announced at a dinner and awards ceremony that will take place on April 23 in Los Angeles, California.

ABOUT KURION

Kurion creates technology solutions to access, separate and stabilize nuclear and hazardous waste to isolate it from the environment. Kurion’s suite of technologies and engineering capabilities offer a platform to address the most-challenging waste sites worldwide. Founded in 2008, Kurion is backed by leading energy investors Lux Capital, Firelake Capital Management and Acadia Woods Partners. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has facilities in Richland, Wash.; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Houston, Texas; Westminster, Colo.; Warrington, England; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit www.kurion.com.

Contacts

Kurion, Inc.
Katie Wood Znameroski
Phone: +1 (650) 801-7952
Fax: +1 (650) 508-8336
E-mail: Katie.Wood@Zenogroup.com

Release Summary

Kurion was selected by IHS as a CERAWeek Innovation Pioneer and was named a finalist by BritWeek and UKTI for its Business Innovation Awards.

Contacts

Kurion, Inc.
Katie Wood Znameroski
Phone: +1 (650) 801-7952
Fax: +1 (650) 508-8336
E-mail: Katie.Wood@Zenogroup.com