The Team

Executive Team

Glenn Howard
President & CEO

Mr. Howard brings over 50 years’ experience to his position as President & CEO of Glenjohn Capital LLC. Operating in the challenging environment of late 1960s South Africa, Mr. Howard co-founded Glenjohn Chemical Holdings, along with John Bewsey, with a few thousand dollars. He acted as its Financial and Marketing Director and sold it 9 years later for over $15mm. He capitalized on his knowledge of the chemicals and founded an agency business specializing in food and industrial chemicals, which was then sold 6 years later, followed by the founding of a warehousing and distribution company which he then sold 3 years later.  Mr. Howard then took his skills to the consulting world where he quickly rose to the top of a 2,700 person firm, assisting companies to improve their business performance and place in the market.  Mr. Howard then once again founded his own firm to market and distribute innovative technologies including the Wonder Steamer and FizzMo.  Mr. Howard has now once again teamed up with John Bewsey to form Glenjohn Capital LLC to market and distribute a portfolio of innovative, disruptive technologies.

John Bewsey
Co-Founder, MAFES

Mr. Bewsey is a renowned chemical engineer, with over 25 chemical process and new technology patents to his name, who made a name for himself as a pioneer in the production of synthetic tartaric and malic acid while Director at GlenjohnChemical holdings.  Mr. Bewsey has since expanded to produce a wide range of chemicals including armaments, dry powders, inorganics, insecticides, and agricultural chemicals.  In addition, Mr. Bewsey has worked extensively in processing plant design, erection, start-up, management, and optimization.  Most recently, through his firm Trailblazer Technologies Pty. Ltd., Mr. Bewsey has focused his unique skill set to make processes be more ecologically acceptable, specifically as it relates to the effective treatment of brackish water and converting toxic waste slurry from mining and fracking facilities into valuable fertilizers and potable water. Mr. Bewsey has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, is a fellow of several professional institutions, and has served as an advisory committee member at both the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the South African Council of Professional Engineers.

Aubrey Howard
CEO Mining Fracking Eco Solutions

A veteran of the South African Border War, Mr. Howard capitalized on his defense force education, training, and experience to found Baywatch Armed Response, a South African security service with a 100% protection rate, which was later purchased by Texas-based ADT International.  His interests then took him into microbiology, where he founded several firms, including the largest muffin manufacturer in the Western Cape of South Africa, and worked with an internationally recognized scientist to develop and patent several products, most notably one to turn discarded grape seeds and husks into animal feed.  Mr. Howard has brought his expertise in successfully building companies across various industries to GlenjohnCapital, where his focus is the development of SprayMoTM Technologies.

Business Developement

Advisory Board

Hugh James
Technical Advisor

Leader establishing the vision, strategy, and tactics to optimize performance.  Extensive experience ranging from startup, small companies to large operations with more than US$3 billion of assets in pipelines, oil & gas, energy, power generation, mining, and infrastructure. Experience includes rapid turnarounds involving complex political, regulatory, and economic environments with track record on four continents.  Language capability in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Activities have included:

Ø  Structured all phases of upstream, midstream, and LNG processing in a Japanese, Korean, Canadian, US gas export project. 

Ø  Member Corporate Leadership Team restructuring Saudi family owned conglomerate business for growth to the next level prior to takeover by the founder’s son.

Ø  Reorganized and ran multibillion dollar largest foreign direct investment in Pakistan (gold and copper mine in tribal region).  Shareholders were a joint venture of Chilean and Canadian companies.

Ø  Resolved for multinational owned gas transmission company US$135 million in claims between Brazil and Bolivia; participated in restructuring the company’s gas transmission contracts.

Ø  Developed first commercial program in Australia to produce coal seam methane (“CSM”) and transmit it to a power plant to demonstrate CSM market viability.

Ø  Restructured investment for US$1 billion venture capital fund and managed merger of investment into other parts of the portfolio.

Ø  Founded fastest growing energy company in Australia growing company from start-up to US$3 billion in assets through internal growth and acquisitions.

Ø  Managed asset remonetisation of US overseas investment thereby freeing up US$120 million to permit owner to maintain credit rating.

Ø  Negotiated the largest domestic natural gas sales and purchase contracts in Eastern Australia history (US$2 billion).


Relevant Experience

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT & INTERIM EXECUTIVE                                 June 2011- Present

Consultant to Japanese group developing a new energy  business involving cross border pipelines and LNG export terminal and gas sales development.   Work involves coordination with stakeholders in Canada, United States, Korea, Japan, and Chile and managing other contractors and consultants.  Activities for other clients during period have included ongoing strategy work in Mideast including reorganizing Mideast power contracts and structuring North American solar power projects.

COO DAR AL RIYADH – Saudi Arabia                                           December 2009 – May 2011

Joined company during fast growth period to more than 10,000 employees at invitation of owner following strategy consulting work since company needs could not be met from a consulting position. As COO of all the company, managed strategy and tactics implementation as a key member of the Leadership Team.  Responsible for business unit activities in oil and gas, refining, chemicals, engineering and architectural services, and equipment trading.  Restructured company’s trading division thereby achieving first profit for division in two years; right structured the engineering division; negotiated two new joint venture agreements with foreign companies and managed obtaining of multi-year first projects for each joint venture.  Achieved record revenues and profits during 2010 positioning company for generational transfer and further entry into new areas.  Negotiated resolution of claims against the company further enhancing overall business performance. 


INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT                                                         August 2008 - December 2009

Strategic alliance agreement with a large international management consulting group.  Provided business and strategy expertise to company’s clients in Asia and Mideast including Dar Al Riyadh (see above). Also advised South American presidential candidate on national energy policy. Ceased consulting activities to take position in Saudi Arabia that could not be accomplished on a consulting basis.


CEO TETHYAN COPPER COMPANY - Pakistan                                                 2007- July 2008

CEO with full P&L responsibility managing development of world’s third largest copper and gold mine and establishment of all relationships needed for long-term success.  Position ended when shareholders changed their relationship and appointed management from within an owner company.


International Program Director Pakistan Gas Industry Privatization (2005–2007): Managed all aspects of the ADB funded program for PwC Consortium to restructure and privatize Pakistan’s gas transmission and distribution industry.  Work involved extended residence in Pakistan.

External Executive Gas TransBoliviano (2002-2005): Managed for Brazilian, European, American, and Bolivian joint venture company a program to improve operations and resolve US$135 million in customer claims.

Special Adviser Queensland Treasury (2001-2002): For Queensland Treasury led a team of government employees and investment bankers developing the state’s first coal seam methane program involving negotiation of A$520 million in engineering and construction contracts. 

President/COO Downstream Energy Inc. (2000-2001):Managed complex business shutdown with transfer of assets and staff to other organizations owned by the equity holders.

COO State West Power (Australia) (2000):Full P&L responsibility. Accomplishments included restructuring the company, acquisition of the company’s largest project and sale of non-performing assets. 

Vice President TENNECO ENERGY/EL PASO ENERGY- Houston, Texas and CEO EPIC ENERGY PTY. LTD. - Brisbane, Queensland                                                                        1993 - 1999                                                                                                                               

Created Tenneco Energy's Australian subsidiary at the end of 1993. Managed transition to El Paso Energy with remonetization of asset in 1996 with a gain to shareholders of US$120 million to create Epic Energy. By 1998, Epic Energy through a combination of acquisition and greenfield pipeline and power projects had an asset value of US$3 billion, 300 core staff. Left company when work visa expired

Vice President BROWN & ROOT P&C/BROWN & ROOT BRAUN - Houston, Texas   1988 - 1993                 

Served on three-member team responsible for globalization of Brown & Root's petroleum, and chemical business.  Participated in all phases of acquisition of C.F. Braun to create Brown & Root Braun, a $1.3 billion forerunner to Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”).  Managed an increase in international sales revenue from virtually zero to over $150 million and $25 million in margin by 1992.  

President PROGET S.A.- Houston, Texas                                                              1983 – 1988

Formed company with a group of European lawyers and industrialists. Corporate offices were located in Houston and Paris with affiliates in Tokyo and Seoul.  Participated in multinational development activities with financing and investors coming from Japan and Europe. Annual worldwide development activities exceeded US$200 million. Company purchased in 1988 by its European partners. 

Vice President THE PRITCHARD CORPORATION - Kansas City, Missouri;Senior Managing Director KEANG NAM ENTERPRISES- Seoul, Korea;President PRITCHARD SPECIAL PROJECTS GROUP – Kansas City, Missouri                                                                    1977 – 1983 

Held three roles in organization.  Directed activities in both the U.S. operation and the Korean parent.  Work involved extended assignments to Japan and Korea to manage LNG and other gas project activities executed by a Japanese/US/Korean joint venture company.  Directed the establishment of a special projects division that grew to 30% of total company revenues by 1983.  Managed the preparation of Korea’s strategic plan to create an LNG import industry and directed the first project’s scoping and feasibility study work. Left company to start own business.


Consulting Staff ARTHUR D. LITTLE- Cambridge, Massachusetts                           1971 - 1977

Consultant to management in the energy, chemical process and construction industries.  Managed project teams exceeding 100 people with annual sales of consulting services exceeding 500% of budget.  Worked advising numerous governments, major energy and construction companies on strategies, reorganization, mergers, and acquisitions. Left to join client.




Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Chemical Engineering Degree(Minor Business Management) (Doctoral level degree w/MBA equivalent)


Texas A&M University: BS & ME Chemical Engineering



American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Quimicos

American Chemical Society

Canadian Institute of Chemical Engineers

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Arizona Technology Council

Desert Angels

Angel Capital Association




Director – Next Alternative Inc., Phoenix, AZ  2014 – Current

Director – Southwest Water Technology Cluster, Tucson, AZ  2014 – Current

Director – Board of Advisers, Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University 2005 – 2013

Director – Chagai Mineral Company, Ltd., Baluchistan Pakistan 2007 – 2008

Director – Energy Equity Epic (Sengkang) Pty Ltd and PT Energy Sengkang, Sulawesi, Indonesia 1998 - 2000


Registered Professional Engineer (Texas)

Pei Xu
Technical Advisor

Pei Xu, PhD

Assistant Professor
New Mexico State University, Department of Civil Engineering, Las Cruces, NM 88003 Phone: 575-646-5870 E-mail:


Water and wastewater engineering; membrane processes; desalination; potable and non-potable water reuse; produced water treatment; advanced oxidation and disinfection; biological and bioelectrochemical processes; removal of emerging contaminants; membrane fouling; water resources management.


Ph.D., 2002, Hydrosciences, Ecole Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts (ENGREF), Paris, France. PhD Dissertation – “Technical-Economic Modeling of Water Resources Management Integrated With Water Reuse”.

M. Eng., 1991, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China. Master Thesis – “Study of Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor Treating High Organic Strength Industrial Wastewater”.

B. Eng., 1988, Environmental Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology, China


Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University. Research Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,

Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO.
Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Centre of Sciences and Research (CNRS), Montpellier, France.
Research Associate, Institute of Water Sciences, University of Montpellier II, France. Visiting Researcher, CIRSEE (International Research Centre on Water and Environment), Group of Lyonnaise des Eaux (Ondeo Services), Paris, France. Lecturer, Department of Environmental Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China.
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Engineering, Lanzhou Jiaotong University, China.


Project Advisory Committee:


  • WateReuse Foundation Tailored Collaboration Project 08-11 “Process Optimization, Monitoring and Control Strategies, and Carbon and Energy Footprint Evaluation in Water Reuse: Full-Scale Microfiltration, Reverse Osmosis, and UV/H2O2

Water Research Foundation Tailored Collaboration Project 09-05 “Lowering Chemical and Energy Usage for Inland Desalination Concentrate Volume Reduction”

Proposal Review Panelist:

  • National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR)

  • Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA)’s Unconventional Resources Program, U.S. Department of Energy

  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Science and Technology Program, U.S. Department of the Interior

  • Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), U.S. Department of State

  • Water Research Foundation (Formerly AwwaRF)

  • Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF)

  • Romania National Council

    Expert Group:

  • Industrial Technology Program (ITP), U.S. Department of Energy

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Study Technical Workshops, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Journal/Book Review:

  • Environmental Science & Technology

  • Water Research

  • Journal of Membrane Science

  • Desalination

  • Separation & Purification Technology

  • Water Science and Technology

  • Chemosphere

  • Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspect

  • AWWA Membrane Book

  • Science of the Total Environment

  • Journal of Hazardous Material

  • Process Biochemistry

  • International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Chemical Engineering and


  • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution

    Professional Society:

  • Sigma Xi

  • American Chemical Society

  • Northern American Membrane Society

  • International Water Association

Conference Organization:

  • Session Chair and Moderator of the 2010 International Petroleum Environmental Conference

  • Session Chair of the 2013 North American Membrane Society Conference


  • Principal Investigator: “Advancing a Web-based Tool for Unconventional Natural Gas Development with Focus on Flowback and Produced Water Characterization, Treatment and Beneficial Use”. $391,602 with $284,808 requested to U.S. DOE/RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America). 2013-2016. With Co-PI Dr. Mengistu Geza, Tzahi Cath, and Jörg Drewes (Colorado School of Mines).

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Novel Engineered Osmosis Technology: A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water and Drilling Wastewater”. $1,709,454 with $1,323,806 requested to U.S. DOE/RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America). 2012-2014. With PI Dr. Tzahi Cath (Colorado School of Mines); Co-PIs Dr. Edward Beaudry (Hydration Technology Innovations, LLC), and Dr. Nathan Hutchings (Bear Creek Services).

  • Project Lead: “Enhanced Water Recovery Using Cost-effective Electrodialysis Process for Water Reuse – Improve Energy Efficiency and Reduce Chemical Demand”. Funded by NSF/ERC. Continuous project starting 2011. With Project participants – Drs. Tzahi Cath (CSM), Jim Leckie (Stanford University), Martin Reinhard (Stanford University).

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “An Integrated Framework for Treatment and Management of Produced Water”. $3,890,000 with $1,560,393 requested to U.S. DOE/RPSEA (Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America). 2008-2011. With PI Dr. Jörg E. Drewes, and Co-PIs Dr. Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines; John Veil and Dr. Seth Snyder, Argonne National Laboratory; and Jim Graydon, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Guidelines for Implementation of Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination”. $908,051 with $500,000 requested to Water Research Foundation. 2008-2010. With PI Robert Raucher, Stratus Consulting; Co-PIs Jörg E. Drewes and Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines.

  • Principal Investigator: “Critical assessment of implementing desalination technology”. $268,325 with $200,000 requested to Water Research Foundation. 2006-2008. With Co-PIs Jörg E. Drewes and Tzahi Cath, Colorado School of Mines.

  • Principal Investigator: “Bench-scale ED testing of RO concentrate minimization”. $46,000 subcontract of Carollo Engineers, funded by SROG. 2010-2011.

  • Principal Investigator: “Assessment of capacitive deionization for metals recovery”. $23,842 funded by Water Company. 2007-2008. With Co-PI Jörg E. Drewes.

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Desalination product water recovery and concentrate volume minimization Phase II study”. $384,133 with $250,000 requested to Water Research Foundation. 2006-2008. With PI Sandeep Sethi, Carollo Engineers; Co-PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines.

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Multi-beneficial use of co-produced water through high-pressure membrane treatment and capacitive deionization technology”. $159,100 with $92,089 requested from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2004-2005. With PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines.

  • Key Researcher: “State-of-the-Science Review of Membrane Fouling: Organic, Inorganic, and Biological”. . $205,000 with $160,000 requested from the WateReuse Foundation. 2007-2009. Project #WRF-06-010A. With PI Tim Chinn and Co-PI Jonathan Brent, HDR.

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Multi-beneficial use of co-produced water through high-pressure membrane treatment and capacitive deionization technology”. $159,100 with $92,089 requested from U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. 2004-2005. With PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines. Advised Dean Heil, M.S.

  • Lead-researcher: “Desalination product water recovery and concentrate volume minimization Phase I study”. $160,000 with $150,000 through Awwa Research Foundation. 2005-2006. With PI Sandeep Sethi, Carollo Engineers; Co-PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines.

  • Key-researcher: “Comparison of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis in terms of water quality and operational performance of treating recycled water”. $336,000 with $100,000 through Awwa Research Foundation. 2004-2006. With PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines; Co-PI Gary Amy, University of Colorado-Boulder. Student involved: Chris Bellona, Ph.D.; Matt Oedekoven, M.S.

  • Lead-researcher: “Rejection of wastewater-derived micropollutants in high-pressure membrane applications leading to indirect potable reuse”. $215,000 with $170,051 requested from WateReuse Foundation. 2002-2004. With PI Jörg E. Drewes, Colorado School of Mines; Co-PI Gary Amy, University of Colorado-Boulder. Student involved: Chris Bellona, M.S.

  • Lead-researcher: “Enhancement of Integrated Water Resources Management Strategies with Water Reuse at Catchment Scale” funded by the European Commission through Program Environment and Climate (with PIs Valentina Lazarova, CIRSEE, Suez-environment; Francois Brissaud, University of Montpellier)

  • Lead-researcher: “Wastewater ozonation for water reuse”. 1998-1999. Ondeo Services, France.

  • Co-Principal Investigator: “Photocatalytic degradation of organic contaminated water with

    photocatalytic oxide semiconductor thin films”. 1997-1998. Gansu Provincial Natural Science Foundation.


    My research and scholarly activities can be demonstrated by the publications of 40 peer-reviewed journal papers, 4 peer-reviewed book chapters, 6 peer-reviewed research reports, 4 non-peer reviewed journal/magazine papers, and 66 conference papers and presentations. These include the publications in prestigious scientific journals (with 2010 Impact Factor) such as one paper in Energy & Environmental Science (9.48), three in Environmental Science and Technology (4.827), five in Water Research (4.546), three in Bioresource Technology (4.365), three in Journal of Membrane Science (3.673), one in Separation and Purification Technology (2.774), and two in Desalination (2.59). According to the Scopus, these papers have been cited by over 750 other publications with an H-index of 12.

  • Peer Reviewed Journals


Xu, P., Cath, T., Robertson, A.P., Reinhard, M., Leckie, J.O., Drewes, J.E. (2013). Critical review of desalination concentrate management, treatment and beneficial use. Environmental Engineering Science, in press.

Hancock, N., Xu, P., Perkins, M., Gomez, J., Cath, T. (2013). Towards Direct Potable Reuse with Forward Osmosis: Technical Assessment of Long-term Process Performance at the Pilot Scale. Journal of Membrane Science, in press

Coday B.D., Heil, D.M., Xu, P., Cath T.Y. (2013). Effects of Transmembrane Hydraulic Pressure on Performance of Forward Osmosis Membranes. Environmental Science and Technology, accepted.

Hickenbottom, K.L., Hancock, N. T., Hutchings, N.R., Appleton, E.W., Beaudry, E.G., Xu, P., and Cath, T.Y. (2013). Forward Osmosis Treatment of Drilling Mud and Fracturing Wastewater from Oil and Gas Operations. Desalination, 312, 60-66.

Forrestal, C., Xu, P., Jenkinsd, P.E., and Ren, Z. (2012). Microbial Desalination Cell with Capacitive Adsorption for Ion Migration Control. Bioresource Technology, 120, 332-336.

Luo, H., Xu, P., Ren, Z. (2012). Long-term performance and characterization of microbial desalination cells in treating domestic wastewater. Bioresource Technology, 120, 187-193.

Forrestal, C., Xu, P., and Ren, Z. (2012). Sustainable Water Desalination Using a Microbial Capacitive Desalination Cell. Energy & Environmental Science, 5, 7161-7167. DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21121A.

Luo, H., Xu, P., Ren, Z. (2012). Ionic Composition and Transport Mechanisms in Microbial Desalination Cells. Journal of Membrane Science. 409-410, 16-23.

Luo, H., Xu, P., Roanec, T.M., Jenkinsd, P.E., Ren, Z. (2012). Microbial Desalination Cells for Improved Performance in Wastewater Treatment, Electricity Production, and Desalination. Bioresource Technology, 105, 60-65.

Hancock, N.T., Xu, P., Heil, D.M., Bellona, C., Cath, T.Y. (2011). Comprehensive Bench- and Pilot-Scale Investigation of Trace Organic Compounds Rejection by Forward Osmosis. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (19), 8483–8490.

Dahm, K.G., Guerra, K.L., Xu, P., Drewes, J.E. (2011). Composite Geochemical Database for Coalbed Methane Produced Water Quality in the Rocky Mountain Region. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (18), 7655–7663.

12. Xu, P., Bellona, C. and Drewes, J.E. (2010). Fouling of Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Membranes in Municipal Wastewater Reclamation: Membrane Autopsy Results from Pilot-scale Investigations. Journal of Membrane Science, 353(1-2), 111-121.

13. Bellona, C., Wuertle, A., Xu, P. and Drewes, J.E. (2010). Evaluation of a bench-scale membrane fouling protocol to determine fouling propensities of membranes during full-scale water reuse application. Water Science and Technology, 62(5), 1198-204.

Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Heil, D. and Wang, W. (2008). Treatment of brackish produced water using carbon aerogel based capacitive deionization technology. Water Research, 42, 2605-2617.

Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., and Heil, D. (2008). Beneficial use of co-produced water through membrane treatment: technical-economic assessment. Desalination, 225(1-3), 139-155.

Xu, P. and Drewes, J.E. (2006). Viability of Nanofiltration and Ultra Low Pressure Reverse Osmosis Membranes for Multi-Beneficial Use of Methane Produced Water. Separation & Purification Technology, 52, 67-76.

Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Kim, T-U., Bellona, C. and Amy, G. (2006). Effect of Membrane Fouling on Transport of Emerging Organic Contaminants in NF/RO Membrane Applications. Journal of Membrane Science, 279(1-2): 165-175.

Kim, T.U., Bellona, C., Xu, P., Drewe, J., Amy, G. (2006). Rejection of organic micropollutants by high pressure membranes: Comparison of bench-scale versus single element tests. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 6 (4), 107-116.

Xu, P., Drewes, J. E., Bellona, C., Amy, G., Kim, T-U., Adam, M., and Heberer, T. (2005). Rejection of emerging organic micropollutants in nanofiltration/reverse osmosis membrane application. Water Environment Research. 17(1), 40-48.

He, Y., Xu, P., Li, C. and Zhang, B. (2005). High concentration food wastewater treatment by an anaerobic membrane bioreactor. Water Research. 39, 4110-4118.

Drewes, J.E., Bellona, C., Oedekoven, M., Xu, P., Kim, T-U., and Amy, G. (2005). Rejection of Wastewater-Derived Micropollutants in High-Pressure Membrane Applications leading to Indirect Potable Reuse. Environmental Progress, 24(4), 400-409.

Bellona, C., Drewes, J. E., Xu, P., and Amy, G. (2004). Factors affecting the rejection of organic solutes during NF/RO treatment – A Literature Review. Water Research. 38, 2795–2809

Xu, P., Brissaud, F. and Salgot, M. (2003). Facing water shortage in Mediterranean tourist area: seawater desalination or water reuse? Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 3(3), 63-70.

Brissaud, F., Xu, P. and Auset, M. (2003). Extensive reclamation technologies, assets for the development of water reuse in the Mediterranean. Water Science & Technology: Water Supply, 3(4), 209–216.

Xu, P., Brissaud, F. and Fazio, A. (2002). Non-steady state modelling of bacterial removal in deep tertiary lagoons. Water Research, 36(12), 3074-3082.

Xu, P., Janex, M.-L., Savoye, P., Cockx, A. and Lazarova, V. (2002). Wastewater disinfection by ozone: main parameters for process design. Water Research, 36(4), 1043-1055.

Xu, P., Brissaud, F., Mailhol, J-C., Valette, F. and Lazarova, V. (2002). Design of climatic-dependent wastewater reuse project. Water Science & Technology, 46(6-7), 289-296.

Wang, H-Y, Wang, T-M, Xu, P. (2002). The preparation and properties research on photocatalytic nanocrystalline / nanoporous WO3 thin films. Material & Design, 23, 33.

Xu, P., Valette, F., Brissaud, F., Fazio, A. and Lazarova, V. (2001). Technical–economic modelling of integrated water management: wastewater reuse in a French island. Water Science & Technology, 43(10), 67-74.

Wang, H-Y., Xu, P. and Wang, T-M. (2001). Doping of Nb2O5 in photocatalytic nanocrystalline/nanoporous WO3 films. Thin Solid Films, 338, 68.

Wang, H-Y., Xu, P. and Wang, T-M. (2001). A study on dark specific resistance of Au-TiO2 nano-granular films. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, 19, 645.

Wang, T-M., Wang, H-Y., Xu, P. (1998). The effect of properties of semiconductor oxide thin films on photocatalytic decomposition of dyeing waste water. Thin Solid Films, 334, 103.

Wang, H-Y., Wang, T-M. and Xu, P. (1998). Effects of substrate temperature on the microstructure and photocatalytic reactivity of TiO2 films. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in electronics, 9, 327.

Xu, P. (1996). Research on oily wastewater treatment of locomotive repairing factory. Gansu Environmental Research and Monitoring, 9(1). In Chinese.

He, Y-L., and Xu, P. (1996). Reverse osmosis system plant design with hollow fiber B-9 permeators for desalting underground water. Membrane Science and Technology, 16(2). In Chinese.

He, Y-L, Li, D-S. and Xu, P. (1996). The deoxidization technology by alkali negative resin deoxidization equipment. Journal of Lanzhou Railway Institute, 15(1). In Chinese.

Xu, P., Ouyang, M. (1993). Research on treating alcoholic distilleries wastewater in anaerobic fluidized bed reactor. China Biogas, 11(2). In Chinese.

Ouyang, M. and Xu, P. (1993). Study on hydraulic mixing behavior of biological fluidized bed reactor. Environmental Science, 14(3). In Chinese.

Ouyang, M. and Xu, P. (1992). Study on expansion and mixing behaviour of bioparticles in anaerobic fluidized bed reactor. China Biogas, 10(3). In Chinese.

Xu, P. and Ouyang, M. (1992). Steady state process kinetics study on anaerobic fluidized bed reactor. Journal of Lanzhou Railway Institute, 11(4). In Chinese.

Ouyang, M. and Xu, P. (1991). Anaerobic fluidized bed reactor start-up investigation. Journal of Lanzhou Railway Institute, 10(4). In Chinese.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

1. Xu, P., Elson, P., Drewes, J.E. (2013). Electrosorption of Heavy Metals with Capacitive Deionization: Water Reuse, Desalination and Resources Recovery. Book Chapter submitted for publication in Desalination: Water from Water. Editor: Jane Kucera. Scrivener Publishing LLC.


Xu, P., Cath, T., Wang, G., Drewes, J.E. and Ruetten, J. (2010). Consider the Pros and Cons of Desalination. In Sustainability of Water Resources and Supplies. Editor Frederick Bloetscher. Publisher American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Gabelich, C.J., P. Xu and Y. Cohen. (2009). Chapter 10 Concentrate Treatment for Inland Desalting. In Sustainability Science and Engineering. Edited by Isabel, C. Escobar and Andrea, I. Schäfer. Publisher Elsevier.

Xu, P., Drewes, J.E., Oedekoven, M., Bellona, C. and Amy, G. (2007). Rejection of Non-ionic Organic Micropollutants by Nanofiltration Membranes: Effect of Membrane Fouling. In Membrane Treatment for Drinking Water & Reuse Applications: A Compendium of Peer Reviewed Papers. Edited by Kerry J. Howe. Publisher American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Peer Reviewed Technical Reports

  1. Robert Raucher, Xu, P., Janet Clement. (2010). Guidelines for Implementation of Seawater and Brackish Water Desalination. Published by Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO

  2. Xu, P., Cath, T, Wang, G., Drewes, J.E. and Dolnicar, S. (2009). Critical assessment of implementing desalination technology. Published by Water Research Foundation, Denver, CO.

  3. Sethi, S., Xu, P. and Drewes, J.E. (2009). Desalination product water recovery and concentrate volume minimization. Published by American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Denver, CO.

  4. Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Heil, D. and Wang, G. (2008). Multi-beneficial use of co-produced water through high-pressure membrane treatment and capacitive deionization technology. Published by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO.

  5. Drewes, J.E., Bellona, C., Xu, P., Amy, G., Filteau, G. and Oelker. G. (2007). Comparison of nanofiltration and reverse osmosis in terms of water quality and operational performance for treating recycled water. Published by American Water Works Association Research Foundation, Denver, CO.

  6. Drewes, J.E., Xu, P., Bellona, C., Oedekoven, M., Macalady, D., Amy, G. and Kim, T-U. (2006). Rejection of wastewater-derived micropollutants in high-pressure membrane applications leading to indirect potable reuse: effects of membrane and micropollutants properties. Published by WateReuse Foundation, Alexandria, VA.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journals and Magazines

  1. Xu, P., Cath, T., Wang, G., Drewes, J.E. and Ruetten, J. (2009). Consider the Pros and Cons of Desalination. Opflow, March 2009:10-13.

  2. Drewes, J.E., Hancock, N., Benko, K., Dahm, K.,

Hamish Fordwood
Financial & Business Advisor

Entrepreneur with experience in starting and growing small private entities. Knowledgeable in many aspects of the oil/energy world from Seismic, through Royalties, E&P, SWD Wells, Refining and Retail. Also with business experience in Asia, including India, Hong Kong, the Philippines and China.



Relevant Experience


CFO of PRIMA MARKETING LLC – Denver, CO                                                                                                    1997 – Current


Grew the Company up to owning and operating around 90  7-Eleven Convenience Stores, all selling fuel, with 800 employees in 5 states, and with Daily Cash Inflow/Outflow of US$1m each. Assets sold 2012/14.


CFO of AVANTI PETROLEUM INC – Denver, CO                                                                                                      1994 – 1996


Operating 40 Convenience Stores with fuel.


President of BALMARCARA PRODUCTION INC – San Francisco, CA and Denver, CO               1988 – Current


Managing and advising small entities, including U.S. Energy.


President of JARDINE ENERGY INC – San Francisco, CA                                                                                   1982 – 1987


Formed in the U.S. by Jardine Matheson, a Hong Kong Conglomerate Company, as a subsidiary to hold and operate Jardines’ nascent U.S. Oil and Gas Interests.


JARDINE MATHESON (“JARDINES”) – Hong Kong                                                                               1972 – 1982


Worked in various Finance Oriented Positions in a number of different Jardine subsidiaries based in London, Hong Kong and the Philippines, including setting up one of the first 3 “Joint Ventures” in China. Also including a year in Hong Kong as the Executive Assistant to the Jardines Managing Director who had overall responsibility for all Jardines’ Hong Kong operations.





1966-1969           Cambridge University, England:  B.A. Degree with Honors in Engineering


1969-1972           Qualified in Scotland as a Chartered Accountant




Director:               Guinness Atkinson Funds  –  Los Angeles and London:    1994 to Current

                                    (8 U.S. mutual funds with specialty in Energy, Innovation and Asia)


Director:                J.L. Energy Inc.  –  Colorado:    1985 to Current

(Private Holding Company with interests in Energy, Real Estate and Farming Alfalfa for export to China/Asia and the Middle East)


Director:               Thistle, Inc.  –  Colorado:    1985 to Current

                                    (U.S. Seismic Data Library and Broker)


Director:               Balmacara Production Inc.  –  Colorado:    1988 to Current

                                    (100% Personal – Management Company)


Director:                IDEA2  –  Colorado:    2009 to Current

                                    (Private Startup Software Company)


Director:               Intoil Inc.  –  Colorado:    2000 to 2004

(Private E&P Company operating in the U.S. but owned by Bahrain investors. Assets sold to a larger Denver-based E&P Company.)


Director/               The Denver Club  –  Colorado:    2010-2013

Treasurer:            (Formed in 1880 and still going strong!)

Peter Fisher
Financial & Business Advisor

Peter Fisher is co-founder and CEO of LightSource Renewables, LLC, a utility scale solar developer. LightSource Renewables has developed, together with Tenaska Energy, two solar generation facilities (130 MWs and 150 MWs) in the Imperial Valley, CA. Energy has been sold to SDG&E under long term contract. In addition, Peter is the controlling partner of LightSource Wind, the founder and original venture capital investor in Infinity Wind Power, a utility scale wind developer with a nationwide portfolio of wind projects. Projects developed by Infinity Wind Power range in size from 75 MWs in Nebraska to 300 MWs in New Mexico.

Peter Fisher has broad experience in private equity and venture capital. Prior to founding LightSource Renewables, Peter co-founded Shepherd Ventures. Shepherd Ventures invests in emerging growth businesses in the Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors. Peter continues to be an active investor in energy, water, internet and social media start-ups.

In San Diego, Peter is active in a number of community and business development organizations, including being a Board member of CleanTech San Diego. Peter holds a degree in Finance and Economics from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and is qualified as a Chartered Accountant in both South Africa and Canada.

Bradford N. Dewan
Legal Advisor

Mr. Dewan is a tax, corporate and estate planning attorney, licensed in the states of California, Hawaii and Wisconsin. During his thirty years of practice, Mr. Dewan has gained experience as a corporate, business and tax attorney for start-up companies, mid-size companies, and closely-held family owned businesses. His areas of expertise include corporate and business tax law; federal and state securities law for private placements and offerings to accredited investors; corporate mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance matters. Mr. Dewan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Economics from Harvard University, a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a member of the Tax and Estate Planning Sections of the California Bar Association and he is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Joseph D. Carroll
Business managment

Joseph D. Carroll is an experienced senior technical manager with extensive experience in Program Management and Business Development, including 16 years in private industry and 24 years with the US Government. Mr. Carroll’s has a broad range of experience managing major research and development programs for the US Navy, US Army and US Air Force.  His areas of specialty include IT, Software design, development, and roll out, creation of Knowledge Management systems, all aspects of Federal Procurement to include Contract Acquisition, Contract Administration, Logistics, Quality Assurance, and Configuration Management. Mr. Carroll worked in as a project manager in private industry for Major Engineering Services Companies to include Science Applications International (SAIC), Computer Science Corporation (CSC), and DynCorp International. He has also deployed major systems in Oracle, Microsoft Share Point, and Remedy. He has a Masters Degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Science from the US Naval Academy.