CEO for Terax 2013 Ltd goes global

Brian Vass
Brian Vass, Terax CEO.

The new CEO of Terax 2013 Ltd, Brian Vass, has set his sights on taking TERAX® technology to the world. TERAX® is an organic waste conversion technology jointly developed by Scion and Rotorua Lakes Council that offers an alternative to landfill, as well as generating income by recovering valuable chemicals and energy.

Coming from a background in developing multi-national businesses in Europe, Asia and New Zealand, and with extensive business experience in the fields of energy and technology, Brian sees the opportunities that lie ahead for this unique technology.

“I believe TERAX® waste conversion technology will improve our environment. Water is the number one issue in the world. We take it for granted, but many other countries don’t have access to clean water.

“With the quality of the shareholders and the research behind it, TERAX® waste conversion technology can make a big difference to the world. The markets for it are huge especially in response to the Paris climate change agreement.”

Brian has already been checking out opportunities in China, India and Japan.

“In China alone, there are some 200 large cities all needing to manage municipal waste. The building of a commercial-scale plant in Rotorua will serve to demonstrate the technology to the rest of the world.”

Prior to joining Terax, Brian was Manager Subsidiaries at Meridian Energy and responsible for Meridian's portfolio of subsidiary companies worth over $300m. He established Energy For Industry, which offers Waste to Energy plants, including landfill gas and biosolids, through Design-Build-Own-Operate contracts.

Brian says his real reason for being at Scion is because he is “committed to making a difference in climate change to provide a better future for our children.” He believes TERAX® can make that difference.