Montreal – Martin Bureau, Vice-President of Innovation and Head of the PFAS Centre for Excellence at ALTRA | SANEXEN, has won the 2024 Clean50 Award, in the Clean Technology category. The prestigious Clean50 award recognizes leaders from across Canada who have done the most to advance climate action and develop smart climate solutions.
“We at ALTRA | SANEXEN are immensely honored by this recognition,” said Martin Bureau, Vice-President of Innovation and Head of the PFAS Centre for Excellence. “Our entire team has worked tirelessly in the last few years to develop new technologies that can change the world for the better. We will continue to tackle the broad environmental challenges our planet is facing, and in turn, contribute to our communities’ resiliency.”
During their time at ALTRA | SANEXEN, Martin and his colleagues have pioneered the water main renewal technology that has been installed over 2,400 km in over 350 North American cities – which saved 21.2 billion litres of drinking water. And just in the last two years, the Innovation team led the development of an extremely powerful PFAS removal and concentration technology designed for water, industrial effluent and leachate applications, now adopted in solid waste landfills and soon by publicly-owned wastewater treatment plants.
ALTRA | SANEXEN was recently awarded a 10-year contract to provide the first-of-its-kind continuous full-scale PFAS treatment solution to the solid and industrial waste management industry. Martin, supported by his team, was instrumental in the development of this new technology, which led to establishing the company’s “Clean Water-as-a-Service” business model.
“We are extremely proud of this award. Leveraging our top-ranked position in this market, we are poised, under our technological and commercial leadership, to continue attracting the industry’s best experts to join our team at ALTRA | SANEXEN and create tremendous long-term growth opportunities,” added Jean-François Bolduc, President of ALTRA | SANEXEN. ”
The award was presented at the Clean50 Summit, which took place on September 28 in Toronto. These awards have been recognizing people, projects and technologies that have made significant contributions to Canada’s water industry for now 13 years.
Featured image: Martin Bureau, Vice-President of Innovation and Head of the PFAS Centre for Excellence at ALTRA | SANEXEN (CNW Group/Altra-Sanexen)