Company Overview

We are pioneering the market introduction of powerful, autonomous, safe and eco-friendly water and air treatment solutions, based on our technological breakthroughs in on-site generation of hydrogen peroxide. HPNow’s technology enables on-demand, highly-efficient production of hydrogen peroxide using only water, electricity and air.

With our compact and autonomous on-site HPGenTM hydrogen-peroxide generators, we are set to displace presently used and increasingly regulated chlorine and other toxic-chemical disinfectants across multiple water and air treatment sectors. In doing so we will provide our users with cost savings, reduced logistical burdens, and increased yields, while enhancing water, air and food safety and reducing the environmental impact of today’s toxic disinfectant agents.

Our Team

HPNow’s management team consists of a strong and balanced mix of technical and business expertise. A common thread is a high level of motivation for bringing the premise of the HPNow technology to the market.

Management

Ziv Gottesfeld

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer

Ziv is an accomplished clean-tech entrepreneur and CEO, highly experienced in taking disruptive technology-based enterprises from concept to market. His most recent start-up company was CellEra, a platinum-free fuel cell company which he co-founded in 2007, and which was sold to a multinational in 2014. Throughout his tenure at CellEra Ziv led business development and financing activities, as well as oversaw product marketing and development. Prior to CellEra Ziv founded and served as the CEO of Idioma, a developer of automated recognition and work-flow solutions for the global media information market. Ziv is a start-up CEO mentor under the EC’s H2020 SME program.  He holds a BSc. in Physics from Tel Aviv University (Magna Cum Laude), and a MSc from the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Arnau Verdaguer Casadevall

PhD, co-founder, Director of Products & Applications

Arnau obtained a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) with a research stay at Stanford University in 2015. His PhD work led to ground-breaking results within electrochemical hydrogen peroxide generation forming the basis for HPNow’s core technology. Upon finishing his PhD Arnau led the DTU Proof of Concept project resulting in HPNow’s inception.

Rasmus Frydendal

PhD, co-founder, CTO

Rasmus finished his PhD from the Technical University of Denmark, including a research stay at Stanford University, in 2015. The PhD was focused on catalysts for electrochemical processes. In 2012 Rasmus completed the Elite Master Program at DTU within Sustainable Energy while working at Amminex within Fuel Cell technology R&D. Rasmus is the project manager on HPNow’s InnoBooster project and the HPNow representative in Innovation Fund Denmark’s Grand Solutions project ProActive. Rasmus is leading HPNow’s core-tech and IP development.

Advisory board

Oz Desheh

Oz has a diverse and highly relevant including agriculture farming, agriculture R&D, VP and C-level positions in high-tech, and operations and finance. From 2008 and until May 2016 Oz was CFO and GM of the holding company (BV) of Jain Irrigation, a global irrigation OEM and a publicly traded corporation with over $1B in annual revenue. Prior to Jain Oz worked in various NASDAQ-traded high tech companies in operational and finance capacities. Between 1990 and 1998 Oz served as the GM of Arava regional development and agriculture R&D arm – a renowned agriculture R&D center. Before and in parallel to Arava, Oz owned and managed an agriculture farm growing high-value crop under arid conditions. Oz holds a B.S.c in Agriculture and a graduate of Business Management studies.

Prof. Ib Chorkendorff

Co-founder, Head of the Technical Advisory Board

Prof. Chorkendorff is a widely recognized figure in the catalysis community as a leader in the field, with 30+ scientific publications every year and over 15,000 citations. He is currently a professor at DTU and affiliated with Stanford University. Prof. Chorkendorff is regularly involved in technology reviews and provides hands-on guidance and expertise on core-technology matters.

Debasish Chakraborty

PhD, co-founder

Debasish is an innovative entrepreneur who combines a high level of technical insight with visionary business development experience. He was employee #3 at Amminex, where he led fuel cell activities and related business development.

Prof. Ifan Stephens

DTU, co-founder

Ifan Stephens is an associate professor at the Technical University of Denmark. He is the author of 39 publications, in journals including Science, Nature Materials and Nature Chemistry. He is the coinventor of five patent applications and one patent. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge. In 2015, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, awarded him the Peabody Visiting Associate Professorship, in recognition of his groundbreaking research in relation to the catalysis of electrochemical synthesis and energy conversion.

Prof. Jan Rossmeisl

Copenhagen University, co-founder

Prof. Rossmeisl is a leader in the field of computational electrochemistry. He has published numerous seminal works and is one of the most cited in the field.