Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Joins Board of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.
VANCOUVER, BC – 25 February 2009 – Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., developer and marketer of proprietary technologies that recover polluting nutrients from wastewater and recycle them into environmentally-friendly high-value fertilizer, today announced that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has been elected to the Company’s board of directors.
Kennedy is a prominent environmental advocate and a Venture Partner at VantagePoint Ventures Partners, a leading investor in 21st century technologies based in Silicon Valley, California. VantagePoint has been a significant Ostara shareholder since 2008.
Phillip Abrary, President and CEO (2005-2017) of Ostara, said the Company will benefit from Kennedy’s insights and experiences as an expert in balancing protection of the environment with sustainable recreation and development.
“Bobby is a recognized expert on water management and an active environmentalist. He is passionate about sustainability and keeping waterways clean for future generations – and we believe he will bring a unique and valuable perspective to our Board,” said Abrary.
Kennedy said he has been impressed with Ostara’s technology and its potential to help municipal wastewater systems increase the efficiency of their operations while reducing their environmental impact on waterways and the water table.
“I remain deeply concerned about the resource challenges we will face in our futures, and believe that by serving on Ostara’s board I will gain an opportunity to both advocate for environmental stewardship and help Ostara with its water treatment and resource recovery solutions,” said Kennedy.
About Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Kennedy is a Clinical Professor and Supervising Attorney at Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. Kennedy also serves as President of Waterkeeper Alliance, Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper, and Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defence Council. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet.” He is a graduate of Harvard University, University of Virginia Law School, as well as Pace University School of Law, where he received a Masters Degree in Environmental Law. (www.robertfkennedyjr.com)
About VantagePoint Venture Partners
VantagePoint Venture Partners is a leader in investing in 21st Century technologies and partners with entrepreneurs in the CleanTech, Healthcare and Information Technology sectors. With a large investment team of experts, a broad network of strategic partners and advisors, and more than $4.5 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the depth of resources to help build transformative companies that are clear leaders in their categories. The Silicon Valley firm has investments in more than 70 companies. For more information visit www.vpvp.com.
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc., founded in 2005, is a Vancouver-based company commercializing proprietary technologies that recover resources from wastewater and recycle them into valuable products. Ostara’s struvite recovery process, developed at the University of British Columbia, recovers pollutants that would otherwise be released into the environment, helps wastewater treatment plants reduce operating costs and meet environmental regulations, and provides municipalities and utilities with revenue from the sale of the recovered pollutants that are recycled into environmentally safe slow-release fertilizer, Crystal Green®. For more information: visit www.ostara.com and www.crystalgreen.com.
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