Captivated by a vision

Environmental technology that makes economic sense

At ABR, we believe the leading businesses of tomorrow will be those who can integrate environmental and economic outcomes. That is, by working to protect and improve the natural environment, businesses will reap economic rewards – whether by increased market share, commercialisation of waste, or capitalisation of opportunities to innovate for a brighter tomorrow. 

We’re leading by example, and taking others with us on the journey.

 

Our company

ABR Global is a world-leading Australian environmental technology company, at the forefront or carbon capture and utilisation. We are focused on developing and commercialising technologies to decarbonise industry, specifically by turning waste streams into innovative materials. Our Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio includes carbon capture and utilisation (CCU), waste recycling, and material innovation. Our current flagship products are our CO2 to graphene (C2G®) technology, and the resulting Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM®) designed to enhance the mechanical properties of cement and concrete.

 

ABR Leadership

ABR Global consists of senior leaders with deep domain expertise, working alongside academic partners and support staff. At our heart, we are innovators – people with a vision for a better world, committed to dreaming of what is possible and taking action towards making it reality. We bring together those who research, those who build, those who dream, and those who execute. 

John
Pigitsaki

Founder
& CEO

John is a cement industry veteran, materials innovator, and serial entrepreneur. Over the last two decades, he has worked alongside Australian research teams to develop various specialist cementitious products, and commercialised these for supply to trade, government, and retail buyers. John is passionate about utilising new technology to decarbonise the cement industry, creating an Australian blueprint for global replication.

Brian
Landy

COO

Brian is an experienced senior manager with deep operations management, logistics management, and distribution operations expertise. He has worked across various sectors including construction and food services, now focusing on the commercialisation of ABR technologies and managing day-to-day operations. Brian is passionate about seeing Australian businesses lead the way in addressing global challenges.

David
Ngo

CTO

Qualified mechanical, electrical, and software Engineer with 24 years’ experience focused on the design and development of projects in the manufacturing industry. Skilled in R&D, patent development, robotics and systems integration, and factory automation. Experienced in leading technical teams in designing, fabricating, and programming for a range of manufacturing sectors.

Gary
Nugent

CFO

Accountant with 40 years of public practice experience, Managing Partner of DFK Nugents, a tax and business advisory firm in Southbank, Director of DFK ANZ, an association of 14 firms across Australia and New Zealand, and Deputy Chair of Fight MND, a charity focused on finding a cure for MND.

RMIT Research Partnership

The core of ABR Global is our unique intellectual property. This has been developed through deep collaboration with, and support for, leading researchers at Melbourne’s RMIT. 

Australian innovation at its finest

We are proud to be working with RMIT, a world-leading research institution and the globally third ranked university for environmental, social, and economic impact.

Dr Torben
Daeneke

Inventor

Dr. Torben Daeneke brings his extensive experience in inorganic chemistry, materials for energy applications, and liquid metal chemistry to this project. Daeneke currently leads a group of ten researchers who investigate various aspects of liquid metal chemistry. Daeneke has established an
international network of collaborators that span across universities, national laboratories, and industry partners in Australia, Germany, France, USA, and Japan. He is currently also co-supervising PhD students based in France at EC Lyon.

Dr Ken
Chiang

Inventor

Dr. Ken Chiang is a Research Theme Leader in the Innovative Resources and Waste Technologies at
RMIT University. He has extensive experience working with national and multinational energy companies and will bring his 20+ years of experience in gas processing technologies and catalysis to this project. During his employment as a Research Team Leader at CSIRO (2007-2016), he managed a team of seven research scientists and led multinational industry-funded projects. Chiang has been successful in building international collaborations with researchers in Korea, Japan, China, India, Singapore, Thailand, Norway, Sweden, France, the UK, and the USA.

Dr Karma
Zuraiqi

Inventor

TBC

Extended
Researchers

In addition, the ABR-RMIT partnership benefits from 6 extended researchers working on developing and harnessing new technologies under the guidance of Drs Daeneke and Chiang.

External Consultants

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Investors

We are pleased to have the support of several strategic investors who share our long term vision. However we always welcome conversations with interested parties via investors@abr.global.

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