About Us

Ionada develops, manufactures, and markets exhaust gas cleaning systems that reduce emissions from the marine and power generation industries.  Our sustainable solutions keep our air and waters clean for future generations.   Ionada’s team includes international scientists, engineers and technicians that have developed breakthroughs in technologies to reduce emissions.   Ionada services the global market with operations in Germany, The Netherlands,  United Kingdom and the Americas.

Our vision is to be the technology leader in delivering innovative  sustainable solutions to reduce emissions from the marine and power generation industries.

Ionada’s mission is disruptive sustainability – providing emission abatement technologies that not only keeps our air and waters clean, but also provides a financial benefit to our clients.  

A commitment to sustainability, integrity, ethics, safety, and positive change.

Our Story

In 2010, with the support of the National Research Council Canada-Transport Canada, University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, research began into a zero discharge exhaust gas scrubbing technology. In 2013 the research team produced the first functioning membrane scrubber. Research led to patented breakthroughs in DeSOx, DeNOx, Particulate Matter and Carbon Capture.

Ionada emerged as a finalist in the 2018 PortXL program – a maritime  accelerator bringing start-ups, scale-ups, and corporate partners together to deliver disruptive innovations to the marine industry.  The PortXL program helped Ionada secure it’s first dry desulfurization pilot project with Van Oord, a global marine innovation company headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

The success of the pilot projects led to our first commercial orders for a Multipurpose Container Vessels, Self Discharging Bulk Carrier, and Ro-Ro Passenger Ships.   Ionada’s rapid growth continued with expanding operations into Germany, and the United Kingdom in 2019.     

Ionada is a lean start-up leveraging the latest in digital technology to rapidly scale our business.  We are not a traditional brick and mortar company like our competitors burdened with legacy business models.   As a digital company, Ionada is free to innovate at a much faster rate than any of our competitors. 

Ionada maintains the highest standards in the traditional values of integrity and commitment to engineering excellence to serve our clients. 

Our Team

Edoardo Panziera

Managing Director

Russell Maduro

Chief Technology Officer

Thomas Gehring

Engineering Manager

Violy Salas BW

Violy Salas

Finance Director

Jeff Qian BW

Jeff Qian


Compton Britton BW

Compton Britton


Anthony Garces BW

Anthony Garces


Christal Cabizares BW

Christal Cabizares


Hong Qirong BW

Hong Qirong


Antonio Pilepic


Carl Sullivan

Naval Architect

Bruno Maruzzo

Stakeholder & Adviser

Frank Duffy

Stakeholder & Adviser

Sheldon Leith

Stakeholder & Adviser

John Leavitt

Stakeholder & Adviser

Job Voormolen


Anna Nijdam


Gerry Carter

Stakeholder & Adviser

Jack Wu

Stakeholder & Adviser

Ulrich Malchow

Stakeholder & Representative

George Yan

Business Development Manager