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Our Mission

To provide cost-effective, timely and innovative environmental solutions to meet or exceed national and international customer needs.

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles

  • Commitment to our Clients
    To meet or exceed the expectations of our customers by providing quality services in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Commitment to our Employees
    To provide a safe work environment with professional development opportunities fostering innovation, technical expertise, and exceptional level of service.
  • Commitment to our Community
    We endeavor to support and improve the community in which we live and work and those from the developing countries through our professional activities and applied research.

President - Rio Claro Environmental

The company was named after Rio Claro (Clear River) located in the 6th Region of Chile near Rengo, town of birth of the Company's founder, Luciano Gonzalez.

Luciano Gonzalez, Ph. D., P.Eng.
  • The principal engineer of this company, a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.
  • International Expert in PCB destruction, Prepares Post National Implementation Plans (NIP) project proposals for Global Environmental Facilities under contract with United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Provides risk analysis and environmental assessment of industrial installations and operations.
  • Developed new national and international market opportunities for the company’s services and technologies.  Successfully completed the transfer of proprietary technologies to national and international partners.
  • Carried out research project to establish “Best Practices” for the prevention and control of oil spills in electrical utilities. 

  • 2006 AEA Technologies Commercialization Award
  • 2003 AEA Technologies Special Merit Award
  • 2001 Kinectrics Business Excellence Award
  • 1998 Ontario Power Technologies, Business Excellence Award
  • 1995 Ontario Hydro, New Technology Award
  • 1976 Universidad Tecnica Del Estado, Chemical Engineering Best Student Award

  • "Destruction of Polychlorinated Biphenyls". Canadian Patent 2,062,054. European Patent EP 0 503 831 B1, USA Patent 6,380,454 B1.
  • "Removal of Toxic Contaminants from Porous Material". US Patent 6,423,151 B1, Canada and Japan “Pending”.
  • "Dehalogenation of Polyhalogenated Aromatics". Patent Application filed in Canada, USA and Japan.
  • "Method for the Decontamination of Low Level Polyhalogenated Aromatic Contaminated Fluid and Simultaneous Destruction of High Level Polyhalogenated Aromatic". US Patent 6,414,212 B1, Canada and Japan "Pending".
  • "Process for Decontamination of Ballast Pitch Material". US Patent 6,555,728 B2, Canada and Japan "pending".
  • "Method and Apparatus for Oil Spill Containment". Patent "pending"

Where We Are
Our Head Office is at 20 Bridgeport Crescent Ancaster. Rio Claro Environmental’s Plant facility is located on 1418 Osprey Drive, Ancaster Business Park, Ancaster, Ontario.

Rio Claro Environmental holds a Certificate of Authorization from Professional Engineers Ontario.
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