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Safe & economic water treatment technology for unconventional oil & gas operators


CarboNet is bringing to market a safe and economic water treatment method to remove contaminants from produced and flowback water. We are for unconventional E&Ps looking to reduce treatment costs, increase recycling and minimize safety risks on site.

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What We Replace

Oxidization or hazardous chemicals
Flocculants or coagulants
Skilled labour


How CarboNet Works

CarboNet’s patent-pending chemical method is added to any water treatment system that utilizes air injection. The technology successfully targets and removes contaminants such as total iron, hydrocarbons, TSS, and total bacteria to produce a clean brine. All contaminants are precipitated out for removal. Our magic is in our ability to minimally treat the water, shaving costs at all steps in the water treatment process.


Use Cases 

Increase disposal capacity


About Carbonet


Carbonet’s novel technology was developed at the University of British Columbia. The patent pending chemical method is designed to efficiently and safely treat industrial wastewater. Based in Vancouver and Houston, the CarboNet team is composed of experienced entrepreneurs, oil field services operators and chemists that love what they do and are passionate about changing the perspective on how water can be treated. 


Barry Yates / CEO

Barry has served in executive management positions for leading technology firms for over 15 years, most recently as the Managing Director for Entrepreneurship at UBC. Prior to UBC, He was President & CEO of Monexa, a subscription billing Software Company, which was acquired by NetSuite in 2015. Following the acquisition, he served as the General Manager for the Software Vertical market at NetSuite. Before Monexa, Barry was the Chief Operating Officer at Blast Radius where he led the company’s expansion to become one of the top 10 global digital marketing agencies with offices in Canada, the US and Europe. Blast Radius was acquired by WPP, one the world’s largest marketing services networks. Prior to Blast Radius, Barry was the President & CEO of Antarctica Systems and the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing for Delano Technology Corporation, a Marketing Automation software company that went public on NASDAQ and was acquired by divine. Before his technology career, Barry spent several years as a Management Consultant, most recently with consultancy Bain & Company out of the Toronto office.


Amielle Lake / CCO

Amielle is an experienced entrepreneur, advisor and marketer. Most recently, Amielle was an Entrepreneur in Residence and Director of the Core Tech Stream for Entrepreneurship at UBC. Prior to UBC, Amielle founded Tagga Media Inc, a customer data platform designed to help large brands better understand their customers. In 2017, Campaign Monitor successfully acquired Tagga. During Amielle’s tenure at Tagga, she held roles across the executive bench including being the CEO○and○Founder, then Chief Revenue Officer, Investor and Board member. Prior to founding Tagga, Amielle was the VP of Marketing at Western Keltic Mines Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. Amielle holds an MBA and is a published author.


William Schonbrun / coo

Bill is a serial operator with over 25 years’ experience at top technology, professional service and management consulting organizations including BDO Seidman, WPP, NetSuite and Oracle. Most recently, in 2012, Bill joined Monexa Services, Inc. as the Chief Customer Officer. Monexa was the first SaaS, cloud-based provider of recurring billing software and was acquired by NetSuite in 2015. At NetSuite, Bill assumed the role of GM, Billing Products. NetSuite was acquired by Oracle in 2016 where Bill remained in a leadership capacity until early 2019 – leaving Oracle to co-found CarboNet. Prior to Oracle NetSuite (Monexa), Bill was the SVP of Operations and then EVP of Global Client Development with Blast Radius, a 400+ person strategic interactive agency with offices across North America and Europe acquired by WPP in the first year of his tenure (the world’s largest media and advertising company). Prior to WPP, his career includes senior leadership positions with BDO Seidman, LLP, Delano Technology Corporation and Antarctica Systems.

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Michael Carlson / cto

Michael Carlson invented the Nanonet™ technology and founded Carbonet during his PhD in biochemistry at the University of British Columbia. He has multiple academic publications and pending patent applications from before and after his PhD work. Since then, he has focused on CarboNet; transitioning the Nanonet™ technology from the lab into the field to provide operators with a safer, simple alternative to their complex water needs.


Macarena Catalado-Hernandez / Lead Engineer

Dr. Macarena A. Cataldo-Hernández has a BSc in chemical engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile and a Ph.D. in Electrochemical Water Treatment from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. With over 10 years of industry and academic experience, she is a world-renowned expert in the field of water treatment. Currently, as Lead Engineer for Carbonet, she is in charge of the development, optimization, and implementation of its ground-breaking water treatment technology.

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Jack Ledford / Director of Field Operations - Houston

Jack is a twenty year veteran in the Oil and Gas industry with a focus on Upstream markets.  He has served as the owner in roles of COO and CEO of several oil field service companies that built out pipelines, tank batteries, lease roads, well pads, compressor stations, gas processing plants, etc. and provided an array of services from water hauling, roustabout, pipeline repair, flowback hookups, rental, anchors, etc. for O&G infrastructure throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.  Prior to his experience in Upstream he served as a Controller and Project Manager for Kellogg Brown and Root and Halliburton.  He has an MBA from Rice University and served in the Unites States Marine Corps.  He is a graduate of TopGun (Navy Fighter Weapons School) and the Naval Post Graduate School in Aviation Safety.