Scott Risser


Flagstaff, Arizona, US

Co Founder, CTO at Ambire Energy
Scott's Skills
Business Development

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group


About Scott

My wife and I have had several start ups. Now my son has joined in on this round of green tech start ups. Both come from entrepreneurial families. Have worked in technology to retail to personnel training. Current start up is a green tech power generation system that has amazing performance parameters and a market shift in the power and wastewater industry that is environmental nervana as a technical consultant in the industry described it. I have 20 years in power industry and 30 years in water/wastewater treatment. I am an invenor a heart. I have 1 patent issued, 1 pending and 1 concept in negotiations for license. My pride and joy is Ambire Energy. Ambire is a new power generation method that I has taken me 25 years to find the right pieces for the concept. It solves the water/energy nexus. It solves the problems of solar and wind for destabilizing the grid. It will generate clean, reliable, dispatchable power and produce millions of gallons of clean water. It will make sewage valuable and therefore, make dumping it in rivers and oceans unthinkable. Where people are, all the ingredients for adequate 1st world power will exist. The worlds paradigm for power generation and sewage treatment will shift dramatically as a result.


I never saw a box - me

Work Experience

Co Founder, CTO

Ambire Energy

August 2015 - December 2016

Co Founder, CTO

Paradigm Innovations

May 2014 - December 2016

Founder, engineer of record for water/wastewater consulting firm and general contractor.

Engineer iV to Manager

Tucson Electric Power

May 2004 - May 2014

Project engineer/mansger for water projects. Engineer for water treatment operations and system. Chemical and water systems manager over 6 chemical technicians. Taught operator training classes on water systems from primary treatment to boiler chemistry. Projects totally over $80M with a well field upgrade project of nearly $40M that I conceived, budgeted, designed, installed and supervised operation of 13 water wells and distribution system modifications and upgrades.


University of Arizona

BS Chem Eng

1983 - 1987


Registered engineer in Arizona, California, Texas and Ohio

States of Arizona, California, Texas and Ohio.


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