Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinderling and his wife Christine Ledergerber founded NOVATON in 2010 to commercialize the Solar Islands concept he had invented and offer consulting services in the area of renewable energy systems. When Dr. Thomas Hinderling passed away in 2011, Christine continued the NOVATON journey.
As of 2016, the commercial operations started under the leadership of a new CEO, Issam Kabbani. Today, NOVATON focuses on providing complete sustainable systems and solutions for the aquaculture industry.
NOVATON assembled a Scientific Board composed of world-renowned scientists and contracted exclusive strategic partnerships with advanced research and development (R&D) institutions as well as component and solution providers in all relevant fields.
Successful pilot of an integrated cleantech closed NOVASPHERE farm in the desert of Saudi Arabia producing seawater shrimp
Additional unique cleantech aquaculture IP's
Shrimp cultivated in Indonesia in hybrid system demonstrated superior nutritional value
First unique cleantech aquaculture IP
First large scale NOVATON solar island prototype (86m diameter) built in the UAE
Co-Founder and Group Co-Chairwoman
Co-Founder, Group CEO and Co-Chairman
NOVATON has several game changing solutions to produce at industrial scale clean seafood, free of chemicals, high in protein and omegas, using clean tech and clean energy. It saves water, saves energy, saves land and doesn’t pollute land or marine environments.
Whenever it is applicable in its policies, business operations and products, NOVATON abides by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals to transform our world.
NOVATON is engaged in the sustainable food industry on a global scale. The founders recognize the implied social responsibility and the importance of business ethics in this context. Therefore, they have imbedded a very strict Ethical Chart in the company’s DNA, uncompromisingly committed to ethical business, sustainability and fair trade. The NOVATON management, employees and consultants are all contractually required to abide by the company’s Ethical Chart.