Author Archives: John Bierschenk

About John Bierschenk

John Bierschenk, is TerraTherm's Co-Founder and President. Mr. Bierschenk has overall responsibility for strategic and general management of the company. He has authored papers and several patents related to in-situ thermal remediation. Mr. Bierschenk also serves as Principal-In-Charge on projects. Experience includes 30 years of technical, strategic and business management experience in the environmental; including 10 years as an environmental consultant with ENSR Consulting and Engineering; and the general manager of ORS Environmental Equipment (a division of GTI). Holds a BS in Geology and an MBA; formerly a Professional Geologist in Pennsylvania (USA), and an LSP in Massachusetts. He serves as a Senior VP and officer of Cascade Environmental, in that role he is focused on providing clients with value-added thermal remediation solutions integrating the full service capabilities of Cascade.

2016 In Review

I’m pleased to provide a brief review of TerraTherm’s progress toward our mission to be the worldwide leader in the development and implementation of thermal remediation of organic contaminant source zones. I am thankful to those customers we had the honor of serving this past year.  Team TerraTherm is  dedicated to earning and keeping our customers’ trust and goodwill, by always endeavoring to fully comprehend and meet their remediation and related business objectives. TerraTherm started the year by adding another international partner, Beijing Enviro-Chem Environmental Technology CO., Ltd (Beijing Enviro-Chem). Beijing Enviro-Chem and TerraTherm are pleased to join forces in … Continue reading

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2015 In Review

2015 was once again a year of continued growth and success for TerraTherm. Over these past twelve months we have experienced a fair share of achievements, milestones and positive changes. To start the year off, TerraTherm was awarded with Environmental Business Journal’s (EBJ) 2014 Gold Medal for Business Achievement in the Mid-size Firm category as well as a Project Merit Award for Remediation. TerraTherm received EBJ’s Gold Medal for increasing revenue nearly threefold from 2011 to 2014.  TerraTherm was one of 50 companies honored by EBJ for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology applications, new practice areas, social contributions … Continue reading

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TerraTherm’s Continued Growth in 2014: A Year in Review

The application of In Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) for treatment of subsurface contaminants continued to grow in 2014. With the emergence of ISTR as a proven source area remediation tool and with the number of projects increasing rapidly worldwide, comes the rumbling of a paradigm shift in the remediation industry. Only 20 years ago, it would have seemed impossible to remediate the types of sites that are currently being treated with ISTR to the same degree that we are now consistently doing. Throughout our nearly 15 years of operation, TerraTherm has been a solution for clients who wish to quickly, … Continue reading

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5 Compelling Reasons Why Thermal Remediation’s Global Footprint is Rapidly Expanding

After attending the AquaConSoil conference in Barcelona, Spain last week, I’m struck by the impact that thermal remediation is having around the globe.  Until a few decades ago, In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) was only confined to R&D projects by a few major oil companies, notably Shell.  Today, ISTR has become mainstream remediation technology in the USA and is routinely considered for grossly contaminated properties. Global awareness and implementation are also accelerating, with applications documented on four continents. At AquaConSoil, an entire session was dedicated to thermal remediation.  TerraTherm also participated in two thermal remediation workshops organized by Krüger and TAUW, … Continue reading

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