We have an expertise in nanosciences and technology, earned at NIST http://www.nist.gov, as charter members of the U.S. center for nanosciences theory and computation, as fellows of INEST the interdisciplinary network of emerging science and technology...we are also with Agathos Scientific have been granted user access ( http://www.aps.anl.gov/Users/User_Agreements/ ), to the enormous resources of Argonne National Laboratories' http://www.anl.gov CNM center for nanomaterials research, APS synchrotron accelerators, ALCF supercomputing facilities, equal to that enjoyed by multi-nationals... furthermore we have a user affiliation with nano3 nanofabrication UCSD university of California. We are able therefore to fully focus our research efforts on our mission, leveraging the incredible capabilities and expertise granted to us by our affiliations agreements.
What this means...
a) We are developing "Hydrogen on Demand" ...utilizing nanomatter and our patent filed "nanomatter assisted bond selective chemistry", we are developing the ability to effectively produce required amounts of hydrogen from any hydrogenic material, on-demand, delivered as needed to any process whether it be power station or UEV ultra efficient vehicle design...this eliminates the need for fill-ups , and eliminates the dangers associated with the storing of large amounts of the elemental substance. We recently filed patents, and have proposed to develop prototypes at Argonne National Laboratories.
b) We are developing synthetic chemistry from nanomaterials' active surface chemistry...with ability to precisely control characteristics and reactivity, this combination is design-catalyst driven, is field and current controlled and assisted....we are developing the synthetic approach to biofuels from waste biomaterials...avoiding the anticipated logistics problems of plant and cellulosic biomass (it takes several hectars and many water gallons to produce a gallon of biofuel from plant biomass and or 'waste', however waste byproducts are an input stream for producing biofuels in our 'renewable energy' or perhaps 'recycling for energy' model) , we are developing the ability to synthetically transform waste carbon source material to biofuels whether bio-gas fuel methane etc. or liquid alcohol fuel such as ethanol, methanol, isobutanol etc. We recently proposed to develop a prototype with Argonne National Laboratories, pending.
c) We are developing the synergy of the two approaches applying it towards the goal of zero emissions! Applied to existing designs at Coal fired power plants, as emissions controls on Carbon burning power plants, we can eliminate most emissions utilizing nanotechnology..our current research is at the patent filed stage, with recent grants applications Illinois Coal Institute for proof-of-concept.