FL-CAN Exhibitor Descriptions
Advanced Technologies & Testing Laboratories Inc
ATTL Inc has developed an innovative product line, TransformairTM that safely and effectively disinfects and destroys contaminants in indoor air. TransformairTM uses Photoelectronix, a patented photo-electrochemical technology that completely destroys bacteria, viruses, mold, bioaerosols and volatile organic pollutants in the air. These pollutants create or contribute to several diseases and allergies, drive up costs associated with these health issues and can be deadly in the case of bio-terrorism. TransformairTM products have a truly innovative technology that will effectively solve the indoor air quality problems in buildings, transportation and health care facilities. It especially provides effective defense against bio-terrorism.
Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and green chemicals. Our patented DIRECT TO ETHANOL® technology enables the production of ethanol for less than $1.00 per gallon using sunlight, carbon dioxide and saltwater and targets commercial production of 6,000 gallons of ethanol per acre per year. The low production costs and high yields are achievable because DIRECT TO ETHANOL® does not involve killing or harvesting algae, and relies on our patented photobioreactors and proprietary downstream techniques for the low-cost recovery and purification of ethanol. These novel, low-cost techniques have the added benefits of consuming carbon dioxide from industrial sources, not using farmland or food crops and being able to provide freshwater.
Bing Energy International (BEI) has licensed, from Florida State University, and developed the technology that is required for the mass commercialization of Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells. By utilizing a revolutionary carbon nanotube based solution, BEI has developed a product and process that maximizes the effectiveness of the platinum catalyst required for PEM fuel cells. PEM fuel cells are relatively low temperature devices that can be used in a wide variety of applications ranging from backup power, to automotive power, to stationary power generation. The result is equal or better electrical output, from only 30% of the platinum and with increased durability. This technology has been independently verified to meet nearly all of the Department of Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell goals for the year of 2015.
Created in 2008, BioTork LLC is a biotechnology company developing microbial strains to be used for the industrial production of biofuels and bio-renewable chemicals. The mission of BioTork is to achieve complete replacement of crude petroleum oil with biomass derived equivalents. BioTork is based in Gainesville, FL. Further information on BioTork is available on the internet at www.biotork.com.
BlueChip Energy, LLC (BCE) is a fully-integrated solar PV power generator, occupying all segments of the solar power value chain, from manufacturing of solar panels and balance of systems components, to the sale of turnkey solar power plants – and electricity – to utility, commercial and residential customers. BCE develops finances, constructs, operates, and monitors solar plants for companies and individuals, as well as for its own portfolio.
Cella Energy is an 'Advanced Materials and Technologies' sector company with first-mover advantage in safe, low-cost hydrogen storage technology. Cella's goal is to produce a new source of transport fuel that is commercial, competitive, available at scale – and does not require a whole new infrastructure. Near term Cella is producing military power solutions for unmanned systems with 3x the duration of lithium-ion batteries, and radiation shielding materials for space satellites. Cella is also working to develop longer lasting power solutions for portable electronics products such as laptop computers.
DAIS Analytic Corporation
Founded in 1993, Dais provides disruptive applications addressing worldwide market needs for energy efficiency, energy storage, and clean water using its proven nanotechnology platform materials. These materials are flexible in configuration to yield many applications.
Eclipse Energy Systems
Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc., is a world leader in thin films processing for nano-based optical materials and nanotechnology systems. Eclipse has built off this expertise and capability to design, fabricate, and assemble working novel systems which incorporate metamaterials phenomenon, one of which is currently flying in space.
Energy Innovation Portal
The Energy Innovation Portal, which was launched in June 2010, showcases more than 700 cleantech focused technology marketing summaries and maintains a searchable database of more than 16,000 US patents and US patent applications created using DOE funding. While the marketing summaries are focused on the clean energy space, the patents cover the entire swath of DOE funding from fossil energy to nuclear energy to health sciences to environment remediation. The Portal even provides an advanced visual search application that allows users to dive into the patent data without a keyword search. The Portal provides a single point from which businesses, entrepreneurs and investors can search for, identify and select (by contacting the technology transfer professional responsible for moving each technology to market) DOE-funded technologies that can help them grow their businesses, creating jobs and enhancing America’s competitiveness along the way.
FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMRC)
The U.S. Department of Energy-designated Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center (SNMREC) at Florida Atlantic University seeks to help enable the commercialization of marine and hydrokinetic power generation through research, outreach, regulatory assistance, and technology testing. By working among academic, government, and industry partners, the Center aims to address the inter-dependent social, economic, technological, environmental, and educational needs of the growing offshore renewables industry. Initial efforts are focused specifically on ocean current and ocean thermal energy conversion, especially with respect to offshore resource characterization and prototype small-scale energy converter testing and validation. For more information, please visit http://snmrec.fau.edu.
Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels
The Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels (FCRC) acts as a hub for multi-disciplinary education and research in producing chemicals and fuels from biomass. FCRC SOLVES new technological challenges in renewable energy production; CONNECTS faculty and students in productive communication; ASSISTS faculty in the development of competitive grants; and MAKES VISIBLE and VIABLE the possibilities in renewable chemicals and energy sources at the state and national levels. FCRC seeks to expand and enhance the efficiency and sustainability of biofuels production through the creation of biorefineries that use biomass and and energy crops to replace petroleumbased fuel and chemical products.
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
FSEC is the largest and most active state-supported renewable energy and energy efficiency research organization in the United States. A research institute of the University of Central Florida, FSEC’s research activities include Advanced Energy Research: alternative transportation systems, hydrogen fuel and fuel cells; Buildings Research: energy-efficient buildings; and Solar Energy: solar water and pool heating and solar electric and distributed generation systems; Education: continuing education courses and K-12 activities. FSEC maintains extensive laboratory facilities for research in all of its program areas. For more information about the center, visit http://www.floridaenergycenter.org or call the FSEC Public Affairs Office at 321-638-1015.
Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC)
The Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) was created in 2008 by Florida statute to promote collaboration among the energy experts at Florida’s 11 public universities for the purposes of sharing energy-related expertise and assisting in the development and implementation of a comprehensive energy strategic plan for the state. The Consortium was charged with performing research and development on innovative energy systems that lead to alternative energy strategies, improved energy efficiencies, and expanded economic development for the state. To kick off this program, the legislature provided approximately $40M for energy research, education, outreach, and technology commercialization at five of the Florida universities. Please visit www.floridaenergy.ufl.edu to learn more about FESC.
FSU's Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS)
The Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS) at Florida State University is a multidisciplinary research center organized to perform basic and applied research to advance the field of power systems technology. CAPS emphasis is on application to electric utility, defense, and transportation, as well as, developing an education program to train the next generation of power systems engineers. The research focuses on electric power systems modeling and simulation, power electronics and machines, control systems, thermal management, high temperature superconductor characterization and electrical insulation research.
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Logicor USA is a Florida based company launching the “Logicor Green Adaptor™” as the first of its patented energy saving devices. “The Logicor Green Adaptor™” is a mechanical timer that turns off appliances automatically without drawing electricity. The user sets the turnoff time to be from 5 minutes up to 24 hours to suit the appliance before it turns off. Saving the energy drain from appliances plugged in, but not in use, will save homeowners up to 41% on their electric bills. Generating revenue, creating jobs, conserving energy, and saving money for homeowners are the primary motivators for the company. They are manufacturing in St. Cloud, Florida with the initial distribution in Central Florida. LogicorUSA owns the worldwide manufacturing and distribution rights to the product.
Mud Power, Inc.
Dead batteries are always frustrating. For marine-based military and science applications, loss of power is far more than an irritation; it can be disastrous. Imagine a deployment costing millions of dollars wasted due to power failure. Mud Power, Inc draws upon experienced researchers to develop creative modular power solutions for persistent power generation in aquatic environments. Winners of the megawatt ventures competition in 2011 and nominees for the ACC Clean Energy Challenge, Mud Power is founded by student entrepreneurs and advised by top-notch industry and academic leaders.
Nanogen Power systems, LLC
Nanogen Power Systems, LLC., (NANOGEN), is a Wyoming Company with offices in Cocoa, Florida. NANOGEN is a Solar Electric Generation Systems (SEGS) company which offers 250kW to 10MW solar power plants using proprietary Concentrated Solar Power collector technology. The company’s concentrated solar power systems included optional thermal storage capability that allow hours of operation to extend significantly beyond hours of sunlight.
NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s premier launch complex with a 50-year history serving as our nation’s gateway to exploring the universe. Center Planning and Development serves as KSC’s “front door” to developing partnerships with industry, government, and academia utilizing our facilities, technical capabilities, labs, and expert talent to maximize your mission success.
Nextwind is an engineering consulting company focused on utility scale wind turbine design. Nextwind has been active for 10 years as a technology consultant, and since 2007 has helped bring 5 new wind turbine designs to market in the US, Germany and China. We support wind turbine manufacturers to make their products safer, more productive, more reliable, and cheaper to produce and maintain. In 2010 we expanded our services and over the last two years we have developed a range of high-productivity and high-reliability wind turbines which can be directly licensed by wind turbine manufacturers globally.
Solar Fuel Corporation
Solar Fuel, a spin-out from the University of Florida, is a high growth, solar, biofuels (non-biomass) company that uses a proprietary low pressure/high temperature thermochemical process and proprietary reactor to convert solar energy, water and CO2 into fuel (hydrogen OR syngas). Solar Fuel: 1) has a flexible, mobile footprint accommodating varying locations, 2) zero carbon footprint and 3) produces cost competitive, (non-subsidized) fuel. Solar Fuel has raised (late 2011) $3MM from the DOE, $35K from the University of Florida and completed a bench prototype. Solar Fuel is currently scaling the product and is in discussions with potential strategic partners including oil and gas, defense, utility, states and neighboring nations.
SunnyLand Solar, LLC
SunnyLand Solar is developing a new solar technology licensed from Florida State University called the “Solar Sausage”. This technology has the potential of dramatically reducing the cost of concentrated-solar applications. Material cost, ease of manufacturability, optical quality, and speed of deployment are just some of its benefits. It is an inflatable made of durable Mylar and has been shown to tolerate UV radiation and routine high winds. SunnyLand, as sole licensee, has already deployed over 2,300 these units in North Florida and with determination continues to work on improvements to this burgeoning technology.
Space Coast Energy Consortium (SCEC)
The Space Coast Energy Consortium is a group of businesses and community leaders who are dedicated to driving energy-related economic development in the Space Coast and Central Florida. The Consortium brings together leaders from throughout our community and the state of Florida to identify and realize opportunities to diversify our economic base and promote new and sustainable pathways for economic development in our region and across the state.
ThornProducts is developing, under an EPA SBIR Phase 1 Grant, an innovative patent-pending electricity monitoring and reporting technology. Called Pinch-A-Watt™, this ultra simple, low cost, highly reliable technology can be embedded directly into standard receptacles, switches (and other devices) during the manufacturing process enabling economical monitoring of electricity consumption - “for the masses” - of every connected point within a home or business, enabling users to save hundreds of dollars off their electric bills! The technology also enables a new methodology for Sub-Metering, called Flex Tenant Metering, where costly rewiring of facilities is eliminated. Building owners and EMS/BMS managers can create “Virtual Circuits” enabling billing of each tenant for actual electricity usage. Our plan is to grow to over $100 million in annual revenue within 7 years.
UCF's Office of Technology Transfer
University of Central Florida’s Office of Technology Transfer UCF researchers make exciting new discoveries every day in both physical and life sciences and our professional team of law, business, and science experts has a finger on the pulse of these latest discoveries. We work diligently with UCF inventors and industry partners to protect intellectual property and to share the benefits of UCF discoveries with the real-world through commercialization. Contact our office to learn how to protect discoveries made at UCF, start a company, or license UCF technology today.
UF's College of Engineering Research Service Centers (RSC)
The College of Engineering's Research Service Centers (RSC) support and enhance the research, education, and public service missions of the University of Florida by providing access to characterization and process instrumentation. Expert staff provides the assistance and guidance necessary so that students, faculty, and industry get the most effective and appropriate use of the center's facilities. The center's facilities include the Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC), the Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC), and the Nanoscale Research Facility (NRF) service center.
UF’s Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology
The mission of NIMET is to focus and coordinate research and educational activities at the University of Florida in the fields of nanoscale science and nanotechnology (NS&T). Research in nanoscience and related fields at UF has developed in several colleges and now involves the research of over eighty faculty and staff in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, and materials science.