MESA, CA, U.S.A. -April 26, 2005- QuantumSphere,
Inc., the leading manufacturer of metallic nanopowders,
working toward catalyzing the future for fuel cells,
batteries, and hydrogen generation, is moving forward
with the collaboration of Robert Dopp, of Doppstein
Enterprises, Inc. (DSE).
Together they are testing QuantumSphere’s new
line of nano-catalysts in functioning air electrodes
to better identify significant parameters in the development
cycle. Mr. Dopp has developed a cathode manufacturing
process expressly designed to manufacture small “coupons” of
highly uniform, very active and reproducible gas diffusion
electrodes. These are typically used in metal air batteries,
alkaline fuel cells, other air breathing systems as
well as hydrogen generation cells. By producing the
finished product from the new generation of catalyst,
QuantumSphere can engineer their particle size distribution,
composition and distribution to optimum performance.
This is something that quantitative and physical measurements
cannot achieve; the collaborative efforts of QuantumSphere
and DSE can.
“We are extremely pleased to work with Robert
Dopp who is an industry veteran in the fuel cell,
battery and related industries,” said Kevin
Maloney, CEO, QuantumSphere, Inc. “During his
three decades of battery R&D, resulting in 36
related patents bearing his name, he has designed
several production air cathode machines, making the
highest rate air cathode in the world. He has helped
to develop a consumer battery with over four times
the energy density of Alkaline cylindrical cells,
and many tens of times higher energy than many rechargeable
batteries,” Maloney added.
The efficient generation of hydrogen from a source
other than petroleum (i.e. Hydrolysis cells) and
the efficient conversion of hydrogen into energy
(i.e. Fuel cells) are two of the most pressing needs
of the century.
Platinum is currently the only known catalyst to
satisfy this development need and there is not enough
platinum available in the world. Through this twofold
effort between QSI and DSE, we hope to electrochemically
demonstrate that nano-materials are an excellent
replacement for platinum.
“QuantumSphere is one of the leaders in the
race to develop catalysts that do not contain platinum.
To achieve this goal, they have developed a line
of pure nickel, copper, silver and other metallic
nanoparticles” said Robert Dopp. “Their
unique process also allows for the production of
nano-sized catalysts utilizing the active cobalt
nickel oxides and chelated cobalt cyclic-porphyrins.
This development is not only exciting- but what they
are doing is vital,” Dopp added.
produces the highest quality and quantity of nanonickel
in the world. Nanonickel has the potential to replace
platinum as the main catalytic material in a variety
of hydrogen fuel cells. A shift from platinum to
QSI-nanoTM nickel would result in a reduction in
the cost of fuel cell and electrode catalysts by
over 75%, based on current prices. The news follows
QuantumSphere’s announcement earlier in the
year that it completed the buildout of a large-scale
reactor for the production of nanonickel (n-Ni) that
will be used to produce a renewable source of power
to supply the world’s energy needs.
About QuantumSphere, Inc.
QuantumSphere is the leading manufacturer of metallic
nanopowders for applications in the aerospace,
defense, energy, biomedical and other markets demanding
advanced material applications. QuantumSphere’s
exclusive manufacturing process provides: consistent,
narrow particle size distribution; low level of
agglomeration and impurities; custom-tailored oxide
shell thickness; and the highest purity metallic
nanopowders on the market that are easier to transport
and handle. The company manufactures the highest
quality of metallic nanopowder in the industry
without compromising its commitment to the environment.
No other company offers these performance advantages.
is the only supplier of the world’s
highest quality nanonickel (n-Ni). This will replace
platinum as the main catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells
and various electrode assemblies and provide a renewable
source of power to supply the world’s energy
needs. The company is leveraging its leading market
position in nanonickel (n-Ni) to manufacture and
ship product for applications in fuel cells, magnetic
medical products (e.g., contrast agent that is orders-of-magnitude
more sensitive than existing materials for MRI detection
of disease and organ function), bio sensors, filtration
devices and other applications including additives
for plastics and electromagnetic frequency shielding.
For more information, visit www.qsinano.com or contact
Joe Romano, Partner, HighGround, Inc. at 781-279-1320
x 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org