Rebuilding the semiconductor and solar industries in America with Nanocarbon.
This company is the world’s leader in Nanocarbon, an advanced material replacing silicon materials in groundbreaking new products in renewable energy, displays, and semiconductor "chip" manufacturing. The most exciting example of the vast potential for Nanocarbon to benefit humanity is a revolutionary new class of solar cells that can be applied in thin films and coatings to virtually any surface, including to windows, walls and rooftops of homes, office buildings, and commercial vehicles. Nanocarbon will lay the foundation for a future where solar energy is available everywhere, to everyone. Nanocarbon is also being applied to solar panels to increase the power output of these panels by up to 50%.
Rebuilding the textile industry in America through rejuvenation of clothing waste.
This company is led by a woman who has developed and built with her team a production line of proprietary manufacturing equipment and process recipes that can "rejuvenate" post-industrial and post-consumer clothing waste, including natural, synthetic, and technical fabrics and fabric blends, back into original quality fibers. Rejuvenated fibers are made with up to 95% lower carbon emissions, low energy, and negligible water consumption, and provide retailers and textile manufacturers with the flexibility to replace original fibers up to 100% in making their clothing products. Rejuvenated fibers come with traceability so that they can be tracked for customers from their origin as waste on factory floors or in retailer take back programs back into end product use. Rejuvenated fibers are transitioning the textile industry to sustainable and circular manufacturing in response to great pressure from governments and the public for change.
Transforming how we manufacture homes in America to solve the housing crisis.
This company has developed the world's first mobile factory for manufacturing modular homes and buildings "on site" that can cut the cost and time of traditional building construction in half and play an important role in solving the world's housing crisis. The company's modular factory uses proprietary equipment and assembly line processes that build standardized building block assemblies that can be assembled in modern architectural designs to match the design aesthetics of buyers. Each LEGO-like building block is integrated with the necessary plumbing, electrical, and HVAC components for ease in assembling the blocks and a smart living system for sustainable energy use.
Changing the way we produce gasoline in America – literally by cleaning the air.
This company has developed proprietary equipment and process recipes for the direct air capture of CO2 from the atmosphere. This equipment is comprised of panels of highly porous cubes that are chemically coated with trade secret amines that bind to the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere as the air is directed through the cubes using an air handling system. Low-cost, low-temperature steam widely available is used to separate out the CO2 for commercial use at a lower cost than traditional production, including use in making carbonated beverages and synthetic gasoline to replace petroleum.
Replacing toxic chemicals in agriculture and consumer products in America – going green.
This company has developed a proprietary fermentation system that produces natural, microbial-based probiotics that replace chemical fertilizers and deliver over a 40% increase in yields in over two dozen row crops, fruits, and vegetables. The probiotics improve soil health and increase the mass of a plant’s root system to deliver the yield improvements, increase CO2 capture and sequestration, and reduce nitrous oxide emissions from the soil, which are 300 times more impactful to the environment than CO2. The fermentation system has also been used to develop biosurfactants to replace chemical surfactants in a wide range of consumer products, including paints and cleaners that are much more effective than their toxic chemical counterparts.