Month: June 2008

Skyonic Corporation

Skyonic Corporation

Mark Clayton
Vice President, Corporate Relations
Tel: (512) 436-9276
Fax: (512) 436-9779
mark@skyonic.com

About
Skyonic is a for-profit Intellectual Property corporation dedicated to the proliferation of the internationally patented SkyMine™ process. SkyMine™ was developed with the intent to reduce global CO2 emissions and halt the advancement of global climate change without impacting development. Skyonic is based in Austin, Texas, with laboratory and field operations throughout the state.

THE HISTORY OF SKYONIC:
Like many great ideas, SkyMine™ began as an idea scribbled on a cocktail napkin and experiments conducted in the garage. The inventor of the SkyMine™ process, Joe Jones, founded Skyonic in 2005, incorporating it on January 7 of that year, in order to gain the funding and resources required to refine and proliferate this technology. Skyonic also filed a technology-defining method patent on the SkyMine™ process in 2005 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Skyonic performed research and laboratory-scale testing on the process at Southwest Research Institute in 2005 and 2006, and began field testing the process at a coal-burning power plant in Texas later that year. Currently, Skyonic is performing pilot-scale demonstration plant work at Luminant’s Big Brown Steam Electric Station in Fairfield, Texas, in real-world conditions.

Technology

The Skyonic SkyMine™ process addresses the significant issue of climate change through the mineralization of CO2 as carbonate compounds. SkyMine™ is a post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration technology that works with any large-scale stationary CO2 emitter (e.g.- coal, natural gas or oil fired power plant). The process is effective, ecologically and thermodynamically sound, and can be done profitably. Since the technology can be retrofitted to existing facilities or designed into new ones, it addresses both the current problem of climate change, and the future demand for cleaner energy to support development.

The SkyMine™ process removes heavy metals, acid gasses, and carbon dioxide from conditioned at-temperature flue gas. SkyMine™ stores the carbon emissions as stable sodium bicarbonate (better-than-food-grade baking soda) for long-term storage as land or mine fill and returns the flue gas to the plants stack for release. This means that the SkyMine™ process is a non-emitter.

The feed chemical for the reaction to remove the carbon is sodium hydroxide, which is produced on site as a part of the SkyMine™ process. This reaction to produce sodium hydroxide also produces hydrogen and chlorine as byproducts. These can be sold to market at a profit, not only defraying the cost of CO2 removal, but even generating a profit for the SkyMine™ operators. These chemicals are also “green”; they are produced at low energy and without emitting CO2 (since the heat to drive the process is captured from the heat in the flue gas.

THE BENEFITS OF SKYMINE™:

  • The SkyMine™ process turns gaseous CO2 emissions into solid, stable carbonates (primarily sodium bicarbonate).
  • The SkyMine™ technology does this with a competitively low energy penalty.
  • The SkyMine™ process also removes mercury and heavy metals, as well as acid-rain gasses from the flue stream.
  • The SkyMine™ technology produces clean (non-methane-based) hydrogen and low-energy chlorine.

A SkyMine™ plant can be operated at a profit, because the hydrogen produced (as well as the chlorine and bicarbonates) have commercial value.

Carbon Sciences, Inc.

Carbon Sciences, Inc.

50 Castilian Drive, Suite C
Carbon Sciences, Inc.
Santa Barbara CA 93117, USA

tel: (805) 690-9090
fax: (805) 879-9892

About

Carbon Sciences, Inc. is developing a breakthrough technology to transform harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from human created sources, such as power plants and industrial factories, into high value, earth-friendly products.
The initial application of their patent-pending technology is targeted at a multi-billion dollar market. They are developing a proprietary process to transform CO2 emissions into a high value chemical compound (PCC), currently used in the manufacture of paper, pharmaceuticals and plastics. Unlike existing methods of production, their process will be carbon neutral, use less energy and result in a lower cost product.

Carbon Sciences’, business strategy is to transform CO2 emissions into various high value products for existing markets. This strategy allows them to achieve business success without waiting for effective governmental legislation limiting CO2 emissions. As CO2 emissions become more heavily regulated in the future, they will be well-positioned to capitalize on other business opportunities in the massive global CO2 mitigation market.

Technology

The Need for a Breakthrough Technology

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. In 2005 there were 25 billion metric tons of CO2 released into the atmosphere.

Existing strategies to deal with CO2 emissions include capturing the CO2 and storing them in underground geological formations and the ocean floor. Carbon Sciences believes that these are potentially dangerous solutions. Instead, a simple and safe solution must be applied at the source to transform the carbon dioxide into useful products.  They believe that their patent-pending GreenCarbon Technology can be the solution.

   

GreenCarbon Advantages

  • Stability over the long term – The production of mineral carbonates insures a permanent fix rather than tempo­rary storage of the CO2, thereby ensuring no legacy issues for future generations;
  • Immense Capacity – Raw materials for binding CO2 exist in vast quantities across the globe in amounts that far exceed even the most optimistic estimates of coal reserves (~10,000 × 10 9 tons); (1)
  • Economic Viability – The sale of value-added products created during the carbonation process has the potential to offset carbon sequestration costs.
 

GreenCarbon™ Technology

Using their patent-pending technology, mineral feedstocks are transformed into a highly stable and useful mineral carbonate product for use industrial products such as building materials, paper, plastics and fertilizers.

Xunlight Corporation

Xunlight Corporation

3145 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
t: 419-469-8600
f: 419-469-8601

About

Xunlight Corporation, a technology spin-off from the University of Toledo, engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic modules that convert sunlight into electricity. The company develops thin-film silicon based photovoltaic products and manufacturing equipment for high-throughput production of flexible and lightweight photovoltaic modules at low cost.

Xunlight Corporation is headquartered at 3145 Nebraska Avenue in Toledo, Ohio, and works closely with the Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaic Laboratory at the University of Toledo.

Product

Xunlight Corporation products are thin-film silicon based solar cells and PV modules. These products utilize various thin film Si based alloys, including amorphous silicon (a-Si), amorphous silicon germanium (a-SiGe), and nanocrystalline silicon (nc-Si). Products with two different device structures are produced. These include:

  • a-SiGe based single-junction (SJ) solar cells
  • a-Si/a-SiGe/nc-Si triple-junction (TJ) solar cells

Xunlight Corporation’s academic partner, Dr. Xunming Deng’s Thin Film Silicon Photovoltaic Laboratory at the University of Toledo (UT), maintains the world record for efficiency of single-junction a-Si based solar cells. This is an important world record since it is a record for the most inexpensive type of silicon-based solar cells. Dr. Deng and his associates (students, postdoctoral researchers, and visiting scholars) at UT utilize a low-germanium content a-SiGe material and a specially designed p-type semiconductor layer for its solar cells; achieving single-junction solar cells with ~13% initial efficiency and 10.4% stabilized efficiency. Figure 4 illustrates the structure of this a-SiGe solar cell.

Xunlight/UT also fabricates triple-junction solar cells with a-Si, a-SiGe, a-SiGe having bandgaps of 1.8 eV, 1.6eV and 1.4 eV as the semiconductor absorber layers. The solar cells were measured at UT and at National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Below: photos showing single and triple junction cells structures, and the current-voltage performance of UT’s triple-junction solar cell measured at NREL, showing 11.8% total-area efficiency, corresponding to a 12.5% active-area efficiency.

Xunlight Corporation’s principal PV products are flexible and lightweight. These modules are made with flexible lamination, deposited on thin stainless steel substrates. These modules can be rolled during stowage and transport. Different product sizes, at rated peak power output of 200W, 100W, 20W, and 7.5W, will be offered.

Technology

Xunlight Corporation and its academic partner, the University of Toledo, have been leaders in tf-Si photovoltaic technologies. UT has granted XUNLIGHT CORPORATION a worldwide, exclusive license for all of thin film silicon based photovoltaic and related technologies developed by Dr. Deng and Dr. Deng’s group at the University. Xunlight Corporation/UT currently operates a 100KW pilot production line. The Xunlight Corporation/UT tf-Si PV technologies were developed over the past decade using various resources, including major grants from US Department of Energy and NREL, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, and Ohio Department of Development. The photos below show the plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition systems for the deposition of thin-film silicon based semiconductor layers and the magnetron sputter deposition system for all of the non-semiconductor layers, Al, Ag, ZnO and ITO, required for the solar cells.

BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd.

BioPower Systems Pty. Ltd.

About

BioPower Systems is a renewable energy technology company based in Sydney Australia. We are developing systems for both wave and tidal power conversion. The company is currently working on ocean-based pilot projects and follow-on market opportunities for its products and services.

Technology

BioWave

The wave power system, bioWAVE™, is based on the swaying motion of sea plants in the presence of ocean waves.

The hydrodynamic interaction of the buoyant blades with the oscillating flow field is designed for maximum energy absorption. In extreme wave conditions the bioWAVE™ automatically ceases operating and assumes a safe position lying flat against the seabed. This eliminates exposure to extreme forces, allowing for lighter designs and substantial cost savings.

Systems are being developed for 250kW, 500kW, 1000kW capacities to match conditions in various locations.

BioStream

The tidal power conversion system, bioSTREAM™, is based on the highly efficient propulsion of Thunniform mode swimming species, such as shark, tuna, and mackerel.

The bioSTREAM™ mimics the shape and motion characteristics of these species but is a fixed device in a moving stream. In this configuration the propulsion mechanism is reversed and the energy in the passing flow is used to drive the device motion against the resisting torque of an electrical generator.

Due to the single point of rotation, this device can align with the flow in any direction, and can assume a streamlined configuration to avoid excess loading in extreme conditions. Systems are being developed for 250kW, 500kW, and 1000kW capacities to match conditions in various locations.

BioBase

BioPower Systems has developed a novel singular mounting system called bioBASE™. This system is modeled on the seabed holdfast mechanism used by large sea plants, such as the giant kelp. In such systems, the vertical and lateral loads that are translated to the seabed by the main shaft are re-distributed into many smaller elements that engage with the bottom strata. This mechanism serves to distribute the forces and alleviate excess loads.

The bioBASE™ utilises rockbolting technology for the multiple ‘roots’ of the system, and does not require large specialised vessels or drill rigs due to the small gauge of each bolt.

Once the bioBASE™ has been installed, the surmounting device (either the bioWAVE™ or the bioSTREAM™) is easily attached and secured with the assistance of a single surface vessel. Other applications of the bioBASE™ technology are offshore wind turbines and deepwater foundations.

KAMA Inc.

KAMA Inc.

6012 Topaz Street
Suite #6
Las Vegas, NV 89120

(702) 451-7155 (Office)
(702) 446-0445 (Fax)
info@kama-eebs.com

About

kama Energy Efficient Building Systems, Inc. is a privately owned Nevada corporation. Corporate offices and fabricating facility are located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ken A. Miller, USGBC
Director-Owner
Licensed General Contractor

With over 36 years of experience as a licensed General Contractor and hands-on builder, Ken is always on the look-out for new and innovative building techniques and products that are energy efficient, healthy and safe, and that address environmental concerns.

Throughout his career, Ken has facilitated the construction of a wide range of residential, commercial, government, and historical projects.

Ken’s design and creation of the kama-EEBS™ panel was a direct response to clients who wanted buildings that were more environmentally friendly, more thermally efficient, more durable and, at the same time, cost effective. After extensive research, Ken concluded that if he was going to build with such a product he would have to design it himself. So, he did. kama-EEBS™ was created to meet and exceed the requests of his clients.

Green Building

Green building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources – energy, water, and materials – while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal – the complete building life cycle.
Effective green building can lead to:

1. Reduced operating costs by increasing productivity and using less energy and water

2. Improved public and occupant health due to improved indoor air quality

3. Reduced environmental impacts by reducing and/or eliminating greenhouse gas emissions, recyclability, reduction in waste and construction time
In the United States, buildings account for:

  • Between 40 and 49% of total energy use
  • 25% of total water consumption
  • 70% of total electricity consumption
  • 38% of total carbon dioxide emissions

However, the environmental impact of buildings is often underestimated, while the perceived costs of building green are overestimated.

Green building brings together a vast array of practices and techniques to reduce and ultimately eliminate the impacts of buildings on the environment and human health.

kama-EEBS™ Panels are the most cost effective, safe, healthy and environmentally safe building product on the market today.

SPG Solar, Inc.

SPG Solar, Inc.

20 Leveroni Court
Novato, CA 94949

415 883-7657
800 815 5562 toll free
415 382 2120 Fax

About

SPG Solar, Inc. (SPG) has its roots in the electrical contracting business. It was established in 2001 by Dan Thompson, a 20-year union electrician who was keenly aware of industry trends and the skyrocketing cost of electricity. Dan saw great opportunity for renewable energy in the coalescence of generous state rebates, federal tax credits, utility company net energy metering, and escalating customer demand for energy alternatives. His vision was to make solar power widely accessible by designing and building the highest-performing solar PV systems in the industry, and insulating customers from unpredictable electricity prices.

Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 100 Fastest Growing Companies in America, SPG Solar has become the leader in the integrated development, design and construction of solar PV systems for business, government, agriculture, schools and homes. We have designed and installed over 1,000 grid-tied, residential and commercial solar PV systems, more than any other company in Pacific Gas & Electric’s territory.

Over 500 of these systems have been for homes in northern California. The others have been commercial systems ranging from a 4.0 kW project at San Francisco’s AT&T Park, to a 1.18 MW installation for Butte County. SPG has received the largest renewable energy rebate in state history two times: one for an installation for the Sewerage Commission in Oroville, California, totaling $2.3 million; and another for an installation for Butte County, California, totaling $4.2 million.

SPG Solar is unique. Their team has extensive experience, credentials, knowledge, and a passion for the business. They closely link modeling, building and monitoring to optimize their PV systems for the dollar value of energy produced, which provides customers with a solar solution that has the best return on investment (ROI) the industry has to offer. Since SPG Solar does design, engineering, and installation in-house, our technicians and installers have more hands-on experience than others in the industry. And SPG was one of the first solar firms whose key construction and design employees were certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

That’s just the beginning of what makes SPG Solar the best solar company for both residential and commercial jobs. They also deliver turnkey systems that meet or exceed their energy production estimates; in fact, SPG’s combined PV modeling and monitoring systems are the most advanced and accurate in the industry. Their Customer Care Department provides outstanding long-term post-installation support, which is why our customer referrals are so high. SPG designs, patents, manufactures and sells their own solar products through Thompson Technology Industries, Inc. (TTI). And, because solar is a global energy solution, they formed SPG Solar International, Inc. (SPGI) to build projects for their customers overseas.

Net Metering

Each SPG Solar, Inc. (SPG) solar system is a combined technological and economic solution designed to eliminate the electric bill for a home or business. SPG’s solar systems stay connected to the utility grid—no batteries necessary—to take advantage of California’s Net Metering law. This law requires public utilities to credit renewable energy producers at the “retail rate” for the electricity they send out to the grid.

Net metering is designed to reduce demand during long hot summer days when energy demand is heaviest, while providing energy credits that allow solar producers to reduce or eliminate their annual electric bill.

Under Net Metering, a benefit of deregulation of the energy system, the utility credits solar energy producers for any surplus electricity they send out to the grid. On sunny days the electric meter spins backwards and the solar system earns credit for the energy at the utility’s retail energy rates. At night or on rainy days, the grid provides the power and the home or building taps into the credit the solar system earned while the sun was shining. The energy from the solar system plus the utility credit will zero out the net annual electric bill.

In the California region where most of the company’s systems are installed, SPG is one of PG&E’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) Services top clients. In fact, for Standard NEM small business and residential installations of 10 kW and below, SPG had the second highest number of interconnections in 2004. For the Expanded NEM projects ranging from 10 kW to 1 megawatt (MW), SPG had more interconnections than any other company in the PG&E territory in 2004.

To take advantage of net metering, SPG changes a home, business or government facility utility bill schedule to the A-6 time-of-use rate schedule for residences, and the E-7 time-of-use schedule for commercial and government customers.

XsunX

XsunX

65 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Tel 949-330-8060
Fax 949-330-8061

About

XsunX possesses competitive strengths stemming from their experience with amorphous silicon and its derivatives as the primary absorber in our solar modules. Additionally, the consolidation of their equipment design and solar cell manufacturing activities within an integrated module assembly system will allow them to more effectively implement and continue to improve their manufacturing efficiency and reduce capital costs.

XsunX have focused on the development of thin film amorphous technologies and products due to inherent advantages of amorphous silicon over other solar absorbers.

In addition to the superior per watt performance thin film amorphous benefits from nearly thirty years of process development and research. This extensive body of work has also produced a knowledgeable and experienced vendor base providing access to improved semiconductor device technologies resulting from years of incremental improvements to manufacturing technologies in related areas such as thin film transistors, memory devices, and high performance opto-electric coatings. XsunX have engaged a select group of these vendors and established a primary and secondary vendor for each major system component.

Product

XsunX has designed its TFPV product to service a wide range of installation environments and deliver performance characteristics addressing the needs of solar farm and utility grade applications.  XsunX believe that their XsunX ASI-120 module delivers high power output (relative to other thin films), and size and framing that would allow for the use of many existing mounting systems. In doing so, their modules strike a balance between silicon wafer modules and lower rated power thin film modules.

Performance Specifications

  • High Power Module: (127.5 Watt@STC) using thin amorphous silicon
  • 7.9% Stabilized Efficiency
  • Environmentally Friendly – No Heavy Metals such as cadmium or lead
  • UL, TUV & IEC Certifiable
  • Dimensions – 100X160X5 cm
  • High Voltage: 50V/100V , ideal for use with high power inverters for On-Grid applications

Thompson Technology Industries, Inc.

Thompson Technology Industries, Inc.

16 Digital Drive
Novato, CA 94949
Email: info@thompsontec.com
PH # 415.446.0103
FAX # 415.883.7915

About
Thompson Technology Industries, Inc. (TTI) was formed in 2005 to design, manufacture and sell innovative and premier solar photovoltaic (PV) products. Their products are the result of over 500,000 man-hours of solar PV system design, engineering and installation experience. Quite simply, when they could not find a top-quality product that we needed on a job, we designed, patented and manufactured our own. They are now offering these professional-grade products to the renewable energy industry.

Their founding company, SPG Solar, Inc. (SPG), started out five years ago. The handful of employees started installing solar PV systems to try to stabilize electricity costs for customers faced with rolling blackouts and skyrocketing utility costs. Together with our CEO, Dan Thompson, they faced design and installation problems, figured out solutions, and grew the company. Problem-solving innovations became patentable manufactured products. SPG has grown its business and its profit margins every year. Those original employees are now field leads. SPG is now the leader and largest integrated designer/installer of solar photovoltaic systems for residences, commercial sites and government facilities in California, with international contracts and a world-class reputation.

TTI products are the next part of that growth. TTI believes that there is no substitute for experience, and no other company has as much as they do. Their goal is to decrease the costs for the industry, and increase the overall return on investment. TTI wants solar to be affordable, widely available, and reliable.

Product

Floatovoltaics™

The Floatovoltaic™ system by Thompson Technology Industries, Inc provides an optional mounting platform for PV installs on all bodies of water. Studies have shown that reduction of direct sunlight enhances water quality in most environments and reduces overall evaporation. The Floatovoltaic™ system drastically decreases installation time and associated cost due to very limited site preparation needs. Its is now possible to produce clean, renewable energy using previously unusable space.

  • Provides an optimal mounting platform for PV installs on all bodies of water
  • Studies have shown that reduction of direct sunlight enhances water quality in most environments and reduces overall evaporation
  • The patented design includes extremely durable, double-walled HDPE pontoons with closed-cell foam cores
  • Stainless steel straps secure the pontoons and anodized aluminum mounting rails support most any type of module
  • Aluminum walkways allow for the routine system inspections and maintenance
  • Drastically decreases installation time and associated costs due to very limited site preparation needs
  • Provides opportunity for dual land usage while producing clean energy
  • The Flush Mount System

    The Flush Mount System allows a seamless low-profile installation that combines aesthetics with extreme strength and durability, while reducing installation time. It is compatible with most commercial modules.

    Assembly is quick and easy: Just reverse the top channel piece to instantly adjust the channel thickness to conform to standard module frames. Reduces both inventory and installation time.

    • Sleek, building-integrated design
    • Allows ventilation and drainage
    • 30% faster installation than standard systems*
    • Lower installation costs
    • Reversible channels are compatible with most standard commercial modules
    • Integrated 4-component system eliminates complex, time-consuming design and ordering
    • Simple coupling mechanism lets you create any length needed
    • Self-trimming, self-finishing design creates perfect-looking results every time
    • Wind resistant to Category 3 (130 MPH)
    • Simplifies inventory and virtually eliminates waste
    • Works with TTI’s Flat Jack® Roof Mounts
    • Patent pending

    Cleanfield Energy

    Cleanfield Energy

    Head Office
    1404 Cormorant Road, Unit #6
    Ancaster, Ontario
    L9G 4V5 CANADA

    Phone (905) 304-5223
    Toll-Free 1 (866) 430-VAWT
    Fax (905) 304-5221

    About

    Cleanfield Energy™ is focused on the development of innovative solutions for clean, renewable energy. They strive to capture the abundance of energy offered to us by nature in increasingly more efficient and economical ways. Their technologies offer a reliable alternative to traditional power generation systems, which produce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), rising levels of pollution, increased global warming, and the ever-increasing prices of traditional energy sources.

    Cleanfield Energy achieve this by developing leading-edge green technologies. Technologies like their Cleanfield V3.5 (a 3.5kW modular Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine), and our new 60kW Universal Inverter (UI) which have both achieved breakthrough test results.

    Cleanfield Energy™ as a subsidiary of Cleanfield Alternative Energy is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the stock symbol AIR (TSXV-AIR) . As a publicly traded company, we promise transparency and accountability in all our business practices. Cleanfield is recognized as a Canadian leader in the small wind technology industry.

    Product

    Cleanfield V3.5 Specifications

    Weight: 181.8kg (400lbs)
    Height: 3m (10ft)
    Diameter: 2.75m (8ft)
    Area Coverage: 7.5m² (24.6ft²)
    Electrical Production: Up to 9,000kWh annually
    Life span: 20 to 30 years
    Primary Materials: Fibreglass and steel
    System Warranty: 5 years (extended coverage is also available)

    Cleanfield have created a wind energy system that is not only highly efficient and strong enough to withstand gale force winds, but one that is quiet, compact and visually striking. Each system (2.5kW, 3kW and 3.5kW) will have an identical generator, shaft and blades, but will differ in the lengths of the spokes.

    Cleanfield’s proprietary technology has several specific competitive strengths over current small-scale wind technology:

    • Advanced emergency braking mechanism
    • Rotates at extremely low wind speeds due to its aerodynamic structure and unique torque design
    • Variable mounting applications, including rooftop, silo or tower. The VAWT’s potential market is significantly greater than traditional small-scale systems, which are built exclusively for tower application
    • Fewer moving components than horizontal-axis turbines. With only 3 components, our wind system is more reliable and virtually maintenance-free.

    Myers Motors

    Myers Motors

    Myers Motors LLC
    180 South Ave.
    Tallmadge, Ohio 44278

    Phone (toll-free) 866-693-7778
    Phone (local) 330-630-3768.

    About

    Vision

    Myers Motors began with desire and vision. A desire to be passionate about something bigger than themselves. A vision to positively impact people and the world. A desire to be more than just another business in a market. A vision to develop innovative products that are functional. A desire to be inspired. A vision to be a part of a movement. A desire to transform minds. A vision to transform the world.

    Mission

    Myers Motors is dedicated to providing creative, innovative, functional, responsible and fun alternative forms of transportation to meet the desires of our customers, and the needs of our world.

    Product

    The Myers Motors No more Gas (NmG) personal electric vehicle helps you do all those things you always wanted to do, but were never given the chance to do, until now! The NmG gives you the ability to:

    Just say NO:
    to sending your money to support non-democratic regimes who fund activities aimed at undermining the American freedoms we enjoy,

    Dump the pump before the pump dumps you:
    Full-page ads placed by Chevron in major magazines in 2006 boldly proclaimed that “The world consumes two barrels of oil for every barrel discovered” and “It took us 125 years to use the first trillion barrels of oil. We’ll use the next trillion in 30.” Oil production in the US and in many other oil producing countries has peaked. Oil use has continued to grow. Isn’t now the time to dump the pump … and develop a better alternative … before the pump runs dry and dumps you?

    Save money on fuel:
    A popular gas-electric hybrid averages around 50 miles to the gallon. At $2.50 per gallon, that comes to $0.05 per mile of fuel costs. The NmG all-electric vehicle, by comparison, costs somewhere between $0.01 and $0.02 in fuel costs, per mile.

    Save Time:

    The NmG allows you to save time by

    • Driving in the HOV/car pool lanes,
    • Using motorcycle parking and/or using spots too small for cars to park in,
    • Having first-on and first-off ferry privileges,

    Conveniently use existing resources:
    110 volt outlets are everywhere; no new infrastructure is needed to be able to plug into the future, today.

    Social Responsibility:
    America’s 5% of the world’s population uses 25% of the world’s energy. Partial responsibility for this is because the American government subsidizes the cost of gasoline at the pump, thus costing each individual user of gasoline less than it actually costs society to have that gasoline available.

     

    For example, the true cost of gasoline that is not fully included in the per gallons price at the pump includes:

    • Extra tax incentives and subsidies other businesses don’t receive,
    • Costs related to military protection of our oil supplies,
    • Charges for cleaning up environmental problems after spills,
    • Higher prices triggered by damage to agriculture, and
    • Payment for health problems caused by our use of oil.

    Estimates have placed the true cost of gasoline around $10 per gallon.

    Reduce your impact on global warming:
    Americans travel over 7 billion miles daily and burn through nearly 420 million gallons of gasoline7, spewing approximately 10.5 billion pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the air that we breathe8. Several other countries are beginning to catch up with those figures. Many scientists believe this additional CO2 contributes to climate change. They believe this may be the reason we have seen the temperature extremes, droughts, unusually severe rains, increasingly fierce storms, and melting glaciers of the last few years. Experts warn that we need to stop dumping extra carbon into the air before it’s too late to stop the damage.