Nansulate Paint May Soon Generate Electricity from Thermal Differences
With the application of a paint coating, the thermal difference between
inside and outside temperatures could be used to generate electricity, in
addition to saving energy through its insulating properties.
On May 4, 2008 Sterling
D. Allan conducted a live, 1-hour interview with Francesca
Crolley, VP of Operations and Marketing, Industrial NanoTech, Inc.
Existing Nansulate coatings applied to
industrial piping prevents corrosion and are said to lower energy use by
NAPLES, FL, USA -- Industrial Nanotech, Inc. (Pink Sheets:INTK), an emerging global leader in nanotechnology,
has announced that the Company is now in the development stage of a thermal insulation material that will generate electricity.
After almost three years of research on producing thin sheets of thermal insulation which use the temperature differential that insulation inherently creates as a source for generating electricity, we are moving to the development stage and designing the first prototype material and filing the patents necessary to protect this valuable intellectual property, states Stuart Burchill, CEO of Industrial Nanotech, Inc. The benefit of a thin sheet of thermal insulation that could be used in the walls or attics of homes or in the walls of commercial buildings and, instead of just helping conserve energy could create energy, is incalculable. The fact that there is almost always, day or night and anywhere in the world, a difference between the temperature inside a building and outside a building gives us an almost constant source of energy generation to tap into, continues Mr. Burchill.
Current alternative energy sources under commercialization around the world to reduce dependence on fossil fuels include harnessing solar power, wind power, and ocean wave power. All of these sources have the inherent drawback of intermittent power generation due to the fact that there is not always sunshine, wind, or waves available.
This is an excellent example of Industrial Nanotechs core competency; envisioning ways for nanotechnology to solve important problems for the consumer and use our planets resources more effectively, executing the scientific research to overcome the technical challenges involved in converting theory into reality, and implementing the commercialization of these products worldwide, explains Francesca Crolley, VP of Operations and Marketing for Industrial Nanotech. Green Nanotech has always been a focus of our research and development and can provide a means for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on oil. The growing global success of the Companys first invention, the patented Nansulate line of energy saving protective coatings, and the resulting reduction of energy use and carbon emissions in both the residential and industrial sectors, is a testimony to our commitment to successful innovation and commercialization.
About Industrial Nanotech Inc.
Industrial Nanotech Inc. is quickly emerging as a global nanoscience solutions and research leader. The Company develops and commercializes new and innovative applications for nanotechnology. Additional information about the Company and its products can be found at their websites,
Nansulate(R) is the Company's patented product line of specialty coatings containing a nanotechnology based material and which are well-documented to provide the combined performance qualities of thermal insulation, corrosion prevention, and resistance to mold growth in an environmentally safe, water-based, coating formulation. The Nansulate(R) Product Line includes both industrial and residential coatings.
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