Members of the QSI Business Development and R&D; teams have recently returned from the 9th Annual Washington, DC Roundtable and Public Policy Tour. QSI had the opportunity to meet with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) to discuss Nanotechnology legislation. While DC debated the state of Healthcare Reform, one issue that Democrats and Republicans agree on is U.S. funding of Nanotechnology R&D;.

Earlier that day, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) discussed the progress of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). In a highly favorable overall report, they recommended five steps for strengthening the initiative in order to maintain U.S. leadership in nanotechnology research:

1. Increase NNI funding for nanomanufacturing research while maintaining support for basic research; 2. Strengthen the NNCO, the NNI coordinating entity, with additional funds, and a broader mandate; 3. Require that metrics be developed to track benefits of nanotechnology, such as job creation; 4. Develop a cross agency strategy plan that links environment, health, and safety research with knowledge gaps and decision-making needs; and 5. Expedite the citizenship review process for those receiving advanced degrees in science and engineering.

As QuantumSphere moves forward, we will continue leveraging our core skills in advanced catalyst materials, unique process chemistries, and key technology platforms that can be translated into a broad range of portable power and clean-technology applications.

As always, thank you for your continued support and feedback.

Kevin D. Maloney, CEO
QuantumSphere, Inc.

QuantumSphere is ramping up fuel cell membrane-electrode assembly (MEA) production capabilities with its partners to meet the growing demand for direct methanol fuel cell military and commercial portable power products.

Click here to see QSI’s fuel cell nanocatalyst inks jetted onto a carbon substrate for MEA production.
BOC Launch World’s First Portable Fuel Cell Generator
AZoM News – March 23, 2010

The Hymera portable power generator from BOC is the first 150W hydrogen fuel-cell powered electricity generator on the market. It is a lightweight, clean and quiet off-grid power supply that is ideal for today’s high-tech, low energy technologies like LED floodlighting and for charging cordless tools on site.

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