QuantumSphere Introduces Higher Performance, Lower Cost Emissions Control Catalysts
Nanoscale catalysts used in catalytic converter manufacturing reduces dependency on precious metals, improves efficiency, and durability

SANTA ANA, Calif. – January 26, 2010 – QuantumSphere, Inc., a leading developer of advanced catalyst materials for portable power, transportation, and other clean technology applications, today announced the introduction of its nano enhanced emissions technologies (NEET™), high-performance nano metal catalyst dispersions designed for a wide variety of emission control devices. QuantumSphere’s NEET™ formulation has demonstrated a measured improvement in efficiency, reduction in precious metal loading and cost, and overall durability.

Certain nanometals produced by QuantumSphere have been optimized as emissions control catalysts, reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and other pollutants generated by internal combustion engines used in light and heavy duty vehicles as well as off-road and stationary applications. Addressing a major pain in this multi-billion dollar market opportunity, the highly reactive properties of QuantumSphere’s nanocatalysts can reduce cost up to 35% and increase performance up to 25%, depending on the application. This is achieved by removing more pollutants using less precious metals, such as Platinum and Rhodium, typically used in the manufacture of catalytic converters. Furthermore, these nanometals have anti-sintering properties that improve the durability of the emissions control devices, thereby extending the operating life.

“QuantumSphere has developed key emission control technology to provide competitive advantages to customers looking for custom formulations for use in thermo-catalysis reactions,” said Dr. Fabrizio Rinaldi, director of emissions control applications for QuantumSphere, Inc. “These advanced catalyst coatings can be tailored for specific reactions within the catalytic converter, using lower cost metals and more cost-effective application techniques, deliver high levels of consistent performance and durability in emission control applications.”

QuantumSphere is currently engaged with several companies and supply-chain providers in the emission control industry to demonstrate how its nanometals can be applied in the manufacturing process to improve performance and durability while lowering costs. To learn more about this innovative technology and low cost manufacturing strategy, please view our recently published whitepaper and presentation materials at http://www.qsinano.com/tech_white_papers.php.

Kevin Maloney
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