Our Mission
To deliver low cost high performance products for clean energy and portable power applications leveraging QSI’s advanced materials, integrated components, and proprietary system designs.

Our Values

  • Our team members are our greatest asset
  • Customers and partners are our highest priority
  • Product and process improvement are our competitive edge
  • Our growth is based on an inherent passion for continued innovation
  • Execution and measured performance ensure our long-term success
  • We are committed to conducting business in a manner that is just, ethical and protective of the environment
  • By adhering to these values, we believe our shareholders will be rewarded for our efforts

QSI is an industry leader in the design, development, and manufacture of high performance, low cost metal-air battery systems. Founded in 2002 and based in Santa Ana, California, QSI’s patented and ISO 9001:2008 Certified production processes deliver advanced catalyst materials and high rate gas diffusion electrodes enabling its line of MetAir™ batteries to deliver the highest energy density of any commercially available battery, at the lowest cost per kilowatt hour (by weight and volume). QSI zinc-air batteries offer up to a five year shelf life, employ a modular and flexible cell construction for customized and wearable form factors, utilize electric arc furnace (EAF) dust – a hazardous waste material which is recycled and purified to deliver a non-toxic zinc fuel source for clean, portable battery power. QSI MetAir™ battery systems are lightweight, safe, and environmentally friendly (containing zero lead, mercury, cadmium or lithium) and designed for off-the-grid power needs including outdoor sports & recreation, emergency preparedness & response, and portable back-up power systems for consumer electronics, military, electric vehicles, and large scale industrial applications. QSI offers its metal air battery components, replaceable MetAir power stack modules, and complete battery systems directly to end-user customers, as well as through reseller and distributor channels. More info: www.qsinano.com.

A multi-billion dollar global industry, catalysts are essential to the world’s industrial production. As much as 90% of all chemical processes utilize catalysts (petroleum refining, pollution abatement, and production of fuels and chemicals) and 60% of all consumer and industrial products (fertilizers, plastics, pharmaceuticals, and batteries) are made using catalysts. Catalysts are now seen as a preferred way to improve process efficiency, lower costs, increase output, use less energy, and meet both performance and environmental standards. This is placing a strong emphasis on the development of new catalysts with higher activity, increased longevity, and reduced environmental and/or health impact.

QSI follows a disciplined marketing strategy by engaging only in specific sectors and only when securing access to industry-leading application development experts and market-leading customers. Using a horizon-based model, QSI ensures that it is both highly focused on generating immediate revenues and well positioned to deliver future shareholder results with products validated to provide both high value to customers and high margins to QSI. This focus has resulted in multiple products being validated and / or accepted by lead customers and positioned to drive QSI’s growth.

Catalyst Footnote: A catalyst is a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction by reducing the required activation energy. In addition to speeding up certain chemical reactions, catalysts also can be used to alter the temperature and pressure at which various thermal and elctro-chemical reactions take place and, thus, make them more efficient. Nanocatalysts represent the convergence of catalysts, a mature technology, with a new one, nanotechnology. Nanocatalysts are nanoscale materials (typically under 100 nanometers in size) that have been subjected to nanoscale structural modification in order to enhance their catalytic activity by increasing the active surface area, resulting in unique physical properties with superior performance.

The extent of the catalyst market may not be apparent to the casual observer because catalysts are mostly used in intermediate processing steps, but catalysts are a multi-billion dollar industry. Current global catalyst markets are in excess of $12 billion annually. Nanocatalysts sales are projected to reach $6.0 billion by 2015 and will play a critical role in reducing costs and increasing efficiency in the generation, storage, and usage of energy. Sources: Freedonia Group, Global Industry Analysts, Inc.