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August 28th, 2009

Nanotech will make furnaces cheaper, greener: developer

Abstract:
Steve Petrone works with particles less than a thousandth of a millimetre in diameter to make giant petrochemical furnaces more efficient.

The revolutionary nanotechnology-based coatings created at Quantiam Technologies can significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs at plants producing olefins--the largest group of worldwide petrochemicals.

And the bonus is that this also reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

After eight years and $17 million taking it from the lab through pilot projects at plants such as Nova Chemicals' Joffre operation, Quantiam is ready to build a$9.2-million, 35,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Edmonton.

"Now we are ready to make the big jump from a 15-employee company to providing a significant number of high-value jobs in Edmonton. And we expect to double capacity in two years," Petrone says.

Source:
edmontonjournal.com

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