July 8, 2008
Octillion to Develop New Technologies Capable of Generating Electricity From Moving Vehicles
Octillion Corp. (OTCBB: OCTL), a next-generation alternative and renewable energy technology incubator, today announced immediate expansion of the Company's product development pipeline to include the development of safe, economically-viable technologies capable of producing clean electricity from the kinetic energy of moving vehicles, including cars, buses, trucks, trains, and rapid transit.
Last month, Octillion joined lead sponsors Ford Motor Company, Royal Dutch Shell, and the National Science Foundation to co-sponsor "New Mobility: The Emerging Transportation Economy," an international conference at the University of Michigan (http://um-smart.org/resources/conference/overview.html). This event was hosted by the university's "Sustainable Mobility and Accessibility Research and Transformation" (SMART) initiative. Octillion President and CEO, Mr. Nicholas S. Cucinelli, assisted in the founding of SMART and formerly assisted Ford Motor Company executives in contributing to the Sustainable Mobility Project of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.Octillion has formed a new wholly-owned subsidiary, Kinetic Power Corp., specifically focused on harnessing the kinetic energy of vehicles in motion and more broadly working to enhance the sustainability and energy efficiency of transportation infrastructures and systems.
"In the United States, nearly 70% of our electricity is generated by coal and natural gas, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration," stated Mr. Cucinelli. "The environmental impact and rising costs of these non-renewable fuels, along with the potential doubling of global electricity consumption in the coming years, clearly illustrate the urgent need for more creative, sustainable methods for generating electricity."
"This new initiative marks an important expansion of the Company's portfolio of electricity generating technologies, which includes development of the first-of-its kind transparent window capable of generating electricity." Through the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, Sungen Energy, Inc., researchers are working to develop technologies with the potential to economically convert glass building facades and skylights into energy-generating resources while preserving the traditional viewscape and day lighting attributes valued by building occupants and architects.
"Our ongoing work in energy-generating solar windows and the impact of unprecedented oil prices have inspired us to see the built environment through a different lens," explained Mr. Cucinelli. "In launching this new initiative, I look forward to capitalizing on the unique experiences of our Board, our management team, and our proximity to the region that put the world on wheels. Michigan engineers and scientists possess a wealth of untapped technological innovations for the transport sector, and I believe there is no better place to catalyze and inspire a new wave of mobility, accessibility, and energy innovation."
About Octillion Corp.
Octillion Corp., together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a next generation technology incubator focused on the identification, acquisition, development, and commercialization of alternative and renewable energy technologies.
Through established relationships with universities, research institutions, government agencies, and start-up companies, we strive to identify technologies and business opportunities on the leading edge of innovation that have the potential of serving significant and unmet market needs.
Once a technology has been identified, we fund the research and development activities relating to the technology with the intention of ultimately, if warranted, licensing, commercializing and marketing the subject technology, either through internal resources, collaborative agreements or otherwise.
Unique to our business model is the use of established research infrastructure owned by the various organizations we work with, saving us significant capital which would otherwise be required for such things as land and building acquisition, equipment and furniture purchases, and other incidental start up costs. As a result, we are able to benefit from leading edge research and development while employing significantly less capital than conventional organizations.
Among our current research and development activities is the development of a technology that could adapt existing home and office glass windows into ones capable of generating electricity from solar energy without losing significant transparency or requiring major changes in manufacturing infrastructure.
The technological potential of adapting existing glass windows into ones capable of generating electricity from the sun's solar energy has been made possible through a ground breaking discovery of an electrochemical and ultrasound process that produces identically sized (1 to 4 nanometers in diameter) highly luminescent nanoparticles of silicon that provide varying wavelengths of photoluminescence with high quantum down conversion efficiency of short wavelengths (50% to 60%).
When thin films of silicon nanoparticles are deposited (sprayed) onto silicon substrates, ultraviolet light is absorbed and converted into electrical current. With appropriate connections, the films act as nanosilicon photovoltaic solar cells that convert solar radiation to electrical energy.
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