Keith Maxwell to Hold Nanotech Research & Development Talk

April 8, 2011

HOUSTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Keith Maxwell announced today that he will be hosting a breakfast to discuss Nanotechnology and its importance to the future of energy and the nation, and to encourage investor involvement in this essential strategic initiative.

The breakfast will be held Friday, April 15 from 7:30-9:30am at the River Oaks Country Club. Maxwell will be joined by renowned Nano energy experts Dr. Wade Adams, Dr. Andrew Barron and Dr. James Tour, with the Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University.

“Nanotechnology is going to be crucial in managing the electricity grid and our country’s growing energy needs,” says Keith Maxwell, entrepreneur and CEO of Spark Energy. “Without properly funded Nanotechnology research and development, we won’t have access to technologies that will be critical to our nation’s future.”

Maxwell also emphasizes the importance of Nanotechnology funding in establishing the U.S. as the global leader in Nanotechnology, assuring America doesn’t fall behind foreign interests.

Nanotech research and development is both a business opportunity and a building block to enhance oil and gas production, to absorb light and convert energy to heat, effect cancer tumor destruction and to develop “The Armchair Quantum Wire” (AQW), a cable of pure armchair carbon Nanotubes that’s lightweight, highly conductive, possesses high tensile strength and may be used to transmit more power over much longer distances with less power lost on transmission.

Those interested in attending should contact Pamela Maxwell, VP of Community Affairs at Spark Energy at 713-829-7529 or pmaxwell@sparkenergy.com.

Spark Energy, L.P. is a Houston-based, independent, multi-state certified retail energy and natural gas supplier.

With more than a decade of experience, the company works to consistently deliver low-cost energy rates, quality products and superior customer service to hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers across 16 states.

Spark Energy is dedicated to positively impacting the communities it serves by building relationships, inspiring philanthropy and promoting good will both inside the company and throughout the community. For more information, visit www.sparkenergy.com.

For more information about the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology at Rice University, visit nano.rice.edu.

SOURCE Spark Energy

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