InNano is the result of curiosity taking control as it really did come off as a bi-product when we tried to mimic photo-catalysis as means of treating flowing water. We asked ourselves – is it easier making this happen in a gaseous atmosphere?
Basics! – in photocatalysis (photogenerated catalysis), light is absorbed by the catalyst and create electron-hole pairs – which generate free radicals e.g. hydroxyl radicals. These are strong oxidants – oxidising organic matter. The next big thought then is – Can we generate an exhaust with photoreactive characteristics? We tried, and guess what..!
InNano AS was established in late 2012 following a series of tests carried out at Mentums laboratories in the winter of 2012 where different fuels were treated for the purpose of providing their associated exhaust with photoreactive characteristics letting daylight be the energy source for a catalytic process accelerating its decomposition (e.g. reducing the time presence of NOx/ SOx, etc.). This formed the basis for a nano-based platform-technology that may be applied in different ways to promote defined desired fuel, combustion and emissions characteristics.
In light of the comprehensive challenges facing the shipping industry reflecting upon the implementation of increasingly stricter requirements, e.g. the revised MARPOL Annex VI, the introduction of Emission Control Areas and the effects of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), InNano is now focussing efforts on developing alternative marine fuels. The company aim to introduce a modified fossil Marine Gas Oil (MGO) in 2014 and a modified fossil/ bio MGO blend in 2015/2016.
Mentum remain a major shareholder in InNano. The InNano technology is patent pending.
InNano is seeking partners and investors. For further details, contact Stian Hauge.