Frost & Sullivan has recognized Y-Carbon, Inc. with the prestigious 2010 North American Energy Storage Materials Technology Innovation Award. This award recognizes Y-Carbon's revolutionary technology for making superior energy storage materials.
Every year Frost & Sullivan presents the Technology Innovation of the Year Award to a company that has demonstrated technological superiority within its industry. This Award recognizes the ability of the company to successfully develop and introduce new technology, and to make significant product performance contributions to the industry. Frost & Sullivan is a market leader in growth consulting and deliver a global perspective that companies need to be successful in a truly global economy.
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"The whole Y-Carbon team is excited about the award. Frost & Sullivan recognizes what we've learned from our customers, that our materials provide a revolutionary way to store energy. It is great to be recognized by a respected company like Frost & Sullivan for this 2010 North American Energy Storage Materials Technology Innovation Award," said Chief Executive Officer, James Horan, who received the award at a banquet, held on June 8, 2010 in Anaheim, California.
"This is our fifth recognition since 2009. I am very proud of the team responsible for developing and commercializing the nanoporous carbon technology," said Dr. Ranjan Dash, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Y-Carbon. "We hope that this award will bring about increased awareness of our dedication in bringing this innovative nanotechnology to the market place."
"Many people outside of Y-Carbon deserve recognition for this award," added James Horan. "Without the support of our advisory board, Drexel University, Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partners – South Eastern Pennsylvania and Arkema, this award would not have been possible."
About Y-Carbon, Inc.
Y-Carbon is an award (2009 R&D 100, MIT's TR35) winning materials manufacturing company which has obtained broad and exclusive rights to intellectual property related to tunable nanoporous carbon, a unique high-precision nanomaterial with a large pore volume and a high specific surface area. Y-Carbon, Inc. operates its corporate headquarters and research labs in King of Prussia, PA, and a manufacturing facility in Bristol, PA. Y-Carbon's products provide the world with clean energy, safe drinking water, and improved health care. Y-Carbon is a portfolio company of Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center and The Nanotechnology Institute of Ben Franklin Technology Partners.