qubeQEI services provide   the premier state of the art Micro Gasification System Technology and R&D facility for new WTE Systems  technology. We offer the following services:

  • Manufacture and Sale of Specialized WTE Micro-Gasification systems.
  • R&D Facility for new WTE Projects and Fuel Cell Development
  • Consulting agreements with major Utility Companies and government agencies.
  • Execute affiliate channel sales partner agreements
  • Development of new innovative technologies for WTE
  • Secure & develop devices manufactures product reseller agreements
  • New System Distribution Nationally and Internationally
  • Execute Program for Federal Government use.
  • Execute  agreements with current WTE Companies to develop innovative upgrades to operating systems
  • Secure high margin in demand Wastes Systems for developing countries.

Technology Principal Areas of Expertise

  • Advanced combustion and gasification processes for converting of biomass, coal, and unconventional, difficult-to-burn liquid and solid industrial wastes.
  • Inventing and implementing innovative zero-effluent discharge gasification processes that can achieve seamless integration with technologies for distributed production of energy and liquid fuels through indirect liquefaction
  • Design, construction, and project management team responsible for implementing gasification-based demonstration and commercialization projects.
  • Design, develop, and deploy mobile WTE heat and liquid fuel production system and stationary animal waste, railroad tie, and forestry waste products-to-energy and by-product recovery technologies.
  • Low-pressure Fischer–Tropsch (FT) liquid production
  • Development of micro-gasification-based integrated processes for recycling organic wastes for life support applications in space and isolated systems
  • Integrated gasification–fuel cell energy and fuel production system development; gasification of highly energetic fuels; direct utilization of hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon biomass-derived fuels in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and underlying chemical,            electrochemical, and hydrodynamic processes; development of SOFC, MCFC (molten carbonate fuel cell), and PEFC (polymer electrolyte fuel cell) or PEM (polymer electrolyte membrane)
  • Hybrid systems for distributed energy generation for future home, automobile, and battlefield applications and space robotics; innovative wind turbines;

QEI Influencing the way new technology is commercialized:

QEI’S process of moving research results from a research place to a successfully marketable WTE product will be the key to success. Commercialization is an orderly series of steps: building a prototype, testing its feasibility, and progressing to the completion of product development and design.

QEI’s ability to move a technology to the market quickly and efficiently is crucial in transferring technologies from laboratories to actual usage. Over the past decades, numerous companies have been formed to commercialize research results from academia and research institutions. Emerging small businesses in areas such as Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128 have been especially effective in moving promising technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. With the boom of the “new economy” in the 21st century, technology-based entrepreneurial start-ups are considered indispensable to drive the next wave of growth, as well as to serve as an effective way for commercializing technologies from research institutions. Many successful companies in Silicon Valley exemplify this transition. Governments around the world are increasingly recognizing that promoting technology transfer and commercialization are keys to an innovative economy; leading to wealth generation and job creation in their nations. As a result, many facets of the government’s request demand that technology transfer and commercialization remain an important part of the mission of their national and public laboratories.

In this regard, QEI’s technology commercialization strategy is a valuable asset in the operation of a successful Research and Development (R&D) facility. QEI’s commercialization strategies are classified into six categories:

  • Intellectual wealth generation
  • Contracting R&D to institutional and  industrial partners
  • Forming and working with industrial consortia
  • Technology licensing to industry & government agencies
  • Influencing key policy and decision makers
  • Working with broker organizations
  • Generating end-user demand

QEI’s approach to industrial partners involves multi-phase extended duration contracts to provide private sector firms with R&D and potential long term maintenance contracts. In the industrial consortium approach, managers of public R&D projects work closely with groups of firms to develop particular R&D areas that would lead to specific waste utilization. In the licensing approach, technologies developed with QEI support are licensed to industry and government institutions. Influencing key policy and decision makers involves: identifying the key people/organizations responsible for promoting the use of technologies,  provide the required understanding that is necessary to avoid road blocks in the smooth technology implementation,  and understand which entities are inhibiting the use of a particular technology. This also includes conducting research about the reasons behind this resistance, how to reduce it, and implementing a program aimed at influencing these key decisions. Working with broker organizations allows professional and regulatory entities to represent various industry interests and to act as brokers through the WTE technology transfer process. In the demand generation approach, the government promotes end-user demand in various ways, including government procurement policies and adoption incentives.

However, technologies developed by public laboratories are often not well matched to the commercialization process for several reasons. First, the public laboratory’s primary mission may be focused on basic research, not development of products in general. Second, the research may be directed at technologies which must be developed, regardless of the cost-effectiveness and market needs. Third, the technologies involved are intended for specific missions that represent public needs rather than market needs. Finally, most of public lab managers do not have market experience.  QEI’s commitment to accelerate commercialization will be the key to success.