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We created a highly efficient electrochemical process for converting CO2 from the air into methanol, without use of non-renewable inputs.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Reno, NV, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 3

Company Summary

We developed an electrochemical process for converting CO2 into renewable methanol, a proven alternative to gasoline. In addition to being a highly efficient and low cost process, it is designed to decrease CO2 levels in the air, diminish harmful vehicle emissions, reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, and offer a cheaper alternative for consumers. We aim to alleviate our transportation industry of its reliance on non-renewable resources.


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    Carl C Nesbitt

    Dr. Carl Nesbitt is the inventor of the CH4OICE process. In 1998 he co-founded Reticle, Inc. which holds multiple patents for a highly sophisticated activated carbon technology--used in CH4OICE's process. Dr. Nesbitt brings over 30 years of expertise in electrochemistry and metallurgical engineering which will provide the CH4OICE team with the necessary guidance to turn our process invention into a lucrative reality.

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    Ellen C Nesbitt

    Ellen received her Bachelor's degree in business with a marketing concentration from Michigan Technological University and her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. For the past two years she's been working with a high-tech start-up company experiencing all elements of starting a business. Her work history includes 5+ years of management experience, ranging from corporate retail to professional services.

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    Jacob D Reid

    Jacob Reid earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with an Electrical Engineering minor, from Michigan Technological University. Following school, he worked as a process engineer for Delphi Automotive where he developed processes for manufacturing electrochemical transducers. He has experience in plant production settings, optimizing production processes, and designing and developing new processes.

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    Dale Nesbitt
    Business Adviser

    Dr. Dale Nesbitt is the president of ArrowHead Economics LLC and co-founded Reticle with Carl Nesbitt. Dale earned is Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Science from UNR and his Ph.D. in Engineering-Economics Systems from Stanford University. Prior to ArrowHead Economics, Dale worked as a Senior Manager for Deloitte where he was responsible for business development and technical management.

Previous Investors

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    Lt. Governor's Award Winner from the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition