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EcoPAS solves a regulatory challenge for wineries by converting an air pollutant into a high-quality alcohol by-product with positive ROI.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Irvine, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2007
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Our Passive Alcohol System (PAS) cost-effectively captures fermentation emissions, relaxes existing production caps, and generates revenue streams from the sale of emission credits and production of a valuable by-product from the liquified vapors. Our winery clients are helping to improve the environment while producing an attractive return on investment. A win-win proposition for our clients and the quality of air we breath.


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    Steven D. Colomé, Sc.D.

    Dr. Colomé earned a doctoral degree from Harvard University in Air Pollution Control and an SB from Stanford University; has served on the faculties of UCLA and UC Irvine. Colomé has started several successful research and consulting firms and has research experience in the areas of air pollution exposure, pollution control, epidemiology, risk assessment, and has advised the US EPA and governments of Mexico and Croatia on air quality.

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    Marci Norkin

    Since 1975, Marci has specialized in air-pollution control to the fruit processing, wine, beer brewing, coffee-roasting, and baking industries. She has worked on projects throughout the United States, Germany, and France. Her construction designs have received several awards including the "Excellence in Construction" by the ABC and awards from the NTF. Marci is a BISSC Certified Equipment Inspector.


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    John T. Sheridan and Carlos Ellerbe, WSG&R
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    James F. Hundshamer, CPA

Previous Investors

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    self-funded by co-Founders