Default company panoramic image

NanoFex, LLC

NanoFex produces a powder, derived from sugarcane and chitosan from shrimp and crab shells, to destroy toxins in soil and groundwater.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Website

Company Summary

NanoFex uses cane sugar and chitosan from crab and crawfish shells to develop and produce next-generation carbon microspheres with nano size zero-valent iron particles that can be injected into the ground and will travel to the site of soil and groundwater contamination, and reduce it to non-toxic byproducts. NanoFex will market our products to established remediation firms such as ERM, URS, CBI (formerly Shaw Group) and Parsons.


  • Default avatar
    David Brian Culpepper

    Mr. Culpepper has over 29 years of experience in the environmental remediation industry, and has owned and operated his own environmental consulting firm since 2002. Previously, Culpepper served as a Vice President for the first publicly traded company specializing in soil groundwater remediation, and has been extensively involved with related technical, management and business development practices.

  • Default avatar
    Vijay John
    Member, Advisory Board

    Dr. John is the Leo S. Weil Professor of Engineering at Tulane University. he and his research team developed the NanoFex technology, which is comprised of carbon microspheres with nanoscale zero valent Iron. He has over 150 scientific journal and book chapter publications.

  • Default avatar
    John Elstrott
    Member, Advisory Board

    Dr. Elstrott serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Whole Foods Market (WFM) in addition to being a Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Elstrott holds bachelor and master’s degrees in economics from Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge and a doctorate in economics from the University of

  • Default avatar
    Dick Brown
    Member, Advisory Board

    Dr. Brown joined Environmental Resource Management (ERM) in 1999 as the Director of Technology Development. As a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, and social consulting services, ERM employs more than 4,000 people, operating 140 offices in 40 countries worldwide. Dr. Brown is currently a Technical Fellow at ERM with responsibilities that include development and implementation of remediation technologies such as biore

  • Default avatar
    Richard Lewis
    Member, Advisory Board

    Mr. Lewis serves as Principal at Lewis Groundwater Consulting and has conducted hundreds of remediation projects involving a wide range of technologies that were adapted and successfully applied to local site conditions. Lewis has dedicated more than 30 years to environmental work, serving clients in 47 different US states, as well as in Canada, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, and many Western and Ce