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HCE, LLC

is an intellectual property holding company. Each of its technologies is ready for sale or licensing to a qualified company or researcher:

1. The Integrated Plasma Fuel Cell (IPFC ) Process.

2. Pumped Carbon Mining (PCM ) Process.

3. Hydrogen and methane nano-bubble storage device (gasoline substitute) and process.

4. Fertilizer production from coal or natural gas with lower carbon dioxide emission and lower cost than production from traditional processes usng natural gas.

5. Natural Gas Direct Carbon Fuel Cell . A device that uses natural gas as fuel in a direct carbon fuel cell to produce coproducts hydrogen and electricity.

6. Zero-Emission Coal Utilization (ZECU ). A process for burning coal with a common earth substance that converts gaseous CO2 to a solid.

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1. IPFC. A highly efficient zero emissions process for cogeneration of electricity and hydrogen from coal, oil, natural gas, or biomass at relatively low cost. The process may be coupled with the Fischer-Tropsch process for producing gasoline and diesel fuels. The issued patent is available. The Documents of Interest section contains technical reports on this process. See "Why is the IPFC Process Important?"

The IPFC process combines a Hydrogen Plasma Black Reactor with a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell. This process will take 5 years to be ready for large- scale application. A variation of the IPFC process using a carbon combustion turbine instead of a Direct Carbon Fuel Cell could be ready for deployment in about a year. U.S. Patent 7,163,758 for this process is available. For further information, contact HCE.

2. PCM. A gaseous process for mining coal of its energy content while it is in the ground. This process revives depleted Coal Bedded Methane (CBM) wells that have already produced all the methane they are going to produce using existing techniques. The PCM process is calculated to make a depleted well produce 20 times its original methane production at a cost of about $3 per MSCF, or if 10 wells are processed together, at a cost of about $1.50 per MSCF.

The PCM process could be deployed immediately. If desired, a test well set up could be built for less than $1 million and be shown to operate in less than a year. Reports explaining the PCM process are available in the Documents of Interest section. U.S. Patent 7,467,660 for this process is available. For further information, contact HCE.

3. Nano-bubble hydrogen and methane storage. This is a unique product and process for producing a nano-bubble storage of hydrogen, methane and other gases resulting in a quasi-liquid that resembles gasoline. A sale or license of the invention is possible. A press release is available. U.S. Patent 8,181,941 is available. For further information, contact HCE.

4. Fertilizer Production. This is a method of producing ammonia, other fertilizers and soil conditioners from coal or natural gas at lower cost and reduced carbon dioxide emission over current processes. U.S. Patent 7,641,881 is available. A sale or license of the invention is possible. For further information, contact HCE.

5. Natural Gas Direct Carbon Fuel Cell. A fuel cell using a molten electrolyte is capable of producing hydrogen and an electrical current directly from natural gas supplied to the cell from an external source. Calculations indicate that hydrogen can be sold for less than $1.00 per gallon of gasoline equivalent of hydrogen, much less than the current market price of gasoline; and electricity can be produced for about 6.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. U.S. Patent 7,910,258 is available. A sale or license of the invention is possible. For further information, contact HCE.

6. Zero-Emission Coal Utilization (ZECU). This is a process for converting carbon dioxide produced during coal burning to a solid ash. It involves admixing coal and powdered alumina clay commonly found in clay desposits. U.S. Patent 8,119,098 is available. A sale or license of the inventin is possible. For further information, contact HCE.






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