EL PASO, Texas, May 15, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nanoforce, Inc. (Pink Sheets:NNFC), a developer of nano-materials, new refining processes, and equipment for use in alternative and existing energy sector technologies, announced that it has received the notice of allowance that a key patent defining "Hydrogenation Catalysts and Methods" will be issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent allowance protects critical elements of the Company's innovative oil refining nano-catalyst technology.
"Receiving this notice of patent allowance increases the protection we have for our exclusive nano-catalyst oil refining technology product line," said David Rendina, CEO of Nanoforce. "The catalyst is ideal for use in new reactors currently under development at our Refinery Science Corp. subsidiary that are designed to upgrade the abundant Extra Heavy Crude, Heavy Crude, and Residual Bottoms found in North America. Our ability to protect the intellectual property behind the highly innovative technologies we are developing for the energy sector has very positive implications for Company growth."
The invention describes catalysts and materials that are comprised in part of catalytically active, single molecule thick, nano-materials produced using Nanoforce's exclusive methods. Director and Secretary Dr. Russell R. Chianelli commented, "The allowance of this patent strengthens our existing portfolio and serves as a key component to our business model."
About Nanoforce, Inc.
Nanoforce is engaged in the research, development, acquisition and commercialization of advanced materials science products and processes including nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is the science of building and manipulating materials, devices and processes on the scale of atoms and molecules (one billionth of a meter). According to market research, it is estimated that worldwide revenues from products using nanotechnology will increase to $2.6 trillion in 2014, equal to about 15% of global manufacturing output, from $13 billion in 2004 (Lux Research). Nanoforce is taking advantage of rapid innovation in materials science to meet critical needs in growing industry sectors including petroleum refining and biodiesel production. For more information, please visit www.nanoforcetechnologies.com.
About Refinery Science Corp.
Refinery Science Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Nanoforce, is a material science-based petroleum technology business. The company intends to apply the benefits of its latest developments in material science and nanotechnology to provide solutions to issues associated with the production and transportation of extra heavy crude, and increase profits from refining heavy crude and residual bottoms. The Company's unique nano-materials may enable companies to profitably refine low quality crude oil, such as that from shale and oil sands that are difficult and expensive to process. For more information please visit http://www.refineryscience.com.
About Energy Farms, Inc.
Energy Farms, a subsidiary of Nanoforce, is a developer of alternative energy solutions. The Company has developed a commercialization plan that incorporates the sale of Energy Farm Franchise Units that will produce clean transportation fuels, biodiesel, electricity, and fresh water from otherwise unusable land, sunlight, and brackish water using patented and patent pending advanced materials and processes. These farms will be designed to convert low value resources into high value products using an environmentally conscious "closed loop" production system.
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Nanoforce, Inc., El Paso 915.313.9391 Fax: 915.313.9391 www.nanoforcetechnologies.com