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TMG / ENERGY A Unit of TMG/The Management Group Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON For a summary and contact information, see last 3 frames. CONSULTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS OF ENERGY, ALTERNATE ENERGY AND RELATED AREAS. TMG BACKGROUND. PRINCIPAL:
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TMG/ENERGYA Unit of TMG/The Management GroupDetroit, MI and Windsor, ONFor a summary and contact information, see last 3 frames CONSULTING AND ASSESSMENT SERVICES IN THE TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS OF ENERGY, ALTERNATE ENERGY AND RELATED AREAS
TMG BACKGROUND • PRINCIPAL: • John R. Wilson (Chemical/Materials Engineering – MS, BS, Ph.D) • ASSOCIATES • Ian Rutherford (Engineering/Business Management – BS, MBA) • John W. Weil (Engineering Physics, BS, MS, Ph.D) • RELEVANT EXPERIENCE • IR: Corporate management in computer services, metallurgical and engineering industries, business planning • JRW: Engineering professor., corporate R&D management, new business dev., process & product dev. in gas, oil, chemical and automotive/aerospace industries • JWW: Corporate R&D Management and product dev. in nuclear, automotive/aerospace industries, software development
TMG BACKGROUND • Company formed in Colorado in 1987 • Principal and associates have combined experience of >100 years in the energy, automotive and related industries • Additional expertise available and employed as required • Good relationships with local universities in U.S., Canada • Have previously worked for clients in numerous and diverse areas related to energy production and use including: • New materials (degradable polymers; self-reinforced composites; conductive polymers, liquid metal coolants…) • Bioprocesses and bioproducts (biofuels, food additives, environmental bioremediation…) • R&D planning, funding, management, administration, reporting
TMG BACKGROUND • A few examples of successful projects • Since 1993, have secured >$30 million in client R&D funding • Participated in developing products and processes in areas such as low cost composite materials (for automotive use), coal and fluid coke gasification (for synthetic fuels) and alternate fuels including biomass ethanol and biodiesel + many others • Restructured and refocused a high-tech aerospace parts fabricating facility in the Rocky Mountain region • Assisted an Asian auto manufacturer in locating and designing a new R&D facility for the U.S. Midwest (now being built) • Assisted in developing a major new polymer product, now on the market • Refocused the R&D program of a Midwestern R&D Institute on projects with a greater chance of commercial success
TMG FOCUS TMG focuses almost 100% on Energy-Related Projects. Examples: • Conventional energy sources: new uses, forecasting, economics • Gas, oil, coal; “clean” technologies; CO2 sequestration • Alternate energy technologies, economics, forecasting • Focus on reality, revenues and earnings potential, not hype • Biodiesel – optimizing production and use for lower cost • Hydrogen – market viability assessment, cost reduction, safety in production & use, legal liability issues…potential risk vs. potential benefit analyses • Ethanol, methanol – cost reduction (ethanol), new manufacturing technologies – e.g., corn vs. biomass (ethanol) • Coal derivatives – SNG, Syngas, Hydrogen, Methanol… • Biomass derivatives – e.g., ethanol, methanol, syngas...
TMG FOCUS Energy-Related Projects – Examples (cont’d) • The More Distant Future - Fuel Cells for high-volume transportation use (Hydrogen/PEM, Oxide electrolyte, other) • Hydrogen technologies; real-world efficiencies; actual and potential problems in automotive, transportation use • Direct fuel(e.g. methanol) technologies that avoid H2 use • Development Requirements • The Near Future - Advanced Engine/Powertrain Technologies • Gas- or Diesel-Electric Hybrid Engines/Powertrains • Battery/Electric and Capacitor/Electric Powertrains • Hyper-efficient compression-ignition engines • We perform highly objective “well-to-tank” and “well-to-wheel” comparisons of all types • Emphasis on use of correct input data for reliable results
TMG FOCUS • In depth Evaluation of Factors Influencing Alternate Energy Policy & Long-Range Planning – e.g.: • Influences • Global Warming • Natural or Man-made? • Caused by CO2 or water vapor or…? • Is Control of CO2 justified? Will it be Effective? • Other global warming agents (e.g., methane) • Controls • Kyoto? • Low CO2 or no CO2? • Other “Greenhouse Gases” • Actions • Deal with the effects of GW – there are no viable remedies • Emphasize Intelligent, do-able choices • E.g., clean/zero-emissions coal, methanol, hydrogen (?)
TMG FOCUS • Funding: • R&D Funding • NIST/ATP (note: this agency will be continuing) • U.S. Department of Energy • U.S. Department of Defense • U.S. Department of Agriculture • Various Canadian Federal Government Sources • Equity Funding (a secondary focus) • Not a major activity since 2000, but we can assist clients with identification of contacts and funding sources • Venture Capital; Private Equity; Banks; Corporate Sources…
TMG FOCUS(SECONDARY) • We continue to advise our clients on those energy-related environmental remediation technologies with which we have direct experience: • ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION • In-situ or “land farming” methods for hydrocarbon remediation • Soil washing technologies for hydrocarbon removal • Low-cost on-site “Oil Sands” washing technologies • Oily water and oil/water emulsion remediation • Focus on regenerating potable-grade waters • Recovery and reuse of process water streams containing hydrocarbon
TMG FOCUS(SECONDARY) • We also advise our clients in some miscellaneous energy-related areas with which we have direct experience. Examples: • Liquid metals as coolants and heat transfer media • (One of us (JRW) “wrote the book” (literally) on liquid metals many years ago and we have remained active in the field since) • Behavior of coal ash in combustion equipment • High-temperature corrosion of metals and ceramics in fired equipment (e.g., refinery furnaces) • Design and development of ultra-high-output gasoline and diesel engines
TMG: IN SUMMARY • WE OFFER EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE ON: • New and old energy sources and their derivatives • Comparative analyses of energy technologies and economics such as “well to wheel” analyses for various energy sources • Objective In-depth analyses of energy alternatives, energy trade-offs, energy make vs. buy considerations • Safety issues, especially for hydrogen; related reliability, (legal) liability issues, especially in automotive, other transportation use • Comparative economic & technical performance of transportation and stationary power unit technologies – e.g., gasoline engine vs. diesel engine vs. gas or diesel/electric hybrid vs. fuel cell vs. battery electric – and the related fuels and sources.
TMG: IN SUMMARY (CONT’D) • WE ALSO OFFER EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE ON: • Environmental issues related to energy choices and uses • Global Warming and its origins • In-depth analysis of origins • Kyoto Treaty issues • Impacts of global warming • Intelligent, economically viable solutions • Non-GW impacts of “greenhouse gas” emissions (e.g., changes in ocean acidity and chemistry) • Remediation of soils contaminated with hydrocarbons & derivatives • Remediation of water contaminated with hydrocarbons & derivatives • R&D Funding Sources • Other energy-related topics, e.g.: • Liquid metal coolants and heat transfer media • Corrosion in combustion equipment
For more information, please contact: John Wilson President TMG/ENERGY(A Unit of TMG/The Management Group) 18720 Mack Ave./P.O. Box 36250 Grosse Pointe, MI, USA 48236 (also 4653 Bradbury Court., Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9G 2M2) Tel: 313-434-5110 or 519-966-0545 Fax: 519-966-7246 Email: email@example.com Web site: www.tmgtech.com