NoPo is a Nanotechnology startup that makes the world’s best Carbon Nanotubes. The company is on a mission to reduce exploitation of natural resources by developing materials that are far superior to anything nature has created. We’ve started with an amazing nanomaterial called Single Walled Carbon Nanotube. This material is incredibly strong, highly conductive, can be a semiconductor and is very light. It can single handedly replace Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Silicon, Carbon in most applications.

Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes were identified as a material essential to realize the vision due to their high strength, radiation resistance and low weight.

The world’s most widely studied Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes were produced by Nobel Laureate Dr.Richard Smalley using the HiPCO­ Process. Dr.Kelley wrote his PhD thesis on HiPCO under his guidance. The technique produced Carbon Nanotubes continuously but had been extremely difficult to scale consistently. After Dr.Smalley’s demise in 2005; there was little progress in Technology.

At NoPo, we decided to take an enormous risk to solve this technology problem and make HiPCO® Carbon Nanotubes available to all. The single-minded pursuit took 6.5 years to bear results. We operated as a science project. Continuously re-invested into technology and are proud to have the only operational HiPCO® reactors on Earth. This has led to creation of a facility dedicated to Carbon Nanotubes production, characterization and product development.

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 NoPo Nanotechnologies is affiliated with The Center on Business and Poverty and CRISP Social Ventures