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In case you missed this talk, you can view the video of it here  Proton Power video

On, Monday, May 5, we will be hosting Dr. Samuel C. Weaver, president and founder of Proton Power, Inc. at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Dr. Weaver is a serial entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience founding and operating over a dozen companies in the automotive, aerospace, advanced materials and energy fields, and including work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He will be speaking on the global energy impact of a technology which allows for the environmentally-friendly production of hydrogen from biomass and waste sources.

Founded in 2005, Proton Power, Inc. is the brainchild of Dr. Sam Weaver and Dan Hensley, who have developed a renewable energy system designed for producing inexpensive hydro­gen on demand from biomass and waste sources. Dr. Weaver and Hensley have a long, 40+ year history of developing successful and innovative technological products from the ground up, including:

  • Aircraft brakes for the Boeing 767 and 777, plus military aircrafts
  • The first 2800C production furnaces for high strength, high modulus carbon fibers
  • Ceramic punch technology and equipment to make Coors the thinnest aluminum beer cans in the world
  • Neutron absorbers for nuclear power plants – 87% worldwide market share
  • Test and research reactor fuel which provided radioiso­topes that served 10 million people annually

Today, Dr. Weaver and Hensley lead an experienced manage­ment team with extensive manufacturing experience at Proton Power, which includes more than 20 talented engineers and scientists.

The event will be held at 1 pm, Monday, May 5 at the Toyota Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the Vol Hall Garage and information and directions can be found here.

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