Early 2011
Nclear founder Steve Odom first became aware of the global eutrophication crisis in early 2011 while meeting with Florida citrus farmers and set out to find a solution. After countless hours of research and experimentation, Steve theorized that a synthetic mineral engineered from natural substances would adsorb and sequester phosphorus
In late 2011, Steve and his partner Denny Ivey, an environmental chemist, set about the arduous trial and error process to develop such a synthetic mineral in a lab environment using defined.
By 2012, this research effort resulted in an early version of TPX™, which has since been refined to the current product. TPX™ was proven in lab testing to be superior to other media for removal of phosphates, and met all of the initial design criteria.
In 2013, Patent applications were filed in the United States and in specific international targeted countries.
In 2014 seed capital provided by a small group of investors allowed Nclear to develop the means to manufacture TPX™ in small batch production.
In 2015, institutional capital was infused by Allegro Investments of Menlo Park, California, allowing the company to begin to commercialize the technology.
In 2016, TPX™ was used commercially for the first time, to immediately solve a crisis at the Villa Rica GA wastewater plant.
In 2017, Nclear successfully demonstrated the application of TPX™ at the former Piney Point phosphate plant in Palmetto FL, in a project with Florida DEP.
In 2018, Nclear developed its ElectrX™ technology for ammonia removal applications.
In 2019, Nclear invested in TPX™ production capacity and successfully produced large scale production in a continuous flow system.
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