TETRAMER TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
May 2010
Earl Wagener and Tetramer Technologies Recognized in Clemson World
An article in Clemson World Magazine, Spring 2010 edition, revolved around Earl Wagener, CEO of Tetramer
Technologies. The article can be viewed
here.

Tetramer Recieves NSF Phase II SBIR for RAHSS Students
As part of its Educational Outreach Program, Tetramer has received funding from the NSF to partially support
student researchers during the summer to work on the development of CO2/CH4 gas separation membranes. The
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS) program is designed to provide high school students
with an opportunity to foster an interest in pursuing science, technology, or engineering studies at the college level
More information about Tetramer's RAHSS students can be found
here.

Tetramer Recieves NSF Phase II SBIR for REU Students
Tetramer has received funding from the NSF to partially support undergraduate researchers to work on the
development of CO2/CH4 gas separation membranes and renewable biomass derived material in epoxy and vinyl
ester resin products. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research
participation by undergraduate students in most areas of science. More information about Tetramer's REU
students can be found
here.

March 2010
Clemson University Recieves GOALI in Collaboration with Tetramer Technologies
In conjunction with Tetramer Technologies, LLC Clemson University Chemical Engineering Professor Scott
Husson has received $300,000 through the National Science Foundation (NSF) GOALI program to develop over the
next three years fundamental structure-property relationships for perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymer gas
separation membrane used for natural gas purification, landfill methane gas and coal bed methane recovery.
GOALI stands for the "Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry". The main objective of the GOALI
program is to encourage closer interaction and collaboration between academic institutions and industry. From
both the research and educational point of view, the GOALI creates a win-win situation for both Clemson and
Tetramer. For Clemson, graduate students will be able to work closely with industrial researchers gaining better
understanding of the development process for commercially valuable technologies while developing methods for
the characterization of membranes while they are in use. Tetramer will then be able to use the new techniques for
characterization on their proprietary membranes. This GOALI project will result in improved molecular architecture
design and production practices of PFCB-based membranes with enhanced performance.

December 2009
Tetramer Granted a NSF Phase i SBIR for Energy-Enriched Oxygen
Tetramer Technologies has received a Phase I SBIR grant from the NSF to commercialize a new gas separation
product that enriches the oxygen content of air. This process is cheaper and more efficient than convention
methods. The use of oxygen-enriched air will save the United States up to 70 percent in natural gas fuel. This has
the potential to greatly improve natural gas combustion efficiency and increase the ability of the United States to
lower oil imports.

October 2009
Tetramer Technologies is Working with the DRAKA Fiber Coating Program
Tetramer was announced as a partner along with Draka and several other companies to develop and commercially
manufacture a hybrid wire/glass fiber cable tool. Tetramer's is involved to develop advanced materials for fiber
coating and encapsulation technologies. The finished product will be a high-temperature, hydrogen-insensitive,
mulit-function cable solution that will give EGS developers tools to better monitor the conditions in their wells.

July 2009
Tetramer Granted a NSF Phase II SBIR for Piezopolymer Nanocomposite Technology
Tetramer Technologies has received a Phase II SBIR grant from the NSF to commercialize and expand the
application of piezopolymer nanocomposite technology. Piezoelectric materials are an alternative energy source
and can be used in transducers, actuators, sensors, vibration dampening, energy harvesting, and smart polymers.
Piezopolymer nanocomposite technology can also form nonwoven fabrics, which can be used in smart materials
and wound healing.

March 2009
Tetramer Recieves NSF Phase II SBIR for RAHSS Students
As part of its Educational Outreach Program, Tetramer has received funding from the NSF to partially support
student researchers during the summer to work on the development of CO2/CH4 gas separation membranes. The
Research Assistantships for High School Students (RAHSS) program is designed to provide high school students
with an opportunity to foster an interest in pursuing science, technology, or engineering studies at the college level
More information about Tetramer's RAHSS students can be found
here.

Tetramer Recieves NSF Phase II SBIR for REU Students
Tetramer has received funding from the NSF to partially support undergraduate researchers to work on the
development of CO2/CH4 gas separation membranes and renewable biomass derived material in epoxy and vinyl
ester resin products. The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research
participation by undergraduate students in most areas of science. More information about Tetramer's REU
students can be found
here.

January 2008
Tetramer Granted a NSF Phase II SBIR for Gas Separation Membrane
Tetramer Technologies has received a Phase II SBIR grant from the NSF to continue the commercialization of it
CO2/CH3 gas separation membranes. These membranes have the potential to greatly improve the performance of
natural gas processing facilities while at the same time generating a supply of CO2. This large volume of CO2
separated out of the methane provides a valuable product in tertiary oil recovery which has the potential to greatly
reduce the US dependence on foreign oil fields.

Tetramer Receives matching funds from the State of South Carolina through SC Launch!
In December Tetramer Technologies received a Phase I SBIR grant from the NSF to develop new high performance
piezoelectric polymers. SC Launch! has matched the grant dollar for dollar with funds that can be used to aid in the
commercialization of this technology.

December 2007
Tetramer Granted an NSF Phase I SBIR
Tetramer received a grant to develop piezopolymers for the various applications which range from micro-actuators
to energy harvesting of waste heat.

November 2007
Tetramer receives NSF SBIR Phase IIB grant to develop Biorenewable Materials
Tetramer Technologies has received funding from the NSF to partner with a new company (to be named) to develop
biorenewable materials. These materials will compete with petroleum based products due to the increasing cost of
oil and continuous reduction in processing cost of natural oils (vegetable and seed oil).

August 2007
Tetramer/Clemson University joint grant awarded
A NSF SBIR Phase IIR grant was awarded to Tetramer Technologies and the Clemson University Center for
Advanced Engineering of Fibers and Films (CAEFF)  to perform research on the industrial processing of PFCB
polymer nanocomposites. This grant represents a significant opportunity to advanced the relatively new
fluoropolymer into more commercial applications by decreasing the commercialization barrier. Read all about it:
"NSF Funding Brings CAEFF and Tetramer Technologies Together" Fall 2007 edition of Earnest
"National Science Foundation awards grant to Clemson tech spin-off, Tetramer" Greenville Spartanburg Andersdon
                                                                                                                              Technology Council Website (www.gsatc.org).

May 2007
Tetramer receives the Crystal Flame Entrepreneurship Award
Tetramer received the Crystal Flame Innovation Award for Entrepreneurship on May 2, 2007 at the FuelCellSouth
Conference held in Columbia, South Carolina. Tetramer was nominated for this award by members of the
southeast fuel cell industry for their development of advanced proton exchange membranes (PEM).

March 2007
Tetramer Granted a NSF Phase II SBIR
Tetramer Technologies announces a new grant with the NSF has been funded to continue work on developing
polymers for the encapsulation of nanoparticles. Specifically Tetramer will be working to develop polymers which
can encapsulate quantum dots at high concentrations without quenching there emissions. The development of
such a material will be a technological enabler which would help transition quantum dots from the laboratory into
industry.

January 2007
Tetramer Granted a NSF Phase I SBIR
Tetramer Technologies announces a new grant with the NSF has been funded to begin work on new EO polymer
systems.

November 2006
Tetramer Featured in Two C&E News Article
Tetramer Technologies was recently featured in a Chemical and Engineering News article on the Entrepreneurial
Spirit.  In addition, Dr. Earl Wagener's class at Clemson University was featured in Educating Entrepreneurs. In
addition to this article, more information on Earl's class is available in the Outreach page.
PFCB Polymer and Monomer

TetramerNDM  (Nanoparticle          
                            Dispersion Matrix)  
Proton Exchange Membranes
Gas Separation Membranes

Biorenewable Materials
Piezoelectric Polymers
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