After working about 25 years on diverse applications of computational chemical physics at a number of well-known research universities in the US and Europe, I started a nanotechnology-based “clean-tech” company, Energy Compression Inc., which is bringing a new kind of energy storage to the market. This perfectly safe, environmentally benign and potentially very inexpensive technology is called "Adsorption-Enhanced Compressed Air Energy Storage", or AE-CAES. It is based upon the fact that certain zeolite minerals have the ability to adsorb substantial quantities of air, which in turn drastically cuts the cost of the tanks needed for CAES plants that do not rely on underground geological formations for cost-effective air confinement. It also makes it essentially impossible to release the air with explosive force, so the resulting system is suitable for installation at transmission-to-distribution substations, behind the meters of large electricity end users or more generally in distributed "microgrids". Please visit our web site for more info!