Corrections or additions?
Prepared for the September 5, 2000 edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper.
All rights reserved.
HTI and Broadbeam
Hydrocarbon Technologies Inc., based on New York Avenue,
has finished a 10-month production test that could lead to a
application of the proprietary technology, the "GelCat"
that it has been working on for years. Texaco sponsored the test,
to manufacture 320,000 pounds of a new surfactant product for enhanced
oil recovery. The new surfactant, a renewable resource, is made from a
by-product of the
pulp and paper industry called "lignin."
The new surfactant will be used in down-hole well tests at an overseas
location. It will take two years to evaluate the next set of tests.
"This is the first large-scale production of lignin-derived
ever made to produce surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery," says
Al Comoli, president of the 62-person firm. "This is also the
third large-scale application of HTI’s GelCat catalyst. HTI has worked
for years to develop GelCat, and we are now seeing new
This employee-owned firm does fossil energy research and development,
process design, and technology licensing in hydroprocessing, heavy
oil upgrading, coal liquefaction, specialty chemicals development,
processing and recycling of municipal and industrial wastes, and
of other energy and environmentally responsive technologies. Its new
technology in waste coprocessing and recycling is a major effort to
convert and recycle waste plastic with coal and heavy oils.
Lawrenceville 08648. A.G. Comolli, president. 609-394-3102; fax,
Home page: www.htinj.com.
Palm Pilots are getting to be as necessary as cell
and an Alexander Road-based firm, Broadbeam Corporation, is helping
tool developers find new uses for the latest models. Broadbeam
as Nettech Systems) signed an agreement with Palm to deliver wireless
development tools for the Palm VII handheld computers.
With these tools, software vendors, system integrators, and corporate
IT departments can more easily extend their enterprise applications
to wireless Palm VIIs. To spur developers, those who register for
a special promotion by Friday, September 15, will receive 50 percent
off Broadbeam’s Developer Suite and other discounts. Also Broadbeam
and Palm will give marketing and sales support to the first five
certified by Broadbeam. These applications will be showcased at
pavilion at a trade show and be featured on the website at
"We are co-sponsoring this promotion with Palm to demonstrate
how easy it can be to develop wireless enterprise applications for
the Palm VII handheld, and to quickly bring a wide range of wireless
solutions for Palm’s customers," says Don Grust, senior vice
In addition to the Alexander Road office, Broadbeam has offices in
Richardson, Texas; Chicago; Boston; Tampa; Southern California; and
the United Kingdom.
The company’s software, called middleware, provides wireless
between PCs in home offices and laptops and hand-held devices in the
field. Police departments and phone company technicians were initial
users, and Sears is also the company’s client. Its wireless
platform is most popularly known for its applications for the Hertz
Corporation. At certain airports, it lets curbside attendants use
handheld pen-based devices to send the names of arriving customers
to the Hertz gold card booths.
Road, Princeton 08540. Boris Fridman, president. 609-734-0300; fax,
609-734-0346. Home page: www.broadbeam.com.
Corrections or additions?
This page is published by PrincetonInfo.com
— the web site for U.S. 1 Newspaper in Princeton, New Jersey.