The idea of the International Plasma Technology Center (IPTC) was generated by Dr. Igor Matveev and announced at the 4th International Workshop and Exhibition on Plasma Assisted Combustion (IWEPAC) on September 17, 2008. It was supported by the workshop attendees from Brazil, Canada, Korea, Serbia, Russia, Ukraine, and USA. Later on discussions with business and financial communities in the US, Germany, Turkey, within IWEPAC-5, has lead to the IPTC organization as a non-profit Virginia corporation (Certificate of Incorporation dated October 21, 2009 and Certificate of Amendment effective December 22, 2009, application for tax exemption dated December 2, 2010 - click here to see Form 1023, 2023 Tax Return Form 990, includings Schedule A, Schedule D and Schedule O, and the exemption ruling letter issued by the IRS on May 12, 2011 Tax Exempt Status) to promote scientific, educational, and charitable activities. IPTC is focused on activity to:
  • Establish facilities for proof-of-principle demonstration and industrial plasma studies
  • Assist in building and establishing institutional credibility, world-wide
  • Involve world-class scientists, engineers, and business leaders
  • Organize international cooperation around industrial plasma applications and integrate with national research centers and experts
  • Provide worldwide technologies along with marketing capability and a pipeline of orders
  • Develop and implement small- to mid-scale prototypes of waste-to-energy plants, coal and sewage sludge gasifiers, new materials synthesis, minerals processing, GTL, oil well treatment tools, exhaust gas treatment equipment, plasma systems for climate control (UAV and land based), and waste water processing plants
  • Create new, high-technology, green-economy-oriented jobs
  • Establish fabrication facilities for high-volume production of the most commercially successful systems.
Business model
  • The IPTC will accumulate critical resources such as knowledge, expertise, IP, manufacturing capability, project funding, and capital equipment, through strategic alliances
  • Technologies will be marketed by IPTC and through partners with access to and expertise in the key markets, either through a licensing or royalty type arrangement
  • The IPTC will develop plasma based technologies mainly through the pilot plant stage
  • In some cases, partners may finance the technology development partially or in full
  • Commercial manufacturing may be either through the IPTC or the partners.
The focus Areas for the IPTC are:
  • New materials and nanotubes
  • Plasma technologies for space exploration, including planetary life support systems
  • Propulsion, including deep space propulsion
  • Waste-to-energy
  • Clean energy generation
  • Oil and gas industry applications
  • Plasma modeling
  • Water purification
  • Air pollution control