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Perpetua and PNNL Receive National Recognition

August 14, 2009

Smart, Wireless and Self-Powered Sensors add Distributed Intelligence to Factories and other Hellish Environments

More good news from ONAMI. Part of the ONAMI mission is to encourage and support the commercialization and deployment of the technologies discovered and developed by its collaborative companies and partners. It was just announced that two of ONAMI’s associated firms, Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and Perpetua Power Source Technologies, have been selected by R&D Magazine for a 2009, R&D 100 Award.

The R&D 100 winners represent a broad range of technologies—from microwave transmitters for space data transmission—to digital cameras for use on Earth—to new, environmentally-friendly fabrics. The technologies were developed by industrial enterprises, government laboratories, university research facilities from around the world.

The R&D 100 winners represent a broad range of technologies—from microwave transmitters for space data transmission—to digital cameras for use on Earth—to new, environmentally-friendly fabrics. The technologies were developed by industrial enterprises, government laboratories, university research facilities from around the world.

Press Release

08.06.09

Perpetua Power and PNNL Win Prestigious

R&D 100 Award

The Perpetua Power Puck(TM) receives prestigious recognition as one of the year’s 100 most technologically significant products

July 20, 2009

CORVALLIS, OR – Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc. (Perpetua), a leading provider of renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors, announced today that R&D Magazine has selected the Perpetua Power Puck for its prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Award.

Reliable energy is produced when heat flows from one side of the module to the other.  Click here for more.

Reliable energy is produced when heat flows from one side of the module to the other.

Perpetua Technology

Based upon the Seebeck effect, thermoelectric generators (TEGs) convert temperature differences across dissimilar materials into an electrical potential, or voltage.

When connected to a load, such as a wireless sensor, this voltage difference causes current flow and renewable power is delivered.

Historically, thermoelectric generators have been constructed with discrete pairs of brittle thermoelectric materials sandwiched between solid porcelain plates, resulting in a rigid and bulky package.


Perpetua President Discusses Award

“We are excited to be part of this impressive group of R&D 100 award winners,” said Perpetua’s president, Jon Hofmeister. “A large number of people contributed to develop this important product, including our partners who provided valuable input throughout its development, first helping outline what their ideal solution would comprise, and then testing to ensure that the Perpetua Power Puck met their requirements.”

“Our goal setting out was to develop a plug and play renewable power source that would greatly extend battery life or replace batteries altogether in wireless sensors,” said Hofmeister. “The battery replacement problem in wireless sensors is one of the largest obstacles for wireless sensor systems and the Perpetua Power Puck provides a robust solution. In addition, we are proud that these renewable solutions will contribute to less batteries being deposed of in landfills,” Hofmeister added.

Perpetua’s Jon Hofmeister named Corvallis Entrepreneur of the Year

January 22, 2009  CORVALLIS, OR—Perpetua Power Source Technology president, Jon Hofmeister, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at Celebrate Corvallis this year.

January 22, 2009 CORVALLIS, OR—Perpetua Power Source Technology president, Jon Hofmeister, was named Entrepreneur of the Year at Celebrate Corvallis this year.

The award was presented by Oregon State University’s Vice President for University Advancement, Luanne Lawrence.

Over five hundred individuals, businesses and institutions attended the awards banquet at this year’s “Celebrate Corvallis,” an annual event honoring outstanding contributions to the community.

“I am truly honored to be selected for this award,” said Jon, “and feel very fortunate to join the company of other entrepreneurs in our community. There is nothing better than finding a project you love, building an incredible team to work with, and helping grow an organization into something you can be proud of.”

Jon Hofmeister, President

Jon founded Perpetua, assembled the talented Perpetua team, secured initial capital and has navigated Perpetua’s rapid growth path. Previously, Jon was a key contributor at K2 Technologies, Inc., a Stanford University spinout that grew from a 5 person firm to a 45 person profitable company before being acquired less than 2 years from founding. Jon also worked as a civil engineer at the multi-national URS Corporation and the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Oregon. He received his B.S. from Stanford University in civil engineering and engineering geology (dual degree), M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Washington, MBA from the University of Oregon, Reims School of Management (in France), and London Business School.

About Perpetua

Perpetua designs, manufactures, and markets renewable energy solutions for wireless sensors.

We are focused on offering cost effective and easy-to-integrate power products that last as long as the sensor electronics. By extending battery life, or replacing batteries altogether, our products enable sensors to collect more data over a given time period and offer opportunities to effectively operate in a wider range of environments.

Supporting these goals, Perpetua has developed the most advanced Flexible Thermoelectric Film™ technology available. More >

Congratulations to Mr. Hofmeister and the talented Perpetua and PNNL teams in developing and bringing to market the innovative Power Puck technology.

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