Make us your home page
Instagram

Pasco nanotechnology firm Dais Analytic named one of the nation's best energy projects to watch in 2012

Tim Tangredi is CEO of Dais Analytic. The Odessa company focuses on energy innovation.

BRENDAN FITTERER | Times (2009)

Tim Tangredi is CEO of Dais Analytic. The Odessa company focuses on energy innovation.

ODESSA — Dais Analytic, the nanotechnology firm that several years ago signed a $200 million trade pact with China, has earned a spot on Forbes magazine's list of 12 energy projects to watch in 2012.

Selected by the U.S. Department of Defense, the company was ranked No. 2 on the list, according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council, a public/private partnership that works to lure new businesses and assist established firms.

"We are thrilled to see that Dais continues to receive this kind of high-level recognition," said John Hagen, Pasco EDC president and chief executive. "Dais has been our 'poster child' for the kind of innovative economic development we want to encourage in Pasco County."

Hagen went on to note that Pasco EDC has been working with Dais Analytic Corp. since April 2009 to assist the company's growth. "They have received a lot of assistance," he said of the company, which opened in Pasco in the late '90s. Last year, Pasco County commissioners approved a $254,000 grant for Dais Analytic to aid in its development of a new generation of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly heating, cooling and refrigeration products called "NanoAir." The county grant will enable the company to hire additional employees.

In addition, Pasco EDC has provided help with training, job placement, consulting services, local government support, and financial and investor opportunities. Hagen noted that he anticipates continued work with Dais to enhance technology and supplier partnerships.

"We are really proud to see Dais recognized for their energy efforts, not only in our community but nationally as well," Pasco County Commission Chairwoman Ann Hildebrand said. "To see them listed in a "Top 12 Companies to Watch" in Forbes magazine really validates what we are doing to help companies like Dais continue to make progress."

The Defense Department has 300,000 buildings and an annual energy bill that amounts to $4 billion, and it faces a government mandate to improve sustainability.

In November, the department's Environmental Security Technology Certification program selected 27 pilot projects from a pool of nearly 600 proposals submitted by private firms, universities and federal organizations.

Winners will be used for its installation energy test bed. Some were from large companies such as Honeywell, Forbes said. But some smaller firms, such as Dais, also fared well. The magazine chose 12 from the 27 that it says appear to be the most promising.

In 2009, the firm announced a deal to sell its air filtration system to China, an agreement it said would bring 1,000 jobs to Pasco over the next five years. The deal also calls for developing a prototype wastewater treatment plant in northern China that would use Dais' products to clean polluted water.

Dais was one of only six firms to split a $9.6 million award from the Energy Department for projects focused on improving energy efficiency in buildings.

. On the Web

Project leaders

For more information about energy projects that won the Defense Department's competition, visit www.serdp-estcp.org and click on Featured Initiatives.

Dais Analytic: daisanalytic.com.

Pasco nanotechnology firm Dais Analytic named one of the nation's best energy projects to watch in 2012 01/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, January 5, 2012 8:25pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trigaux: Look to new Inc. 5000 rankings for Tampa Bay's future heavyweights

    Business

    There's a whole lotta fast-growing private companies here in Tampa Bay. Odds are good you have not heard of most of them.

    Yet.

    Kyle Taylor, CEO and founder of The Penny Hoarder, fills a glass for his employees this past Wednesday as the young St. Petersburg personal advice business celebrates its landing at No. 25 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Taylor, still in his 20s, wins kudos from executive editor Alexis Grant for keeping the firm's culture innovative. The business ranked No. 32 last year. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  2. Ford's Garage opens new Westchase spot

    Business

    Ford's Garage opened its sixth Florida location in Westchase this week.

    hillsevbiz081817: Ford's Garage opened its sixth Florida location in Westchase this week. Photo courtesy of Ford's Garage
  3. Carls Patio celebrates great outdoor furnishings in Carrollwood

    Business

    CARROLLWOOD — While many northerners are shoveling snow, Floridians are lounging poolside in the middle of winter.

    hillsevbiz081817: After selling outdoor and patio furniture in locations in South Florida since 1993, Carls Patio has opened its first store to open in the Tampa Bay area and there are plans for more. Photo courtesy of Carls Patio.
  4. Massage therapist opens South Tampa office

    Business

    As a social worker in the early '90s, a majority of Tracy Jones' cases were people dealing with depression.

    Tracy Jones recently opened Tampa Bay Sports and Medical Massage in South Tampa. Photo courtesy of Tracy Jones.
  5. Stadium area Chick-fil-A location will open Aug. 31

    Business

    While active in the Air Force, New York City native, Carlos Brito often traveled to Tampa for work.

    Chick-fil-A Tampa Stadium celebrates its' grand opening on Aug. 31. Photo courtesy of Carlos Brito.