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  • 1. Project ALPOCC Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center5/24/2012 ITDC 1
  • 2. Mission To create an “Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center” that seeks to make use of technology from principal research entities and its partners worldwide to enhance the economy of Arizona and its tribal lands.5/24/2012 ITDC 2
  • 3. Objectives• Establish new companies or vitalize established companies with new arid lands technology• Develop cooperative technology development between Arid Lands Sustainable Bio-Energy Institute (University of Arizona- USA), Univerisidad de Sonora (Mexico), and The Technion Institute (Israel) in the area of Bio-Energy, including, bio- mass, and high value byproducts.• Provide support to companies that have accepted technology (new or established) via seed money, talent, hr, and strategy.5/24/2012 ITDC 3
  • 4. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Israel/Sonora/Arizona Economic Development Segments1. Research & Development2. Commercialization3. Agricultural Products4. Technology5. Financial6. Global Sustainable Development5/24/2012 ITDC 4
  • 5. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Research & Development SegmentUniversity of Arizona Universidad De (US) Sonora (Mexico) Arid Lands GRANTS GRANTS Sustainable Bio-Energy Institute (US) Build long-term, co- operative relationships Texas A&M (US) Technion (Israel)5/24/2012 ITDC 5
  • 6. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Commercialization Segment R&D/Commercialization Genetics, Crop Production, Engineering, Economi cs, Water Resources and Public Policy Arid Lands Technology Clean-tech Manufacturers Agri-business Systems Environmental equipment, Systems & Tools for Arid & Pollution control & recycling, environments related to Tools High value byproducts, water, energy and high Renewable energy, Green value specialty byproducts Building Matls5/24/2012 ITDC 6
  • 7. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Agricultural Products Segment Buffalo GourdSweet Sorghum Guayule Non-food Crops on Uncultivated Land Algae Lesquerella 5/24/2012 ITDC 7
  • 8. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Technology Segment High Value Liquid Solid Specialty Byproducts Bio-Fuels Bio-Fuels Jet Fuels Cosmetics Bio-Diesel Bio-Char Lubricants Ethanol Pellets Animal Feed Bio-Crude Composite5/24/2012 ITDC 8
  • 9. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Financial Segment Grant/Equity/Debt Fund (US, Mexico, Israel)Commercialization Grant Partnership Loan Guarantee Global Expansion Equity5/24/2012 ITDC 9
  • 10. Arid Lands Proof of Concept CenterGlobal Sustainable Development Segment Project ALPOCC China India Australia World Wide5/24/2012 ITDC 10
  • 11. Arid Lands Proof of Concept Center Project ALPOCC Team ALBA Mexico5/24/2012 ITDC 11
  • 12. Project ALOPCC Offices USA: 4293 N Placita de Susana, Tucson, AZ 85718 Israel: 16 Barelli St, Tel Aviv 693645/24/2012 ITDC 12