Prosper Technologies is a broad platform technology company that owns an intellectual property portfolio of several Gas inFusion (GI) patents. Our GI process is primarily used to infuse high concentrations of oxygen into liquids. Our technology is a unique Nano technology and the only one in the world that can instantaneously infuse supersaturated levels of oxygen into liquids, while simultaneously removing a gas. The GI process provides for more room for dissolved oxygen, thus creating a very stable highly oxygenated water or liquids.
The very stable and extended oxygen retention delivers unprecedented results in industries such as; agriculture, water treatment, wellness & healthcare, energy, consumer goods, and aquaculture. Our gas transfer process occurs through a proprietary GI module that is easy to use, maintain, and has a low cost of use. Prosper’s GI modules are very versatile and can infuse various gases such as O2 and CO2.
Curt Brockelman is the co-founder and the Managing Partner-Chief Risk Officer of Harvest Volatility Management, overseeing the firm’s portfolio and operational risk management, and responsible for the daily management of the firm’s investment and human capital.
Prior to founding HVM, from 2003-2008, Mr. Brockelman was Chief Investment Officer and founder of Perch Bay Partners, LLC a volatility arbitrage hedge fund, trading index options on global markets. From 1996-2003, Mr. Brockelman was a Senior Vice President of Investments at Smith Barney and co-manager of The Brockelman Group. While at Smith Barney, he was a Directors’ Council member, and he grew his team into one of the top revenue producing teams in the firm. Mr. Brockelman holds an A.B. in Economics from Duke University.
Mr. Ashforth is Executive Vice President of The Ashforth Company. He concentrates on providing strategic direction and sales for The Ashforth Company’s third party service subsidiaries and serves on the company’s investment committee.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Ashforth was Chairman of Ashforth Pacific, Inc., the West Coast affiliate of The Ashforth Company located in Portland, Oregon. He created Ashforth Pacific in 1995 and helped grow the portfolio from 600,000 square feet to over 3 million square feet.
Mr. Ashforth serves on the board of Columbia Green Technologies, the Lloyd EcoDistrict, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Oregon’s WPO chapter. He is the immediate past Chairman and current board member of The Freshwater Trust, and is Chairman of the Stamford, CT Energy Improvement District. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in History from St. Lawrence University.
Max brings a diverse business background to Prosper Brands with over 20 years of business development and management experience. Mr. MacKenzie’s expertise is in developing and growing businesses by applying disruptive technologies to categories that have failed to evolve with today’s consumer.
Prior to Prosper, Max was the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Sprout Foods. Max managed Sprout from its inception in 2005 through the end of 2010. Sprout’s innovative products and pouch packaging changed the $4B baby food industry, by leading the transition from the traditional glass jars into pouched packaging. Sprout developed into the leading brand of organic pouched baby food, and became the number one selling organic baby food per point of distribution, and one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S. in 2010 under his guidance.
Prior to the founding of Sprout, Max worked as an industrial designer and manufacturer, and has several U.S. and international patents. He has served on the financial oversight committee of the United Way in Greenwich, CT. and volunteered at several area charities such as New York Cares and the Red Cross.
How Gas inFusion Works
Gas inFusion (GI) is a mass transfer operation whereby sparingly soluble gases are dissolved in liquids in a completely bubbleless fashion by way of a proprietary GI module. The efficiency of this manner of mass transfer allows the production of stable liquid streams containing enormous quantities of dissolved gas on scales ranging from cc/min to thousands of gallons per minute at a fraction of the energy cost normally associated with gas dissolution.
Our technology has been proven in the marketplace for over a decade and has been the basis of many peer reviewed and published papers. Prosper’s Gas inFusion process has been independently reviewed by government agencies such as the National Resource Council and RPC Scientific & Engineering in Canada.
How is our oxygen infusion different than the competition?
• Our process causes the oxygen to stay in the water far longer than the competition.
• We don’t change the overall gas pressure of the liquid (important & unique because this is what creates the stable oxygen infused water).
• Prosper can instantaneously achieve supersaturated levels of oxygenated water of 160 parts per million (ppm).
• Other technologies can not easily or quickly achieve oxygen levels above 20 ppm.
• Prosper has a more energy efficient process of oxygen infusion than the competition.
• Prosper has a more time efficient process of oxygen infusion than the competition.
• Our Gas inFusion modules are versatile and can infuse various gases such as O2, CO2 and other gases into any liquid.
• Low cost of use.
• Easy to maintain.
• Remote monitoring for maintenance.
• Leasing removes upfront costs and includes system maintenance.
Prosper was presented with the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our oxygen infusion technology on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.
The area targeted for demonstration was the Necker Lake and Flamingo Pond. Both bodies of water are salt ponds that had experienced declining health to the point they were anoxic. Prosper installed our patented oxygen infusers in the Lake in November 2016. The chemical-free application increased oxygen levels in the lake by over 1500%, triggering a bioremediation process that consumed and removed harmful elements and their associated odor. The health of the lake has significantly changed and now supports aquatic life, the flamingos and other wildlife, once again becoming a vital living part of the island’s ecosystem.