Y-Carbon is a nanotechnology start-up company based in King of Prussia, PA. As a spin off from the A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, Y-Carbon has obtained exclusive rights to intellectual property invented and patented by Prof. GogotsiÔ³ team of Drexel University. Y-CarbonÔ³ core mission is to develop and promote an innovative method of making novel nanostructured carbon materials with precisely defined structure, porosity, and surface chemistry. The ability to tailor the properties of porous carbon material is unique to Y-Carbon technology and thus provides a quantum leap in performance in many applications such as supercapacitors, gas (hydrogen, methane and chlorine) storage, protein filtration, water purification, fuel cell catalysts, etc. These applications have enormous business opportunities in the fields of energy, water and medicine. Y-Carbon is a portfolio company of the Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SouthEastern Pennsylvania and The Nanotechnology Institute.