SOURCE: Nano-Proprietary, Inc.

May 14, 2008 08:55 ET

Nano-Proprietary, Inc. Carbon Dioxide Sensor Grant Application Selected for Award

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Austin, Texas-based Nano-Proprietary, Inc. (OTCBB: NNPP) announced that its subsidiary, Applied Nanotech, Inc. ("ANI"), has been selected to be awarded a new phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Program grant by the U.S. Department of Energy in the amount of approximately $100,000.

The purpose of the grant is to develop and test an improved Carbon Dioxide (CO2) sensor for use in monitoring CO2 in geologic subsurface structures to assure safe retention.

"We are pleased to be selected for this grant in our ever broadening sensor line," said Thomas F. Bijou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nano-Proprietary, Inc. "The strategy that we have been following, to have a broad base of sensor technologies, is beginning to yield tangible results."

More information is available at the Department of Energy Website at


Nano-Proprietary, Inc. is a holding company consisting of two wholly owned operating subsidiaries. Applied Nanotech, Inc. is a premier research and commercialization organization dedicated to developing applications for nanotechnology with an extremely strong position in the fields of electron emission applications from carbon film/nanotubes, sensors, functionalized nanomaterials, and nanoelectronics. Electronic Billboard Technology, Inc. (EBT) possesses technology related to electronic digitized sign technology. The Companies have over 250 patents or patents pending. Nano-Proprietary's business model is to license its technology to partners that will manufacture and distribute products using the technology. Nano-Proprietary's website is


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