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The novel HydroFlame direct-contact combustion process has been adapted for use in a Downhole Steam Generator (DHSG), which enables the…

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In this process, a high intensity flame is surrounded by two films of rotating water. The flame is in direct…

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According to the United States Geological Survey, more than 95% of the world's Heavy Oil is located in reservoirs deeper…

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HydroFlame offers a technology solution to benefit businesses involved in Heavy Oil and Bitumen production. This solution offers environmental, technical.....

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HydroFlame Technologies, LLC was established in August 2008 with the sole purpose of commercializing the HydroFlame novel direct contact...

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On April 15, 2011, Senator Mary Landrieu visited the HydroFlame facility as part of her tour of the Louisiana Business…

HydroFlame Team



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Dr. Dandina N. Rao, Chairman and CEO

Dr. Dandina N. Rao is also Emmett C. Wells Jr. Distinguished Professor at the Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering at Louisiana State University. He invented the HydroFlame Process and built its earliest prototypes in Calgary in the 1980s. He has held several positions in the oil industry as a researcher and has been involved with government/private sector partnerships to solve some of the industry's most complex problems. Dr. Rao has been principal investigator in eight Federal (DOE), state, industry and academia - funded projects totaling over $5 million.






Arthur R. Cooper, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Arthur Cooper has extensive experience with establishing programs for entrepreneurial development, business support, and technology-based companies. His background also includes venture, small business and seed funding for start-up and early-stage companies. Mr. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Juris Doctorate from the LSU Law School. Mr. Cooper also serves as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Emerging Technology Center.

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