KTISIS is a growing startup that is both diversifying Metro Detroit's economy and catering to its strongest economic asset..
"We are catering to the natural gas industry, especially transportation," says Stephen Chue, principal of KTISIS
The Sterling Heights-based company offers consulting services dealing with alternative fuels and technologies. It’s currently working on a gas tank for automobiles that would facilitate both liquified and compressed natural gas. Currently vehicles that run on natural gas are only able to utilize one or the other.
"We'll be able to break down that barrier," Chue says.
The KTISIS natural gas tank is currently in the development phase while the company tests a prototype at the Macomb-OU INCubator
. It recently received a $15,000 grant from the state of Michigan to push along this development.
"The target is to role it out before the end of the year," Chue says.
KTISIS currently employs five people after hiring an engineer and a technician over the last year. It is currently looking to hire another engineer and a marketing professional.
Source: Stephen Chue, principal of KTISIS
Writer: Jon Zemke
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