About Us

A Few Words About BoMax

BoMax Hydrogen, LLC (formed in early 2014) has developed a patented photo-biocatalytic system that uses light activated nanoparticles coupled with bioinorganic molecules to generate 100% clean hydrogen.  

Our vision is to transform the energy market in a way never seen or conceived, just imagine affordable “on-site” energy generation at levels capable of supporting residential and commercial applications with no carbon footprint.  

Currently, our strategic focus is two-fold:

  • continue the cutting-edge optimization work related to our technology, and
  • finding strategic partners who can come along side us to share insight into our technology, raise the awareness of our product to the market, and provide the needed capital/resources to help us achieve our goals.


Key Team Members

Dr. Deborah Maxwell, Chief Science Officer

Deborah Bolin Maxwell was born in South Carolina, but has lived most of her life in Central Florida.

Dr. Maxwell started her professional career as a registered respiratory therapist, specializing in neonatal intensive care. Later she returned to college to pursue graduate degrees to enable her to teach chemistry. She initially studied in an environmental chemistry laboratory at the University of Central Florida, specializing in remediation of heavy metals in contaminated soils and sediments earning her Masters of Industrial Chemistry degree.

Dr. Maxwell then worked in a biochemistry laboratory at the University of Central Florida, earning her PhD and working with the iron-molybdenum cofactor in nitrogenase coupled to photo-catalytic materials. The goal was to develop green energy resources. Dr. Maxwell has taught chemistry at the University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, Valencia College, and at Stetson University.

Dr. Maxwell is currently the Chief Science Officer of BoMax Hydrogen Lab at the Space Life Sciences Laboratory in Merritt Island, Florida. BoMax is working on a passive method to produce hydrogen utilizing a photo-catalytic system derived from bacteria and an inexpensive light harvesting material.

Jessica Maxwell Leyva
Executive Director

Jessica Maxwell Leyva was born and raised in DeLand, Florida. Jessica graduated from Stetson University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. She is married to Nick Leyva, a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy, and together with their nine children they have spent the last 19 years living the military life. Jessica manages the online activities for BoMax Hydrogen.

Edward Campbell
Lab Manager

Edward was born and raised in central Florida. After studying philosophy in Australia, he returned to the United States to once again reside in central Florida. Edward is the Lab Manager for BoMax. He has taken great interest in determining how hydrogen will transform the renewable energy landscape. Hydrogen production requires precision and focus and Edward brings that and more to the BoMax Lab.

Maximillian Ranieri
Lab Technician

Maximilian Ranieri was born in Naples, Florida and he now lives in Central Florida. While completing his certification for an EMT license at Seminole State College of Florida, Max joined the BoMax team as lead lab technician. Max finished his EMT license in June of 2020, and he has proven himself to be a valuable asset to BoMax Hydrogen. Max has always taken a great interest in carbon free methods of energy production.