Changing How We Use Hydrogen Energy
BoMax Hydrogen, LLC (formed in early 2014) is moving towards fundamentally changing the energy economy by closing the gaps between where hydrogen, the most promising energy solution, is produced and where it is used by industry and consumers.
We have developed and patented a process by which a light-activated catalyst paired with bioorganic molecules can be used to generate 100% clean hydrogen. The BoMax “box” can be located wherever hydrogen is used eliminating the need for risky, wasteful transportation.
- BoMax opened its biochemistry lab at the Space Life Sciences Lab at Kennedy Space Center in 2016 with the purpose of optimizing the production of green hydrogen with the BoMax Box.
- Three things make the BoMax system work – nanoparticles, enzymes from soil bacteria, and visible light
- 100% clean hydrogen made without fossil fuels, rare metals, or hazardous byproducts.
- Optimization has led to decreasing size in the alpha prototype making it more affordable and competitive with conventional hydrogen production methods.
As we continue our research, the BoMax Box has decreased in size, making it a viable solution for inexpensive, clean, sustainable hydrogen produced on site. And we’re not done. We envision a future where a Bomax Box can be installed anywhere—from remote locations to residential homes—and become as ubiquitous as solar panels are today.
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.
Our Strategic Focus
- Continue to optimize our technology
- Continue to invest in prototyping activities
- Cultivate and develop strategic partnerships in the U.S. and globally
- Move our technology to commercial platform
Meet Our Team
Dr. Deborah Maxwell, Chief Science Officer
After completing her Master of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Dr. Maxwell pursued her doctoral degree. Her work with the iron-molybdenum cofactor in nitrogenase coupled to photo-catalytic materials earned her a PhD from UCF. Dr. Maxwell’s research in this area continued her interest in developing green energy resources.
Dr. Maxwell has taught chemistry at the University of Central Florida, Seminole State College, Valencia College, and at Stetson University.
Jessica Maxwell Leyva, Executive Director
Jessica Maxwell Leyva manages the online activities for BoMax Hydrogen, helping to build audiences and advocates for the advancement of green hydrogen development.
Jessica graduated from Stetson University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. Jessica has been a valuable member of the BoMax team, helping to explain, educate, and encourage understanding among the world’s population as to why easily sourced green hydrogen matters.
Edward Campbell, Lab Manager
Edward serves as Lab Manager for BoMax as we continue development of our Alpha prototype. He has a deeply personal drive in determining how hydrogen will transform the renewable energy landscape, changing the way the world views energy consumption.
After studying philosophy in Australia, Edward graduated from Seminole State College in Florida with an Associate of Science Degree in Chemical Technology. It is Edward’s balance of philosophy and practical knowledge that offers BoMax the production precision and focus the BoMax Lab needs to meet our high aspirations of green hydrogen for all.
Maximilian Ranieri, Lead Lab Technician
Maximilian Ranieri joined the BoMax team as lead lab technician, fulfilling his drive and interest in carbon-free methods of energy production.
Max is a certified and licensed EMT, graduating from Seminole State College of Florida. He finished his EMT license in June of 2020 and he has since joined the BoMax team to assist our research and development into green hydrogen.
Chris Simuro, CEO & President
Mr. Simuro is currently serving on the Board of Managers and is CEO & President of BoMax, applying his financial, entrepreneurial, and manufacturing experience to help guide the company.
Mr. Simuro began his career working as a CPA. In 2003, accepted the position of Executive Vice President of Cohutta Banking Company (a Synovus company) and was later promoted to Regional Vice President of Synovus Financial Corp tasked to oversee all financial and strategic matters for 6 separately chartered banks. In 2011 he left the financial services industry to pursue other interests.
Today Mr. Simuro owns all or portions of 7 different businesses serving in various corporate governance roles in the following industries: nonwoven fabrics, recyclable oil absorbents, metalized coating, carpet manufacturing, real estate, sensor floors, and hydrogen generation.
Mr. Simuro graduated from California State University-Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, holds an advanced degree from Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, and has served as a part time faculty member for the Georgia Banking School, and Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mr. Simuro currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Christian Heritage School.
Mr. Anayama is currently serving on the Board of Managers using his engineering expertise to help guide BoMax.
For over three decades, Mr. Anayama worked within the Schlumberger group of companies including Wireline and Technology, including a four year period serving as President of Schlumberger Japan. In 2008, Mr. Anayama left Schlumberger to establish an independent company specialized in semiconductor failure analysis equipment, leveraging his experience from Shclumberger Technology Group.
Today, Mr. Anayama owns a management consulting firm specializing in technology and offering angel investments to nurture innovations.
Mr. Anayama is a graduate of Waseda University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mr. Bolin is currently serving on the Board of Managers, applying his experience in banking and real estate development to help to define and curate the direction of the organization.
Since 2009, Mr. Bolin, along with the Flagship Companies team, has been developing properties in and around Florida. The partnership had acquired and operated 34 self-storage facilities which were sold in 2013. Since then, Flagship has built 17 new self-storage facilities. Mr. Bolin with the Flagship team, also owns and operates 11 Studio Salon facilities in market areas around Orlando and Tampa.
Mr. Bolin is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.