Carnot has designed and built a unique centrifugal compressor utilizing the weight of water to compress gas with a proprietary impeller. Carnot’s Surface Area Ratio and the Thermal Capacity of Water enables Isothermal Compression.

Carnot’s Technology is based upon the concepts from the Taylor Compressor. Taylor compressors used air bubbles entrained in water to achieve compression. Air Bubble/Water Mixture (emulsion) traveled down the Intake Shaft. Air bubbles were compressed by the weight of water as they traveled to the Air Chamber. Air bubbles & water separated in the Air Chamber. The compressed air had low moisture content and in Taylor’s embodiment contained 5,500 HP of potential energy at 128 PSI.


The compressor ran for over 80 years at 80% efficiency (6 cfm/hp @ 128 psi). This is the only truly isothermal compression system yet devised. Click Here for more information on the Taylor Compressor.  Our process has removed the geographic constraint of the Taylor compressor by creating ever-increasing gravitational-forces in a centrifugal environment.


Mark Cherry

Wayne Hagan

Hans Shillinger

Todd Thompson



Mark Cherry is an inventor, entrepreneur, and creator of the Carnot compression system.  In addition to inventing Carnot’s isothermal compression technology, Mark’s inventions include the SmartPlug catalytic ignition system, for which he holds multiple US and International Patents.


Wayne is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience in engineering, design, construction, business development, and operations management with leading global engineering and construction firms.


Hans Shillinger is registered as a professional civil engineer in California and Idaho.  He has a broad engineering background with an emphasis on project and engineering management. Hans’ diverse experience ranges from being a regional operations manager for a large, publicly traded power infrastructure firm, to various entrepreneurial endeavors including owning and running a brewery.


Todd has over 20 years of strategic, financial, and corporate development experience. Todd’s experience ranges from in-house and consulting roles with a wide range of companies from mature industrial firms to early-stage ventures.  Most recently Todd held multiple leadership roles with a publicly traded industrial  company in corporate development, finance, and strategic planning.

Sean Kilgrow

Bob Alderman

Chris Finley




Sean is a Professional Engineer with 25 years of science, engineering and construction experience. He has worked in mining, petroleum, telecom, power and renewable energy markets, including leading business development efforts in renewable energy for a publicly traded, ENR top 30 construction company.

Bob is the Co-Inventor of the Carnot Compressor. He currently leads the fabrication and prototyping efforts.

Chris is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years’ experience in R&D, engineering, product development, and business development for mechanical systems in oil and gas applications.  Chris has published numerous papers on cryogenics, expanders, pumps, and turbines, with a focus on LNG applications


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