There are a lot of people out there who stumble upon something great and helpful for the world but apparently it all depends on how you are able to spread the word on it. For Richard Maruya, discovering a better way to provide refrigerant cooling in the eco-friendly way is indeed something but as far as legally distributing and endorsing it is concerned, there may be some things needed to take out of the mix before they can be entirely marketed.
One potential problem is that the mixture could be flamable. It is a concern Maruya, and his supporters at several independent labs, and even Greenpeace say minute at best.
“I have to persuade the EPA and corporate America that maybe this is the best thing we have,” he said.
“It ruffled a lot of feathers in Washington D.C.,” said Maruya. “People in San Francisco say we didn’t approve this award, we’re just recognizing him for what he accomplished.”
“I don’t know, but I do have the product,” he said. “I have the patents for it whether I reap the the benefits or not. But it’s out there.”
“They just cannot comprehend the fact that someone out of nowhere and beat them. That’s the bottom line,” he added.