STERLING, Va., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NanoMarkets a leading industry consulting firm based here, today announced the release of a new white paper titled, "How Nanotechnology is Changing the Energy Equation" that reviews the many ways in which the energy industry is being (and will continue to be) impacted by nanotech. The paper is drawn from NanoMarkets' current research on emerging alternative energy and power markets and addresses topics such as fossil fuels and nanocatalysts, solar power, fuel cells, wind, biomass and geothermal energy. The paper can be accessed from the firm's website at http://www.nanomarkets.net. Synopsis: NanoMarkets believes that nanotechnology is already affecting all of the most interesting energy technologies and will create dramatic change in the world energy picture. For those currently without access to reliable energy, new nano-engineered solutions will improve their quality of life. For those saddled with inefficient energy storage, generation and transmission options, nanotechnology will provide new power sources that will drive down their effective cost per kilowatt and/or enable improvements in productivity. For investors interested in alternative energy markets, nanotechnology will provide opportunities but with many of the same risks inherent in emerging technology markets. The new nano-enabled energy markets will also be the subject of several reports that will appear from NanoMarkets' energy consulting practice in coming months. The first report titled, "Alternative Energy Generation and Transmission: An Analysis of Opportunities in Emerging Energy and Power Markets" will be released in late April. About NanoMarkets: NanoMarkets' mission is to measure the impact of new technologies on both established and emerging markets with a focus on the realms of electronics, energy and bio-medical markets. Through our reports, market briefs and customized client engagements, NanoMarkets' clients are able to receive insightful value-chain analyses that determine where and how nanotechnology will impact both their business operations and profit potential. Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for additional details about the company.