The Earth. Connected.

Go With the flow for our energy transition.

Pitch Deck: How We Work

Large commercial and industrial property owners today are looking for cost-effective ways to meet their energy needs while minimizing their carbon footprint.

To accelerate progress toward our energy transition, TerraNexum provides ways for these companies to achieve greater profitability through sustainability. We connect property owners with experienced project developers to implement renewable energy and other projects, resulting in significant energy cost savings and reduced carbon emissions.

We identify the highest value, highest impact project sites and move them toward zero emissions and zero electric bills. When identifying these sites on the basis of multiple network flows - energy, water, transportation, and more – while accounting for imports and exports between cities, states, and nations, the size and complexity of this optimization effort means that applying quantum computing is a must.


Our 2023 Roadmap


An initial batch of these for Colorado is available on our GitHub. These can be created for any location in the world that has the necessary data. The results can be used to create and visualize high-resolution, city-level networks demonstrating rapid deployment pathways to 100% clean energy.

We are adapting previous work on our Quantum Global Optimizer (QGO) to visualize each ASAP.


Beginning with the Denver, CO area, we are creating intelligent networks to empower communities to fast-track the clean energy and emissions reduction they want to see. We do this by identifying networks that localize energy production, consumption, and storage at city scale, including energy for removing carbon emissions.


Our Quantum Modules, under further development, will offer containerized quantum applications, both free and paid, for cloud and edge use cases where acceleration of single steps within multi-step workflows is needed.

Later this year, we also look forward to deploying optimization QMs to help with UNIGRID deployments.


Focusing Sustainability Efforts by Identifying What is Possible

Defining the Opportunity Space

When an energy transition needs to happen, you must first identify your goals for the end of the transition. Achieving pre-industrial CO2 levels might be our end goal, but en route to that, we must first make it to net zero.

For every city and county, eventually for every state and province in every country, we need to establish some very simple numbers: energy costs, energy consumption, and emissions associated with that current consumption. Then we must determine a minimally feasible way to supply that energy with 100% clean energy, and how much that might cost. This helps to define the opportunity space in each area for our optimization work.

The result: our Accelerated Sustainability Action Plans (ASAPs), the first batch of which is now available for 87 cities and 16 counties in Colorado (right).

Defining the Opportunity Network

To find the highest-value, highest-impact sites for the projects needed to meet the targets outlined in our ASAPs, we then do a map of the potential project sites, which meet the following criteria:

- the highest-value properties
- with the most emissions from non-renewable energy
- and thus having the highest energy bills.

Then we're able to identify nodes (left), which belong to a single slice of time within a flow network that stretches across both the space in the map, as well as over time.


Building the UNIGRID

Initial work toward our second roadmap item was completed in 2022 with our Quantum Global Optimizer, a GIS backed by a quantum-inspired optimization algorithm. This was our first attempt to visualize a UNIGRID.

QGO's goal: to connect energy and carbon transition stakeholders in such a way so as to accelerate the pace of renewable energy and emissions reduction project deployments. It captured the idea that carbon flows needed representing by an optimizable metric in a geographically meaningful way. For this, we used MCT: the mass of carbon, cost, and time.

Then, in January 2023 we developed something even better: EMiTS, a metric that is a ratio of 5 physical quantities: energy, matter, information, time and space. Each quantity is expressed in international SI units and default to their Planck values, so that one EMiTS unit has a dimensionless value of 1.

Why EMiTS - To Measure Network Flow

Our world is filled with networks. Water networks when we need a drink. Transportation networks to provide our groceries. Electricity networks to power our homes and buildings. Economic networks through which we work so we can trade for things we need. Information and communication networks through which we share data and learn about new innovations.

Yet when solving a distributed max-flow problem, why optimize over all 6 of the above flow networks, likely more, when you can solve for just one flow.

Being able to have EMiTS values expressed and comparable in units of 1 is great. Everyone already knows the importance of growing their bank accounts; thus it is not much different to maximize EMiTS by taking EMiTS "revenue" and subtracting from it EMiTS "expenses" to yield profitability in terms of EMiTS. Such profitability, due to how EMiTS is defined, will increase in lockstep with the number of profitable sustainability and resilience projects being built.

A future step is to adapt QGO to create publicly accessible visualizations of the city-scale UNIGRIDs which are created from applying EMiTS. That way, every commercial and industrial property owner can see their place in the network, and how big their opportunity might be after they contact us to learn more.


TerraNexum QM1. Containerized Quantum Apps in the Cloud. Or on the Ground.

QM1 is our first Quantum Module, a Docker-like architecture for running quantum software. Such software allows data to be represented in a way that enables solutions to be found rapidly on true quantum computers. However, these computers are still very expensive to operate and maintain.

We develop quantum circuits that are instead simulated via classical, hardware-accelerated computers. The result: speed increases, short of true quantum but that are still greater than using CPU-based quantum simulations.

Our approach cannot replace the eventual need for true quantum computers that are smaller and cheaper than they are today. However, our approach can add value to image analytics jobs that companies must run today, as simply as replacing a slow container with a QM.


TerraNexum was founded to address the sustainability and resilience challenges we all face. The demand for renewable energy and carbon management initiatives has never been greater.

We know that important work is being done everywhere for sustainability and resilience, but still our energy transition has been very slow. Which indicates that even with the most well-informed, well-intentioned companies and governments working as hard as humanly possible, even harder work - backed by even more investments seeing a very slow return - may not yield the same speed and effectiveness as smarter work.

Smarter work can be done by recognizing that solutions to global-scale problems generated by human activities might require a superhuman perspective, such as that from an Earth-scale organism. We can imagine how businesses, organizations, and individuals are cells of a very thin tissue spread across the Earth's surface. Clean energy and sustainable resources can all flow faster from where they are produced to where they need to go if this thin global tissue could evolve a better circulatory system.

The first step in solving any problem is being able to articulate what it actually is. It's not actually rising emissions or ever higher energy bills, though we are in the business of addressing both. It's a plumbing problem, of global proportions, whose solution requires maximizing the total flow of clean energy, sustainable resources, and constructive information being circulated to everyone, everywhere.

Intelligent Networks Just Work.

Providing adequate food, water, and energy to each cell and recycling refuse, human waste, and greenhouse gases from them requires the implementation of a circulatory system. Such a vascular network is needed, to dynamically supply stationary cells with the energy, matter, and information they need over time and space. Or EMiTS for short. Which we will use in our free and open source ASAPs.

Our civilization is like a caterpillar that can only grow further by transforming into a butterfly. In metamorphosis, cells must form new connections with other cells, undergoing a guided reorganization where every cell knows where to go as a result of navigating chemical gradients. Our ASAPs will be further developed according to gradients in EMiTS. Thus, we can point the way to reorganizing our present-day extractive, exploitative economy into an Earth-scale UniGRID able to serve all needs.

Cleared for takeoff.

TerraNexum was founded in July 2022. Our focus: using quantum algorithms to identify least-cost, highest-impact networks for rapid emissions reduction. Our team, consisting of subject matter experts in energy, carbon, climate, and computing, had a good sense of the global challenges to sustainability and resilience and the work needed to solve those. We sought to point the way to where the best business opportunities could be created around emissions reduction.

This has been repurposed for our present work. It now informs the processing and routing of data within each quantum module (QM), our product.

The Next Frontier

Reaching sustainable resilience in the form of a global UniGRID will be to today's open market what our body's vascular system is to that of an insect's open, uncoordinated, undirected mode of resource circulation: a hyper-efficient economy able to provide for all needs everywhere, not just those of a few at the expense of the many.

All organisms have a constant unit of energy exchange to run their metabolic activities: ATP. Its value never changes, and all metabolic activities result from the continuous consumption and recycling of units of ATP. In contrast, our modern e suffer from inflation, from having different values for different locations throughout the world, and from instabilities and ainabilities due to values that fluctuate wmand.

Energy, matter with finite quantities on our earth, and information must move across time and space according to well-defined physical laws. These represent the true values that, like ATP, must govern our transactions if we hope to achieve sustainable resilience.

A CO2 molecule does not care what country it is floating over, it will warm our world just the same. No one can pay any amount of money to enough lawyers to change the laws of physics; these set absolute constraints on what we can achieve with the energy available, minus the energy needed to clean up byproducts from energy and resource extraction. True law and order means that no person is ever above the law. Including physical law.


No Nonsense.

The success of our company will be defined by the amount we manage to move the emissions needle downward, by providing a map for how we can all reach a more profitable and sustainable level of resilience.

Your company and ours are on the same Earth, facing the same challenges of ever-higher energy bills and emissions.

We look forward to making progress. Together.

The TerraNexum Team

Professional challenge solver.


Dahl Winters has been a leader in science R&D and technology initiatives with over 15 years of experience in IT and systems development services. She brings a wealth of expertise with strengths in geospatial big data analytics, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and R&D innovation strategies to TerraNexum.

Previously, Dahl was the CEO and CTO of DeepScience Ltd, planning and building systems for science and sustainability applications for 7 years that have won several innovation challenges. These included developing geospatial big data analytics capabilities for enterprise customers, as well as innovative systems for renewable energy and carbon capture applications. Dahl's experience with containerized applications and more recent experience with quantum computing gave rise to the idea of QMs as well as EMiTS.

Dahl obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University where she received the Reginaldo Howard full-tuition scholarship for academic merit and leadership. She also holds a Master of Science in Ecology from the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill where she was a predoctoral fellow of the National Science Foundation.

Deep knowledge. Both below and above the surface.


Andy Quezada is a scientist and engineer with two decades of experience in the energy and technology development industries. He has served as a geophysicist, team leader, and advisor for large independent corporations, startup companies and academic research groups.

With a passion for innovation and the adoption of emerging technologies, he has strived for the application of integrative approaches from geophysical, remote sensing and engineering fields to the arising challenges in traditional and renewable energy. His most recent experience serving as a scientist in the renewable energy industry has been focused on climate solutions and streamlining novel applied-science ideas.

With the upsurge of attention on carbon removal and management, Andy's experience has been vital for tapping into the vast amount of human knowledge and technology developed for the oil and gas industry for the benefit of the new carbon and renewable energy economy.

Andy graduated from the University of Texas with a MSc in geophysics, is active in the geoscience and renewable energy communities, as well as being recently involved in mentoring students at the Colorado School of Mines.

Providing the torch we all now carry.


Dr. Thomas J. Bogdan is a physical scientist, research administrator and science communicator, with demonstrated experience in the public, private and academic sectors, both domestically and internationally. He focuses on enabling investors, policy makers and influencers to bring the best current space and environmental science knowledge to bear on pressing economic, social and national security problems that entail advanced technologies.

As the sixth President of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) from 2012 to 2015, Tom ushered in a series of modern enterprise business solutions that created numerous efficiencies, reduced operating costs, and facilitated enhanced collaborations between the 1400 professional staff members and the allied academic community across the United States and Canada.

As a result, during Tom’s tenure, UCAR was again selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to operate its largest and oldest Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The five-year Cooperative Agreement signed by UCAR and the NSF was in excess of one billion dollars.

In addition to these activities, Tom has had an extensive career as a research scientist, having authored over 100 papers in the refereed science literature. He also managed a multi-million-dollar portfolio of research grants with the National Science Foundation.

Tom holds a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Chicago and is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s program in Leadership for a Democratic Society.

Inspiring us all to keep moving forward.


Dr. Loren Winters is a founder and officer of TerraNexum, specializing in quantum solutions to promote sustainability. Prior to that, he was a physics educator for forty years and a pioneer in the use of emerging technologies for education. He also developed a program in high-speed imaging that spread nationwide and helped build a consumer market in the field. In addition to teaching, he has done photography professionally, licensing high-speed photos for educational and commercial use. In 2012, he received the Raymond C. Bowman Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology for dedication in making high-speed photographic recording available to students.

The embodiment of work-life balance.


Kato makes sure that certain folks on our team know when it's 6 am and it's time to get to work. He knows how to work hard as well as how to play hard, mostly the latter because he gets his humans to do the work on his behalf.

Kato knows how to climb his mountains and command his paddle board like no other. There is not an obstacle he cannot overcome on 4 legs. Definitely an inspiration for his humans, who have been on an equally great adventure.