Pure speculation . Your ticket to money is not to be greedy .Find a partner that you can work with and feel comfortable with. When the technology is confirmed you do not need a giant aluminum company to step in and join forces with you . Actually a midtier could very well be your best partner. The technology is disruptive . Suddenly that mid tier aluminum producer would have a huge competitive advantage . Orbite's ticket to a vault full of money .This will be Orbite's biggest bargaining chip when hunting for money.  If suitors sit on the fence too long that will be a huge mistake .