Chemicals and Fuels
EXTREME ENZYMES FOR INDUSTRY
CinderBio is using proprietary technologies to develop enzymes that work in extreme hot, acidic conditions.
Fellows: Jill Fuss and Steve Yannone
BESPOKE BACTERIA FOR BIOMANUFACTURING
MicroByre domesticates feral bacteria, quickly coaxing them to engineer-ability and establishing them as industrial scale manufacturers of biofuels, antibiotics, and commodity chemicals.
Fellow: Sarah Richardson
Our materials enable a radical reduction in cost and energy consumption for removing carbon dioxide and other impurities from high-volume commodity chemicals.
Fellow: Tom McDonald
RECYCLING CARBON DIOXIDE
Opus 12’s technology enables an artificial carbon cycle that sequesters carbon dioxide in the form of commodity chemicals and carbon-neutral fuels.
Fellows: Etosha Cave and Kendra Kuhl
MEMBRANES FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Sepion supplies custom membrane technology for selective transport challenges.
Fellow: Peter Frischmann
A BREADBOARD FOR BIOLOGY
Synvitrobio’s technology creates a prototyping environment to rapidly speed up design-build-test cycles for bio-based processes and increase the amount of data collected.
Fellow: Zachary Sun
HARVESTING VALUE FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE
Takachar is focused on dramatically increasing the amount of waste biomass economically transformed into marketable products around the world.
Fellow: Kevin Kung
AFFORDABLE HEATING AND COOLING FOR THE MASSES
Treau has developed soft-matter heat exchangers, compressors, and expanders that are lower cost, higher performance, and more versatile than traditional metal devices.
Fellow: Vince Romanin
BIO-CHEMICALS AND FUELS
The Visolis process will enable production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, super adsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas.
Fellow: Deepak Dugar