Chemicals and Fuels: Current Fellows
GREEN ENZYMES FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING
Aralez Bio uses engineered enzymes to expand the scope of products that can be produced bio-renewably.
Fellow: Christina Boville
CLEAN, AFFORDABLE COGENERATION OF HYDROGEN
Brimstone Energy electrochemically co-generates commodity chemicals, such as hydrogen and sulfuric acid, with less energy and fewer carbon emissions than conventional means.
Fellow: Cody Finke
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
PAINTABLE OPTICAL COATINGS
Cypris Materials creates paintable optical coatings that can be used for heat mitigation on the building envelope or serve as a replacement for pigments and dyes.
Fellows: Matthew Ryan and Ryan Pearson
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
Chemicals and Fuels: Alumni
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
Tierra Biosciences (formerly Synvitrobio) is creating 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
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