1. What we do in a nutshell
We remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere and simultaneously convert it to high purity methane. We use solar energy and a cascade of microbial catalysts to make carbon capture, conversion, utilization, and storage (CCUS) a profitable venture, thus aid its expansion to an impactful level. Three streams of revenue are expected: carbon offset credits to carbon emitters, institutional subsidies for CCUS, and methane sales. Methane can be sold to niche markets, including the space industry, which uses methane as their new generation of fuels; the Atlantic Canada market; and the Chinese market.
2. Our motivation
CCUS has been seen as one of the leading technologies available to mitigate GHG emissions from extensive fossil fuel use and assist with the transition to more sustainable energy systems. The world’s leading scientists estimate that we may need to remove as much as ten gigatons of CO2 per year by 2050, which means we need to upscale our curre...
1. What we do in a nutshell
We remove CO2 directly from the atmosphere and simultaneously convert it to high purity methane. We use solar energy and a cascade of microbial catalysts to make carbon capture, conversion, utilization, and storage (CCUS) a profitable venture, thus aid its expansion to an impactful level. Three streams of revenue are expected: carbon offset credits to carbon emitters, institutional subsidies for CCUS, and methane sales. Methane can be sold to niche markets, including the space industry, which uses methane as their new generation of fuels; the Atlantic Canada market; and the Chinese market.
2. Our motivation
CCUS has been seen as one of the leading technologies available to mitigate GHG emissions from extensive fossil fuel use and assist with the transition to more sustainable energy systems. The world’s leading scientists estimate that we may need to remove as much as ten gigatons of CO2 per year by 2050, which means we need to upscale our current CCUS capacity approximately 250 times. The bottleneck of CCUS expansion is the revenue risk due to an insufficient value on CO2. By converting CO2 to high purity methane economically, we make CCUS profitable and thus can be expanded to impactful scales.
3. Our advantages
Our technology 1) bypasses the most energy-intensive step in the traditional direct air carbon capture approach by converting the water-bound CO2 to insoluble methane; 2) produces methane through highly selective microbial catalysts to achieve a purity level superior to the natural gas sources and biogas in the market, which is particularly valuable for the space industry. These two advantages of the technology will provide us with a healthy growth margin. When working in conjunction with space exploration, our system has a negative carbon footprint by consuming a large portion of the carbon out of the earth’s atmosphere. When used to supply local or international natural gas markets, our system facilitates the circular economy. Moreover, aided by metabolic engineering, artificial intelligence, and material engineering, our goal is to constantly innovate and improve the effectiveness of the system. Last but not least, our technology can be easily upscaled through our modular design and enjoys the mobility that a traditional gas supplier cannot afford.
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Qinhong Cai
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Qinhong Cai CEO I am an Engineer, a Ph.D., and a Governor General's Gold Medalist. I am passionate about microbial CO2 conversion