TO TRANSFORM THE FUTURE
OF ENERGY, RESOURCES, AND THE GLOBAL CLIMATE
NATURAL GAS & BIOGAS
With high carbon dioxide-to-methane selectivity, Flux Membranes can provide biogas and natural gas producers with a high-recovery, low-capital, energy-efficient method for carbon dioxide capture.
The single-largest contributor to carbon emissions is electricity generation. Using our high permeability membranes and scalable spiral-wound platform, we believe carbon capture from power plants is achievable and imperative.
While hydrogen is does not emit carbon when burned, the steam-methane reforming process for producing hydrogen is carbon intensive. A truly green fuel can be produced through the separation of carbon dioxide from hydrogen.
The purification of olefins is now achieved through an energy-intensive cryogenic distillation process. Flux has shown high-selectivity olefin/paraffin separation membranes that can help purify olefins at a fraction of the energy.
metal–organic framework nanocomposites
At the intersection of inorganic chemistry, polymer science, and chemical engineering, Flux Technology co-founders Dr. Jonathan Bachman, Prof. Jeffrey Long, and Prof. Zachary Smith invented a new nanocomposite architecture that leads to a breakthrough in membrane performance.
This architecture is rationally designed in order to target selectivity and permeability for the purification of carbon dioxide from any gas mixture.
high surface area
The new membrane materials are converted into Flux Modules. These are large-volume separation devices which maximizes the amount of membrane area. The gas mixture flows into its shell and produces a clean gas stream and a pure carbon dioxide stream.
Flux Modules can be scaled for any size application, from biogas generation to natural gas processing plants, and can be drop-in replacements for existing membrane systems.
cubic feed of natural gas produced
carbon dioxide emitted from electricity production
tons of hydrogen produced
tons of olefins produced
Jonathan invented the composite membranes and founded Flux Technology during his PhD at Berkeley in Chemical Engineering at U.C. Berkeley
Dr. Jonathan Bachman
Chief Technology Officer, ProsepUSA
Prof. Jeffrey Long
Prof. of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
Prof. Zachary Smith
Prof. of Chemical Engineering, MIT