Osmoses’ patented, novel membrane technology enables energy producers to separate gases with higher product recovery, higher energy efficiency, and with a smaller physical footprint.
Gas molecules, like any other product, don’t naturally occur in a form pure enough for direct use. To be valuable, they must first be separated from complex mixtures.
Gases are the biggest unmet need in the separation industry because their size and volatility makes purifying them extremely difficult and energy-intense. Thermal and sorption processes dominate the industry today, and the use of membranes remains limited due to product loss and high cost.
Discovered by MIT and Stanford PhDs and published in Science, Osmoses’ polymers operate like filters and purify gas molecules with unprecedented flux and selectivity, all while reducing industrial energy consumption by up to 90%.
Our membrane tech reduces the size that separation systems need, making the process simpler to add to existing and constrained spaces – especially as industry moves to more distributed operations and incumbents are only equipped for the largest scale.
Low-carbon hydrogen and biomethane are key energy vectors needed to reach net-zero. More efficient and cheaper membrane separations can significantly reduce their barriers for adoption, while also reducing the associated carbon intensity, as rewarded by the IRA.
Osmoses has demonstrated potential to decarbonize numerous applications within the gas separation industry, including oxygen generation, helium harvesting, refrigerant reuse, and carbon capture.
Replacing distillation alone could reduce annual U.S. energy costs by $4 billion and save 100 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. (Nature, 2016)