AIRMADE™ Carbon Technology
At AIR COMPANY, our purpose begins with our technology. Working with nature, rather than against it, our patented and proprietary AIRMADE™ Technology imitates the recipe of photosynthesis. Using only renewable energy, our system utilizes CO2 to create sustainable alcohols and fuels—with just oxygen as a byproduct. These CO2-based alcohols and fuels are then applied to a variety of consumer and industrial products, helping to decarbonize our economic ecosystems.
Our planet’s most abundant pollutant can be turned into a never-ending resource. Carbon Utilization Technology like ours exists as the most readily-available solution to end our society’s dependence on fossil fuels — and move us towards a more sustainable future.
The CO2 we use in our production is captured and sourced from industrial plants prior to it being emitted into the atmosphere. It then arrives to us in tanks after it has been cooled, pressurized and liquified.
We create our own green hydrogen through on-site electrolysis with renewable energy. Our electrolyzer splits water (H2O) into hydrogen (H2) and oxygen (O2). The created oxygen gas is released as clean air into the atmosphere, and the hydrogen gas is fed into our Carbon Conversion Reactor with the captured CO2.
Our patented and proprietary Carbon Conversion Reactor system is where the captured CO2 and green hydrogen (H2) meet and are converted. Within our Reactor is a tubular, fixed-bed flow system. The CO2 and H2 rise to each tube, which are filled with our patented catalyst. This facilitates a chemical reaction that produces a reactor liquid. The reactor liquid is composed of alcohols, alkanes and water.
Our proprietary distillation process separates the components of the reactor liquid. Alcohol (such as our Ethanol and Methanol) alkanes and water all have different boiling points, and therefore when heated to a specific temperature, separate.
Our impurity-free, carbon-negative AIRMADE™ alcohols and alkanes are funneled into separate totes and are either distributed to our partners, or are used in our own AIR products. The water that is created is fed back into our electrolyzer to begin the process again.
Carbon Utilization at Scale
By scaling our technology across all potential verticals, our projected impact could avoid 10.8% of global CO2 emissions, the equivalent of more than 4.6 billion tons of CO2 annually, or more than triple the amount of Africa’s annual emissions of 3%.
As we scale globally, we’ll commercialize our technology and products while offering equitable distribution of our systems to communities disproportionately affected by the climate crisis.
innovation is made
AIR Innovation Center is home to our pilot and testing Reactor system, and is utilized to determine opportunities for scale and increased output. As the ideation and innovation hub of AIR COMPANY, this is where our company’s engineering pioneers work to push our limits for now and the future.
AIR Factory 1 houses our newest piece of technology that operates at 10x the production capacity of our pilot system. This is where we’re able to scale our output to meet consumer and commercial demand for our alcohols and fuels.
AIR Lab focuses on research & development (R&D), where our dedicated team of chemists work on developing our proprietary materials and catalyst.