Electro-Active Technologies Inc.

electro-active technologies

Brief Company/Project Description

Electro-Active Technologies is developing a modular system to convert organic waste into renewable hydrogen. The underlying technology is called microbial electrolysis, which contains a microbial community that has been designed to work synergistically to produce electrons from waste. We grow these microbes as a biofilm on the anode which actively extracts the electrons and drives hydrogen production at the cathode in our microbial electrolysis cell. This technology can enable companies and waste haulers to more effectively process organic waste while producing low-cost zero emission fuel in the form of hydrogen.

We Are Looking For

  • Advisors with experience and expertise in organic waste management
  • Advisors with experience in commercial waste to energy systems

Critical Need for This Technology

Deeper understanding of the microbial community dynamics in order to sustain high performance at scale.

Supplemental Needs for This Technology

Manufacturing plan for scaling up microbial electrolysis cell stacks for commercial applications.

Competition

Competition for food waste resources is led by anaerobic digestion, whereas we can work in partnerships with composting and animal feed operations. On the hydrogen side, competition is led by reforming of natural gas to produce hydrogen at low-cost, however this pathway is not sustainable. Renewable hydrogen produced by electrolysis is the other main competition for producing hydrogen, but is still very expensive.

Potential Market

Competition for food waste resources is led by anaerobic digestion, whereas we can work in partnerships with composting and animal feed operations. On the hydrogen side, competition is led by reforming of natural gas to produce hydrogen at low-cost, however this pathway is not sustainable. Renewable hydrogen produced by electrolysis is the other main competition for producing hydrogen, but is still very expensive.

Key Innovation

The development of robust, ‘electroactive’ microbial community capable of converting a wide range of organic waste sources at high rates.

R&D Status of Product

The development of robust, ‘electroactive’ microbial community capable of converting a wide range of organic waste sources at high rates.

Team Overview

  • Abhijeet Borole – Co-founder
  • Alex Lewis – Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

Advisors

  • Pinakin Patel – Technical Advisor
  • Jim Petrecky – Hydrogen Industry Advisor

Company Profile

  • Total Amount Raised: $500,000
  • Status: Private
  • Year Founded: 2017
  • Patents: 2
  • Primary Industry: Renewable Hydrogen
  • Estimated annual revenue: Pre-revenue
  • Employs: 4
  • Social Challenge: Addressing food waste and affordable zero-emission fuels