What if we could use the world’s greenhouse gas as a resource to make sustainable materials? Founded in 2003, Newlight Technologies has developed and commercialized a cost-competitive carbon capture technology that converts greenhouse gas into a material called AirCarbon. AirCarbon is made by pulling carbon out of greenhouse gas and using that carbon to build materials that replace oil-based plastics by matching on performance and outcompeting on price. At Newlight, we believe that the best way to reduce the amount of carbon in the air is to capture carbon and use that carbon as a resource to create products that reduce cost and replace oil. Our team is dedicated to building a more sustainable future by transforming the products that are a part of our daily lives into high-performance products that capture carbon and change how we impact the world.
Newlight Technologies uses a microorganism-based biocatalyst to extract carbon from greenhouse gas and combine it with oxygen from air to polymerize a solid polymer molecule, called AirCarbon. Following polymerization, AirCarbon is converted into a pellet for downstream use, including in extrusion, blown film, cast film, thermoforming, fiber spinning, and injection molding applications.