TechConnect Innovation Program

Purification of fatty acids with a membrane technology

Pure Oleochemicals, LLC, Iowa, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Proprietary membranes that can cost-effectively separate fatty acids from each other at industrial scales. This purification technique operates at room temperature under mild pressure and does not require the use of solvents. It can separate a mixture of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acids at up to 99% purity.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Pure Oleochemicals has the first technology capable of producing high purity (>90%) and ultra-high purity (99%) fatty acids on a large scale at a very price competitive level. This will allow the pharmaceutical, food, lubricant, cosmetic, adhesive, paint, and other industries to offer revolutionary new and vastly better products.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 957

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Angel, Friends, Family

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners