TechConnect Innovation Program

Nano-Stabilized Enzymatic Membrane for CO2 Capture

Sandia National Laboratories, NM, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

To address the immediate grand challenge of efficient CO2 capture, we designed a nano-stabilized enzymatically active membrane, which represents a revolutionary advance in membrane technology for gas separation. The membrane is inexpensive, robust, and catalyzes fast CO2 transport with nearly perfect selectivity, yielding a pure product suitable for industry.

Primary Application Area: Environmental, Water & Waste

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Only the Sandia-UNM Technology meets and exceeds DOE guidelines for cost-effective CO2 capture from emitted gas mixtures. This technology produces purified CO2 cost-effectively for use in enhanced oil recovery and other applications, cutting costs in half for 12% of total U.S. natural crude oil production.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 722

Website: www.sandia.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Sandia’s Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Program, “Programmable nano-materials for reversible CO2 sequestration,” $1.8M/3yrs (10/01/2009-9/30/2012).

DOE/BES (DE-FG02-02-ER15368), “Catalytic and transport behaviors of model and porous and composite nanostructures,” $540K/3yrs (11/2012 – 11/2015).

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners