Climate Change; Carbon Net Zero

Prometheus removes CO2 from the air and turns it into carbon-zero gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.

To cover your carbon footprint from taking one transatlantic flight, you’d have to go vegan for two years. It’s time for a revolution in fuel.

Prometheus is on a mission to replace fossil fuels with a low cost, carbon-zero alternative derived from clean electricity and air. Using direct air carbon capture, Prometheus scrubs CO2 and water molecules from the air and uses electricity from renewable sources (such as solar and wind) to transform it into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. This is all made possible by the carbon nanotube membranes that Prometheus’ founder, Rob McGinnis, developed at Mattershift for originally desalination and water purification purposes.

Although not the first to experiment with making fuel from the air, Prometheus is the first company to do so at room-temperature using only electricity, eliminating all thermal processes and reliance on natural gas. This significantly reduces equipment costs, enabling Prometheus to produce truly carbon-zero fuel that can compete on price with fossil fuel.

Department

Social Impact Capital Fund I

Co-Investors

Y Combinator