Applications

Here are some examples of the things we think Mattershift molecular factories will be useful for:

  • Conversion of atmospheric CO2 to liquid transportation fuels (using solar or wind power, no fossil fuels)

  • Conversion of atmospheric N2 to fertilizer (using solar or wind power, no fossil fuels)

  • Conversion of atmospheric CO2 and common salts into building materials that can output to 3D printers

  • Production of medicines in distributed locations

  • Production of critical resources on-site to enable space exploration and colonization

 

Here are some examples of things we think the molecular gateways will be useful for inside or outside of a molecular factory context

  • Removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • Separation of oxygen from the air

  • Separation of industrial gases such as N2, CO2, CH4, C2H4, C2H6, etc

  • Separation of therapeutic antibodies and similar medically useful biological materials 

  • Programmable drug delivery, through patches or implantable device

  • Battery separators that prevent dendrite cross-over in lithium ion cells

  • Field emission arrary

  • Ion propulsion emitter array

  • Superior alternative to chromatography for separation of small molecules

  • Desalination of seawater

  • Purification of drinking water

  • Wastewater reuse