Co-Culture Green – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Team Members 
Co-Principal Investigator: Alex Beliaev, senior scientist
Entrepreneurial Lead: Hans Bernstein, scientist
Industry Mentor: Tracy Warren, executive director, FedIMPACT, LLC

Technology Description

The binary culture technology helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also generating value-added products and biomass. It captures fugitive methane and carbon dioxide gases and, with help from a co-culture, biologically converts them into products such as biofuel, feedstock, and fertilizer. The team is targeting oil and gas drilling companies as potential customers, so Energy I-Corps will provide the opportunity to gauge interest through industry-member interviews, but will also allow the team to explore alternate applications for the technology, including other types of industrial waste streams.