MECS – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Team Members 
Principal Investigator: Congwang Ye
Entrepreneurial Lead: Lionel Keene
Industry Mentor: Gerry Baranano

Technology Description

As CO2 emission continues to impact our global environment, more effective approaches to capture CO2 are desired. To this goal, we developed micro-encapsulated CO2 sorbents (MECS) with microfluidic processing. These mechanically robust microcapsules are not only safer to use in many unprecedented scenarios, but also captures CO2 3.5-10x faster than current CO2 removal technologies. The captured CO2 can then be released by heat or diffusion to obtain high purity CO2 for reuse or storage.