Natural Gas

Hydrocarbon recoveries imroved by up to 70% with reduced unit footprint makes Flux Acid Gas Removal technology ideal for natural gas upgrading.

Biogas

Rethink methane by upgrading renewable biogas to pipeline-quality gas while generating valuable renewable fuel credits.

Hydrogen

High recovery hydrogen purification from shifted syngas improves the capacity for small steam-methane reformers by up to 20%.

Team

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Prof. Jeffrey Long

With over two decades of experience in materials design and technology development, Jeff is a world leader in novel materials for gas separations. Jeff leads a team of over 40 scientists in his laboratory at U.C. Berkeley, serves as Director of the Department of Energy's Center for Gas Separations, and holds a position as Senior Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Jonathan Bachman

As a PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering under Prof. Long at U.C. Berkeley, Jon's research has been aimed at finding more efficient processes for the Clean Energy, Chemicals, and Oil & Gas industries. As a co-inventor of adsorption-enhanced composite membranes and the President of Flux Technologies, Jon has taken his fundamental research through development to its pre-commercial stage.

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Prof. Zach Smith

Zach is a co-inventor of adsorption-enhanced composite membranes, and a Technical Advisor to Flux. Zach brings invalueble expertise in membrane-based gas separations and polymer development. As an Assistant Professor at MIT, Zach is pursuing energy efficient separations, catalysis, and energy storage.

Technology

Adsorption-Enhanced Composite Membranes

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CO2-Selective Membranes

Polymer-nanocrystal composite membranes provide improved CO2/X (X = CH4, N2, H2) selectivity, CO2 permeance, as well as increased robustness under harsh feed conditions. Using established solution-based processing techniques, this membrane format can be scaled to thousands of square meters of membrane area in a modular, spiral-wound assembly, for large scale applications.

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Gas Processing Applications

Adsorption-enhanced composite membranes can be used for acid gas removal from raw natural gas, biogas upgrading to pipeline-quality biomethane, and H2 purification in syngas applications. In each of these, Flux CO2-selective membranes operate at very high selectivity and permeance, which translates to maximized product recovery and small operation footprint.