The Kiverdi process recycles Carbon Dioxide into:

High-Value Oils, Protein, and Bio-Based Products.

Carbon dioxide is abundant and is already used in a number of applications, including, for instance, to make fizzy drinks and dry ice. In addition to carbon dioxide, the Kiverdi process can use other gases, such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen. These gases can be found in industry or can be generated directly from solid organic materials, such as agricultural residue, forest residue or wood, through a partial combustion process.

At Kiverdi, we transform carbon gases into bio-based products. This transformation happens inside of a bioreactor, which is similar to the types of vessels used to brew beer. But, our bioreactors are specifically designed for gas bio-processing. The agents of transformation are a special class of microbes, specifically hydrogenotrophs, which are chemoautotrophic and use the carbon gases as nutrients. We call our microbes nature's Super-Charged Carbon Recyclers, and they serve as natural bio-catalysts, converting carbon gases into bio-based products.

 

After the products are produced, they are removed from the bioreactor where standard process units separate the products from the co-products and recycle the water. With our Super-Charged Carbon Recyclers, oils similar to plant-based oils can be produced, providing key raw materials for consumer goods. Examples of what can be produced with these oils range from detergents and lotions, to paints and packaging materials.

With Kiverdi's Super-Charged Carbon Recyclers, carbon dioxide can be treated as the resource that it is and it can be recycled into the raw materials that are used to manufacture the goods that we consume every day. We are working with partners to put these Super-Charged Carbon Recyclers to work to help us create a world of abundance.

 

 

Watch CEO Lisa dyson give a talk on recycling resources

Near Future Summit - San Diego, CA

 
 
 

This technology has been developed in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and with funding from the US Department of Energy's BETO, the US Department of Energy's ARPA-E, the California Energy Commission, and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.