About the company
Startup or self-employed
CASTLETON, NY 12033, USA
Brent Solina and Carol Maxwell
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
We are an early-stage company that manufactures Microbial Fuel Cells for high energy-efficiency in Wastewater Treatment.
MICROrganic is an Advanced Materials company commercializing energy-positive Microbial Fuel Cells for wastewater treatment. Our first product, VIVA MFC, eliminates 90% of the energy-required for Wastewater Aeration, provides better treatment, with reduced sludge, provides continuous process intelligence, and generates DC power. Much of our focus has been on developing a materials set and scaled manufacturing to be able to make robust MFCs at industrial scale. We developed a proprietary materials set and a scaled manufacturing platform to produce high-performance, cost-efficient MFCs. Over the last 5 years, we've conducted significant R&D, and 10 pilots (of varying sizes), including a 40K L/Day pilot, running continuously for over a year. We are now conducting additional engineering to refine specs for commercial sale and deployment.
VIVA MFC is a Microbial Fuel Cell system for industrial and municipal secondary wastewater treatment.
VIVA MFC eliminates approx. 90% of the energy required to aerate Wastewater. Instead of blowing air into the water, we use naturally electrogenic microbial biofilms connected to a conductive circuit. As the microbes break down waste, they deposit electrons on the circuit. No air is required in the bulk fluid. The benefits are many: VIVA MFC eliminates 90% of aeration energy use, generates DC power, and provides real-time continuous treatment data.
Categories of application
Clean water and sanitation, Affordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Sustainable cities and communities
Sector of application
Water treatment, Clean energy production, Energy from waste, Industrial processes, Materials and chemistry, Communities infrastructures