CO2 Removal from Natural Gas

Period of Performance: 01/01/2001 - 12/31/2001


Phase 1 STTR

Recipient Firm

Carbozyme, Inc.
1 Deer Park Drive, Suite H-3
Monmouth, NJ 08852

Research Institution

The Sapient's Institute
20 Ag Extension Way
New Brunswick, NJ 08505


This project will develop an enzyme-catalyzed, contained liquid membrane reactor for removal of CO2 from natural gas. The membrane will be capable of achieving both high flux and high separation factor while reducing fouling. This is a specific example of the enrichment of a dilute gas stream. Ultimately, a biomimetically derived membrane will be capable of selectively removing CO2 from mixed gas streams where the CO2 is