Novel Nanosorbents for Air CO2 Capture

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Shakti Technologies Inc.
728 Garland Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Principal Investigator


There is a need to separate and sequester carbon dioxide from the air to prevent our planet from heating up causing major shifts in rain patterns and threatening global agriculture. Drought in Asia and Africa due to could lead to massive hunger and mass human migrations to the north. We are developing novel sorbent systems based on nanotechnology that can remove carbon dioxide from air at low cost. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits:This technology will allow the power plant operators to continue using our extensive coal reserves, thus reducing our dependence on imported oil. Our national security will be enhanced.