Airthium (YC S17)
A Breakthrough Engine to Outsmart Fossil Fuels
Nov 25, 2022
Nov 25, 2022
- ?? Decarbonizing industrial heat, 3% of worldwide CO2 emissions, with a revolutionary heat engine.
- ? After 2028: Decarbonizing power generation, 30% of worldwide CO2 emissions, with the same engine
- ?? Led by Y Combinator alumni and 6 PhDs; advised by the CEO of GE Renewable Energy
- ?? Award-winning clean energy engine delivering record efficiency, low costs & zero carbon emissions
We build a heat engine that can cost-effectively replace natural gas at scale, for industrial heat and power generation. We believe it can make it cheaper not to pollute for those applications. We plan to replace industrial gas burners by high-temperature heat pumps, and gas-fired power plants by ammonia-based seasonal electricity storage. For both applications, we provide our proprietary heat engine, and other OEMs and integrators build, commission and maintain the balance of plant.
5 to 9 years from now, we plan to deliver our first high temperature (over 180°C) industrial heat pumps. From there, we plan to industrialize and then reach the infrastructure seasonal energy storage market, all the way up to GW scale in the 2030s. Those are forward looking projections, and cannot be guaranteed.