Joule Unlimited Technologies, Inc.
Joule is developing a transformative technology that capitalizes on abundant solar energy in liquid form, advancing an entirely new category of renewable solar fuels and chemicals. The company's solar-powered Helioculture technology promises to succeed where biomass-derived fuels fall short: enabling the scalability, quantities and pricing required for energy independence without the costly production or environmental consequences.
Joule's revolutionary approach is rooted in genome engineering, combining synthetic biology, systems biology and metabolic engineering to develop proprietary, photosynthetic organisms that convert waste CO2 directly into multiple solar fuels and chemicals. The SolarConverter system is optimized to facilitate the entire continuous process, scaling as desired with no dependence on raw material feedstocks, agricultural land, fresh water or crops. Together, Joule's multi-disciplinary solution will finally enable the cost-effective production of renewable fuels at a large commercial scale, while also enabling a wide range of petroleum-derived chemicals via the same ecologically-sound process.
Founded in 2007 by Flagship Ventures, Joule is privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.