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Joule Unlimiteduses advanced bioscience and robust, scalable systems to produce liquid fuel to make energy independence a reality. Joule Biotechnologies was one of the GoingGreen 2009 top 100 private companies.
Joule is the answer to affordable, renewable fuel, bringing meaningful innovation to an industry long hindered by incremental progress. Our mission is nothing short of world-changing – using advanced bioscience and robust, scalable systems capable of producing liquid fuel on a scale, and at a cost, to make energy independence a reality.
Joule has identified and is systematically tackling the roadblocks standing in the path of a game-winning alternative to fossil fuels. Biofuel models, even the newer biomass-derived cellulosic and algal approaches, have known limitations, requiring high-cost production (such as harvesting) and large amounts of water, agricultural land and feedstock. The path to energy independence requires an integrated solution, not just piecemeal applications. It requires highly-efficient process engineering, minimal use of natural resources, a system that scales to meet massive demand, and pricing at or below that of fossil fuels.
At the heart of our system is Helioculture™ technology – a revolutionary process based on highly-engineered organisms that harness sunlight and convert CO2 directly into Joule™ liquid energy. This transformative process yields ready-to-use product without the time-consuming steps that plague biomass-derived renewable fuel approaches. Our modular SolarConverter™ system manages the end-to-end bioprocessing and initial product separation in a seamless, replicable fashion that we believe will meet or eclipse the productivity levels of any renewable fuel alternative - all while using just minimal non-agricultural land and no fresh water.
Joule™ liquid energy will meet today’s vehicle fuel specifications and infrastructure, and is on target for widespread production at the energy equivalent of less than $50 per barrel for diesel and less than $81 per barrel for ethanol.
Founded in 2007 by Flagship Ventures, Joule is privately held and headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.