Pilus Energy
Location: PO Box 30085, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States United States
Founded in: 2009
Stage: Alpha (prototype)
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 09/2009, Seed: $300 k (post valuation: $3200000).
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Pilus Energy

Electricity and Hydrogen Gas from Organics by Genetically Engineered Bacteria
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States United States
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Company description

A clean-tech renewable energy reactor platform that harnesses genetically engineered bacteria and harvests the DC electricity, hydrogen gas, and water from their metabolism of organics commonly found in farm waste, plant pulps, river water, and sewage.  We have working prototypes and are pilot ready!


Business model

As a B2B model, we intend to (1) vertically license the reactor platform, (2) wholesale the consumables to the licensees, and (3) wholesale the accessories to the licensees. 

Then, we intend to capture and (4) sell the reactor usage and status data and (5) monetize the carbon and renewable energy credits.

Competitive advantage

(1) mutations;

(2) Open platform licensing model for rapid scale;

(3)multiple deployment verticals;

(4) licensing partner identified;

(5) respected interdisciplinaryteam;

(6) Anaerobically produces DC electricity and hydrogen gas;

(7) Aerobicallyproduces DC and water;

(8) large temperature range of 4º to 45º C;

(9) heavymetal resistance;

(10) pH swings resisted;

(11) biofilm sequesters carbon;

(12)18X’s more efficient than fermentation;

(13) non-toxic;

(14) no GHG production;

(15) reduced dependency on hydrocarbons;

(16) projected cost over 30 years of 0.02¢/kWh;

(17) >45% efficiency.