GlycoSurf has demonstrated that green glycolipids are excellent ligands for the capture and removal of critical materials, such as rare earth elements and uranium from contaminated aqueous resources. Using our molecules and simple recovery methods, our work promises a green approach to exploit critical material resources heretofore discarded as waste.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Efficiency, Environmental
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
Vetted Programs/Awards: GlycoSurf has been awarded 5 different SBIR/STTR awards over the past several years related to this technology. Several more SBIR proposals have been submitted and are currently under review. Additionally, GlycoSurf was accepted into the Emerging Frontiers Labs at the NYU Stern School of Business in late 2021.
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: T59
Market Keywords: rare earth elements, uranium, glycolipid surfactants