Siluria Technologies

Company Information

Street 1: 
409 Illinois Street
Street 2: 
Suite 5032
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
Postal Code: 
94158-2509
Country: 
United States
Phone Number: 
415-978-2170
Year Established: 
2007
Ownership: 
Private
Employment: 
30
Employment Year: 
2013
References in Nano Datasets: 
2

Description: 

Siluria Technologies is a materials innovation company in the natural gas, chemicals and fuel industries. Integrating nanotechnology, biotechnology and chemical engineering, Siluria has developed a solution to the challenge of efficient manufacturing: the ability to produce chemicals and fuels from a cheaper, more abundant resource than oil. The company's platform converts natural gas into the same materials manufactured today using current industry infrastructure. Siluria's R&D and engineering teams are commercializing the company's technology to pilot-scale production in close dialogue with chemical and fuel companies.

Siluria has developed a process for the activation and coupling of methane as an alternative to the resource-intensive process of breaking down the mixture of hydrocarbons found in petroleum. The key to Siluria’s approach is related to combining developments in nanomaterial science, biotechnology and chemical engineering related to catalysts. Inspired by the way nanomaterials are created by nature, metals and metal oxide crystals are grown on biological templates. This technology was pioneered at MIT and offers a way to manipulate the surface of catalysts and improve their performance as they enable the chemical reaction necessary to transform methane.

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