Red Ox replaces the most energy-intensive and environmentally degrading aspects of the water treatment and chemical production processes. By “mining” the waste streams of other industrial processes, we can extract value while cleaning water and concurrently producing electricity.
Innovation for the environment
Company name: Red Ox Systems, New Haven, Connecticut
Red Ox develops and commercializes innovative technologies to create both environmental and economic benefits. Our first product, the Electrochemical Desalination Cell, produces sodium bicarbonate and hydrochloric acid from saline wastewater. In the process, we desalinate the wastewater, produce electricity and sequester carbon dioxide. Our initial target market for this technology is wastewater treatment in the oil and gas industry.
How it changes the world
Our first technology proves that environmental and economic good are not mutually exclusive. Our goal is to build a company that can create this kind of innovation again and again.
If you win?
The Cleantech Open prize money will greatly accelerate our development and allow us to start building out our lab facility.
Memorable Cleantech Open moment?
The Cleantech Open has showed me the awesome startup community that’s passionate about environmental issues. This doesn’t come down to one interaction, but I think has been a transformative experience both personally and for the company. The Cleantech Open has proved that we can create a groundswell of support for environmental entrepreneurship.