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We use solar and wind power to make zero net carbon electrofuels

We remove CO2 and water from the air and use electricity from solar and wind power to turn them into zero net carbon electrofuels. These are gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels that work in existing cars, trucks and planes without requiring modification of their engines, and don't contribute to global warming because they don't add any new CO2 to the atmosphere. Each gallon of our electrofuels means a gallon of fossil oil left in the ground forever. Importantly, these fuels for the first time can compete with fossil fuels on price - our zero net carbon jet fuel has a price of one cent per gallon less than fossil jet fuel. American Airlines ordered 10 million gallons of this fuel and we will start shipping it next year.

Rob McGinnis, CEO

Rob McGinnis, PhD, is the founder and CEO of Prometheus, which removes CO2 from the air and turns it into zero-net-carbon gasoline, diesel, and jet fuels that compete on price with fossil fuels. Previously, he founded Mattershift, which develops scalable molecular factories for the production of fertilizers, chemicals, medicines, and materials from molecular building blocks. Rob was previously founder of Oasys Water, a start-up created to reduce the energy and cost of desalination by > 50%.

Rob McGinnis
Rob McGinnis
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Startup jobs at Prometheus

Santa Cruz, CA
3+ years