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Vodka from air!

This week Air Co. won the prestigious Nova Innovation Prize, as voted for by the delegates at the 8th Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held online as a Zoom conference. Quite poignantly, the winners’ technology has been used to fight the spread of the virus in New York City. Here is some background to the company, their products and the importance of their interventions in the health of NYC.

Air Co., is an organization that was developed to change the world, by creating the world’s first ever carbon negative products. Utilising ground-breaking, proprietary technology to transform carbon dioxide into the purest, highest quality, and most sustainable alcohol on the planet, Air Co. improves the air we breathe.

With core inputs of only carbon dioxide, water and renewable electricity, Air Co.’s production method actively helps prevent climate change by removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from our planet (CO2) and turning it into ultra-high purity alcohol. A 2,500 square foot pilot distillery was built to produce these products and is located in New York. The company was co-founded by Gregory Constantine and Dr. Stafford Sheehan, both having made the Forbes 30 under 30 list for their separate career accomplishments, while the company’s technology has won awards from NASA, the United Nations, and is a finalist in the Carbon XPrize.

Hand Sanitizer
At Air Co., it’s always been their mission to use technology to change the world for the better, by making goods that do good. It’s at the root of everything they do and the reason they make premium products that reduce carbon from the air. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Co. wanted to help their community combat a global threat. As of last week, they temporarily shifted their entire production efforts to make a carbon-negative hand sanitizer. Sanitizer is 80% ethanol, Air Co.’s technology’s main output, and they are producing as many bottles as possible during this crisis. Air Co. are working closely with organizations in New York City to make sure that every bottle they create is donated to the communities and institutions that need it most.

Further details of the technology and products can be found at the very impressive website at www.aircompany.com