Company Profile

Advanced Energy Materials LLC (AKA: AdEM)
Profile last edited on: 3/7/2022      CAGE: 5MPF9      UEI: C652MEDFJ9H8

Business Identifier: Nanowire based materials
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Location Information

311 East Lee Street
Louisville, KY 40208
   (502) 499-0095
Location: Single
Congr. District: 03
County: Jefferson

Public Profile

Advanced Energy Materials, LLC (ADEM) was founded in 2009 as a spinoff of the University of Louisville, with the goal of commercializing nanowire-based materials for fuel improvements and fuel alternatives and nanowire materials for lithium-ion batteries and energy storage applications. The company soon found its niche application in the catalysis market and started to develop catalyst products for hydrodesulfurization (HDS) and refinery applications and continues to develop advanced nanomaterials for a wide range of applications. The company has an exclusive license agreement with the University of Louisville with a patent portfolio of 9 issued and 4 pending patents. ADEM also owns 4 additional patents pending, that are based on its scale-up methodology and catalyst formulations for desulfurization applications. Its products can replace current state-of-the-art catalysts for traditional refining using hydrogen and also for new refineries that do not use hydrogen. ADEM has developed five different catalyst products: AdE-Sulfur™, AdE-Scat™, AdE-Ccat™, AdE-Sorb™ and AdE-Biocat™ and has completed initial product testing in 2016. ADEM’s HDS Catalysts have proven to remove sulfur in diesel to lower than 1 ppm, which is not possible with the current products available in the market. The catalysts designed using nanowire based materials have high activity, selectivity and a durable life-time for industrial and chemical processing applications. ADEM has demonstrated the production scale at 100 Kgs/day for its nanowire materials and ton scale for its catalysts. In 2017, ADEM set up its commercial manufacturing and R&D facility to supply catalyst products. The goal is to customize its products for customer specific conditions and processes and can implement a drop-in solution for each application. ADEM plans to test its products at small refineries in the next two years and introduce its catalyst products worldwide for medium to large-scale refineries.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2022 1 DOE $256,500
Project Title: Bioplastic Polyethylene (2,5-furandicarboxylate) (PEF) Using CO2
2021 1 DOE $199,999
Project Title: Plasma catalysis modular process for ammonia production
2020 2 DOE $1,346,990
Project Title: CO2 to Methanol Using Plasma Catalysis at Atmospheric Pressure
2019 2 DOE $2,249,999
Project Title: Advanced catalysts development for oil refinery
2018 1 DOE $150,000
Project Title: Novel CO2 Sorbent Materials for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies

Key People / Management

  Mahendra K Sunkara -- Chief Technology Officer and Founder

  Vasanthi Sunkara -- President, Chief Executive Officer

  Shashank Bahri -- Research Engineer

  Luke Guhy -- Production Engineer

  Mayank Gupta -- Research Engineer

  Kannapu Hari Prasad Reddy

  Juan He

  Hari Kannapu

  Vivekanand Kumar

  Neeti Rastogi -- Associate Research Engineer

  Hari Reddy -- Research Scientist

  Sivakumar Vasireddy

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