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NuMat Technologies Inc
Profile last edited on: 9/7/2022      CAGE: 6WAL0      UEI: LNQ9K21PUWK6

Business Identifier: Gas storage, transport, and separations with tailor-designed nanoporous materials.
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8025 Lamon Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
   (301) 233-5329
Location: Single
Congr. District: 09
County: Cook

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With strong ties to NorthWestern University, NuMat Technologies, Inc is a cleantech spin-out that computationally designs and synthesizes high performing nanomaterials for gas storage and separation applications. NuMat is commercializing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), a new kind of nanoporous material that will change how the world stores, transports, and separates gases. Because molecules of gas stick strongly to the surface of their pores, MOFs soak up gases, just like a bath sponge soaks up water. MOFs are inexpensive, simple to manufacture, and can be custom designed at the atomic level for specific applications. NuMat has developed MOFs that enable the production of low-pressure Adsorbed Natural Gas fuel tanks for natural gas vehicles that are cheaper, safer, and have higher capacity than existing high-pressure Compressed Natural Gas tanks. For example, our MOFs can store the equivalent amount of natural gas, but at one-fifth the pressure—fundamentally changing the economics of natural gas vehicles and supporting the gradual displacement of foreign oil. NuMat is the Grand Prize Winner of the Clean Energy Trust Challenge (sponsored by the Energy Department) and the recipient of the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers CleanTech Innovation Prize

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  Omar Farha -- President, Founder, Board Member

  Benjamin Hernandex -- CEO, Founder, Board Member

  Jose Arno -- CTO

  Joseph Christensen

  Patrick Fuller -- Chief Technologist - Computational

  William Morris

  Paul Siu -- Senior Scientist

  Timothy Wang

  Mitch Weston -- Chief Technologist - Synthetic

  Christopher Wilmer

  Michael Wolfenson -- Business Development Associate

  Ashley Wright