About the Company
Newlight is a biotechnology company founded in 2003 with the idea of turning greenhouse gas into high-value materials. After years of research and development, the company’s biomaterial called AirCarbon was announced as a fully-integrated commercial-scale production system using air and greenhouse gas in 2019. In 2020, Newlight Technologies launched Covalent™, a fashion brand that utilizes the natural plastic AirCarbon to make its carbon-negative accessories, including glasses, laptop sleeves, and cardholders.
AirCarbon is polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) that can be melted and cooled into fibers, sheets, and solid parts and be used to replace materials like synthetic plastic and animal leather.
Ocean microorganisms are placed in a medium to turn methane and carbon dioxide into PHB. Newlight uses an IBM blockchain technology to create an indelible record of each step in the transformation of greenhouse gas to high-performance AirCarbon biomaterials.
Selected Brand Partnerships
Covalent™ (Newlight's own brand)