Company Description

Benjamin Franklin said that, “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” Industrial manufacturing companies are struggling to deal with the growing water crisis as 75% of them report water sacristy as a significant risk to operations. Membrion is helping these companies to recycle up to 98% of their harsh industrial water while using 90% less energy than the status quo. We do this through a patented & flexible ceramic ion exchange membrane that is now produced roll-to-roll at our pilot manufacturing facility in Seattle. Membrion membrane leverage commodity, sustainable and earth-abundant materials whose nanostructure is engineered through a unique molecular self-assembly process. The ability to leverage robust ceramic materials as ion exchange membranes means that the harshest water sources can now be recycled at 20% of the cost of turning on the tap. We’re seeing rapid market adoption with Fortune 500 companies and we're building partnerships that enable us to expand our market reach. As we look towards raising our B Round, we’re excited to share why Membrion makes recovering water worth every drop.

Contact Person

Greg Newbloom

Greg Newbloom is the founder and CEO of Membrion, a start-up company focused on lowering the cost of water desalination through novel membrane technologies. In 5 short years, Greg has brought his innovation from idea to commercial product while building a 15-person team, raising $7.5M from investors and generating more than $3M in revenue. Greg’s work has resulted in 5 awarded and 35 pending patents and 6 first author peer-reviewed publications (230+ citations). His leadership has been recognized with 40 under 40 and Innovator of the Year awards from the Puget Sound Business Journal, a 35 under 35 award from AIChE, an R&D 100 award and a prestigious Diamond Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Washington. Prior to his work with Membrion, he founded 2 other start-up companies in the clean tech and advanced materials sectors and received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.