California continues to support clean energy
Mote was founded in 2020 and is based in Los Angeles, California, in the US. It is a clean energy startup dedicated to reimagining biomass for what Stolaroff described as our new climate-focused era.
Using gasification and a proprietary integration of proven technology, Mote can process woody waste from farms, forestry and urban sources. The remaining carbon dioxide from the process is captured and permanently placed underground in saline aquifers for ecologically safe storage.
The focus on carbon removal and storage sets Mote’s technology apart from other clean hydrogen projects, according to the firm, as Mote’s product delivers hydrogen with a producer sale price and carbon intensity score significantly lower than its competitors at -150 gCO2/MJ.
“We’ve created the world’s first solution to tap into the energy and carbon stored in excess wood waste,” said Stolaroff. “Our proprietary process allows us to take forest residuals, farm...