Nūxsen Announced Phase 1 Winner of DOE DAC Technology Prize

NEW YORK, NY – December 19, 2023 – The US Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, announced the finalists for the Direct Air Capture Pre-Commercial Technology Prize. Nūxsen is one of seven Phase 1 winners who will receive a cash prize and a technology voucher to further advance direct air capture science. Nūxsen and the other winners will proceed to Phase 2 of the contest which concludes in September 2024.

Nūxsen is one of a very small number of companies focusing on electrochemical innovations to remove the thermal energy requirement from current state-of-the-art carbon dioxide removal technologies. “Until we can operate large-scale direct air capture systems using nuclear power, we need to find ways to make the process less energy intensive,” said Christopher Wight, Nūxsen CEO. “Emergent electromechical technologies like our VCRx and E-ReGEN platforms will solve this problem.”

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Joseph Yuhas, Director of Public Affairs


Nūxsen Named Start-up of the Year Finalist by AMBA

NEW YORK, NY – September 12, 2023 – Nūxsen was named one of six finalists for AMBA’s prestigious Start-up of the Year award. The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredits over 300 of the world’s leading business schools. The award is presented annually to the start-up which shows the most promise for commercial success.

The winner will be announced later this year. All finalists will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in London in January 2024.

“We are humbled and honored to have been selected as a finalist among nominees from AMBA’s network of top business schools in over 75 countries,” said Christopher Wight, Nūxsen CEO. “I would like to thank Arian Prins and Marta Castelo Branco for our initial brainstorming sessions which were the inspiration for Nūxsen, and the core team members who have helped us move towards commercial readiness, especially Garrick Villaume and Andie Matten. We thank the entire AMBA community for their support and we look forward to attending the ceremony in London.”

Learn more AMBA and the other distinguished finalists:

Celebrating Excellence in Business Education - Unveiling the Finalists for the AMBA-BGA Excellence Awards 2024

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Joseph Yuhas, Director of Public Affairs


AMBA Start-up of the Year 2024

US DOE Invites Nūxsen to Participate in Exploratory Funding Workshops

New York, NY – August 29, 2022 – Today the US Department of Energy invited Nūxsen to participate in the upcoming Clean Energy on Mine Lands Workshops that are being held to inform the Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land program as it develops plans for funding opportunities.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes $500 million in funding for clean energy demonstration projects in geographically diverse regions.

“Nūxsen is uniquely positioned to partner with DOE on this initiative. We incorporate many of the technologies DOE is interested in investing in into one project. These technologies include advanced nuclear, direct air capture, CO2 sequestration, CO2 usage, and microgrids,” said Christopher Wight, CEO of Nūxsen.

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Joseph Yuhas, Director of Public Affairs


Nūxsen advises US DOE to use former mine land for Small Modular Reactor-powered Direct Air Capture plants

New York, NY – August 15, 2022 – Nūxsen today responded to the US Department of Energy’s Request for Information (RFI) for the Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land. The program is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

The BIL provides the backbone for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable economy by enhancing U.S. competitiveness, diversifying regional economies, creating good-paying jobs, and ensuring stronger access to economic opportunities for underserved communities.

Nūxsen provided key insights to the program manager regarding the potential for advanced nuclear systems (small modular reactors) to power CO2 net-negative technologies.

In a direct response to DOE’s interest in demonstration projects that utilize two or more clean energy technologies for innovative mine land conversion projects to revitalize and re-balance the nationwide electrical grid, Nuxsen supported and encouraged investments in safe, clean, and renewable nuclear power. Nūxsen is in the early stages of its effort to help bring small modular reactors to market to support any combination of direct air capture, CO2 sequestration, and CO2 utilization facilities.

“The closing of a mining operation typically has a major economic impact on communities resulting in the loss of thousands of direct and indirect jobs, and leaving behind adverse environmental issues,” said Christopher Wight, CEO of Nūxsen. “The remote locations of many former mines often means limited opportunities for job creation necessary to employ displaced workers. We appreciate DOE's innovative approach and we look forward to partnering with them to combine multiple technologies that will benefit communities and the environment.”

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Joseph Yuhas, Director of Public Affairs


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