Company | Our Mission
What if we could capture carbon emissions that would otherwise become a part of the air, and use them to make materials that would otherwise be made from oil?
At Newlight, we believe that the most sustainable way to reduce the amount of carbon in the air is to use greenhouse gas emissions as a resource for the production of commercially useful materials that out-compete oil-based materials.
Founded in 2003, after 10 years of research, Newlight has developed, patented, and commercialized the world’s first commercially-scaled carbon capture technology able to produce high-performance thermoplastics from air and methane emissions that can match the performance of oil-based plastics and out-compete on price.
Our mission is to replace oil-based plastics with greenhouse gas-based plastics on a global scale, moving oil out of the world’s products, reducing material production costs, and reducing the amount of carbon in the air on a market-driven basis.
Newlight is led by a world-class team of scientists, engineers, and innovators dedicated to the commodity-scale commercialization of Newlight’s patented greenhouse gas-to-plastic technology.
• Patrick O’Brien, Business Development, former President of S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (North America and Europe).