Anaerobic Digestion - Extended (ADX):
The development of the bio-economy is critical to combatting climate change. A quarter of all emissions are related to the food and agriculture sector.
Aum Energy seeks to strengthen a ground-breaking portfolio of work done in Australia through a collaboration with the University of Nottingham (UK) in order to bring advanced biotechnology into an emerging set of energy transition solutions.
Aum Energy believes that it is able to extend traditional AD coverage to productively include ligno-cellulosic feedstocks (wood, agricultural residues and urban organics) as well as to also develop low cost AD projects for deployment globally in service of reducing emissions. AD is at the heart of many potential circular economy models and is being increasingly integrated into the 'future of farming' programmes in Europe and the USA.
Aum Energy has been working in the area of gas-to-methanol and DME since 2014. The use of methanol as a pathway to monetise natural gas and to produce clean fuels is under-played in the market today, but as a hydrogen carrier is getting increasing visibility as a transport fuel and chemical intermediary.
Aum Energy believes that methanol holds strong potential to economically convert small-gas fields into a valuable product in situations where LNG, powergen and pipelines are not viable - typically between 25 and 70 mmscf/day. Aum Energy has advantaged access to technology that can work on offshore fields given the design of the reformer package as well as the production of crude methanol, thereby reducing infrastructure.
Separately, Aum Energy has in-depth experience in the market development for DME, an emissions-free replacement for diesel as well as a common blending component for LPG.
Extending the work done in the energy sector, Aum Energy is increasingly aware that the forecast impact of climate change and population growth includes greater stress on food supply security. By bringing established technology from Europe into Asia, Aum Energy seeks to be part of the community of developers that are focused on the sustainable farming of targeted produce, close to the consumer and with a minimal GHG footprint.
High-margin, high yielding semi-closed greenhouses from Europe have been deployed globally, but not in SE Asia and this represents a material opportunity to raise the efficiency of existing supply chains through a 6-8x increase in yields/hectare, coupled with minimal water and pesticide usage. Aum Energy's focus is on farming within Malaysia and in developing the Straits Farms brand for fresh vegetables.
is an early stage India-based technology company focused on drawing water-from-air in service of providing clean and reliable supplies of water to both water-stressed markets and to situations where either water quality or supply reliability is a challenge. Aum Energy has been supporting Uravu since early 2018 and endorses its quest to provide water at a price that competes with supplies from plastic bottles. As Uravu moves further through its product demonstration phase, Aum Energy will support it on strategy, financing and market connectivity beyond India.