EDAC Labs' story begins with the technology created by Professor Chao Wang and PhD student Hao Shen of John's Hopkins University. As director of Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator, Brian Toll recognized the potential of the simple and safe method to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Brian and serial entrepreneur Jim Lavin took the leap to cofound EDAC Labs in 2022, with Chao as CTO.
We're on a mission to decarbonize the world, and our electrosynthesizer is the technology that will do it. Our core innovation, an electrochemical cell that enables low-energy splitting of brine into acids and bases, is both simple and effective. We're out of the lab now focused on scaling-up the technology for commercialization of a new class of electrochemistry systems.
The applications of our technology are boundless. We are initially focusing on carbon-negative mining and direct air capture. We also plan to sell electrochemical systems to developers working in ocean alkalinity enhancement, direct ocean capture, enhanced weathering, and any other application requiring simultaneous manufacture of acid and base.