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Via Separations

Eliminating 90 percent of energy used during thermal separations with durable graphene oxide membranes

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Shreya Dave

Co-Founder & CEO at Via Separations

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Employees 21–50
Headquarters Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
Via Separations, an MIT-based venture, has developed a cost-effective, innovative membrane for industrial separations. Made of graphene oxide, the membrane can reduce the amount of energy used in industrial separations by 90% and capital expenditures by 50%. Unlike its polymer alternatives, graphene oxide's chemical composition enables it to withstand various environments, pH levels, and temperatures, factors that often lead polymer membranes to swell, react, or degrade during separations. Via's cross-industry filtration system is inherently modular and flexible to demand, offering a more efficient and sustainable solution without downtime or overhaul of production facilities. Via's pilot with Graphic Packaging International (GPI) demonstrated the first successful implementation of membranes in the black liquor process in history, representing the first step towards deploying membrane-based filtration systems across pulp, chemical, and petrochemical separations.

Notable Achievements

  • Deployed two (third ongoing) successful field pilots demonstrating 10 million times scale up of the technology.
  • Scaling to commercial implementation just 4 years after inception.
  • Raised nearly $50M in venture and grant capital.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

October 21, 2021

MIT spinoff Via Separations scores $38M Series B to decarbonize manufacturing

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Posted May 17, 2022

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Engineering Project Manager

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Posted March 23, 2022

Engineering Manager, Field Team

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Posted March 8, 2022

Senior Applications Engineer

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Posted January 19, 2022

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