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Atoco’s CEO interview on Carbon Herald

“Our Technology Uses 50% Less Energy To Capture And Separate CO2 From Direct Air Or Flue Gas”, Samer Taha CEO Atoco

Thank you to Carbon Herald journalist Petya Trendafilova for taking the time to interview our CEO, Samer Taha, to discuss Atoco’s advances in the world of chemistry and what our scientific breakthroughs mean for the carbon capture industry.

Changing the underlying economics and efficiency of carbon capture technology is an area of focus for companies trying to decarbonize the hard-to-abate economic sectors. Atoco, a company developing novel molecular engineering technologies, has achieved groundbreaking innovations in carbon capture applications, engineering materials with high capture efficiency that dramatically reduce energy requirements and costs.


The company was founded in 2020 by Professor Omar Yaghi – a renowned chemists, known for his invention of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COF) as well as molecular weaving technologies. He is a founder of the field of reticular chemistry, enabling the creation of novel materials with specific structures and properties designed with atomic-level precision.


We interviewed Samer Taha, CEO of Atoco, who explained the advances of Atoco in the world of chemistry, what the company’s scientific breakthroughs mean for the carbon capture industry, and how it is aiming to commercialize those innovations.



Mr Taha, what is Atoco and what are you trying to achieve long-term with the company? 


Atoco is a deep tech company that was founded by Professor Yaghi, the founder of reticular chemistry to tackle the cause of global warming – CO2 emissions – and one of its major symptoms, global water scarcity. Long-term, Atoco plans to be the leading technology supplier of efficient and scalable carbon capture solutions and atmospheric water harvesting solutions.   ()


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