Molecule’s mission is to develop solutions to humanitarian challenges by bridging the gap between academic scientific research, industry and the end user. We do this by identifying underserved markets that affect humanity, and finding or inventing new technical solutions engaging and funding university research in order to develop new, disruptive technologies that can be readily adopted by industry to make them more efficient, effective and environmentally-sound.
Where It All Began
Company founder Frank Jao is a renowned Vietnamese-American businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Jao is passionate about making an impact, and envisions Molecule as a catalyst for having science serve humanity, focused on sustainability, and improved lives for future generations.
Water Abundance for All.
The first global challenge we decided to address was water abundance because water accessibility and resilience are the key to human survival, and freshwater scarcity is an accelerating trend that affects us all. We chose Atmospheric Water Generation (AWG) as the ideal solution to address this global crisis, because according to the US Geological Survey, there is about six times as much water in the air, as there is in every single river in the world, combined.
This means that the key to water abundance for everyone is literally in the air above us, all we have to do is work in harmony with nature’s water cycle and find a way to catch this abundant water and make it usable for people around the world. We have spent the past four years inventing a promising new technology that concentrates humidity in the air to deliver reliable, potable water with a standardized, scalable system to people virtually anywhere on earth. The key to our system’s design that allows our solution to work in arid environments, is our new class of Regeneration Optimized Sorbent materials (a.k.a. “ROS”). ROS was co-developed under a research contract with Prof. Michael Zaworotko, Ph.D. and his research team at the University of Limerick, Ireland, to rapidly capture humidity like current sorbents, but be dramatically more energy-efficient during the vapor release cycle. ROS’s purpose is to concentrate humidity in the atmosphere, especially during cool and dry conditions, to enhance AWG water productivity when you need it most.