History

2016

May Porifera selected for proposed $1M award to develop dprShield technology for direct potable reuse.

2015

Nov City of Hayward profiles Porifera in Promo Video
Oct U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell Tours Porifera on National Manufacturing Day.
Jul Porifera awarded grants totaling $5.7M from the California Energy Commission.
Jun State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) selects Porifera as Small Business of the Year.
Feb Porifera selected for proposed awards totaling $5.7M by the California Energy Commission.

2014

Oct $500K Department of Energy award for R&D on utilizing waste heat and CO2 at power plants for water treatment.
Jul Phase 2 $1M Department of Energy award for developing an FO system for treatment of wastewater generated during energy production using waste CO2 and waste heat.

2013

Dec Successful manufacture of PFO elements for commercial sale.
Aug Woongjin Chemical Co. Ltd., invests in Porifera, makes PFO membrane manufacturing and marketing alliance.
Jun Department of Energy award for developing an FO system for treatment of wastewater generated during energy production using waste CO2 and waste heat.
Mar Successful manufacture of advanced PFO membrane on 40-in manufacturing line.
Jan Successful manufacture aligned CNT membranes on 300 mm wafers.
Jan National Science Foundation award for CNT-Ultrafiltration membrane development.

2012

Dec First advanced PFO element successfully prototyped.
Sep Advanced PFO+RO desalination system developed.
Feb NASA award for forward osmosis element demonstration.
Feb 10X flux in CNT UF membrane demonstrated.

2011

Nov National Science Foundation Phase 2 award for FO membrane development.
Jul Department of Defense DARPA Phase 2 award for advanced desalination system.

2010

Mar Department of Energy ARPA-E award for CO2 gas sequestration using CNT membranes.

2009

Sep National Science Foundation award for CNT FO membrane development.
Jul Porifera founded.
Department of Defense DARPA Phase 1 award for advanced desalination system.