Cost-effectively replacing fossil fuels solves the world’s CO2 problem and Heliogen is developing the technology to do just that.
Solving the world’s CO2 problem
Heliogen has created the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fuels with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun.
How it Works
The breakthrough in Heliogen’s technology starts with our patented closed-loop control system that makes our field of mirrors act as a multi-acre magnifying glass to concentrate sunlight. The HelioMax system is an industry first and a critical step in harnessing the power of the sun. Our ability to concentrate and capture sunlight allows us to create carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat (HelioHeat) commercially for the first time.
From there, HelioHeat can be used by customers as an alternative to burning fossil fuels, which would significantly reduce energy costs, dramatically lower carbon emissions, and help make great strides in reaching and exceeding corporate sustainability goals.
The Heliogen technology is also capable of thermo-chemically splitting water to create 100% green hydrogen, which we are working to develop as our first HelioFuel.
Our technology at scale is, for the first time, efficient enough to make our ultra-high temperature heat and renewable fuels competitive with fossil fuels. This is a breakthrough for the industry and a major step toward solving climate change.
Our Technology is
Uses sunlight – an infinitely renewable source – to power industry.
Developed by scientists and engineers from Caltech, MIT, and other premier institutions.
Can be scaled from sizes as low as 1 MW to several gigawatts.
Become a Partner
We are partnering with organizations looking to lead the charge in finding clean, cost-effective ways to power their industrial processes while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint.
Be among the world’s first to deploy Heliogen’s breakthrough technology.
CEO and Founder
Heliogen is the brainchild of Bill Gross, founder of renowned technology incubator, Idealab. Bill has founded many innovative companies including several in solar energy such as eSolar, RayTracker, Thermata, and EI Solutions.
Chief Operating Officer
Vikas is an operations, finance and strategy professional with over 25 years of experience as an engineer, management consultant, investor and operator for companies in a wide variety of industries.
CTO and Chief Engineer
Steve is a mechanical engineer by training and an entrepreneur at heart, with over 15 years of experience in R&D and commercialization of new technologies spanning solar energy, robotics, and 3D printing.
VP, Business Development and Product
Fatimah is a technology and strategic business development leader with 20 years of global experience in growth projects development, process engineering, and operations management across chemicals, cleantech, and downstream oil and gas industries.
Dolf has been commercializing cleantech for 17 years across 4 continents, bridging the startup and corporate worlds in hydrogen fuel cells, biomass and EV smart grid charging.
Swaroop ‘Kittu’ Kolluri
Kittu is a Silicon Valley veteran with a career spanning three decades as an entrepreneur, CEO, senior operating executive, and venture capitalist. He founded Neotribe, a leading investment firm, to partner with and help grow companies with breakthrough technologies that stretch the imagination.
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, is Chairman and CEO of NantWorks, LLC. He is a physician, surgeon, scientist, inventor, and philanthropist who has devoted his career to creating innovations with the potential to have global impact.
Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Fund
Steve Case is Chairman and CEO of Revolution, and one of America’s best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.
Today, industrial processes like those used to make cement, steel, and other materials are responsible for more than a fifth of all emissions. These materials are everywhere in our lives but we don’t have any proven breakthroughs that will give us affordable, zero-carbon versions of them. If we’re going to get to zero carbon emissions overall, we have a lot of inventing to do.
I’m pleased to have been an early backer of Bill Gross’s novel solar concentration technology. Its capacity to achieve the high temperatures required for these processes is a promising development in the quest to one day replace fossil fuel.
— Bill Gates
Press Release: Heliogen Wins 2020 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award for Its Technology That Replaces Fossil Fuels With Sunlight
The company wins Energy category for its computer vision controlled, concentrated solar technology that commercially brings carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat to traditionally carbon-intensive industries for the first time. Heliogen, the clean energy company...
Press Release: Heliogen achieves breakthrough temperatures from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes
Heliogen, the clean energy company that is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels, today announced its launch and that it has – for the first time commercially – concentrated solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees Celsius. At that...
All my life I have dreamt of finding new, sustainable ways to meet our energy needs. Heliogen is the culmination of my life’s efforts: our goal is to replace and create fuel with pure, concentrated sunlight, allowing us to power the earth with the sun. I am so excited...