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Monolith is making it happen now.

The moment has arrived when the products we all count on, the products on which the global economy depends, are suddenly made without harming the planet.

Monolith Story
Monolith Story
Monolith Story

Think of the multiplying positive impact of this. Every tire we drive on. Almost all the rubber and plastics we use. Paints, inks, wires, pipes and hoses. Products that touch everyone, at all economic levels, in every part of the world. Now, these products are manufactured with key ingredients that significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, require less water and use clean electricity.

Low water usage
Clean electricity

A leader in advanced, more sustainable, U.S. manufacturing, Monolith has innovated and scaled methane pyrolysis, a process that uses renewable electricity instead of combustion to produce low-emission carbon blacks that are absolutely critical to the manufacturing of countless products. And we are years ahead of any other company in making this change real.

The sustainably made hydrogen co-produced through our technology will be key to the energy transition to a net-zero future, meeting our high-energy/low-emission goals and powering the new hydrogen economy without harming the planet. The ammonia produced from the hydrogen will be critical to reducing domestic supply chain pressures while feeding our growing population.

We find ourselves at a turning point. A moment of profound change when we the products we rely on every day can now make a real, positive and lasting difference to the environment. And not a moment too soon. With a few other revolutionary companies, Monolith is at the forefront of this transition — and a new era in human history. When we harness our technology to solve climate change and power human development everywhere.


Monolith was founded with the belief that you could build both a profitable company and create a cleaner world through technology.


Monolith’s Seaport pilot project in Redwood City, CA is built, making it the first new carbon black plant built in the U.S. in 50 years.


Monolith successfully concludes its pilot program and breaks ground on its first commercial facility — Olive Creek 1 (OC1).


Monolith’s OC1 facility reaches mechanical completion and begins the commissioning phase.


Monolith begins limited delivery of product to customers and receives conditional loan approval from the Department of Energy for its OC2 expansion and significant additional investment from TPG, Decarbonization Partners and other private investors.

2024 & Beyond

Monolith will expand its Olive Creek facility and begin developing additional sites to serve global demand for low-emission hydrogen and carbon black.