Monolith was founded with the belief that you could build both a profitable company and create a cleaner world through technology.
In 2012, Rob Hanson and Pete Johnson founded the company with a simple mission to be environmentally transformative, technologically advanced and financially viable. This transformation would begin by using electricity to cleanly convert natural gas to carbon black – a chemical vital to many everyday products. The other product of that process was hydrogen. This stood in stark contrast to the pollution-riddled, industry-accepted practice of converting decant oil or coal tar to carbon black using a furnace burning process.