About Company

Breathe Sciences
A Global Award Winning Startup

Breathe, headquartered in Bengaluru, has developed breakthrough technogies that can convert carbon dioxide emissions into methanol with the highest new value. It is the only team from India to reach the finals of the $20-million global challenge - NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize.

About us.

  • 1 Our Mission

    Be a key enabler in achieving net-zero

  • 2 Our Goal

    To build technology for efficient and scalable conversion of CO2


  • 1 Finalist in $20 million NRG COSIA carbon XPRIZE
  • 2 Chosen as the Innovative start-up among 100 start-ups by Karnataka State Government under Elevate 100
  • 3 Runner up in CleanEquity, Monaco
  • 4 Recipient of National Technology Award from Technology Development Board, Department of Science and Technology
  • 5Winner of ENRich 2021 start-up Awards from KPMG

Acquired ISO 14034 verification certificate

University of Calgary

Life Cycle analysis (LCA) performed by University of Calgary


Technical validation by Southern Research, 350 Solutions and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Our team


Sebastian C.
Umesh V. Waghmare
Rakshith Raghavan Belur

  • Incorporated in Bangalore

    • Participated in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
  • Recognised by Govt of Karnataka as Innovative Startup

    • Semifinalist in the Carbon XPRIZE (only Indian team to be selected in the pool of 20 semifinalists)
    • Received a grant from Karnataka state govt
  • Finalist in the carbon XPRIZE

    • PoC demonstration of capture and conversion to low-cost, green Methanol
    • Received a milestone prize of USD 500000
  • Incorporated in Wyoming, USA

    • Received a grant of INR 1.5 cr from BPCL for scaling up the technology
  • Incubated at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

    • Successful commissioning of a pilot facility tht can convert 300 kg of co2 per day.
    • Successfully completed the milestones for finalist of Carbon XPRIZE

Best Of
Our Technologies

Gas to Liquid
Chemicals and fuels
Carbon dioxide reduction
Carbon dioxide capture


1000 Kg

Co2 converted

Our offerings

Services We Offer.

Catalyst for converting
CO2 to Methanol
Turnkey projects for CO2 to Methanol
(Build and Operate)
Testing of

What they say?

“ They have outperformed other carbontech innovators from around the world to advance to the finals of the competition, and now have the opportunity to compete for the $7.5M grand prize. ”.


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In the media

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Breathe wins TDB National Award 2021

A Bangalore based startup has received the National Award 2021 from Technology Development Board (TDB) for developing a commercial solution for conversion of CO2 to chemicals and fuels.

Bengaluru firm makes it to finals of $20m global XPrize

Breathe, headquartered in Bengaluru, is the only team from India to make it to the finals of the $20-million global challenge NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize.

Karnataka picks up 100 most innovative startups, to give Rs 35 Cr in funding.

The State Government picked up 100 most innovative start-ups after following through a four-layered selection process.

JNCASR signs MOU with Breathe Sciences

Scaling up technology for reducing CO2 to Methanol & other useful chemicals