Our mission is to make geothermal energy an important part of global decarbonization.

Founded by two Geophysics PhD students at MIT, our team has developed environmentally sustainable solutions to increase the power generation of geothermal reservoirs.

Paris Smalls and Ammar Alali met in a seismology class at MIT as second-year PhD students. During this time, they learned about induced seismicity and other related environmental issues associated with high-water usage during hydraulic fracturing operations in the geothermal industry. This inspired them combine their previous experiences working in the geothermal and petroleum research fields to develop an environmentally friendly alternative to hydraulic fracturing. Eden GeoTech (formally known as Eden GeoPower) was incorporated in the spring of 2017 to develop commercial solutions for sustainable rock fracturing.

The novel electric based stimulation technology the team is developing can be 100% powered by renewable energy, allowing a first-of-its kind stimulation technique that can offset carbon emissions, while saving billions of gallons of water annually by replacing traditional hydraulic fracturing. To date, the team has been supported by dilutive and non-dilutive funding from the NSF-SBIR Phase I & II, Good Growth Capital, Phaze Ventures, Spark Labs Accelerator, Ameren Accelerator, NSF I-Corps, Mass Clean Energy Center, and KAUST Innovation Fund. The company is currently headquartered at GreenTown Labs, the largest clean technology incubator in the United States, and is looking to expand offices in Saudi Arabia in the near future.

Co-founder Ammar Alali attending the annual Spark Labs meeting in Muscat, Oman [June, 2017]

Co-founder Paris Smalls discussing with St. Louis KSDK morning news his learnings during his time with top energy executives and personnel from a Fortune 500 company as part of the Ameren Accelerator [September, 2019]

Co-founder Ammar Alali pitching as part of the Spark Labs Energy Accelerator Demo Day [May, 2020]

CTO Mehrdad Mehrvand preparing for the company’s first experiments at GreenTown labs of the company’s patented reservoir stimulation technology [August, 2018]

Our Impact

Hydraulic fracturing water consumption decrease.

We can utilize 100% renewable energy to deploy our electric shock fracturing method in the geothermal industry, creating a first-of-kind alternative to hydraulic fracturing. This will save billions of gallons in water resources once the technology is commercialized at scale.

Unlocking the potential of 100+ GWe geothermal power.

Successful deployment of our technology will be a gamechanger in the geothermal industry, and be the enabling technology to unlock the 100+ GWe in the United States alone. Our future plans are to expand to the MENA region, where we see active locations near the Red Sea that would benefit from our technology.

Centering equity, diversity, and social impact.

We are developing our technologies to create a positive impact on those that will be most impacted by climate change, which includes individuals from underprivileged backgrounds and minority communities. Thus, we believe the people in our company should reflect the global communities we are serving. Eden promises to be a different kind of technology company, that creates a home for talented engineers, scientists, and business staff from all unique perspectives and cultural backgrounds.
Our Diversity Commitment →

Leading the movement towards climate action.

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Innovating models for economic impact and inclusion.

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Centering equity, diversity, and social impact.

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Our Journey

Founding

Eden GeoTech was born by MIT talent and initiatives.

NSF PHASE 1

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I “America’s Seed Grant” $225,000 Award

AMEREN ACCELERATOR

One of six start-ups, out of 300+ applicants, to receive $100,000 investment from Fortune 500 Company Ameren

NSF PHASE 2

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase II “America’s Seed Grant” $740,000 Award

IP GRANTED

Granted full USA patent for Pulse Electric Fracturing Technology 
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Founding

Eden GeoTech was born by MIT talent and initiatives.
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U.S. Federal Grant

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase II “America’s Seed Grant” Award

2020

PDO Pilot

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) pilot contract accepted to deploy proprietary technology.
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2019

2020

R&D Partners

Master Research Agreement with KAUST

2017

Founding

Eden GeoTech was born by MIT talent and initiatives
2019

2018

NSF PHASE 1

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase I “America’s Seed Grant” $225,000 Award
2019

2019

AMEREN ACCELERATOR

One of six start-ups, out of 300+ applicants, to receive $100,000 investment from Fortune 500 Company Ameren
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2020

NSF PHASE 2

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase II “America’s Seed Grant” $740,000 Award
2019

2021

IP GRANTED

Granted full USA patent for Pulse Electric Fracturing Technology
2019

Our Journey

2017

Founding

Eden GeoTech was born by MIT talent and initiatives.
2017
2019

2019

U.S. Federal Grant

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase II “America’s Seed Grant” Award

2020

PDO Pilot

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) pilot contract accepted to deploy proprietary technology.
03
2019

2020

R&D Partners

Master Research Agreement with KAUST

2017

Founding

Eden GeoTech was born by MIT talent and initiatives.
2017

2019

U.S. Federal Grant

National Science Foundation (NSF) SBIR Phase II “America’s Seed Grant” Award
2019

2020

PDO Pilot

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) pilot contract accepted to deploy proprietary technology.
03

2020

R&D Partners

Master Research Agreement with KAUST
2019

2020

Wireless Power

Shell Global GameChanger Finalist
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2020

H20-DESAL

Bid for NEOM contract to expand Geothermal Technological Product Solutions to build Geothermal-Water Desalination infrastructure
2019

2021

FUNDRAISING

Seed Round & Commercialization Strategy
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Where We Work