Solutionaries: Gregory Constantine and How Air Company is Helping NASA Turn CO2 into Rocket Fuel
Greg Constantine, Co-Founder of Air Company, joins us to show how this ridiculously innovative company is going from making supercool vodka – to partnering with NASA to create rocket fuel made out of CO2, which has the capacity to get us to Mars – and back.
Co-Founder and CEO of the Air Company
Gregory Constantine is an Australian entrepreneur and businessman who is currently Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Air Company, a New York-based technology and design company that has developed technologies that help the world by turning carbon dioxide into value-added products.
Constantine spent the early part of his career managing musicians and running music festivals in Australia while at the University of Sydney. In 2014, Constantine moved to New York helped lead Smirnoff cultural marketing at Diageo, which aimed to integrate itself into music and popular culture as part of its brand efforts; the result was the highly successful Smirnoff Sound Collective.
In 2017, while on his Forbes’ 30 Under 30 trip, Constantine met his future business partner, Dr. Stafford Sheehan. This trip was the birth of the Air Company as a concept. As CEO of Air Company, Gregory has worked closely with his team of PhD chemists to develop several profitable applications for their technology, the first being the world’s first carbon-negative vodka. Constantine leads all business strategy and product design, utilizing Air Vodka as a beacon to demonstrate this first-ever technology. The company plans to apply its technology to many verticals, including fragrance, cleaning products and renewable fuels.
Since launching Air Company, Constantine and his team have won awards from NASA, The United Nations and The XPRIZE. Air Company was named one of Fast Company’s most innovative products of 2019 and Most Innovative Companies and World Changing Ideas of 2020. Constantine’s patent product design has won design awards from Dieline and the Pentawards while personally being named The Spirits Business’ Young Achiever of the Year.