TechConnect Innovation Program

Electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion to fuels and chemicals

Obtainium, CA, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Using carbon dioxide, water, and electricity as inputs, we can transform waste carbon dioxide emissions into valuable chemicals and fuels, that are cost competitive with those derived from petroleum in the traditional manner.

Primary Application Area: Materials & Chemical

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Electrochemical CO2 conversion technology would allow CO2 emitters to transform a waste product into a revenue stream. One example application is in a corn ethanol plant, where ethanol production could be raised by 50% through utilization of carbon dioxide from the fermentation process.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 21T

Website: www.cyclotronroad.org/obtainium

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: As part of Cyclotron Road @ Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, we receive $700k in funding over two years, access to office and lab space, and the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s experts in the field of reactor and catalyst design.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners