What we do
Putting CO₂ emissions to work
We have developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Our technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world's most critical chemical products. We can reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product.
“You might be one of the first applications that fits that niche.”
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We’re uniquely positioned to bring this solution to market
We are electrochemists, material scientists, and engineers with cutting-edge expertise in the field of CO₂ electrocatalysis and electrochemical reactor design, scouted from the best programs in the world. Our team has partnered with industry leaders to implement our technology at scale. With world-class research facilities at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, we have the partnerships in place to commercialize our solution.
Out of the lab and into industry
The Jaramillo Group at Stanford University is recognized as a world leader in CO₂ electrocatalysis, and Opus 12’s technical co-founders were part of the initial foundation of the CO₂ lab during their graduate studies. There, they developed key methods for studying CO₂-reducing catalysts and reactions, and published seminal discoveries on the breadth of products that is possible to reduce from CO₂.
In 2015, Dr. Kendra Kuhl and Dr. Etosha Cave were ready to translate their fundamental discoveries out of the lab and into industry, and they co-founded Opus 12 with Nicholas Flanders, a fellow Stanford graduate student and experienced entrepreneur with a foundational career in cleantech.