Lower cost, reduced emissions, simpler supply
CO₂ conversion gives our customers an alternative way to manufacture products
Our technology reduces emissions and provides a new income stream from something that is currently discarded as a waste product. We generate products that are chemically identical to conventional fossil-fuel derived products, but with significantly lower CO₂ footprints when powered by low-carbon electricity.
Waste into wealth
We believe that the fastest way to scale impact is through organic, market-driven growth. Our revenue model and our impact are intertwined: the more CO₂ emissions we convert, the greater our returns, and the more we can invest in new deployment.
A new value chain based on recycled CO₂, rather than on fossil fuels.
Carbon-negative plastic that sequesters three tons of CO₂ per ton of material.
Ethylene, the precursor for most of the world's plastics, is made from ethane (natural gas) or naphtha (oil), and its manufacture releases up to 2 tons of CO₂ per ton of ethylene produced. If ethylene were made using our process, it would consume 3 tons of CO₂ per ton of ethylene, and you would avoid the 2 tons of process emissions.
We are proud to be developing our CO₂ to ethylene process for NASA
Doubling the yield of existing assets
Renewable natural gas, which is derived from organic waste, is a rapidly growing market, from $20 billion today to $33 billion by 2022. When biogas is produced at a landfill, wastewater treatment plant, or farm, it contains up to 50% CO₂, which is currently thrown away. Our process could convert that CO₂ into methane, effectively doubling the yield of an existing process and reducing the cost of gas separation infrastructure.
We are proud to be sponsored by SoCalGas for our work on CO₂ to methane.
Fuel, food, foam, and pharma
Syngas is a critical building block that is used in a wide range of applications, from creating an air-tight environment for food preservation, to manufacturing performance foams and pharmaceuticals. At large scale, syngas can be converted into diesel or jet fuel. This is an alternative way to electrify transportation: create liquid fuels that work in today’s infrastructure and engines, but which are produced from renewable power and CO₂, rather than from oil.
We are proud to have received funding from Shell for our approach to renewable syngas
Beyond A platform technology that transforms CO₂ into a variety of products at a range of scales.
Our research has demonstrated CO₂ conversion to 16 different products. Our technology is modular and scalable, which means that it can be tailored to a wide range of applications and customer needs.
As renewable electricity becomes ever cheaper, the breadth of markets that we can address expands.