GreenBiz: Opus 12 is one startup on a mission to convert CO2 into useful products

Carbon is a highly versatile atom. It can form four bonds with other atoms, so it’s a great connector and convener. It provides the backbone for the complex molecules that comprise living things. But what if excess carbon in the atmosphere could be converted to more useful forms? That’s the ultimate goal of carbon conversion companies such as Opus 12, a startup in Berkeley, California.

Science: Can the world make the chemicals it needs without oil?

Black, gooey, greasy oil is the starting material for more than just transportation fuel. It's also the source of dozens of petrochemicals that companies transform into versatile and valued materials for modern life: gleaming paints, tough and moldable plastics, pesticides, and detergents.

The Daily Californian: Berkeley-based team wins prize for carbon dioxide reduction technology

Two teams from the Bay Area — Opus 12, based in Berkeley, and New Energy Nexus/California Clean Energy Fund, or NEX/CalCEF, based in Oakland — won the Keeling Curve Prize, an award presented to teams across the world for developing global warming solutions, on June 28.

CleanTechnica: 2019 Keeling Curve Prizes Award Innovation in Climate Action #CleanTechnica Exclusive

Each year, hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money are awarded to projects across the globe that have significant potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase uptake.

The Keeling Curve Prize (KCP) is a global warming solutions project.

Daimler: Startup Autobahn and the quest for the "Next Green Thing"

Startups are important partners on the road to the automotive future. They speed up the development of new technologies with their visionary ideas. In the "Startup Autobahn" initiative, Daimler has been offering startups a platform since 2016 for jointly sounding out whether and how their visions are suitable for series production.

Lombard Odier: From vertical farming to social sustainability, climate change solutions stole the show at our LO Generations Summit

Venice is a city that has, thus far, stood the test of time. It is home to some of humanity's greatest historic treasures and it holds a unique cultural history. But there are insidious, growing dangers that threaten the future of this iconic city – climate change, mass tourism and water pollution.

Biofuels Digest: Putting CO₂ Emissions to Work: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Opus 12

Opus 12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Their 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.