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Catalysts For Electrochemical Conversion Of CO2

Award Information

Department of Energy
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
11 c
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Small Business Information
Dioxide Materials
60 Hazelwood Dr champaign, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Catalysts For Electrochemical Conversion Of CO2
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER86437
Award Amount: $750,000.00


The object of the proposed work is to develop better processes for the electrochemical conversion of CO2 into a high value chemical in a growing market. CO2 is one of the key causes of global warming. If we can recycle CO2 back into useful products, than the costs of meeting the Nations global warming goals will be substantially reduced. Presently, the use of CO2 feedstocks is limited by the availability of practical catalysts for CO2 conversion. An electrochemical process for the production of this chemical has already been demonstrated at the pilot plant scale by another company, but it was not economically feasible because the catalysts and cell designs were insufficient. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: In the proposed work, we will develop better catalysts for the production of our target chemical from CO2. Recent advances from Professor Masel and Professor Keniss laboratory at the University of Illinois provide evidence that much better catalysts and cell designs are feasible. We wish to prove these designs during the SBIR efforts.

Principal Investigator:

Richard I. Masel

Business Contact:

Tim Hoerr
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dioxide Materials Dba Dioxide Recycle
2021 S First St suite 206 Champaign, IL 61820-7477

EIN/Tax ID: 270350645
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: Yes
Research Institution Information:
University of Illinois
600 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801-