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Co-Generation of Low-Energy, CO2-Free Hydrogen and Ordinary Portland Cement from Ca-Rich Rocks

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0001231
Agency Tracking Number: 1954-1550
Amount: $250,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: G
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001954
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2020
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-04-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-01-22
Small Business Information
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94107
United States
DUNS: 081511265
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Cody Finke
 (206) 636-3382
Business Contact
 Cody Finke
Phone: (206) 636-3382
Research Institution

We are building a technology that produces low cost hydrogen while releasing low or no carbon dioxide emissions. Key to our affordable hydrogen is the co-generation of valuable co-products like: Sulfuric Acid or Cement. Our processes are lower emission, lower energy and lower cost than conventional production method. We validated a proof-of-concept in our lab in May 2019 and our objective is to develop a field test prototype by January 2021. In 2020, we will scale to 1 kg of hydrogen per day and continue testing and improving our technology. In 2019, Hydrogen is responsible for 2 – 3 % of global greenhouse gas emission, the cement industry for 6 – 8%, and transportation for 13 -15%. If we succeed on deploying our technology to meet the entire cement market, we could produce enough hydrogen for the entire hydrogen market, plus enough hydrogen to power all the cars in the world. This technology could pioneer a new industry revolution and reduce global greenhouse gas emission by more than 10%.

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