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Electrocatalyst Development For Carbon Dioxide Reduction To High Value Products

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0019713
Agency Tracking Number: 242711
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 22c
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001940
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-02-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-18
Small Business Information
2342 Shattuck Ave #820
Berkeley, CA 94704-1517
United States
DUNS: 079865172
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Kendra Kuhl
 (650) 291-5614
Business Contact
 Etosha Cave
Phone: (281) 235-2314
Research Institution

We currently throw away billions of tons of carbon in the form of CO2 each year, wasting a potentially valuable resource. Opus 12 is developing a process to recycle this carbon back into useful chemicals and fuels that drive the global economy. Our unique catalyst formulation enables the use of a polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolyzer design, which is low- cost, manufacturable, and scalable due to over 50 years of commercial development for water splitting. Through a Phase I award, we seek to further improve performance by developing catalysts with new morphologies and supports with the ability to synergistically enhance catalyst activity. Performance enhancements will ready the technology for scale up during Phase II to commercially relevant system size.

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