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CO2 to Carbon and Water via Plasma Catalysis

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-SC0019940
Agency Tracking Number: 245404
Amount: $199,969.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 20d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0001941
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2020-03-31
Small Business Information
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Principal Investigator
 Elliot Kennel
 (304) 692-5830
Business Contact
 Max Lake
Phone: (304) 692-5830
Research Institution

Carbon dioxide is used as a feedstock for manufacturing graphene and other carbon nanomaterials. The innovation is the use of exothermic (heat producing) reactions that create only carbon and water as the products, while keeping the chemical reactor hot enough to sustain the reaction. An experimental program will prove that carbon dioxide contributes carbon to the synthesis of graphene via the use of nonradioactive isotopic tracers, and will also seek to show the potential for converting 100% of the carbon dioxide to solid form, so that it can be removed from the greenhouse gas cycle.Value added products include graphene, an exceptionally strong reinforcement material for plastics with unusual electronic properties. At present carbon sequestration is a secondary product, but it is envisioned that in the future this may be the most important reason to develop the CO2 to solid conversion process.

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