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Transformation of carbon emissions to high-value products through a two-step electrochemical platform

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: ARPA-E
Contract: DE-AR0001244
Agency Tracking Number: 1954-1595
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): 2020-04-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-04-01
Small Business Information
132 E Delaware Ave Ste 100
Newark, DE 19711
United States
DUNS: 081558080
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Gregory Hutchings
 (352) 359-2956
Business Contact
 Gregory Hutchings
Phone: (352) 359-2956
Research Institution

Carbon dioxide utilization can help reduce carbon emissions, but gaps remain in the value chain from initial capture to high-value products. Lectrolyst LLC will develop an electrochemical platform centered on selective two-step conversion of CO2 to acetic acid and ethylene, to fill this need. Preliminary life cycle assessment and techno-economic analyses indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 emissions reduction when targeting these products at global scale while also competing on a cost basis without considering carbon pricing. Development of this platform is intended to lead to full commercialization.

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