Catalysts For Electrochemical Conversion Of CO2

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER86437
Agency Tracking Number: 95754
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 11 c
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
2021 S First St suite 206, Champaign, IL, 61820-7477
DUNS: 831012732
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Masel
 (217) 333-6841
Business Contact
 Tim Hoerr
Title: Mr.
Phone: (217) 819-5201
Research Institution
 University of Illinois
 600 S Mathews
Urbana, IL, 61801-
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 Nonprofit college or university
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.

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