Transformation of Carbon Emissions to High-Value Products through a Two-Step Electrochemical Platform

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Newark, Delaware
Project Term:
04/02/2020 - 08/31/2022

Technology Description:

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 analysis indicate ~200 million metric tons of CO2 emissions reduction when targeting these products at global scale while competing on a cost basis without considering carbon pricing. Development of this platform is intended to lead to full commercialization.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Jack Lewnard
Project Contact:
Dr. Gregory Hutchings
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