Dioxide Materials is a global leader in carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis research and deployment. Founded in 2009, Dioxide Materials has developed multiple technologies that collectively lower the cost of converting waste CO2 to carbon monoxide (CO), a valued fuel and chemical feedstock. The company is bringing this technology to the market to support a new industry, where waste CO2 and renewable energy are used as feedstock to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals with a dramatically lower carbon footprint than those derived from fresh fossil resources. Dioxide Materials’ technology – capable of consuming millions of tons of CO2 annually – creates a new value proposition for CO2 emitters such as power producers, heavy industry, and chemical manufacturers seeking new solutions to decarbonize and monetize waste streams.
LanzaTech is a U.S.-based company committed to commercializing technologies to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals from wastes gases such as CO via a proprietary industrial bioprocess. The company’s headquarters and primary R&D facilities are in Skokie, IL, with scale up activities, field pilots, and microbial manufacturing at its Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, GA. LanzaTech has 175 permanent staff in the U.S., Europe, China, and India, supporting a global customer base. Since the company’s inception 15 years ago, LanzaTech has scaled a first-of-kind microbial gas fermentation technology from the bench to commercial scale.
The Dioxide Materials-LanzaTech team will integrate CO2 electrolysis with microbial gas fermentation at pilot-scale to demonstrate the economic potential of producing commodity chemicals from waste CO2. The Dioxide Materials-LanzaTech project specifically seeks to improve and scale the manufacturing of alkaline anion exchange membranes, to support the deployment of large, robust CO2 electrolyzers capable of continuous operation. The project is critical to demonstrating the economic potential of integrating CO2 electrolysis with industrial bioprocessing, operated in the context of variable renewable electricity, to produce commodity chemicals at a commercially relevant scale.
Ideal project partners for this effort include biorefineries, fuels, chemicals, steel and cement companies that wish to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as materials manufacturers seeking products made from recycled CO2.
Dr. Richard Masel
Dr. Sean Simpson
CSO & Co-founder