In recent years, carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere have reached unacceptably high levels. The CO2 in the air can be captured but a method of effectively utilising or sequestrating it remains to be found. Therefore, there is a need for a new technology that can cost effectively, and energy efficiently utilise or sequestrate CO2.
This technology offer uses a natural, low-temperature, liquid-phase processes to electrochemically convert captured CO2 into syngas, a mixture of hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO). This is highly desired as syngas is the precursor of many useful materials such as plastics, ammonia, methane and methanol and is typically made from fossil fuel. Any emitters of CO2 could integrate this technology into their plants to both reduce their carbon emissions and increase overall system efficiency. The projected costs show that the syngas will be able to compete with fossil sources based on price, in many cases, without the need for a carbon subsidy or relying on any value from the oxygen (O2) produced as a co-product.
The technology owner is looking for partners in various CO2 emitting industries for further co-development and test bedding of the solution. The technology owner is also keen to license this technology as well.
This technology is a low temperature liquid-phase electro-conversion of CO2 to syngas. The technical features & specifications are as follows:
This technology is applicable for those industries which emits CO2 or has syngas precursor requirement. The potential applications are: