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(730f) Carbon Dioxide Electrolyzer Scale up and Commercial Opportunity

Cave, E., Opus-12 Inc
Ma, S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Opus 12 is developing an efficient polymer-electrolyte membrane (PEM) CO2 electrolyzer that can couple to sources of renewable electricity and recycle carbon dioxide emissions into useful chemicals and fuels. CO2 electrolysis has the potential to monetize and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing a profitable alternative to releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Large-scale deployment of this technology is key to achieving these benefits.

Our first target product is carbon monoxide, where an electrochemical approach can leverage renewable electricity generation on the grid to make low-cost, carbon neutral fuels, materials, and chemicals. This talk will describe progress and lessons learned in scaling up our electrolyzer to reduce the cost and smaller scale projects completed with commercial partners that demonstrate the commercial opportunity for CO2-derived products at an industrial scale.