Process efficiency, use of intermittent renewable energy, and production of additional target chemical described in peer-reviewed publication
Monmouth Junction, NJ, July 15, 2014 – Liquid Light announced highlights from a recent paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of CO2 Utilization which provides further validation for key aspects of Liquid Light’s technology. The paper detailed the results of experiments based on Liquid Light’s technology by a team affiliated with the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University. While focused on the efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to fuel using sunlight, the paper also validated multiple aspects of Liquid Light’s technology, including:
The paper, ‘Photons to formate: Efficient electrochemical solar energy conversion via reduction of carbon dioxide,’ was written by James L. White, Jake T. Herb, Jerry J. Kaczur, Paul W. Majsztrik, and Andrew B. Bocarsly.
“The work performed in collaboration with Professor Bocarsly’s lab in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton further demonstrates the broad applicability of Liquid Light’s technology,” said Kyle Teamey, CEO of Liquid Light. “Meanwhile, our primary focus continues to be commercialization of our process technology for converting CO2 to major chemicals, starting with ethylene glycol. Our next steps are to continue to scale up, working with industry partners.”
About Liquid Light
Liquid Light develops and licenses process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally-abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). Customers profit from a lower cost of production, while harnessing their current waste stream; reduce their dependence on cyclically-priced petroleum feedstocks; and can reduce their carbon footprint.
Liquid Light’s first process is for the production of ethylene glycol (MEG), with a $27 billion annual market. Results consistent with cost-advantaged production have been validated at lab scale for key parts of our process; and the process scales in a predictable manner, akin to world-scale chlor-alkali plants.
Liquid Light’s core technology is centered on low-energy catalytic electrochemistry to convert CO2 to multi-carbon chemicals. It is backed by more than 100 patents and applications, and extends to multiple chemicals with large existing markets, including ethylene glycol, propylene, isopropanol, methyl methacrylate and acetic acid. Liquid Light's investors include VantagePoint Capital Partners, BP Ventures, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, and Osage University Partners.
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