decarbonizing chemicals
Light-driven photocatalysis platform for low-cost carbon-negative chemical production

Photocatalysis “lighting up” the next chemical revolution

The chemical industry is the third largest industrial emitter of CO2 generating more than 2.5 gigatons of CO2 each year. Current low-carbon solutions are EXPENSIVE, with green premiums that can increase costs by 100% or more. Our unique photocatalysis technology bridges the gap between CO2 impact and cost by producing carbon-negative chemicals at lower cost or on par with fossil-based incumbents.

Photocatalysis empowers new chemical reactivity for highly efficient chemical processes by enabling low-cost & low-carbon feedstocks, fewer process steps, and room-temperature (vs. 1000oC) reactions. Driven by declining costs of LED and renewable energy, photocatalysis provides a revolutionary pathway to electrify and decarbonize the chemical industry with clean photons. Current solutions include plant-based chemicals & CO2-to-chemicals.

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Explore our photocatalyst families

Phenoxazines, some of the strongest reducing visible light photocatalysts available, are capable of reducing alkyl and aryl halides via an electron transfer mechanism.

Dihydrophenazine photocatalysts are strong excited state reductants that can reduce alkyl and aryl halides via electron transfer. These PCs oxidize more readily than phenoxazine PCs, even at ground state.

Benzoperylene photocatalysts are among the strongest visible light reductants in existence, enabling even challenging Birch reductions under mild benchtop conditions.