Chemistry background

The chemical industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, generating more than 2 billion tons of carbon emissions each year. Our mission is to decarbonize the chemical industry by utilizing CO2 to create value-added products and reducing carbon emissions through highly efficient chemical manufacturing.

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RE:TV (A branch of Sustainable Markets Initiative founded by King Charles III)
Biomimicry Institute (New Iridium featured as Ray of Hope Prize finalist)

Using next generation technology powered by light, New Iridium efficiently upcycles CO2 to produce green and lower-cost products. By consuming more CO2 than emitted by the process and combining CO2 with lower-cost alternative feedstocks, our technology creates carbon-negative and lower-cost versions of existing commodity chemicals. Widespread use will lead to the elimination of million tons of carbon emissions from chemical manufacturing. And since our light-driven platform is powered by electricity vs. fossil fuels used in today’s thermal methods, its adoption will lead the chemical industry’s transition to renewables.

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Brent Cutcliffe headshot

Co-Founder and COO

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Advisor (2005 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)

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