US Patent 10,173,169 entitled “Devices For Electrocatalytic Conversion Of Carbon Dioxide” issued on Jan 8, 2019. In it we have patented the use of nanoparticle catalysts in carbon dioxide electrolyzers. In particular, Dioxide Materials has been granted a patent for “An electrochemical device for converting CO2 to a reaction product, the device comprising: (a) an anode comprising a quantity of … Read More
A pathway to renewable hydrogen is discussed in a recently published article by Tina Casey in Clean Technica’s January 14th edition ” How Low Cost Wind & Solar Push The Market for Renewable Hydrogen” featuring Dioxide Materials’ and Alchemr’s water electrolyzer technology.
U.S. Patent 10,147,974 “BATTERY SEPARATOR MEMBRANE AND BATTERY EMPLOYING SAME” was issued on Dec 4, 2018. It claims the use of amine functionalized Styrene/Vinylbenzylchloride membranes in batteries. It also claims 18 different methods to reduce the metal cross-over through the membranes.
An article that was published recently in the Journal of The Electrochemical Society, “Carbon Dioxide Electrolysis to CO and O2 at High Selectivity, Stability and Efficiency Using Sustainion Membranes”, illustrates how carbon dioxide (CO2) electrolysis using renewable energy as an input provides a pathway to turn waste CO2 into valuable fuels and chemicals. This article describes how the effect of … Read More
Japanese Patent No. 6059140 has been issued (Novel Catalyst Mixtures). Electrochemical devices comprising electro-catalyst mixtures include at least one Catalytically Active Element and, as a separate constituent, one Helper Catalyst. The electrocatalysts can be used to increase the rate, modify the selectivity or lower the overpotential of chemical reactions. These electrocatalysts are useful for a variety of chemical reactions including, … Read More
Australian patent AU2014218628 was allowed on October 5, 2018. The patent describes an environmentally beneficial method for preparing a process for forming acrylic acid that does not use Propylene as a feedstock. Instead, it describes a process to convert CO2 and water to acrylic acid. Shortcomings and limitations of existing processes are overcome by a process for the production of organic acids having at … Read More
Dioxide Materials is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Dr. Julian Sculley as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining the Dioxide Materials’ team, Dr. Sculley worked as a management consultant for 5 years with Booz Allen Hamilton for a number of commercial and government clients including the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E). During that time, he performed … Read More
Dioxide Materials has been awarded an SBIR Phase 1 Grant from NASA to develop a room temperature electrolyzer for generation of oxygen from carbon dioxide on Mars that can also be used for improving oxygen recovery on the International Space Station, other crewed spacecraft, or for energy storage devices. The devices are similar to a solid oxide electrolyzer, in that they can … Read More
US Patent 10,047,046 for a method and system for electrochemical production of formic acid from carbon dioxide was issued on August 14, 2018. Dioxide Materials has been able to successfully produce high concentrations of formic acid directly from the electrochemical reduction of CO2. This reduces the need for the acid conversion of alkali metal formate salt-based products that are produced … Read More
(Novel Catalyst Mixtures) – Canadian Patent No. 2,794,105 was issued on July 10, 2018. Also, an allowance of Australian application for CO2 Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals was also granted. Electrochemical devices comprising electro-catalyst mixtures include at least one Catalytically Active Element and, as a separate constituent, one Helper Catalyst. The electrocatalysts can be used to increase the rate, modify … Read More