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
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, in particular, the electrochemical conversion of CO2.
Dioxide Materials was awarded a $720,000 subcontract under an ARPA-E project “NOVEL SCALABLE MEMBRANE DESIGNED FOR ENERGY EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL CONVERSION OF CO2 INTO USEFUL PRODUCTS”
This patent shows that while tetramethylimidazole (TMIM) degrades at 60 degrees C in 1M KOH, the TMIM ligand in our Sustainion® polymers is stable under the same conditions.
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This patent claims the use of ionomers containing cyclic amines for fuel cells and, CO₂ and water electrolyzers. We had previously shown that ionic liquids containing cyclic amines can be used to enhance electron transfer in CO₂ and water electrolyzers thus lowering the overpotential for CO₂ and alkaline water electrolysis. This patent shows that the cyclic amine can be in the form of … Read More