Kendra Kuhl (PhD ChemE/SLAC), Etosha Cave (PhD, ME), Nicholas Flanders (MBA/MS E-IPER), and Prof. Tom Jaramillo (ChemE)
Opus 12 plans to recycle CO2 emissions into liquid fuels and chemical precursors cost-competitively with petroleum-sourced products. Pairing their technology with renewable electricity and using water and electricity as the only inputs, Opus 12's industrial processes would be carbon neutral and even carbon negative for some products. The core of their technology is an energy-efficient reactor that is scalable and readily integrated into a number of industrial manufacturing process flows. Opus 12 was in the inaugural cohort at the Cyclotron Road accelerator at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, was the winner of the Transformational Idea Award at the 2015 DOE/Caltech FLoW competition, and won Fortune's clean tech startup competition.
Read the Innovation Spotlight about Opus 12
How Opus 12 is pushing us toward a Star Trek future February 2017
Opus 12 selected for Energy Excelerator's 2017 cohort February 2017
Opus 12 wins Ocean Exchange's Bit Pitch competition November 2015
Fortune's clean tech startup prize goes to Opus 12 September 2015