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Opus 12

Team Members: 

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. 

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Opus12 makes CNBC's list of start-ups proving innovation isn't dead November 2017

Opus 12's Cyclotron Road profile

Opus12's Kendra Kuhl is featured in Motherboard's Humans of the Year April 2017

Kuhl, Flanders, and Cave all make Smithsonian mag's "8 Innovators to Watch" feature March 2017

How Opus 12 is pushing us toward a Star Trek future February 2017

Roddenberry Foundation's grand prize for transformative innovation goes to Opus 12 February 2017

Opus 12 selected for Energy Excelerator's 2017 cohort February 2017

Stanford startup founders stress the need for a sustainable energy support network October 2016

Flanders featured in Stanford Energy Seminar panel on clean tech entrepreneurship October 2016

Opus 12 wins top prize in Ashton Kutcher's "Change the World" competition for innovation October 2016

Kuhl selected by MIT Technology Review as one of "35 Innovators Under 35" September 2016

Flanders selected by Forbes for its "30 Under 30" in the Energy category January 2016

Opus 12 wins Ocean Exchange's Bit Pitch competition November 2015

Fortune's clean tech startup prize goes to Opus 12 September 2015

Opus 12 takes home Transformational Idea prize in CalTech's FLoW competition June 2015

Opus 12 featured in New York Times piece on Silicon Valley clean tech scene February 2015