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CONVERSION OF WASTE CO2 AND SHALE GAS TO HIGH VALUE CHEMICALS

Novomer - Ithaca, NY

Waste CO2 from industrial sources and ethane-derivatives from shale gas can be converted into high value chemical intermediates (e.g. acrylic acid) using combustion-assisted solid oxide electrolysis and 99% selective catalytic carbonylation chemistry. Preliminary estimates suggest a 20-40% reduction in both cradle to grave energy usage and cost compared to current production technologies.