TechAdvance, an early-stage technology development fund, provides grants of up to $100,000 to advance Rutgers research projects toward commercialization. Recently, Rutgers inventors G. Charles Dismukes; Martha Greenblatt; Anders Laursen; Karin Calvinho were awarded for their project "A New Catalyst for Generation of Carbon Feedstocks & Fuels from Carbon Dioxide".
Summary: This project focuses on transition metal phosphide catalysts used to selectively generate valuable hydrocarbons for fuel or chemical feedstocks for production from CO2. Using renewable electricity for power, the process can be fully sustainable and a carbon neutral technology.
- Renewable feedstocks and fuels
- Methane and ethylene production for the chemical industry
- CO2 gas to solids via polymeric [CH2O]n (3>n>100), CO2 emissions recycling/mitigation, electrical energy storage;
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