2024 KCP Application
Customers & Partnerships
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Project Summary / Description:
Project evolved from the realization that conventional saline water electrolysis not only generates useful/valuable H2 but also produces strong acid (at the anode). By using common alkaline minerals to neutralize this acid, the hydroxide (simultaneously produced at the cathode) goes unneutralized and can be used for CO2 capture and conversion to storable or useful dissolved or solid (bi)carbonates. The system can be therefore be used for CO2 management, especially when powered by non-fossil electricity. The global abundance of the required materials and the global potential for renewable electricity generation means that such systems could play a significant role in providing climate-protective/restorative energy in the form of H2 while producing useful/beneficial bicarbonate and carbonate.
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UC, Santa Cruz's teaching, research and service mission promotes a campus climate that values diversity, equity and inclusion, and that strives to be free of bias and harassment. Initiatives and activities are designed to cultivate a climate in which all students, staff and faculty are treated fairly and are able to thrive and succeed. Princeton University's Equal Opportunity Policy protects all students, employees and applicants by requiring that selection decisions for admission to academic programs or employment be based on individual merit rather than stereotypes and bias. All admissions and employment-related decisions are made in accordance with the University's commitment to nondiscrimination.
Research or Economic Modeling
Measurement, Reporting & Validation
Develop and deploy novel electrolytic processes where electricity and water are converted to H2 while CO2 is consumed and converted to commercially/environmentally valuable (bi)carbonate. Team with industry to significantly penetrate CO2 management, fuel, energy and energy storage markets with "supergreen" alternatives that are sustainable and climate- and environment-restorative.