News

July 1, 2020

Lectrolyst is now supported through an SBIR award sponsored by the ARPA-E SEED program

We are excited to announce new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E), which will fund development of our carbon monoxide electroreduction technology through their Supporting Entrepreneurial Energy Discoveries (SEED) program. Together with Susteon, we will be demonstrating the long-term stability and scalability required to use this technology at scale for the production of ethylene and acetic acid.

Since this new funding expands our current operations, we’ve moved our primary laboratory to the Delaware Innovation Space and look forward to growing alongside the other client companies in the chemical technology sector. Stay tuned for further public announcements as we continue to push the boundaries of electrochemical synthesis.

May 14, 2020

Interview with Dr. Hutchings featured by DESCA

The Delaware Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (DESCA), a local organization devoted to promoting ChemTech in the Delaware area, recently sat down with Dr. Hutchings for an interview about his entrepreneurial journey to date and his future plans for Lectrolyst. In addition to reiterating our overall plans to commercialize carbon monoxide electroreduction as a cornerstone of a new chemical production paradigm, he also hinted at an upcoming announcement of support for our ongoing projects. Stay tuned for more details!

December 9, 2019

New perspective in Nature Catalysis: "Carbon monoxide electroreduction as an emerging platform for carbon utilization"

In our new perspective available now in Nature Catalysis, we make the case for dividing carbon dioxide electroreduction into separate processes to make higher-value products more effectively. The key is carbon monoxide electroreduction to improve selectivity towards those more complex products. We highlight recent advances that have moved this process from a bench-top curiosity to a promising method for commercial production. That promise is quantified through both techno-economic analysis and a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment, showing both economic viability and sustainability for a new future of chemical production without fossil fuels.