Global and International Dioxide Levels Continue to Soar
The need to We reuse, reduce and recycle has never been as important as it is today. We drive smaller and even electric or hybrid cars. We use solar and do all we can to be as energy efficient as possible, yet the statistics tell us that it might not be working. The global and international carbon dioxide levels are higher than they have been in the past 800,000 years according to reports from May of 2018. “Carbon dioxide — the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming — reached its highest level in recorded history …at 410 parts per million.”
This means it is more important than ever for those in industry to find ways of reducing and even reclaiming and recycling the CO2 produced. The rapid increase in CO2 in the atmosphere is driving regulations around the world aimed both at curbing these emissions and forcing producers to find a way to capture or offset the CO2 they produce. Leading experts have been working on this for decades, and with some success. One firm that has not only succeeded but taken the technology to the commercial level is Dioxide Materials. Aimed at Reducing National and International Carbon Dioxide Levels
The goal of this company is, quite literally, to help save the world. They are doing this by perfecting their technologies in CO2CO2 recycling. This process has been fraught with challenges, though, because it is one that up until recently wasends up being too costly or too inefficient due to the overpotential that existed when converting CO2 to C1 building blocks. Because the CO2 molecule is extremely stable, breaking its bonds requires so much energy that recycling CO2 has always been viewed as economically irrational despite the danger CO2 emissions pose.
Dioxide Materials has answers for these issues and has designed technology that makes recycling of CO2 economically viable today because the technology uses 50% less energy to break the CO2 molecule. This technology can be used for a wide variety of solutions. CO2 can be recycled back into valuable hydrocarbon products such as methanol, synthetic ethanol and renewable fuels. The MEA assembly includes their Sustainion® Anion exchange membranes, which include aare imidazolium functionalized styrene polymer backbone,membranes offer ing superior conductivity and high current densities at low voltage. This design has raised the current and lifetime of the CO2 electrolyzer into a commercially useful range and shown conductivities above 100 mS/cm under alkaline conditions at 60 °C. They have demonstrated a lifetime over 4000 hours in CO2 electrolyzers at high current densities and have stability for thousands of hours in 1M KOH. Adaptable to an array of industries, they stand alone as one of the premium options in the CO2 recycling process.