NETL has developed catalyst materials that use microwave energy to efficiently convert CO2 and natural gas into synthesis gas (carbon monoxide and hydrogen). This process converts two greenhouse gases frequently produced at point sources such as gas wells into a valuable chemical precursor for producing alcohols, plastics, fertilizers, and fuels.
Primary Application Area: Energy, Infrastructure, Resilience
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4
Vetted Programs/Awards: U.S. Non-provisional Patent Application Number 17/079,924
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
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