Omnagen breaks down carbon dioxide in an electrochemical reactor using methane and air. No external energy is required, and the product is syngas, a universal raw material for the chemical industry.
The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide, which is a prblem if it is released into the atmosphere. Various methods are currently available for capturing and re-using the CO2, but they all consume energy. Even mineralisation involves the breaking up of rocks to increase their surface area.
Omnagen's SPOCC comprises of a solid oxide fuel cell which partially oxidises methane to syngas, heat and electricity. That electricity and heat then powers a solid oxide electrolyser which reacts methane with CO2 to produce more syngas. No external heat or electricity is required.
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