In recent tests, Houston-based clean energy company Syzygi Plasmonics successfully converted carbon dioxide and methane into low-carbon jet fuel, diesel, and gasoline using its all-electric CO2-to-fuel technology. The project, sponsored by Equinor Ventures and Sumitomo Corp. of the Americas, was conducted at RTI International’s facility in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park.

Syzygi CEO Trevor Best believes this pilot project demonstrates the company’s ability to combat climate change by converting harmful greenhouse gases into useful fuel sources. When used at scale, the technology has the potential to greatly reduce or even eliminate the carbon intensity of transportation, shipping, and aviation, making a significant impact on reducing emissions in the heavy-duty transport sector. The Syzygi commercial plant is estimated to consume around 200,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, equivalent to taking 45,000 cars off the road.

RTI’s director of renewable energy and energy storage, Sameer Parvatikar, expressed optimism about the results of the demonstration and highlighted the importance of collaboration with Syzygi in reducing carbon emissions in various industries. In addition to its successful pilot project at its Houston facility, Sizigi’s Ammonia e-Cracking™ technology has completed over 2,000 hours of performance testing and optimization at its Houston facility.

Syzygi Plasmonics is currently in the process of finalizing a location and partner for a commercial CO2-to-fuel facility as part of its efforts to decarbonize the chemical industry, which accounts for nearly 20% of industrial CO2 emissions. Through innovative technologies like light instead of combustion to drive chemical reactions, Sizigi aims to make a significant impact in reducing carbon emissions and moving towards a cleaner and more sustainable future.

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