OCOchem’s approach to using recycled carbon dioxide to store and carry hydrogen energy is an accelerant to the energy transition by delivering direct and substantial impacts in three key ways

Converting Captured CO2.


Carbon capture and removal from the atmosphere is essential to reducing the long-term impacts of global warming and reducing the amount of carbon that is extracted from the lithosphere. OCOchem converts captured CO2, using any carbon capture technology, into value-added formate e-chemicals, e-materials and e-fuels. By doing so, we consume carbon and displace fossil-based pathways as well as their CO2 emissions.

Displacing carbon-intensive alternatives.


Almost all fossil-based chemical, material, and fuel production and consumption processes emit more CO2 by weight as they generate in finished product. Displacing a fossil-based product, therefore, also means displacing a fossil-based process that releases 5-6x as much CO2 as the consumed product itself. Since one unit of CO2 is consumed (not 5-6x generated) for every unit of product made in OCO’s process, the net CO2 reduction is 6-7x the amount of product produced.

Storing Energy in the form of Hydrogen chemical bonds.


OCOchem’s process makes and then stores hydrogen in a fast 2-part single step by chemically bonding hydrogen protons that come from water with CO2 to form a liquid hydrogen carrier, formate. In this stable and non-flammable liquid form, hydrogen can be stored and moved at ambient conditions, carry five times more hydrogen per truck load than gaseous or liquefied hydrogen itself and use the existing fuel infrastructure investment in the world as is. As a result, storage and transports costs can be reduced by more than 90%, enabling organizations to more affordably make, store, move and dispense hydrogen in a more efficient and less hazardous way.