OCO. O=C=O. The representation of Carbon Dioxide as it really is: the essential molecule plants need and convert (along with water and renewable energy) to make the organic materials and oxygen we all need using a process known as photosynthesis.
Inspired by this 2.7 billion year-old technology, OCOchem was founded to develop and commercialize a novel re-imagined electro-chemical processing technology using modern material innovations that converts the carbon emissions our civilization generates into a simple platform chemical known as formic acid. In this flexible energy-dense molecular form, formic can be used to make a wide variety of all the chemicals, materials and fuels we already use but do so using sustainable (rather than extracted) energy and molecules.
OCOchem makes formic using a device we’ve built called the Carbon Flux Electrolyzer™. We’ve been optimizing and scaling the device performance and associated balance of plant systems for two years with the financial support of the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and a network of Pacific Northwest investors. We are currently working on our 6th scale-up phase to achieve an industrial-scale electrolyzer cell height and we are hiring more great engineers to help us do so at our principal R&D laboratory in Richland, Washington.
Let’s convert, not emit, carbon.
CEO and Founder