2018 R&D 100 Special Recognition Award: Opus 12

2018 R&D 100 Special Recognition Award: Opus 12

November 16, 2018

Award Recipient(s) 

Etosha Cave, Kendra Kuhl, Nicholas Flanders

Accomplishment 

Developed by Opus 12 co-founders and Cyclotron Road alumni Kendra Kuhl and Etosha Cave, the OP1 device recycles carbon dioxide into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. The technology fastens onto sources of carbon dioxide emissions, and with only water and electricity, transforms that carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products – a process that could reduce industrial carbon emissions while creating a new revenue stream from what is usually discarded as waste product.