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Making sustainable chemicals and fuels a reality

Clean inputs + clean power = clean chemicals

The use of electricity to power chemical reactions is over a century old, but the advent of clean hydrogen has driven it from niche to mainstream. Massive investment in the manufacture, deployment, and operation of water electrolyzers has laid the foundation for a clean chemicals future. We leverage this investment, combined with new innovations, to produce many more of the world's chemicals using clean power. Additionally, the ability to use clean inputs such as biomass waste products, carbon dioxide, and water adds to sustainability benefits of these solutions.

To decarbonize the chemicals sector, we need to develop numerous clean chemical processes. Electrochemistry enables a vast universe of possibilities, and we leverage the same technology base to deliver a wide range of clean chemical products.

Unlike conventional thermal chemistry, electrochemistry is efficient at small scales, such that economies of scale are not needed for project economics to work. As a result, “right-sized” reactors are deployed at the point-of-use, allowing production to occur where the chemical is consumed. Moreover, existing products have proven that these benefits can be achieved without sacrificing economic viability.

Electrochemical reactions run at ambient conditions, compared to the elevated temperatures and pressures of conventional thermal processes. Furthermore, electricity drives these reactions, as opposed to hazardous chemical reagents. Taken together, electrochemistry offers significant benefits in operational safety, hazardous waste mitigation, and emissions reductions.

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Electrochemical production of chemicals and fuels

Critical sustainability products are forecasted to reach global highs in the next decade, with electrochemical solutions poised to scale into large markets.

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The way we make the building blocks of the world is changing, which presents a major economic opportunity.
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Electrochemistry is going mainstream, and the capacity to deliver industrial solutions is rapidly growing.
5B TN.
By running industrial processes on renewable feedstocks and electricity, we can eliminate 10% of CO2 emissions.

Solutions to decarbonize everyday products

Mattiq blends materials science, chemistry, and AI to deliver new solutions powering the circular economy.

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Achieving scale in the climate economy requires reduced dependence on precious metals. Clean hydrogen production through PEM water electrolysis requires iridium, a rare and expensive metal that is straining supply chains and adding to manufacturing costs. Mattiq generated the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of iridium alternatives which enable clean hydrogen production at scale.
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Day-to-day products, including food and beverages, personal care products, paper products, adhesives, and more, require chemicals like acetic acid, lactic acid, and hydrogen peroxide. Mattiq develops cost-competitive, low-carbon pathways to foundational chemicals needed to make these ubiquitous products.
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Plastics like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and nylon serve critical functions in everyday life. However, most plastics are reliant on fossil fuels, emissions-intensive in their production, and difficult to recycle or upgrade at the end of life. Mattiq delivers electrochemical solutions for renewable plastics production as well as plastic waste upcycling.
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Liquid fuels will still be necessary in the net-zero era for transportation applications that won’t be powered by batteries, including maritime and aviation. Mattiq develops novel pathways to carbon-neutral products, enabling the viable scale-up of renewable e-fuels.
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Fuel cells

Fuel cells convert molecules (such as hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, or formic acid) into electricity without the need for combustion, running an electrolyzer in the opposite direction. Our comprehensive understanding of the behavior of these systems allows us to improve efficiency and reliability unlike anyone else, driving fuel cells toward broad commercial viability.

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Mattiq develops water electrolyzer catalysts with reduced iridium content

ARPA-E project solves a key bottleneck to enable clean hydrogen production at scale.
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