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A clean and efficient biotechnology to capture and convert industrial CO2 into e-methanol.

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Submission date 9 de agosto de 2023 Founders Brice Gianesini Development location Paris, Francia

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What is the issue addressed?

Decarbonization and climate change.

How is the problem solved?

Wespran's biomimetic FREED (Free Reactions using Enzymatic Electrocatalysis for Decarbonization) technology uses novel cofactor-free engineered enzymes paired with specific electrodes to capture and convert CO2 into clean added-value products (starting with e-methanol), used as feedstock or sold.

What is the customer target?

CO2 emitting industrials (refineries, steel plants, cement manufacturers, thermal power plants) using the added-value product (e-methanol) as feedstock or not: applications in biofuel (air and maritime transportation), chemicals and materials.

How is this solution different?

It is the cleanest and most efficient alternative, as the scalable solution addresses major pain points of other approaches: Applicable to flue gas with 1-100% CO2 concentration, Operating at standard temperature and pressure, No hydrogen required, only electricity and water, Performed on client site to avoid Scope 3 emissions linked to transportation, No biohazard related to waste onto the client site.