Big congrats to our program alum, OCOchem! They are the recipient of the 2022 Organizational Achievement Award from the Energy Leadership Achievement Awards. These awards spotlight individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the fields of energy policy, innovation and business. The awards were announced at the Energy Leadership Summit held in the fall. This year the Energy Leadership Summit was held on November 1, 2022
Over the last 12 months, OCOchem has made several outstanding achievements.
They built and scaled the world’s largest CO2 electrolyzer for the US Army, and received a $1.1 million contract extension from the Army.
They won the largest Washington State Clean Energy Fund grant in state history ($1.5M). This allows OCOchem to execute energy technology projects powered by public-private partnerships and the Washington State Department of Commerce. This grant helps OCOchem to demonstrate CO2 conversion to water and clean electricity into formic e-fuel – to power a generator at the Port of Tacoma.
They won a $3.8M project from Nutrien and the DOE’s Office of Carbon Management. This prepared a front-end engineering design to enable Nutrien’s Kennewick Fertilizer Operation to be the world’s first carbon-negative fertilizer plant. The plant uses waste heat to directly capture CO2 from the air and convert it into formic acid using OCOchem’s process. This process leads the way for all industrial companies to use waste heat to capture CO2 and convert it into value-add products.
OCOchem also won the Tri-Cities Research District start-up of the year.
Join us in celebrating this amazing honor of OCOchem.