Syzygy Plasmonics was recently recognised by the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) at their 2022 Industry Growth Forum (IGF), held April 12-14 in Denver, Colorado.
Syzygy is commercializing a deep-decarbonisation platform dedicated to cleaning up the emissions-heavy chemical industry. We use breakthrough technology pioneered in the Laboratory for Nanophotonics at Rice University to harness energy from LED light to power chemical reactions. This new technology has the potential to electrify the chemical industry, shifting it to renewable electricity, and cost-effectively reducing its carbon footprint.
Syzygy was among 40 finalists selected from over 150 applicants to pitch innovative technologies at the forum. Trevor Best, CEO of Syzygy Plasmonics, introduced the company’s breakthrough photoreactor technology to attending investors, fellow innovators, and industry representatives.
Syzygy is commercializing a completely new type of chemical reactor that uses light instead of heat to drive chemical reactions. It eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels to power common chemical reactions and replaces that combustion with light from LEDs and renewable electricity.
Trevor Best, CEO of Syzygy Plasmonics, said, “This gives industry a low or zero-emissions, affordable path for continuing to produce materials we use every day like fuel and plastic. Our initial commercial offering will be a zero-emissions hydrogen generator that converts green ammonia to hydrogen and nitrogen using renewable electricity.”