Syzygy Plasmonics

Syzygy Plasmonics

Houston, Texas, United States

Team size: 51 - 200

Sector: Energy

About Syzygy Plasmonics


Founders: Suman Khatiwada, Trevor Best

Founded date: 2017

Company revenue: US$ 100 - 500 million

Investors: Carbon Direct, Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), Greentown Labs, Horizons Ventures, National Science Foundation

Company stage: Other

Syzygy is a deep-decarbonization company. We build reactors that use light instead of heat to electrify chemical manufacturing and power a cleaner, safer world. We are commercializing a radical new technology developed at Rice University. Our technology enables us to turn traditional catalysts into high-efficiency photocatalysts. This conversion allows us to produce chemical reactors that are powered by light instead of burning fuel and operate at up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit lower temperatures than conventional chemical reactors. Through this process, we can dramatically reduce the cost of chemicals produced while simultaneously reducing emissions associated with their production. Currently, we are capable of performing multiple different chemical reactions and plan to enter the market with photocatalytic steam methane reforming to generate hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas made through our process will reduce costs for industry, and also help enable the expansion of the hydrogen fuel cell market.

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