Syzygy Plasmonics, Inc.


STEX25
Active dates:

April 13, 2020 - April 13, 2020
STEX25
STEX25 Participation:
April 13, 2020 - July 9, 2021
Company information

9000 Kirby Drive
Houston, TX 77054
United States

Elevator Pitch

Elevator Pitch

Syzygy is a technology company developing a new type of photocatalytic chemical reactor to revolutionize the industrial gas, chemical, and energy industries. This reactor will reduce both cost and emissions for major commodity chemicals. Examples of these chemicals include raw materials for transportation fuel, fertilizer, and plastic.
Description

Description

Syzygy Plasmonics is 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 temperature than conventional chemical reactors. Through this 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 vehicle market.
Technology Description

Technology Description

At the heart of the chemical reactor is the world’s most active photocatalyst. This means that our reactor is powered by light instead of heat that comes from burning fuel. Because we do not need to burn fuel, our reactor is able to reduce both cost and carbon emissions for the products that are created.