E³Tec: Harnessing the power of carbon dioxide to produce sustainable green products.
Harnessing the power of carbon dioxide to produce sustainable green products.
E³Tec has developed a game-changing process to turn captured CO₂ into alkyl carbonates that are converted into greener products: plastic, commodity chemicals, and energy storage.
Founded in 2007 as a spinoff from Argonne National Laboratory by Dr. Chandrakant B. Panchal, E³Tec provides consulting services to mitigate petroleum fouling, develop energy efficiency technologies, and for the commercialization of ocean thermal energy conversion, all to abate global CO₂ emissions. E³Tec has developed patented processes for the utilization of CO₂ and the synthesis of ester-based plasticizers.
The benefits from E³Tec’s new process development is extensive as the process removes greenhouse emissions from the environment, and these derived alkyl carbonates can be used to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles where demand is projected to grow to 1 billion by 2050.
Larta Institute has worked with E³Tec since they secured their DOE SBIR award in 2019. The scope of Larta’s work with the Company covers their entire business plan including market research, business model, and licensing strategy. E³Tec has developed patented processes for the utilization of CO₂ and the synthesis of ester-based plasticizers.
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Dr. Chandrakant Panchal
The key feature of the Larta service was to assign well-informed advisors in key areas of commercialization that helped E3Tec to enter a collaboration agreement with a major corporation.