Dioxycle’s technological philosophy has grown straight out of the example set by photosynthetic life, which uses the low temperature, efficient conversion of carbon dioxide to produce sugars and metabolic fuels. At Dioxycle, we develop this idea to produce systems that turn industrial carbon dioxide into chemicals and fuels for a greener society.
Building CO2 electrolysers that turn industrial emissions into valuable commodities
Nature has proven
CO2 recycling is key
to a sustainable ecosystem
CO2 electrolysis offers a route to
free us from crude oil dependence
For years, chemicals and fuels have been produced by refining crude oil, which when burned eventually releases CO2. The more oil extracted, the more CO2 that accumulates in our atmosphere.
At Dioxycle we provide the electrochemical blocks capable of converting CO2 back into useful feedstocks, called e-fuels and e-chemicals. Our vision is a new, cleaner world where CO2 feeds our society, instead of threatening our climate.
Our ethos is to fight climate change by bringing together new ideas, breakthrough science and a lot of passion.
Our technology sits at the heart of a world powered by green technology. The planet has treated us pretty well and it’s now time to reciprocate.
How did we get here ?
Our team has been working on key technologies for electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion for over 5 years in the University of Cambridge (UK), Collège de France (France) and Stanford (US) before founding Dioxycle. By allying fundamental understanding to
systematic scale-up, we believe we are beginning to unlock the full potential of this field. The key steps in our adventure are shown below:
Our founders; Sarah Lamaison and David Wakerley, meet studying water electrolysis at the University of Cambridge.
Dioxycle’s catalytic technology development start a the Collège de France, Paris
The founders finish their research at Stanford University (and are inspired by many Silicon Valley start-ups)
Dioxycle is founded in Bordeaux, France - choice of France is notably driven by the low carbon impact of France’s electricity!
Our team doubles in size and work on our prototype begins!
The planet is heating up
(but fortunately so is our research).
Whether you are a researcher, climate activist or industrial actor, if you are interested in the potential of CO2 electrolysis please get in touch – we would love to discuss more!
Dioxycle has been made possible by the trust and support of institutional and industrial partners
Discover our last news about Dioxycle & our technolgy
Dioxycle selected by Breakthrough Energy Fellows Program representing Europe in the Cohort!
Breakthrough Energy Fellows is a philanthropic program, part of the Breakthrough Energy network, founded by Bill Gates, focused on getting the world to net-zero emissions by 2050. BE Fellows program provides financial and networking resources to bring innovative technologies to market in sectors characterized by hard-to-abate emissions. Among the 9 climate techs selected for the inaugural cohort, we are thrilled to bring our “European touch”!
Dioxycle featured in Les Echos alongside Climework’s Orca project
“All pathways that limit global warming to 1.5°C with limited or no overshoot project the use of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) on the order of 100–1000 GtCO2 over the 21st century.” IPCC 2021, Special Report on the impact of global warming of 1.5°C
Nouvelle-Aquitaine regional innovation funding supports Dioxycle
in our mission to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and create jobs in the region.