U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) announced in a press release last week that the National Science Foundation is awarding LSU a nearly $4 million grant to lead a project to determine the economic viability of CO2 electrolyzers, a process that converts CO2 into the precursor chemicals used in items such as detergents, anti-freeze and tennis shoes.
The project aims to improve the sustainability of the chemical manufacturing sector. “Louisiana is paving the way to a more sustainable manufacturing future,” Cassidy says. “We have a process that pulls carbon out of the air and recycles it into everyday items. This grant gives LSU the tools to make that process economically viable.” LSU is leading the project in partnership with the University of Delaware. Read the press release.