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Oxylus Energy creates a circular economy for a zero-emission Earth

Oxylus Energy creates a circular economy
for a zero-emission Earth


Today, carbon dioxide has no cycle.

Natural and human processes each contribute to carbon dioxide emissions. These processes range from the burning of fossil fuels, to industrial processes, to land-use change as well as the respiration of plants and animals, organic decay, and more. The emissions of these processes have more than doubled globally since the 1970s. The concentration of CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere is the highest it’s been in 800,000 years. Carbon-dioxide gets added, but cannot be removed in corresponding amounts. The continued accumulation of greenhouse gas is one of the well-known causes of climate change.

While much can and must be done to reduce emissions and remove CO2 from the atmosphere, the only sustainable solution involves the crucial recirculation of carbon.

Just like Nature does, humans need to recycle CO2 and convert it into high-value products that can be used for energy and materials.

Such a recirculation of carbon–resulting in zero net emissions–is the best path to a sustainable future.

Oxylus Energy is building innovative technology that makes this a reality.


Instead of treating carbon dioxide as a harmful waste bi-product, our technology, teamed with renewable energy sources, upcycles CO2 into green materials.

As part of an overall solution, our proprietary highly efficient and scalable electrolyzer technology transforms CO2 across our membrane and catalyst to create green chemicals. The e-methanol produced by our patent-pending technology can be then be used in replacement of traditional fossil fuels supporting a wide array of use cases.



In power generation, strides toward cleaner energy sources like solar, wind, and hydroelectric power are commendable. Additionally, adopting energy-efficient practices and deploying carbon capture and storage technologies are key steps in curbing CO2 emissions from industrial processes and power generation.

However, some crucial emissions sources remain formidable challenges to decarbonize:

Aviation: 3% of global emissions

Shipping: 3% of global emissions

Manufacturing and industry: 5 % of global emissions

However, some crucial emissions sources remain formidable challenges to decarbonize:

Aviation: 3% of global emissions

Shipping: 3% of global emissions

Manufacturing and industry: 5% of global emissions

Further, consider other essential areas such as plasticspaintslubricants, and even such as cosmetics which are each difficult to decarbonize for a variety of reasons. Currently, approximately $1 trillion of global energy and other petrochemical use poses significant hurdles in terms of decarbonization.

Business executives in these industries need renewable solutions.

The imperative for carbon recirculation

In this context, merely reducing emissions won’t suffice. We must focus on carbon removal and recirculation within our economy. Achieving net-zero emissions necessitates a practical, scalable alternative fuel that effectively recirculates carbon.


While carbon dioxide conversion to carbon-neutral fuel is technically possible, legacy technologies achieve limited energy efficiency rates, often not economically viable for many applications.

At Oxylus Energy, we’re pioneering a revolutionary approach. By integrating our proprietary next-gen electrolysis technology with cost-effective off-peak renewable electricity in combination with existing commodity tech and infrastructure, we’re on the cusp of transformative breakthroughs in industrial decarbonization.


Perry Bakas
CEO | Co-Founder

Perry is a former mechanical engineer and is a MBA candidate at Yale School of Management. His skill set includes manufacturing, design, and energy asset development. He started his career in product development before switching into commercial strategy and acquisitions at AES Clean Energy, where he acquired and built over hundreds MW of Solar & BESS projects. He previously worked as an investor for two climate venture capital firms. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Conor Rooney
CTO | Co-Founder

Conor is an electrochemist and PhD candidate at Yale’s Chemistry Department and Energy Science Institute. His skill set includes catalysis, reactor design, and materials science. In Conor’s doctoral work, he helped develop the most efficient CO2 electrolysis to methanol. Conor has published >10 scientific articles in leading journals including Nature Synthesis, Nature Nanotechnology, and the Journal of the American Chemical Society, where his work has been cited >270 times. He is also the author of one patent. He has a BS in Chemistry from Pomona College.

Harrison Meyer
COO | Co-Founder

Harrison is a former chemist & engineer and is a MBA candidate at Yale School of Management and MEM candidate at Yale School of Environment. His skill set includes research commercialization, operations, carbon capture, and business development. He started his career as a Fulbright Scholar and worked in biofuel research & commercialization. He previously worked for a leading carbon capture company and in renewable energy investment banking. He has a BS in Chemistry from Boston University.



Aqueous Photoelectrochemical CO2 Reduction to CO and Methanol over a Silicon Photocathode Functionalized with a Cobalt Phthalocyanine Molecular Catalyst

July 15th, 2022|

We report a precious‐metal‐free molecular catalyst‐based photocathode that is active for aqueous CO2 reduction to CO and methanol. The photoelectrode is composed of cobalt phthalocyanine[...]


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