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Recycling CO2 emissions into chemicals and fuels that are cost-competitive with petroleum-sourced products

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Nicholas Flanders

Cofounder & CEO at Twelve

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Employees 201–500
Headquarters Berkeley, California, United States
We're Twelve, a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We call it carbon transformation. Reinventing what it means to be a chemical company, we're on a mission to create a climate positive world and a fossil free future. Carbon isn’t just the building block of life, it’s the building block of the chemicals, materials and fuels that make up our modern world and power innovation. From the spring in our running shoes to our favorite pair of sunglasses, to building materials, electric car parts and fuels, carbon makes it possible. The problem is we get this carbon today from fossil fuels in the form of petrochemicals, which creates CO2 emissions and accelerates climate change. Carbon transformation fundamentally changes this paradigm by sourcing carbon from CO2 instead of fossil fuels. By replacing the fossil carbon in critical chemicals with renewable carbon from CO2, we can eliminate emissions from thousands of essential products and set a new standard for how things get made in the climate era.

Notable Achievements

  • Named one of the top 46 climate-tech startups to watch in 2021 by Business Insider.
  • In March 2021, Procter & Gamble announced a partnership with Twelve to produce carbon negative ingredients for Tide.
  • Investors include DCVC, Breakout Ventures, evōk, and Dolby Family Ventures.

Currently Operating in One Region

Press Mentions

October 31, 2022

Twelve and LanzaTech Partner to Create Ethanol From CO2

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May 16, 2023

Etihad Airways And Twelve Announce Partnership To Advance E-Jet Fuel

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July 10, 2023

Inslee to attend sustainable jet fuel facility groundbreaking in Moses Lake

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July 12, 2023

Sustainable aviation fuel startup breaks ground on Moses Lake plant

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July 17, 2023

A group of startups is making jet fuel from CO2

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May 17, 2024

Boston Consulting Group builds partnership with Twelve to support innovation in Sustainable Aviation Fuel - BioEnergytimes

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