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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 51–100
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

June 23, 2021

Has the Carbontech Revolution Begun?

May 3, 2022

2022 World Changing Ideas Awards | Fast Company

March 28, 2022

Going All In To Get Carbon Out: Shopify’s Commitment to Climate Entrepreneurs Reaches $32M

March 9, 2022

The startup Twelve is brilliantly transforming carbon pollution into jet fuel and plastics

October 15, 2021

Taking a private sector approach to achieve the UN's sustainable development goals

Work at Twelve

Posted May 13, 2022

Director, Product Development

Berkeley, CA, USA/Remote

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Posted May 6, 2022

Senior Engineer - EIS

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 30, 2022

Events Manager

Berkeley, CA, USA/Remote

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Posted April 26, 2022

Inventory Control Specialist

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 16, 2022

R&D Equipment Engineer

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 16, 2022

Patent Engineer

United States/Remote

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Posted April 16, 2022

Lab Services Technician

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 16, 2022

Assistant Lab Manager

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 13, 2022

Director, NPI Engineering

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted April 8, 2022

Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Berkeley, CA, USA

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Posted March 31, 2022

Catalyst Materials Chemist

Berkeley, CA, USA

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