Our laboratory

Facilities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

Catalytic Innovations has a laboratory bay, with access to fume hoods and a scanning electron microscope, at the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Fall River, MA. Our facilities feature high pressure reactors for CO2 electrolysis and hydrogenation R&D, a potentiostat-galvanostat electrochemical test station, distillation systems, and gas chromatographs.

We are fully equipped for high pressure hydrogenation, electrochemical, and materials testing, and distillation contract R&D (ASTM D6352, D2887, D86).

Fully integrated electrochemical and thermochemical reactors can be constructed on request.  

Catalytic Innovations licenses and sells patented anticorrosion technology from Yale University and has patent-pending methanol production systems that enable chemical feedstock production using carbon dioxide. 

​Relevant Publications and Patents:

C. Chen, J. F. Khosrowabadi Kotyk, S. W. Sheehan, “Progress toward Commercial Application of Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction” Chem, 2018, 4, 2571-2586.

C. Chen, A. J. Bloomfield, S. W. Sheehan, “Selective Electrochemical Oxidation of Lactic Acid Using Iridium-Based Catalysts” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2017, 56 (13), 3560-3567. 

J. F. Khosrowabadi Kotyk, C. Chen, S. W. Sheehan, “Corrosion Potential Modulation on Lead Anodes Using Water Oxidation Catalyst Coatings” Coatings, 2018, 8 (7), 246.​ 

C. Chen, J. F. Khosrowabadi Kotyk, S. W. Sheehan, “Methods and catalysts for the selective production of methanol from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas for chemical synthesis and gas purification”, US Patent Application Publication 20180362426A1.


​S. W. Sheehan, U. Hintermair, J. M. Thomsen, G. W. Brudvig, R. H. Crabtree, “Iridium Complexes for Electrocatalysis” U.S. Patent No. 9,790,605B2, 2013.