Seize the opportunity to invest in the worldwide first green DMC production method based on CO2

Sustainable value from CO2
DxC is a technology spin-off of renowned Austrian R&D organization AIT. It addresses the global 20bn USD Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) market in 2029 which is strongly growing. The environmentally friendly production method is undergoing the European patent application procedure.

After having successfully tested the new production method at small scale, the team is looking for a first financing round of 3.2m EUR to cater for the building and testing of its pilot plant to demonstrate scalability of the procedure. State funding could reduce the financing demand by 0.7m EUR.

A potential second financing round will involve 0.9m EUR in 2019 for commercialization. A financial investor will participate in the strongly growing market by achieving an exit to a strategic investor from the (petro-)chemicals industry.

Untapped global green DMC production market fuelled by regulatory pressure

4bn conventional DMC market growing strongly
DMC is a non-toxic and biodegradable fluid with three main applications: raw material for polycarbonate production; solvent in the chemicals industry; electrolyte in lithium ion batteries. The combined global market value amounts to 0.8bn USD growing at 15% p.a, resulting in 4bn USD in 2029. Green products like eco-friendly solvents are replacing toxic material fast.

Green production method and regulatory pressure
The green method developed by AIT in 2013-2015, uses CO2 and methanol to produce DMC in a 100% eco-friendly procedure, thus reducing CO2 output. Future regulation will put pressure on existing plants to further cut CO2 output working in favor of a higher market potential for AIT’s procedure.

High upside potential
A very large but unexploited market potential of 16bn USD involves the use of DMC as a fuel additive which is ecologically safe as opposed to standard additives MTBE and ETBE.

Currently, DMC is mainly produced in China. The usual production process uses some toxic input material, and results in pollutant by-products.