Syzygy Plasmonics Raises $76M Series C Funding

Syzygy Plasmonics, a Houston, TX-based decarbonization company electrifying chemical manufacturing, raised $76M in Series C funding.

The round was led by Carbon Direct Capital with participation from Aramco Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, LOTTE CHEMICAL, Toyota Ventures, EVOK Innovations, The Engine, Equinor Ventures, Goose Capital, Horizons Ventures, Pan American Energy, and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas. Carbon Direct Capital will join the Syzygy board and serve as the Series C director.

The company intends to use the funds to accelerate development and delivery of all-electric reactor systems that eliminate fossil-based combustion from chemical manufacturing and reduce the carbon intensity of hydrogen, methanol, and fuel.

Led by CEO Trevor Best, Syzygy Plasmonics is a decarbonization company, which builds reactors that use light instead of heat to electrify chemical manufacturing. Utilizing technology licensed from Rice University and novel engineering, the company is commercializing a universal photocatalytic reactor platform which, when powered with renewable electricity, reduces both cost and emissions from many different chemical reactions.

The company employs more than eighty people and anticipates doubling its workforce over the next year as it expands its commercial offerings.