A department in the field of energy
We develop and optimize electrochemical processes for the sustainable, CO2-neutral production of hydrogen and commodity as well as specialty chemicals – starting with the catalyst on a laboratory scale up to the pilot plant. Our services include the customer tailored development of materials and components for electrolysis processes as well as their integration into high performance electrolysis cells and stacks. We complement this with the development of technical concepts for the implementation of novel electrolysis processes as well as their evaluation. We are pioneers of sustainable electrolysis technologies and reliable companions for industries and business.
Green hydrogen production | CO2 utilization | Electrochemical synthesis of commodity and specialty chemicals | Bioelectrocatalytic processes
Green hydrogen is a key building block for a successful energy transition. It is used, for example, in the storage of renewably generated electricity and the climate-neutral design of industrial processes. We develop the core components of the water electrolyzers required for this – the electrolysis stacks – on the basis of sustainable, non-critical raw materials and innovative, economical cell concepts.
Gradually, CO2 emissions are being further limited by ever-stricter regulations. We are developing next-generation electrolysis technologies to close the carbon cycle in the medium term. With co-electrolysis –the simultaneous electrochemical conversion of CO2 and water – we enable the material utilization of CO2 from process gas streams or direct air capture processes for the production of CO2-neutral or negative base chemicals such as syngas, formic acid, ethylene, methanol or ethanol. We are happy to support you in the development and implementation of new co-electrolysis concepts to reduce your CO2 footprint.
The majority of chemical syntheses in the manufacturing industries involve energy-intensive process conditions and expensive and environmentally harmful reagents. In contrast, organic electrosynthesis enables the sustainable design of many processes in the chemical industries by substituting renewable electricity for less sustainable redox reagents. Electrosynthesis processes are also characterized by exceptionally precise process control. With a suitable selection of materials and process conditions, almost any redox reaction can be electrified. We would be happy to advise you on the application of electrochemical processes in your chemical synthesis.
Nature has already established efficient processes for a wide variety of chemical processes. For example, chemical redox reactions can already be carried out industrially with the aid of enzymes and microorganisms. However, the complexity of the resulting system places high demands on the materials used, process parameters and product preparation. The continuous, circular regeneration of biological redox equivalents is ensured here by highly efficient electrodes, eliminating the need for expensive reagents and improving atomic efficiency. We facilitate your entry into biotechnological production solutions by providing expert advice and customized development and evaluation of novel technical solutions.