05. Jan 2022
The research team of Prof. Dr. Andre Heel, institute partner at the UMTEC Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering of the OST was awarded for its lossless catalyst.
Mems AG works closely with brilliant minds at Swiss universities. Among others, we are partners in the project of Prof. Dr. Andre Heel, institute partner at the UMTEC Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering at OST. The Foundation for the Promotion and Support of Technology-Oriented Enterprises Rapperswil (in short: FUTUR Foundation) has awarded his team the first prize. We congratulate him warmly on this well-deserved honour.
Our company supports the university with know-how on gas physics, development services and measuring devices. The gasQS™ static is used for process monitoring and control. The very sensitive, simple and inexpensive measuring devices are perfectly suited for use with mixed gases of CO2, methane and hydrogen which occur in the field of PtX.
With his research team, Prof. Dr. Andre Heel developed a catalyst that achieves a hitherto unattained efficiency of 100% in the conversion of CO2 and H2 to methane without any substance losses, which improves the performance compared to conventional catalysts. Moreover, this process is also applied to a catalyst based on non-hazardous iron. With this development, another piece of the puzzle has been developed on the way to a clean energy future. "The new catalyst absorbs all by-products like a sponge and only emits pure methane gas," explains Heel.