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12.02.2019"Energy & Chemistry": At the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering, Start-ups present themselves as part of a new focus area
On 26 February 2019 the 3rd European Chemistry Partnering will take place in Frankfurt. Under the heading "Energy and Chemistry", four Start-ups from the field of energy will present themselves in Pitches. The presentations will take place in cooperation with the theme sponsor InnoEnergy - the innovation engine for sustainable energy innovation.

The stable and inexpensive supply of energy has today become one of society's central issues in industrialized, emerging and developing countries. It concerns the generation, storage and transport of energy in equal measure. Chemical innovations in particular are critical for the development of efficient and productive processes. Therefore, in order to encourage interdisciplinary exchange and to bring energy Start-ups together with industry representatives at the 3rd ECP, the topic "Energy & Chemistry" was initiated.

Within this framework, four Start-ups supported by InnoEnergy will present themselves:
  • Gensoric GmbH, Germany, uses innovative and patented electrode technology developed in-house to manufacture installations that produce methanol from air, water and energy.
  • GraphMaTec AB, Sweden, produces novel graphene nanocomposite materials (Aros Graphene®) using a self-developed and patented technology. Aros Graphene can be used in various industrial areas and applications.
  • Mebius d.o.o., Slovenia, offers highly innovative proton exchange membranes, gas diffusion electrodes and membrane electrode assemblies (MEA). These enable the efficiency of hydrogen fuel cells to be significantly increased.
  • Volterion GmbH, Germany, manufactures new types of stacks for water-vanadium based redox flow batteries and redox flow battery systems for industrial applications which require many charging and discharging cycles at high power levels.

Fabian Sacharowitz, Business Creation Officer responsible for Start-up investment at InnoEnergy, says: "The chemical industry is very much in our focus because it is both a major consumer of energy as well as a potential provider of solutions for energy system transformation, for example in the area of synthetic fuels or gas storage. InnoEnergy is therefore keen to further develop its strong network of over 400 partners from all over Europe in the chemical sector. The ECP offers a very attractive marketplace for this purpose."
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Holger Bengs, initiator of the European Chemistry
Partnering, says: "I am very pleased that with our strong partner InnoEnergy we are able to address the interdisciplinary topic ´Energy and Chemistry´ for the first time at the European Chemistry Partnering. We will only be able to secure our long term industrial production and thus our prosperity, and in particular our heating supply and mobility, in an innovative way. I am therefore very pleased that Start-up companies are setting completely new impulses with their ideas."