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The Chemical Transistor technology is developed along two parallel routes. For both routes we have strong partnerships. The first route is scientific and fundamental in its nature; the second route is through specific projects in which particular applications of the Chemical Transistor are developed in conjunction with a business partner. Indeed, both routes are continuously feeding each other and consequently the overall progress in understanding and valorisation of the Chemical Transistor technology.

The  scientific route
InSolutions entered with Eindhoven University of Technology (www.tue.nl), located in Eindhoven (NL) into a long-term cooperation agreement for this development. Eindhoven University has identified the potential of this technology and has therefore strongly committed itself for research support in the field of the Chemical Transistor. The research capacity is offered by two faculties: Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.

The faculty of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry is heavily involved in development of Process Intensification and has recognized the Chemical Transistor Technology as a potential disruptive technology. Conventional chemistry, which is based on handling bulk materials, is not adequate. New chemical models have to be developed to be able to use the potential of the Chemical Transistor technology.

For the faculty of Electrical Engineering, application of advanced control in chemistry is a special challenge. It paves the path towards a new way of applying chemistry, extending the possibilities offered by power electronics and high performance model based control technology.

The practical route
InSolutions is working towards applications of the chemical transistor concept in existing or new micro reactor based processes. The application of the Chemical Transistor ranges from the synthesis of a broad diversity of hydrocarbons like synthetic wax and methanol to large volume synthetic fuel production. The first application InSolutions is now developing towards an industrial micro reactor based prototype is direct conversion from Methane into Methanol. With the technology production efficiency can increase to a yield of at least 50%, four times that of the conventional process. Furthermore, the process uses substantially less energy, fulfilling the aim of the chemical industry to achieve ‘Green Chemistry’. With 32 million tonnes sold each year, Methanol is one of the main base chemicals for the chemical processing industry, i.e. chemicals that are main influents of many chemical processes and basic material for the production of many chemical products.

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