Carbyon kick-started CES2021 with participating in the Pitch & Connect event that was organized by Holland in the Valley, an ecosystem that empowers Dutch entrepreneurs to innovate and scale in the Bay Area. We were invited to tell our story in front of selected group of seasoned US entrepreneurs and investors alongside 15 other Dutch startups and scaleups. The main aim of it was to get feedback and advice as a take-away to further engage with the international crowd visiting CES2021 and beyond. Besides this, the top coaches would also pick the best pitches, and guess what…. Carbyon was recognized as “top pitch” by this panel. What a great way to start this exciting CES week!

Carbyon is exibitor at the all digital CES 2021. CES will digitally convene businesses, thought leaders, media and the broader tech community to launch products, build brands and form partnerships. Hear from technology innovators, see the latest product launches, and engage with global brands and startups from around the world. Join the digital edition of CES 2021 from 11 to 14 January.

At Carbyon we are convinced that it will be extremely hard to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change without implementing means to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. It is at the core of our mission to address both CO2 emission reduction and atmospheric CO2 removal. By design, our solutions can cater for both pathways in the most effective way.

We foster collaboration to accelerate and scale-up carbon dioxide removal technology worldwide. This requires multi-level cooperations and dialogues among governments, policymakers, regulators, businesses, researchers, engineers and civil society. We recognize that this is something we shouldn’t do solely on our own.

That is why Carbyon recently joined the Negative Emissions Platform (NEP), which is a unique partnership of European and international actors. It provides a forum in which diverse like-minded organisations actively collaborate to improve political and public recognition of carbon removals. Together we will work on a broad range of activities to achieve our common goal: accelerate carbon removals for a climate neutral future.

Anna Dubowik, secretary general at NEP, is looking forward to taking this challenge with us: “As NEP we aim to represent both well-established and new technology developers and providers, as well as sponsors, research centers, academia, think-tanks and civil society. Our main focus is on engineered and hybrid approaches to carbon removal – direct air capture and bio-energy with carbon capture and storage, enhanced weathering on land and in the oceans, biochar, as well as soil carbon sequestration, wood in products and the use of atmospheric carbon mineralization processes in building materials. We see that the need for a strong policy and financial framework for carbon removals is gaining momentum in Europe, and we are delighted to have Carbyon among us to work together towards an enabling framework for a portfolio of removal solutions.”

For more information about NEP, please have a look at their website: negative-emissions.org

Hans De Neve and Simon Bambach explain how our, Carbyon solution will help to combat #climatechange

Have you ever wondered why renewable fuels are so important to make aviation sustainable? And why we at Carbyon are working hard to make this a viable transition scheme? We invite you to have a look at this short, but very informative animation video!

The Carbyon team is happy to announce that Oscar Diaz-Morales is joining! As senior researcher with expertise in catalysis for sustainable chemistry, Oscar will further boost our momentum in closing the CO2 cycle. “I truly believe that valorising CO2 from the air is key to a carbon neutral society, but we first need to capture it in an efficient way. The Carbyon team sparks my commitment in using catalysis to tackle the CO2 capturing challenge.”, commented Oscar after receiving a warm, typical Dutch welcome with flowers…

Stay tuned with us, as we’ll reveal some more team news shortly!

DIFFER is joining forces with local company Carbyon and Eindhoven University of Technology to further develop Carbyon’s innovative system to capture CO2 from the atmosphere. Read more at Differ.

Carbyon is challenging multidisciplinary teams within Eindhoven Engine to collaboratively improve the main cost drivers of DAC technology. Read more at Eindhoven Engine.

Carbyon was one of the ten winners of the Gerard & Anton Award – for the most promising start-ups from the Brainport region – were, just like in previous years, addressed in advance by Philips director Hans de Jong and Eindhoven Economy Councilor Stijn Steenbakkers. Read more at Innovation Origins.

As a scientist I like to discover how stuff works. How do certain inputs relate to certain outputs. So when Hans asked if I could help to unveil how the chemistry for an direct air capture application worked I thought: ‘sure, no problem.’ That’s how I started on this journey. After an initial deep-dive into the literature I discovered how naive that first exclamation was. I gained some perspective of how many variables came into play. Gained insight into how these variables influenced the kinetics and stability of sorbents in the direct air capture process. We’ve unveiled not only simple straight forward influences, but also first- and second- order interaction effects. Optimising the chemistry for stability and yield while also keeping in mind the energetic cost for this process quickly unveiled itself to be a vast optimization problem. It is similar to being a blind man tasked with finding the highest mountain peak in a mountainous country.
When starting a daunting task like that you don’t just climb every mountain in the country, that would take way too long. We started by observing how large the mountain base of every mountain was, how steep the initial slope. (Okay this also might take a long time, my metaphor might not be perfect, but for now I’ll stick with it.) That’s how we determined a few mountains that would be most likely to have high peaks. That’s how we started our search. We have already climbed some mountains and still have more climbing to do. But with every climb we do we understand our process better. We get a better grasp on the chemistry of direct air capture. And we get a small step closer to a climate neutral economy.

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