We are looking for startups and scaleups that want to collaborate with ESD to develop a more sustainable alternative to petroleum coke, which is used in the production of silicon carbide (Sic). Through the use of sustainable biomass, ESD-SIC aims to reduce the SO2 emissions and odor which is evident in petroleum coke (due to sulfur). We are looking for scalable and economically viable raw materials that could be used in input for the production of biocoke and thereby reduce the carbon footprint within the sector. The following directions are of interest:
BIOBASED RAW MATERIALS
Materials that are economically viable and scalable to use as input for the production of biocoke. This could be different types of gases or plant-based materials.
Technologies that could capture waste from current processes (eg oil production) and reuse as raw material for the production of biocoke, thereby having a cradle to cradle principle.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU
Pilot contract with ESD to validate your solution and scale up if successful
Access to ESD's facilities like labs, pilotplants, application tests and more.
Access to the Chemport Europe network
Have a working prototype or demonstrator
Be able to launch a finished product or service within the next 18 months
Be able to do a pilot project in the Netherlands
The deadline for applications of proposals is on November 11th, 2019 at midnight (UTC+2).
ANNOUNCEMENT SELECTED STARTUPS
The announcement of selected companies will be done latest December 12th, 2019.
The selected companies will be invited for one-on-one business meetings to discuss the potential pilot with ESD from January 7th till 8th 2020, during Sustainable Industry Challenge – Chemport Europe edition in Groningen, the Netherlands.
The most relevant startup(s)/scaleup(s) will start with the pilot from February onwards.