The Competence Atlas gives an overview of German institutions that work in the field of catalysis.
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Advanced Machinery & Technology Chemnitz GmbH
Annaberger Straße 240
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / miniplants / hydrogenations / hydroformylations / reforming / catalytic combustion / high throughput methods / catalyst synthesis / catalyst development / process development / reactor design / exhaust gas catalysis
The Advanced Machinery & Technology Chemnitz GmbH (Amtech) is specialised in highly automated reactor systems for laboratory and piloting applications. The main focus is on high-throughput technology for catalysis. Besides multi-reactor systems Amtech offers highly automated test rigs for DeNOx catalysts either for automotive or industrial applications. Due to the modular setup Amtech systems are fully customisable and can be adapted to specific applications and special customer requirements.
Dr. Torsten Irrgang
/ asymmetric catalysis
AIKAA-Chemicals develops and produces novel chiral catalysts, which possess high activity and selectivity in the asymmetric synthesis of chiral fine and specialty chemicals as intermediates for health and life sciences. These unique chiral catalyst technologies provide process and product development optimisation, enabling a more ecologic and economic fabrication and thereby accelerating the launch of your products. For screening purposes, we offer a air and moisture stable ligand-/catalyst-kit.
Air Liquide Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH
Frankfurt Research and Technology Center
60388 Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Robert Frind
/ heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / high-pressure technology / hydrogenations / reforming / synthesis gas / natural gas / hydrogen / renewable ressources / CO2 chemistry / analytic / modeling / kinetics / reaction mechanisms / membran engineering / process development / reactor design
AIR LIQUIDE Forschung und Entwicklung GmbH is one of the 8 AIR LIQUIDE research and development centers within the corporate R&D of the AIR LIQUIDE group. This former Lurgi R&D center was founded in 2009 as separate legal entity. One main R&D focus is on process development and optimization for the conversion of fossil and renewable feedstock to synthesis gas and downstream products like industrial gases, fuels and chemicals.
60386 Frankfurt am Main
Dr. Klaus Forstinger
/ hydrogenations / ligand design
Hydrogenation with supported catalysts, dedicated experience in hydrogenation of phenols and aromatic nitro compounds with nobel metal catalysts, Synthesis of ligands for homogeneous transition metal catalysts, Process development, scale up to pilot and production.
AP-Miniplant GmbH & Co. KG
Dr.-Ing. Paul Appelhaus
/ reation engineering / micro reaction engineering / miniplants / process development / reactor design / exhaust gas catalysis
AP-Miniplant is specialized in laboratory and pilot plants for the chemical industry, research institutes and universities.
We also build catalyst test plants, e.g. as tubular reactor plants or as batch reactor plants for temperatures up to 1000 °C or pressures up to 350 bar.
Auer Remy GmbH
Herr Dr. Lange, Herr Jagdschian
/ zirconium- and rare earth compounds
Our customer's success is at the centre of our activities. Whether with regard to our product range, development or our service, we always aim to meet our partner's high demand for catalyst applications.Combining Auer Remy with their partner's ingenuity with their expertise in the Zirconium- and Rare Earth Chemistry and their materials development, we create extraordinary value for our customers. This means we help you to realize your potential.
Dr. Dirk Demuth
/ oxidations / hydrogenations / synthesis gas / aminations / aromatisations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions
Oxidation und reduction of pollutants (CO, NOx) from mobile applications.
Synthesis, characterization and testing of new heterogeneous catalysts and adsorbents for:
- Chemicals industry
- Plastics industry
- Environmental protection
Production amounts: from lab scale (grams) to production scale (tons)
Characterization: physical-chemical methods
Testing: laboratory plants (e.g. high throughput experimentation), integrated pilot plants, demonstration reactors
Bayer MaterialScience AG
Dr. Christoph Gürtler
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / CO2 chemistry
Katalyse, Katalytische Reaktionstechnik, Katalysatorentwicklung, Katalytische Herstellung von Oligomeren
- Bestimmung von Struktur-Eigenschafts-Korrelationen, Auswirkung auf Polymere -
Bayer Technology Services GmbH
Reaction Engineering and Catalysis
Dr. Aurel Wolf
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / catalyst development
- consultancy, evaluation and support in the selection of catalysts;
- manufacture and shaping of catalysts;
- structural characterization of catalysts, also under reaction conditions;
- catalyst screening and feasibility studies;
determination of structure/property correlations;
life assessment and regeneration of catalysts;
- support in solving operating problems, fault analysis and troubleshooting;
catalytic reaction engineering: design of catalysts
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH
Dr. -Ing. Marvin Estenfelder
/ heterogeneous catalysis / zeolites / analytic / catalyst synthesis / process development
Entwicklung, Scale-Up und industrielle Herstellung von Katalysatoren für die (petro)chemische Industrie, Raffinerien und Polymerisationsreaktionen.
Präparationstechniken: Mischen, Rühren, (Co-)Fällung, Imprägnierung, (Sprüh-)Trocknung, Filtration, Tablettieren, Extrudieren, Coating, Kalzinieren, Reduktion und Stabilisierung, Aktivierung
Katalytische Ausprüfung im Mikro-, Benchscale- und Pilotmaßstab, High Throughput Methoden
Dr. Marek Checinski
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / polymerization catalysis / organocatalysis / electrocatalysis / photocatalysis / fuel cells / batteries / nanostructured catalysts / zeolites / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / oxidations / hydrogenations / alkylations / hydroformylations / isomerizations / allylations / metathesis / reforming / catalytic combustion / synthesis gas / natural gas / hydrogen / renewable ressources / ionic liquids / CO2 chemistry / analytic / modeling / kinetics / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / catalyst immobilisation / reaction mechanisms / zirconium- and rare earth compounds / aminations / aromatisations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / catalyst development / catalyst degradation / process development / exhaust gas catalysis
CreativeQuantum specializes in the implementation of quantum chemistry-based research and development for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. In this case we identify any chemical and physical properties at the molecular level of any systems and processes. We offer our customers the support for the development of creative resource- and energy-efficient production processes with unique methods. Here, we apply innovative optimization algorithms.
CRI Catalyst Leuna GmbH
Am Haupttor, Gebäude 8322 k.A.
Dr. Andreas Klemt
/ heterogeneous catalysis
c/o CoLaborator, Building S141
/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / multiphase catalysis / hydrogenations / modeling / catalyst recycling / C-C coupling reactions / process development
DexLeChem is specialized in process development and optimization for fine chemicals. In the field of homogenous catalysis (chiral & achiral) our Core Competencies are:
- Catalyst re-using
- Liquid-liquid separation
- Quantum chemical and numerical simulations
The interdisciplinary team from chemistry, process technology and quantum chemistry develops innovative solutions within the shortest time (Scrum-based management) providing economic and ecological advantages.
Evonik Industries AG
Process Technology & Engineering
Paul-Baumann Strasse 1
Dr. Horst Hiltner
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / multiphase catalysis / reation engineering / micro reaction engineering / miniplants / high-pressure technology / electrocatalysis / zeolites / oxidations / hydrogenations / hydroformylations / isomerizations / catalytic combustion / synthesis gas / hydrogen / renewable ressources / supercritical fluids / analytic / high throughput methods / modeling / kinetics / aminations / membran engineering / process development / reactor design
Screening of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, high throughput experimentation, scale-up of catalytical processes, catalysed gas phase- and multiphase reactions, kinetic investigations, reactor design and modelling, Design, set-up and operation of modular small scale production units, handling of poisonous materials and explosive mixtures, competence centre for oxidation catalysis, application of membranes in catalysis, high temperature and high pressure applications
Evonik Industries AG
IM-KA-RT (Business Line Catalysts)
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
Dr. Stefan Wieland
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / polymerization catalysis / zeolites / oxidations / hydrogenations / metathesis / renewable ressources / catalyst recycling / aminations / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions
- Precious Metal Powder Catalysts for chemical synthesis in batch reactions
- Metathesis Catalysts
- Activated Base Metal Catalysts
- Catalysts for continuously operated large scale chemical processes like hydrogenation, oxidation, reduction
- Catalyst precursors for olefin polymerization processes
Hamburg Technology Trading Center GmbH & Co. KG
HTTC GmbH & Co. KG
Kleine Johannisstraße 4
Herr Karsten Müller
/ reation engineering / catalyst recycling
Expert advice, support, know-how and procurement in technology trading; focus: catalysis and renewable primary products
hte GmbH – the high throughput experimentation company
Dr. Wolfram Stichert
/ high throughput methods / catalyst development / process development
hte is a leading provider of high throughput technology solutions and services for clients in the energy, chemical and environmental sectors. hte's solutions enable significant enhancement in R&D productivity in the fields of catalysis and materials science. hte brings the benefits of its expertise via two complimentary offerings: (i) the implementation of tailored hardware solutions at the client's site and (ii) collaborative research programs based at hte's facilities in Heidelberg.
InProcess Instruments GmbH
Dr. Michael Brudel
/ analytic / mass spectrometry
InProcess Instruments (IPI) specialises in customer-specific solutions in on-line gas analysis. We develope, engineer and manufacture industry-compatible quadrupole mass spectrometers. Our systems facilitate multi-component on-line gas analysis for production monitoring, process control, quality monitoring, process engineering, research and laboratory as well as coupling with other analytical techniques.
INTERKAT Katalysatoren GmbH
/ heterogeneous catalysis / catalyst coatings / exhaust gas catalysis
Coating of supporting material (ceramic and metallic), with catalytic active materials, used in the field of "exhaust after treatment for combustion engines" and "special catalysts".
1. Decentralized power generation and renewable energy. Delivery of components or complete systems, depending on customers choice.
2. Diesel exhaust after treatment, oxidation catalysts and coated Diesel particle filter, SCR for automotive, non-road and stationary engines.
3. Exhaust after treatment for petrol engines, TWC.
4. Tailormade catalysts for special applications, i.e. process catalyst, exhaust air and safety engineering."
Iolitec Ionic Liquids Technologies GmbH
Dr. Thomas Schubert
/ ionic liquids
In addition to a standard product range of about 300 ionic liquids, 40 key intermediates and 175 nanomaterials that are available in gram, kilogram and ton scale, IoLiTec has put a strong focus on R&D services and custom syntheses. IoLiTec proposes high quality nanomaterials at very competitive prices. In addition, Iolitec offers dispersions or slurries of different nano-materials in water or organic solvents.
Linde AG - Linde Engineering Division
Dr. Nicole Schödel
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / kinetics / process development / reactor design
Linde Engineering Division is a leading technology partner for plant engineering and construction, offering processes for gas production, gas purification, petrochemistry and energy, based on own developments. These developments comprise the optimization and scale-up of heterogeneous and homogeneous catalytic processes, investigation of reaction kinetics, reactor design and modeling as well as process studies based thereon regarding sustainability and economics of the processes.
Dr. Markus Ringwald
/ homogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / hydrogenations / metathesis / NMR / catalyst synthesis / ligand design / C-C coupling reactions / C-X coupling reactions / catalyst development
MCAT is your partner for catalyst, metelorganic reagents and metallocenes. In the online-catalogue www.MCAT.de you will find over 1000 catalysts and over 2000 compounds in total. We are the preferred partner for your R&D projects and for the scale-up of your procedures. Please do not hesitate to contact us!
Parr Instrument (Deutschland) GmbH
60439 Frankfurt am Main
/ high-pressure technology / reactor design
Supplier of batch reactors, continuous flow and tubular reactors, customized reaction systems on the laboratory scale.
Dr. Uwe Hess
/ reactor design / particles
Sales and consultancy of ambient and high pressure systems, various types of calorimeters for process development and chemical safety applications, particle size distribution systems
Quantachrome GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Carsten Blum
/ heterogeneous catalysis / multiphase catalysis / micro reaction engineering / high-pressure technology / fuel cells / batteries / nanostructured catalysts / zeolites / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / catalytic combustion / analytic / surface spectroscopy / membran engineering / particles / exhaust gas catalysis
LabSPA (Laboratory for Scientific Particle Analysis) for characterisation of dispersions, powders and porous solids:
- Particle size and shape
- BET- and active surface areas
- Pore analysis (micro, meso, macro)
- Characterisation of catalysts by use of chemisorption, temperature programmed reactions with mass spectrometry
- Density, raw density, TAP-density
- High pressure adsorption
- vapour sorption...
We offer: methods, analytical instruments, method developments and research projects
Quantachrome GmbH & Co. KG
Bitterfelder Str. 1
Dr. Robert Eschrich
/ heterogeneous catalysis / reation engineering / high-pressure technology / metal organic frameworks (MOFs) / synthesis gas / natural gas / hydrogen / supercritical fluids / analytic / modeling / kinetics / process development / mass spectrometry / particles / exhaust gas catalysis
Dynamic Sorption, Breakthrough Curves, Mixture Adsorption, Sorption Kinetics.
We can support you in terms of method development, scientific questions, scientific instruments and contract analysis.
RTM Resources + Technologies - Management Dr. H. Klefenz e.K.
Dr. Heinrich Klefenz
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / biocatalysis / multiphase catalysis / reation engineering / micro reaction engineering / high-pressure technology / perovskites / nanostructured catalysts / reforming / synthesis gas / natural gas / supercritical fluids / ionic liquids / CO2 chemistry / membran engineering / process development / reactor design
Unser Unternehmen ist tätig in der Verfahrensentwicklung, der Reaktorentwicklung und im Apparate- & Spezial-Reaktor- und Sonderanlagenbau.
Wir sind u.a. in folgenden Bereichen tätig:
Elektro-Katalyse bei Perowskit-Membran-Sauerstoff- und Stickstoff-Generatoren,
homogene und heterogene Katalyse bei Synthese-Gas-Reaktoren (Verfahren) und bei Synthese-Reaktoren,
Bio-Katalyse bei Fermentationen von Aminosäuren (z.B. L-Lysin), Alkoholen (Butanol-1) und Synthese von rekombinanten Insulin-Varianten,
Plasma-Synthese von Keramik- und Metall-Pulvern (Radikal-Reaktionen),
Mikrowellen-Synthese (Ionothermal-Synthesen von intermetallischen Verbindungen),
Katalytisch-thermische Spaltung von H2O mittels Perowskiten (Oberflächenkatalyse) und Nuklearthermie,
CO2-Chemie mit katalytischer Synthese von Diethylcarbonat und Dimethylcarbonat,
SynGas-Reaktionen (Dry Reforming mit CO2),
Oberflächenkatalyse der Umsetzung von SiO2 zu Tetraalkoxysilanen,
Oberflächen-Elektro-Katalyse bei De-Oxidation von Metalloxiden zu Metallen,
Kohlenwasserstoff-Synthesen (MTG, GTL, FT)
Isotopentrennung ('Katalyse' mit Photonen)
Konrad-Zuse Str. 4
Dr. Thomas Paschke
Rubotherm develops, produces and sells measuring instru-ments and laboratory plants to characterize catalysts, measure sorption processes and porosities. The patented Magnetic Suspension Balance of Rubotherm can measure at temperatures from -196°C to 2000°C within the range of ultra high vacuum up to 2000 bar with a resolution up to 1 microgram.
Sigmar Mothes Hochdrucktechnik GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Hans Häring
/ reation engineering / miniplants / high-pressure technology / supercritical fluids / process development / reactor design
Sigmar Mothes Hochdrucktechnik GmbH is an innovative company, with more than 30 years experience in high pressure technology. Our Range of Service is particularly assembly, consulting and service for laboratory- and pilot plants up to 10000 bars and 1000 °C, research and development in the field of high pressure technology, preliminary tests and feasibility studies with our plants and service in the area of extraction and similar applications for specialty chemistry production in tons scale.
Strem Chemicals, Inc.
Rue de l'Atome, Z.I. 15
67800 Bischheim (France)
Dr. Michael E. Strem
/ homogeneous catalysis / heterogeneous catalysis / asymmetric catalysis / catalyst synthesis / ligand design
Strem Chemicals' mission is to provide specialty chemicals of high purity to the worldwide research community. We are a leading supplier of materials for heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. Besides active catalysts we offer state of the art chiral and nonchiral ligands, organometallic precursors and nanomaterials. We commercialize every year hundreds of new products from collaborations with academia and industry.
Thermox Performance Materials GmbH
Bredeneyer Str. 2b
Dr. Dieter Guhl
/ heterogeneous catalysis / nanostructured catalysts / oxidations / alkylations / isomerizations / catalyst development / exhaust gas catalysis
Manufacturing of tin oxides, indium tin oxides and of doped tin oxides
Tipecska Maschinenbau GmbH
Äußere Kreuzäcker 1
/ heterogeneous catalysis
Since 1962 Tipecska has been manufacturing tableting tools in Germany for pressing powder as by the production of heterogeneous catalysts needed. Our in-house development department and production offer short delivery times. We optimize existing tools with your requirements e.g. FEM analysis and develop tailor-made tableting tools for all common machine types and tablets.
Rodenbacher Chaussee 4
/ electrocatalysis / photocatalysis / fuel cells / batteries / catalyst coatings / catalyst recycling / catalyst development / exhaust gas catalysis
Umicore is a global materials technology and recycling group. It focuses on application areas where its expertise in materials science, chemistry and metallurgy makes a real difference. Its activities are centred on four business areas: Catalysis, Energy Materials, Performance Materials and Recycling. Umicore generates the majority of its revenues and dedicates most of its R&D efforts to clean technologies, such as emission control catalysts and materials for rechargeable batteries.
Dr. Ralf Becker
/ heterogeneous catalysis / nanostructured catalysts / reforming / exhaust gas catalysis
Venator is a manufacturer of titanium dioxide for a variety of catalytic processes such as SCR, oxidation catalysis, refining applications, and Claus catalysis. The core competence lies in the development and optimization of new titanium dioxide products for these applications on a large scale. A range of processes are available for the synthesis of high-purity and chemically (e.g. metal oxide) or physically (e.g. pore size) modified titanium dioxide.
Dr. Rainer Kiemel
/ catalyst synthesis
Chemical Catalysts, Environmental Catalysts, Special Catalysts