Seeking technologies to reduce, remove, or separate hydrocarbon compounds

  • Strategic Allies Ltd.
  • From United Kingdom
  • Responsive
  • Project Size Range : 250,000 - 1,000,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

We are working with a manufacturing company that operates a range of industrial processes to isolate
and purify products from raw materials. They are looking for technologies for removing or reducing
to a non-detectable (less than 1ppm) level, various species of long chain saturated hydrocarbon
compounds and (poly)aromatic hydrocarbon compounds from a mixture of triglycerides. The
compounds of interest have hydrocarbon chains with a carbon number up to C50.

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Details of the Innovation Need

Our client is actively searching for partners with expertise in technologies for reducing, removing, or
separating hydrocarbon compounds. We are interested in connecting with universities and other
research organisations, start-ups and established companies who are developing suitable or applicable

Potential solutions could come from (but are not limited to) the following: -
• Technologies that act as adsorbents / absorbents for ≤C50 hydrocarbon compounds
• Technologies that could specifically cleave or digest hydrocarbon compounds to a lower carbon number (e.g., • Chemical processing technologies including solvents, anti-solvents, chemical reactants, enzymes
• Membrane technologies that could separate off saturated or aromatic ≤C50 hydrocarbons
• Short-path distillation or thin-film evaporation technologies, with lower operating temperatures and short processing times
• Use of steam, vacuum, light or other physical separation methods to separate and remove hydrocarbon fractions

Solutions that achieve one or more of the following would be of particular interest: -
• Separate non-volatile hydrocarbon compounds according to molecular size and / or chain length
• Use processing temperatures below 215oC (higher might be possible for short time periods)
• Technologies compatible with a medium of triglycerides
• Technologies that target specific saturated or aromatic ≤C50 hydrocarbon chemicals
• Potential for scale up to manufacturing scale within 5 years

Industries which may have applicable technologies include: -
Consumer healthcare, food and beverage (e.g., manufacturing flavours, extracting volatiles or
essential oils, purification of micronutrients), biopharma, (e.g., purification of APIs), water treatment,
oil and gas manufacture, environmental remediation (e.g., removal and separation of hydrocarbons).

Our client has an established customer base and global processing operations. The company can provide significant resources to scale up potential processes and relevant businesses, including financial investment and joint development. The client is interested in working with technology developers and would consider a variety of ways of working from research collaboration to technology licensing, joint venture and acquisition.

Related Keywords

  • Chemical Technology and Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • Carbon capture and energy
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Bioprocesses
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Market
  • Industrial chemicals

About Strategic Allies Ltd.

Open Innovation Consultancy Company searching on behalf of multi-national, manufacturing clients.

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