Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking for water electrolysis with a flexible part load capability and low response timeThe availability of hydrogen without CO2-burden at reasonable costs is a crucial key for low carbon chemistry. The water electrolysis with renewable electricity is one technology to provide "green hydrogen". The electrolyser we are looking for must be able to follow rapidly the intermittant availability of renewable electricity from i.e. wind or photovoltaic. The technology must have a highly flexible part-load capability especially in the low range (about 10% of nominal capacity) together with response time to load change in the range of seconds or less. Additionally to fulfill economic requirements the system costs for the electrolyzer must be reasonably below today`s technical solutions.
Organization from European Union posted this Technology CallSeeking eco-friendly UV-light stabilizersPolymers are continuously subjected to the action of different stress factors, such as oxygen, heat, UV light, mechanical stress, humidity, etc., during their processing and service life, undergoing overall oxidative degradation, that causes performance and property deterioration. To improve the resistance at high temperatures and long-term weatherability of the polymers during their manufacturing, synthetic antioxidants and UV-light stabilizers are added. Many of these established UV-light stabilizers are seemingly becoming a threat to human health, the environment and natural resources as they are evidently presence in our aquatic ecosystems and persistence in the environment. The company is seeking eco-friendly or/and alternative compounds suitable to be used as UV-light stabilizers for the plastic industry.
Strategic Allies Ltd. posted this Technology CallSeeking Scientific support with expertise in organic and inorganic chemistryWe are working with a consumer product company that is seeking scientific support services to assist in understanding of the chemistry of the materials it considers using in its products/consumables and how they may react under the influence of heat or other interactions. The client therefore requires proven competent scientific support with expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry to supply desk based activity on an ad hoc basis. These scientific support services include being able to review chemistry covering material form and potential interactions between materials or other elements such as liquids, function and reactivity, from available literature and also from first principles. Examples could include: • Organic chemistry: The breakdown of flavour ingredients from thermal interactions, UV exposure or when mixed with solvents or in a matrix of compounds. • Organic chemistry: The stability of flavour ingredients • Inorganic chemistry: The interaction of acids and metals, in liquid and aerosol, especially in terms of galvanic cell reactions • Materials science: The absorption properties of materials and specific interactions with target compounds • Investigating target compounds and potential routes to formation and reactions
Clariant posted this Technology CallSeeking Innovative Sustainable Biopolymers and Biorenewable Building BlocksSynthetic polymers are often used as thickening agents for liquid formulations. Already small quantities (< 1%) enable the formation of a gel network, which is most important for the correct application of the product. However, due to their persistence the reputation of synthetic polymers has deteriorated during the last years, which has increased the demand for natural alternatives. Despite the huge interest of the industry in green alternatives, successful candidates are a rarity, due to numerous technical and commercial hurdles. It is therefore most important to find partnerships with universities, start-ups, or well-established companies, which may lead to the development of new sustainable polymers for industrial and consumer applications.