hte – the high throughput experimentation company – was selected in March of 2021 by Gevo Inc., a pioneer in sustainable, low-carbon biofuel and chemicals, to advance their understanding of the catalytic dehydration of biogenic isobutanol to form isobutylene. This is a key step in the chemical pathway for producing sustainable aviation fuel and high-octane renewable gasoline. The scope of the study included accelerated catalyst deactivation under a multitude of different conditions and the effect of biogenic feed impurities in a 16-fold high throughput test that mapped the impacts of relevant impurities and operating conditions.

Isobutanol dehydration under relevant conditions indicates sufficient catalyst stability at a commercial scale. hte’s high throughput systems allow for a very fast mapping of different catalysts or reaction parameters. Supported by hte’s proprietary software solutions, experiments can be executed and analyzed in a fully automated and flexible way. Consequently, the evaluation of large amount of data sets is shortened immensely which allows the customers to access knowledge very fast.

Dr. Chris Ryan, Chief Operating Officer at Gevo says, "The study at hte provided insights in the isobutanol dehydration reaction beyond Gevo’s expectations, further strengthening Gevo’s technical knowledge and capabilities as they relate to the production of renewable fuels. Thus, strengthening the successful execution of commercial-scale projects."

Wolfram Stichert, CEO at hte, comments, "high throughput experimentation is an efficient tool to accelerate the development of new catalytic processes such as lowcarbon biofuel or chemicals within a short time. Therefore, hte is proud of supporting Gevo, a pioneer in sustainable fuels."

Über die hte GmbH

At hte – the high throughput experimentation company, we make R&D in the area of catalysis faster and more productive. We enable cost-effective innovations and reduced time to market for new products, thereby allowing our customers in the energy & refining, chemical & petrochemical, and environmental industries to keep ahead of the competition.

Our technology and services comprise:
– R&D Solutions: highly efficient contract research programs at hte’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany
– Technology Solutions: integrated hardware and software solutions, enabling our customers to establish high throughput workflows in their own laboratories.

Our customers benefit from broad technical and scientific expertise, exceptional customer orientation, complete end-to-end solutions, and outstanding data quality. Our close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability.

For more information, visit our website

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

hte GmbH
Kurpfalzring 104
69123 Heidelberg
Telefon: +49 (6221) 7497-0
Telefax: +49 (6221) 7497-137

Dr. Robert Henkel
Telefon: +49 (6221) 7497-416
Fax: +49 (6221) 7497-137
Jacqueline Stalica
Marketing Communications Manager
Telefon: +49 6221 7497 290
Fax: +49 6221 7497 134
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