Meet born to innovate Chemical Technology professor Jonas Hedlund and his ultra-thin Zeolite Membranes separating industrial gas and reducing our energy consumption.
“I think I have been an inventor all my life.”
Zeomem is deeptech of the week and one of the 12 winners of the 2017 ÅForsk Entrepreneurial Scholarship.
Developing ultra-thin Zeolite Membranes, enabling large savings and reduced energy consumption for industrial CO2 separation and more.
– I started with all kinds of experiments already before school. I was especially interested in chemistry and it was natural to choose a chemistry education. I just continued and now I am professor in Chemical Technology, Zeomem CEO Jonas tells us.
– I am inspired by the possibility to create new and useful products, for instance by using chemistry.
Zeolite membranes is used for industrial gas separations, Jonas explains.
– The idea comes from my supervisor during my PhD studies.
Zeomem, connected to the Arctic Business Incubator (ABI) in Luleå, is developing a new environmentally friendly technology that enables large savings and reduced energy consumption.
– The toughest challenge has been to scale up the membranes. Arctic Business Incubator is giving me some extra push towards the business.
– From my background at the university, I am very much into the technical development of the membranes, so the support from ABI is very important.
– The scholarship will be a very important quality label of our entrepreneurial work. I think it will strengthen the business by the power of 2 as we already can show good technical quality.