Member: ABI


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.


Entrepreneur: Jonas Hedlund

Company: Zeomem

Incubator: ABI

Business idea:

Developing ultra-thin Zeolite Membranes, enabling large savings and reduced energy consumption for industrial CO2 separation and more.

Life long innovator

– 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.

Startup to scaleup challenges

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.

#ÅForsk2017 winner

– 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.