About

The patented direct methanol synthesis method has been studied and tested by A. Urakawa, Professor of Catalysis Engineering at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands and his team.

Prof. Urakawa has a BSc degree in Applied Chemistry from Kyushu University (Japan) followed by MSc study in Chemical Engineering from TU Delft. After the PhD from ETH Zurich (Switzerland), and positions of Senior Scientist and Lecturer prof. Urakawa joined ICIQ, Spain in 2010. His research group combined fundamental as well as highly applied research and focus on rational development of heterogeneous catalysts and processes aided by in situ and operando spectroscopic methods. After nine years at ICIQ, Mr. Urakawa continues his research as a professor at TU Delft. Professor Urakawa is a recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award 2020 and Japan Academy Medal 2021.

Created by Innox Nova sp. z o.o., Poland is an exclusive partner to commercialize the technology and make it available to a wide range of industrial facilities world-wide.

Innox Nova supports industrials in innovative projects. We have been awarded the Regional Innovative Leader of the Year prize in 2010 and 2012, and Innovatica award in 2013 and 2015.

Together we have established an international team of experienced professionals from academia and business to make RealCarbonTech of the leading technology providers globally.

The solution for existing energy assets

Meeting net-zero goals requires tackling emissions across all energy sectors, including those that are labelled as “hard to abate”. This includes heavy industry (incl. cement, steel and chemicals production), which accounts for almost 20% of global CO2 emissions. Today’s industrial assets could generate more than 600 GtCO2 – almost two decade’s worth of current annual emissions – if they were to operate as they currently do until the end of their technical lives. Retrofitting CO2 capture and utilization equipment can enable the continued operation of existing plants, as well as associated infrastructure and supply chains, but with significantly reduced carbon foot-print. Retrofitting facilities can also help to preserve employment and economic prosperity in regions that rely on emissions-intensive industry, while avoiding the economic and social disruption of early retirements.