Jena/Erfurt: IVOC‑X GmbH (Innovative Volatile Organic Compound‑OXidation) convinced the jury of the Thuringian Founders Award with its efficient Green Tech solution. The winning team of Dr. Thomas Krech, Dennis Sippach and Torsten Langer prevailed against many innovative ideas. The award ceremony took place today, 21 November 2019, at the Erfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the ThEx Award 2019. IVOC‑X GmbH is a young company from Jena in the field of industrial air pollution control. With its uniquely innovative and efficient air purification systems, which sustainably increase the quality of production and life in Germany, the entrepreneurs contribute to environmental and climate protection. The ThEx Award was presented at the 10th Thuringian Founders‹ Day to honor outstanding ideas and achievements of Thuringian founders, special commitment of Thuringian entrepreneurs and successfully implemented company successions.
The technology developed by IVOC‑X GmbH enables a heat recovery rate (WRG) of more than 97 percent. »Together we are pursuing the vision of ensuring clean process exhaust air by means of a pioneering technology with unparalleled energy efficiency. Our systems make an important contribution to occupational health and safety, as the systems we have developed can almost completely eliminate air pollutants that are generated during the production process. The result is clean and odourless air. Hardly any energy is required for the entire process; this saves resources and reduces CO2 emissions,« explains Dr. Thomas Krech, Managing Director and doctor of chemistry.
Unique selling points include savings in operating costs of up to 90 percent and a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 70 percent. The IVOC‑X technology combines the advantages of heat storage and catalysis technology into compact and scalable air purification systems. »Our modular catalytic air pollution control systems of the IVOC‑X CX product family can be used across industries in production processes where problems with organic pollutants (Volatile Organic Compounds = VOC) such as solvents, gases such as methane and carbon monoxide, and odor emissions need to be solved. Our systems are used, for example, in the plastics, food and textile industries as well as in synthesis, laser and printing processes. For this purpose, we offer a well-founded analysis of the occurrence of pollutants in the production process,« adds Managing Director Dennis Sippach.
The young entrepreneurs from Jena have many years of international experience in this market and will be demonstrating at the Long Night of Sciences in Jena how the decomposition of polluted air works. They will present their trend-setting solutions in the field of industrial air purification for the degradation of toxic substances at the Technology and Innovation Park Jena, Hans-Knöll-Straße 6. Further information on the contribution to the Long Night of Sciences Jena 2019 (LNDW): https://ivoc‑x.de/messe/ivoc-x-gmbh-praesentiert-sich-zur-langen-nacht-der-wissenschaften-jena-2019/