Jena / Hanover: Today, July 14, 2020, IVOC‑X GmbH (Innovative Volatile Organic Compound –OXidation) from Jena won the award for startups at the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at HANNOVER MESSE 2020. The tech startup founded in 2019 was convincing internationally Compare the jury of high-ranking industry experts and the independent market research company EUPD Research with their thermal-catalytic air purification systems. IVOC‑X is one of the four winners – two in the industrial sector (large companies and SMEs), one prize for the energy industry and one for startups – outstanding energy efficiency processes in industry . This recognizes the extraordinary commitment of companies to invest in the development of energy-efficient solutions or to apply them at the world’s largest industrial fair.
The start-up supports the political strategy to further reduce heat consumption, which accounts for over 50 percent of final energy consumption. With its thermal-catalytic air purification systems, the green tech company is positioning itself as a solution provider for production. The IVOC‑X systems combine the advantages of heat storage and catalytic aftertreatment to thermal systems with unprecedented energy efficiency. This combines the advantages of all available technologies in a new innovative solution. The cross-sectional technology eliminates gaseous air pollutants (VOCs) and odors from the production process, wherever limit values, for example according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG), technical instructions for air (TA Luft) or occupational safety and health law (ArbSchG) etc. are to be observed. Target sectors are the printing industry, the chemical & plastics, laser, food industry as well as surface technology.
The founding team, Dr. Thomas Krech, Dennis Sippach and Torsten Langer, have over 25 years of combined experience in the field of innovative and efficient air cleaning systems. Their aim was to develop an innovative technology that by far has the lowest energy consumption with a maximum pollutant degradation rate. “Our vision is to establish the IVOC‑X brand as the leading brand and technology leader in the market for air purification technology in the long term, which not only saves the customer operating costs, but also makes their production more efficient and at the same time relieves the environment. We wanted to create something unique that starts where existing technologies reach their limits, ”says managing director Dennis Sippach.
»With our air purification systems, the heat can be almost completely recovered and thus saved through efficient heat storage. Due to the high heat recovery from the fixed bed heat storage, large applications can be operated purely electrically for the first time and thus very energy-efficiently. This means that renewable energies can be used to operate our air purification systems without any problems. Basically, every operator of IVOC‑X systems has the opportunity for the first time to determine the share of renewable energy in their electricity mix, ”says Dr. Thomas Krech, managing director and doctor of chemistry. This means that fossil fuels no longer need to be burned. Negative effects such as the maintenance of burner technology, the additional release of methane as a greenhouse gas from incomplete combustion are completely avoided. Combustion by-products such as formaldehyde are also no longer generated.
IVOC‑X builds and sells compact thermal-catalytic air cleaning systems. The efficient series systems replace individual special solutions. The offer is complemented by services such as well-founded process and pollutant analyzes with our own analysis technology as well as advice, service and maintenance. With its innovative, scalable and modular technology, IVOC‑X GmbH makes a significant contribution to occupational and environmental protection. With their specially developed thermal-catalytic air purification systems, life cycle costs for customers are reduced and production and quality of life in Germany are sustainably increased.
IVOC‑X technology overview:
- up to 90% savings in operating costs through integrated heat recovery
- > 70% CO2 savings, NOx reduction, no dioxins
- > 99% pollutant degradation rate (adjustable)
- autothermal operation from 100 mg / m³
- easy installation & commissioning via plug & play
- at least 40% less footprint, less footprint
- short delivery times for series products
Dr. Thomas Krech
Hans-Knöll-Strasse 6 (TIP)