A revolution in exhaust gas purification technology removing all air pollutants with one system

Daphne Technology, a young climate tech company, is about to release the world's first technology to provide a single solution for all forms of pollutant emissions in flue gas: SOx, NOx, CH4, N2O, and CO2. The CO2 solution is our latest development, and the initial results are promising. Our CO2 solution is probably the only technology suitable for marine applications as it requires minimal or no storage.

Published:
April 29 2021

- A press release from Daphne Technology SA.

Daphne leverages and innovates proven technologies to remove exhaust gas toxic pollutants and GHG emissions from ships. The Company's core technology, the universal green converter, is an all-in-one ready-to-install solution for marine vessels. It is a plug-and-play solution reducing air and sea pollution for ships powered by heavy/residual fuel, LNG, and future fuels, such as ammonia, LPG and hydrogen.

A young groundbreaking start-up with proven results

Daphne Technology started as an idea in 2015 while Dr. Mario Michan worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at CERN. Daphne's core technology idea was originated during this research and was further developed at The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). At this juncture, Dr. Michan, following his natural entrepreneurial instincts, founded Daphne Technology. In 2017, Daphne Technology was launched as a spin-off from the EPFL. Daphne has since then recruited an interdisciplinary team of scientist and engineers in the fields of Supramolecular Chemistry, Material Sciences, Power Electronics, Physics, Naval and Mechanical Engineering from leading universities, Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and ETH Zurich, and has developed a technological platform to remove all pollutants from all fuels (carbon and non-carbon).

Daphne's universal green converter has proven to reduce 99% SOx, 99% PM and 85% NOx. Preliminary results have shown removals up to 90% for CH4 and promising results for N2O, NH3 and CO2.

A combination of approaches is the key to slow global warming

Furthermore, short-lived climate pollutants such as black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons remain in the atmosphere for a shorter period than, e.g. carbon dioxide (CO2), but are responsible for up to 45% of the current global warming. Reductions in the emissions of short-lived climate pollutants combined with significant measures to cut carbon dioxide emissions will play a great role in slowing global warming and achieving targets set by the Paris Agreement.

Daphne Technology addresses national and international environmental regulations at its core by reducing the environmental impact of toxic air pollutants and GHG emissions through its universal green converter.

Daphne Technology enables industries to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while ensuring sustainable economic growth. The Company currently focuses on solving the air pollutant and GHG challenge for the maritime industry. The Company's long-term vision is to capture and convert all pollutants into upcycled and useful products, both onshore and land-based.

About Daphne Technology

Daphne Technology is a climate tech company that challenges conventional thinking by developing innovative solutions to solve environmental challenges.

Our Headquarter and Research & Development teams are based in St-Sulpice next to the Swiss Federal Institue of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland. The Operations team and the Sales & Marketing team are respectively based in Gothenburg and Oslo.

Our technology and purpose have attracted a giant from the fuel industry, Saudi Aramco Energy Venture (SAEV). Today, SAEV is one of our main strategic investors. Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) is the strategic technology venturing program of Aramco, the world's leading integrated energy and chemicals company.

Transitioning from startup to scaleup; CCO Frode Helland-Evebø

Daphne Technology works across borders and industries. Tackling climate change is a global challenge. To achieve Net-Zero by 2050, we need determination and strong collaboration around the globe. So Daphne turns to Norway as its second home, a world leader in developing low- and zero-emission solutions.


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Regulation promotes technological innovation to address climate change

By 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) believes that almost half the toxic emissions reductions will come from technologies currently at the demonstration or prototype phase. Thus, investing today in technological innovations is a must to meet the net-zero goals of the future.


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Leading the clean air transformation; CTO Dr. William Ramsay, PhD

Our Chief Technology Officer was instrumental in winning the Horizon 2020 €2.5 million grant from European Union's research and innovation program. 


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The Scientist behind the invention; Founder & CEO Dr. Mario Michan, PhD, EMBA

Dr. Michan is a sailor, physicist, and founder of Daphne Technology. He is passionate about using innovation to achieve a positive environmental impact and has combined his two life interests, the ocean, and science, to fight climate change.


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Carbon Capture and Storage

Daphne Technology is one of the partners in the Green Shipping Programme and participates in the pilot “Carbon Capture and Storage systems on ships". Capture and storage of CO2, both on land and on board ships, can play a distinct role in reducing GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions.


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Daphne Technology in the news around the world

Our crowdfunding press release generated significant interest worldwide. In the last few days, eleven leading publications picked it up to learn more about our climate tech startup.


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