Emission gases transformed into a valuable fertiliser

In December 2020, our CEO, Dr. Mario Michan was interviewed by 24heures, the most popular magazine in the region of Swiss Romandie. Dr. Michan explains how our unique innovation removes toxic pollutants and GHG emissions from the exhaust gas. Our core technology, a universal green converter, reduces emissions from all fuels, minimising both air- and sea pollution from the maritime industry.

Published:
December 21 2020

While the coronavirus pandemic has reduced the maritime trade during 2020, the fact still remains that 90% of goods transit around the globe by sea transport. This traffic generates massive pollution. Since early 2020, the International Maritime Organization has been constraining the shipping industry to a drastic reduction of greenhouse gases. This new regulation has encouraged shipowners to change fuel, but it remains a costly process.

Our CEO and founder of Daphne Technology, Dr. Mario Michan, has developed a unique solution in our laboratory in Saint-Sulpice: convert toxic emissions released by ships into none hazardous components. Dr. Michan explains that the heart of our system is conversion: it's about converting electrical energy into chemical energy by finding the best energy efficiency. In the reactor chamber, a large number of electrons cause the oxidation of the pollutants, which fall into different parts and transform sulphur into ammonium sulphate, a fertiliser used in agriculture. Our CEO emphasizes that we can clean up the exhaust of all gases, but now there is one technology for each pollutant on the market. Therefore, Daphne's innovation is a breakthrough technology that treats the emissions of all fuels, including those of the future, such as ammonia, rich in hydrogen.

Read the whole article here, where our CEO talks about our technology, the company's origin and funding. 
(Article in French, subscription needed)
 

Welcome to the team

Daphne Technology is expanding, and we are very excited to wish Dr. Cansunur Demirci a warm welcome to our team. She is based in our R&D office in Switzerland but will be working on a global scale to develop revolutionary solutions to make an impact on global warming.


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Together for a sustainable future

Daphne Technology is one of the partners in the Green Shipping Programme and participates in the pilot "Ammonia as a fuel in shipping". The program aims to advance the Norwegian government's maritime strategies and plans.


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We are fundraising

Daphne Technology is currently pursuing its second equity round and is raising CHF 15 million to conduct pilot testing with leading shipowners and support our commercial ramp-up. Our state-of-the-art patented technology enables the maritime industry to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 or earlier. We reduce emissions from all fuels, providing compliance with toxic gases and mitigating GHG emissions without generating sea pollution from the offshore and maritime industry - reducing your global footprint today and in the future.


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Advanced technologies solve decarbonisation in the maritime industry

90% of the world's trade is made by sea transit and is responsible for more than 3% of global pollution. Dr. Mario Michan, CEO of Daphne Technology, explains how advanced technologies could solve the decarbonisation in the maritime industry.


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1 of 4 finalists in The Climate Show

A special thank you to CleantechAlps' for the nomination. We have been selected amongst a large number of innovations and entrepreneurship of climate-friendly projects and their introduction to the market. After a pitch in front of a prestigious jury, our efforts paid off as we were one of the 4 finalists.


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Success Story: Daphne Technology

International Cleantech Network has defined our technology as disruptive and revolutionary for the maritime industry.


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