SEPARATIC is a patented membrane incorporating an adsorbent, achieving unparalleled permeation and selectivity in carbon capture. This membrane boasts 200x faster permeation than market counterparts, utilising adsorptive separation where a gas adheres to the surface while others pass through. This reduces separation energy and enhances gas purity. Notably, for direct air capture, the membrane could halve the energy requirement. The design also promotes regeneration using vacuum and heat, and material combinations are being tested for improved efficiency.
Vincent obtained his B. Sc. and Ms. Sc. in Economics where he focused on trade relations of Switzerland with Asia and business opportunities in Azerbaijan. He is interested in solutions oriented towards solving the CO2 emissions and global warming. Vincent has joined the project from the beginning to support with his extensive knowledge in economics, marketing and operations. He is responsible for increasing the outreach of the project to a broader audience. He is also partly involved in fundraising activities.moreLinkedIn
Olivier is an engineer with more than 20 years of experience. He already founded a startup together with other cofounders to commercialize devices that were develop at University of Fribourg. He serves as a part-time CTO at that startup and currently helping with SEPARATIC. Olivier has great expertise in designing, building, and implementing with critical thinking ability. He has been an integral part of the project assisting in designing the membranes and related components. moreLinkedIn
Timur is an entrepreneur who is actively working to contribute to achieving net zero goals with graphene membranes. He grew up Tajikistan experiencing the CO2 emissions from the first hand. He completed his Ph.D. in the group of Prof. Ali Coskun at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he developed gas separation membranes to tackle global warming. Timur has received multiple awards for his Ph.D. including 2022 Swiss Nanotechnology Ph.D. Award, 2023 ACS Global Outstanding Student Award, 2023 Vigener Award. Recently, Dr. Ashirov received a Bride PoC grant to scale up graphene membranes for CO2 separation. moreLinkedIn