Startup Of The Week

Startup Of The Week: UniSieve

UniSieve, a spin-out of Switzerland’s ETH university, has developed technology that promises to save energy, reduce emissions, and increase product recovery during the processing of chemical feedstocks. It is piloting its system with some of the world’s largest chemical and energy companies.

Today 10% to 15% of the energy consumed globally is used for separating and purifying chemicals and gas used by the chemical, plastics, and energy sectors. Instead of using thermal energy UniSieve has developed modular filters which can be integrated into existing systems. Its approach uses 90% less energy, offering significant cost savings, says CEO Samuel Hess, who co-founded the company with Elia Schneider.  What’s more the process recuperates valuable chemicals that end up being burned during traditional processing and reduces process CO2 emissions, he says.

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Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.