Member - Qpinch

We have a large-scale energy efficiency solution to help global industries reach zero emissions cheaper and faster.

Type Company
Founded 2012
Company Size 19
Member Type
Founders Wouter Ducheyne, Christian Heeren
Headquarters 2030 Antwerp, Belgium
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The industry mainly uses process heat – not electricity – mostly produced with gas. Outside Europe, other fuels (coal, hydrocarbons) are also used. All process heat going into these plants comes out as residual heat that is cooled away to the environment (i.e., lost). Taking inspiration from nature's energy system (the ATP-ADP cycle) we designed a heat pump to transform waste heat into process heat, resulting in double-digit energy and CO2 savings in large-scale processes in refineries, petrochemicals, food, and paper & pulp. Because it brings large-scale emissions reductions, energy efficiency is one of the three pillars in the decarbonization strategy, next to Carbon Capturing & Storage and the use of green energy. The difference: our solution also reduces the operational cost.
Headquarters 2030 Antwerp, Belgium

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
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Affordable and clean energy
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Industry, innovation and infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
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SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
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Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from Qpinch

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