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Enhancing Catalyst R&D with High Throughput Experimentation

Solutions for Chemical & Petrochemical Applications

In short- and long-term R&D collaborations, we develop and optimize novel materials and processes on behalf of our clients in our facilities in Heidelberg. We offer access to our technology, know-how and the necessary resources for the execution of small- and large-scale research projects as and when needed.

Our offerings in R&D - From catalyst testing to process development and technical support

  • Catalyst testing, benchmarking & process development
  • Independent catalyst testing under industrially relevant conditions and full commercial extrudates
  • Process scale-up
  • Tech support, troubleshooting, quality control
  • Drop-in solutions for catalyst exchange (e.g. due to REACH)
  • Reaction networks & kinetics
  • Process optimization (poisoning, ageing, regeneration, fast deactivation, batch to conti)


Your benefits

  • Reduced time & costs per experiment by using hte’s advanced parallel reactor systems (up to 48-fold reactors)
  • Testing of catalyst volumes from 1 up to 300 mL
  • Testing of real size extrudates in both small and larger scale reactors
  • From gas phase to trickle flow and (semi)batch processes
  • Broad pressure (up to 300 bar) and temperature (up to 1100 °C) range
  • Advanced online analytical methods with highest data quality
  • Elaborated reporting protocols with detailed analysis of products
  • State-of-the-art lab facilities in Germany

How we work: Independent catalyst testing

hte can support all relevant steps in the Catalyst Product Development Process from discovery Phase, through scale-up, right up to after-production phase when technical services are needed: During the discovery phase 16- to 48- fold high throughput reactor systems are used for faster lead identification. Lead systems are taken into optimization phase, followed by a scale-up phase using larger catalyst amounts in 1- to 6 -fold testing systems.

Areas of chemical expertise

Catalysis R&D for catalyst testing, catalyst development and process development covering various applications:


  • (partial) Oxidation
  • (selective) Hydrogenation
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Oxidative coupling
  • Amination
  • C-H activation
  • CO2 conversion
  • Aromatics
  • (Trans)alkylation

  • Gas to chemicals
  • Reforming
  • Syngas conversion
  • Fischer-Tropsch
  • Methanol conversion
  • Ethanol conversion
  • other

Your contact

Sascha Vukojevic
+49 6221 7497 154
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R&D Solutions

Short- and long-term collaborations to enhance R&D productivity.



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Performance testing of naphtha reforming catalysts


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