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hte goes China again

HEIDELBERG, Germany [April 7, 2016]

hte – the high throughput experimentation company has announced another business deal in China. The National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (NICE), a research institute funded and administered by the Shenhua Group, acquired a powerful hte technology solution to propel its catalyst research and development (R&D).

By winning the next customer in China, the high throughput experimentation company is successfully expanding its business on the Asian market. hte secured a tender to equip NICE with a 16-fold high throughput system for heterogeneous catalyst testing, which will be delivered in 2016. The high-tech unit accelerates R&D of coal-based syngas catalytic conversions such as Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and other gas-to-liquids processes (GTL).

“hte has proven its extensive expertise in high throughput testing of Fischer-Tropsch catalysts and related applications. Furthermore, hte has already built an excellent reputation on the Chinese market. So it was the obvious choice,” commented Dr. Xu Wenqiang, Chief Technology Officer of NICE.

NICE, which is a subsidiary of the Shenhua Group, the largest coal-producing company in China, aims to develop new catalysts and processes for clean energy with the state-of-the-art tool from hte. The research institute was founded to support the core businesses of the Shenhua Group.

“We are committed to further expanding our business activities in China. It is one of the markets where we see high potential for our technology solutions. Gaining NICE as a customer is another important step within our overall strategy,” commented Wolfram Stichert, CEO of hte GmbH. “This collaboration reflects our commitment to enabling companies to produce cleaner energy,” he added.

About hte

hte – the high throughput experimentation company is a leading provider of technology solutions and services for customers in the energy, refining, chemicals and environmental sectors. Thanks to hte’s products and services, R&D in the area of heterogeneous catalysis has become considerably faster and more productive. As a reliable partner in the field of high throughput experimentation, hte offers comprehensive expertise backed up by complementary products and services. Its product portfolio comprises both R&D solutions – implementation of research cooperation at hte’s state-of-the-art laboratories in Heidelberg and technology solutions – tailor-made integrated workflows including hardware and software solutions, installed and ready for use on site at the customer’s premises. With its high-quality services, hte supports its customers in the search for solutions to global challenges such as climate and environmental protection, energy efficiency and mobility. Its close ties with BASF guarantee long-term orientation and stability. For more information visit hte’s website:

About the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy

Established in December 2009 as an R&D institute affiliated to the Shenhua Group, the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy (hereinafter referred to as NICE) is also a state-level innovation base for high-level talents recruited from overseas. With the continuous attention and support from the leaders of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council and of the Beijing Municipal Government, as well as of the Shenhua Group and all its subsidiaries, NICE has, from scratch, gradually become an emerging power in the clean energy arena. Focusing on the strategic goal of making the Shenhua Group an internationally renowned clean energy supplier and solution provider, NICE is dedicated to the development of low carbon and clean energy technologies. NICE has been working on innovative technologies to support the core businesses of the Shenhua Group and carrying out R&D to branch out new growth drivers for Shenhua while developing world-class technologies of global impact and competitiveness. More information.


hte GmbH
Violetta Kohler
Kurpfalzring 104, 69123 Heidelberg, Germany
T: +49 (0) 6221 7497 290  

National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy
David Jin Shenhua
NICE, Future Science & Technology City, Changping District, Beijing
T: +86-10-57339821