History

2017

New facilities for integrated process development established west of Vienna. Here we focus on the development of closed C- and N-cycles

2016

Krajete Process licenses to first 2 customers.
Krajete GmbH becomes a viable partner in 2 substantial projects on EU (“Celbicon”, Horizon 2020 call) and national (“BioHyMe”) level. Strong focus on process expansion beyond methanogenesis (e.g. gas purification up-/downstream).
Gas Purification beyond CO2 to NO and NO2 removal.

2015

Expansion to other C and H sources via gasification and pyrolysis with the intention to save electrolyzer and electricity costs.
Exhaust gas purification established with industrial CO2 soures in laboratory. Focus on solid adsorbers.

2014

Further process improvement through optimized media composition to reduce operating cost. The process development is reflected in 4 patent applications. “Krajete® Process“ becomes a brand name. First candidates for licensing. Diversification of the full process by adopting complementary technologies. Methanogenesis employed for other carbon sources than CO2.

Exhaust gas purification established in laboratory scale with the intention to enrich CO2.

2013

Krajete GmbH becomes a pioneer in process development of methanogenesis.

2012

Limited Liability Company formation and further process development with industrial gases. Key arguments from 2007 verified. The process unveils its full potential through robustness, adaptation, conversion and simplicity.

2011

A third grant by Austrian „FFG“ awarded. Individual enterprise established. First customers and different perception of the technology`s potential triggered by a) Fukushima, b) Arabic Spring, c) German Abandoning of Nuclear Power

2010

Selection of a robust microrganism. Process development with pure gases in 10 L scale.

2009

First grant by Upper Austrian start-up incubator „tech2b“ followed by a second grant by „AWS”, preseed funding. Start of process development at Technical University of Vienna in 1 L scale.

2007

Inspiration to develop a biological process for CO2 utilization. Motivation is derived “from waste to energy”. The process should have the potential to process CO2 in kiloton scale and beyond.