Problem & Context:

An Industrial gases company partnered with SciTech Patent Art to help identify potential external collaboration partners, such as Universities, Research Institutes etc. in the areas of Hydrogen production and Carbon Capture & Sequestration. The client wanted SciTech Patent Art to build an Energy Research Database containing information pertaining to the above.

SciTech Patent Art Approach & Deliverables:
  • A team of 2 chemical engineers at SPA was formed to source relevant information.
  • Aspects were studies related to:
    • Sources of hydrogen production (chemical compounds, fossil fuels, biomass, water, etc.).
    • Carbon capture & storage (adsorption, absorption, sequestration, etc.).
    • Various searches were conducted in web, scientific journals and official websites of universities and research institutes to identify relevant research projects.
    • Identified details of funding, project duration, completion date, etc.
    • A searchable database was created using Microsoft access.
    • The searchable fields were: name of University, sponsors/partners, funding details, technology focus, etc.
    • An option was provided to incorporate comments and recommendations.
  • This helped the client to take informed decisions on selection of suitable partners for collaborative research in he specific areas of interest.

The study was conducted in 4 weeks and costed $15,000