March 2023
The experimental work of the SOLIDARITY project on the dehydration of triethylene glycol (TEG) has been finished. TNO and Pervatech conducted a comprehensive lab-scale tests for the use HybSi membrane for dehydration of TEG that is being used for natural gas dehydration. Results suggests that HybSi membrane is capable of TEG dehydration at elevated temperatures of up to 190 C with an excellent permeability and selectivity for this application.

January 2023
TNO and partners launched the EU funded MEASURED project. The project MEASURED, MEMBRANE SCALE UP FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, aims at developing and demonstrating at TRL7 advanced membrane materials for Pervaporation (PV), Membrane Distillation (MD) and Gas Separation (GS) technologies applied to acrylic ester production, membrane manufacturing and gas separation from a carbon capture & utilization (CCU) stream. TNO is working on the use of HybSi pervaporation membrane for dehydration of esterification reaction mixture of Arkema company in order to intensify the production of 2-Ethylhexyl acrylate. In this technology line, TNO collaborates with CTI (ALSYS group), Arkema, Orelis (ALSYS group) and Aix-Marseille University. At the end of the project, the integrated MEASURED technologies, including pervaporation using HybSi membrane, will reach a TRL7 demonstration over 20,000 hours operation under (industrial) operational conditions. For more info and update please check out the website of MEASURED Project.

August 2022
More info about #pervaporation and #HybSi membranes? Visit our Solidarity partner Pervatech BV at #achema2022 #frankfurt (22-26 August).

January 2022
TNO renews license to Pervatech on HybSi® membrane technology. For more info, please check out Pervatech’s website >>

April 2021
The MOOI proposal SOLIDARITY of TNO and partners has been approved. In this 3 year project TNO will work on paper drying and dewatering of glycol using pervaporation. >>

April 2018
ECN has joined forces with TNO and became ECN part of TNO (TNO Energy Transitions). Our aim is to accelerate the energy transition in the Netherlands and beyond.

March 2017
In an interview Henk van Veen (project manger at ECN) tells in an interview that the HybSi membranes are ready to go to the market and that the membranes can be used to separate methanol from di methyl carbonate (DMC) >>

July 2016
In an interview Frans Velterop (Managing Director of Pervatech BV) states that via the cooperation with ECN they have succeeded in bringing HybSi membranes to the market and that via this cooperation but also with system and material suppliers, Pervatech is seen as an established membrane supplier (in Dutch) >>

July 2015
Interview with Frans Velterop, managing director of Pervatech BV on 12 June 2015 in a special issue of ‘Impact’ (in Dutch) >>

March 2015
HybSi® is featured in the KGK-magazine (in Dutch) >>

September 2013
ECN’s HybSi membrane has been nominated for the Accenture Innovation Award and selected as one of the best 25 candidates.

15 April 2013
HybSi® membranes can now be used in acetic acid dehydration.

January 2013
HybSi® pervaporation tool: a modeling tool for PV process design. Download the flyer. >> .

Tuesday 8 May 2012
Invitation for HybSi® wad-walk.

Wednesday 25 April 2012
New HybSi® membrane publications.

Thursday 19 January 2012
ECN grants Ceramiques Techniques Industrielles (CTI) license on HybSi® membrane technology. >>.

Wednesday 12 October 2011
New HybSi® publications: use under extreme conditions and in chemical reactions.

Wednesday 1 July 2011
Follow the latest news on Twitter!
New directions for HybSi® membrane research.

Thursday 9 June 2011
Invitation to attend the wadloop 2011.
HybSi® membranes at the ICOM 2011.

Wednesday 25 May 2011
ECN starts HybSi® pilot at the test facility Plant One.
HybSi® membrane reactor.
First HybSi® membranes sold by Pervatech. >>

Thursday 14 October 2010
HybSi® membrane modules sold.
1000 days stability at 150 °C.

Friday 4 June 2010
Licence on HybSi® granted to Pervatech
Pervatech, an innovative Dutch specialist in pervaporation membrane technology, is the first industrial partner to obtain a licence for the commer­cialisation of the HybSi® mem­brane technology. >>

Thursday 29 April 2010
First HybSi® pilot test scheduled.
Hydrogen separation possible with HybSi®.
Second HybSi® patent granted.

Friday 9 October 2009
Prestigious prize for HybSi® membranes.
Dr. Rob Kreiter has received the 2009 Donald R. Ulrich award for “an outstanding contribution to the field of Sol-Gel science and technology”.

Monday 10 August 2009
STW-project “Hydrothermally stable organosilica-based hybrid membranes for molecular separations” granted.
The currently granted project is the follow-up of a successful STW project (TFC.5426) in which an entirely new class of hybrid materials with molecular separation properties was discovered and patented.