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  Mr. Mich Hein
As an inventor, entrepreneur and corporate executive, Mich has 35 years experience in technology development and commercialization. In addition to his role at Electrochaea, Mich is a Partner at Focus First and a Managing Partner of the Nidus Partners (St Louis, MO). Prior to starting Focus First, Mich served as Executive in Residence at the University of Chicago's Office of Technology and Intellectual Property, and as Chief of Staff at the Illinois Medical District where he managed the Chicago Technology Park. He started his career as a research chemist with Monsanto and then PPG Industries before joining the faculty at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Mich's investigations into mucosal immunology and plant-based proteins led him to found Epicyte Pharmaceutical, Inc which was acquired by Biolex, Inc in 2004. His entrepreneurial career also included positions as CEO at Chromatin, Inc and as founder of Heliose. Mich holds a BS degree from the Honors Tutorial College of Ohio University and both an MSc and PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Minnesota.



  Electrochaea GmbH
Planegg, Germany

Electrochaea’s proprietary power-to-gas process converts CO2 and excess electricity into biomethane for injection into the gas grid, thus enabling utility-scale energy storage.

Electrochaea is commercializing a disruptive and scalable technology (Power-To-Gas, P2G) to efficiently convert CO2 into methane, the principal component of natural gas. Using electricity, CO2 and water as process inputs, Electrochaea will produce pipeline-grade renewable natural gas for direct injection into the existing gas infrastructure. By this we offer a solution for grid-scale energy storage. Electrochaea’s vision is to become the world’s leading technology provider in power-to-gas energy storage

Power To Gas / Renewable Energy / Biomethane / SNG / 
 Organisation Activities
Activity: private company (start-up/sme) with an innovative product, technology or service
Technology Sectors: energy, clean technology, environment / alternative/renewable energy / other clean technology, environment or energy / energy-efficiency
Geographic: america / europe


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