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NEXTCHEM completes acquisition of GasConTec

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,


MAIRE has announced that NEXTCHEM has finalised the acquisition of 100% of GasConTec GmbH (GCT), a company specialised in technology development and process engineering.

GCT has over 80 patents and extensive expertise in the synthesis of low-carbon products such as hydrogen, methanol, olefins, gasoline and integrated methanol-ammonia processes. The company’s portfolio includes the autothermal reforming, a well-established technology, that can generate low-carbon hydrogen with very high carbon capture rates. This process achieves high hydrogen yields while reducing external energy needs, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness, especially for large-scale plants. Also known for its expertise in process engineering, the company has access to a German-based industrial-scale demonstration plant for high-pressure partial oxidation, which is a global standard for the industry.

GCT’s distinctive technologies will complement and significantly strengthen NEXTCHEM’s commercial offering in the low-carbon, green and circular solutions.

The agreement provides for an overall consideration of €30 million, including: €15 million to be paid within 2 years linked to specific milestones, of which €5 million paid today and earn-outs up to €15 million, based on the execution and performance of certain licensing agreements related to GCT technologies within seven years from closing.

Alessandro Bernini, MAIRE CEO, commented: “This acquisition marks an important step in NEXTCHEM's path to enhance and expand its unique technology portfolio. GasConTec brings distinctive solutions able to effectively meet our clients' current and future decarbonisation needs, in line with MAIRE's positioning as industrial enabler of the energy transition.”

Read the article online at: https://www.hydrocarbonengineering.com/clean-fuels/16052024/nextchem-completes-acquisition-of-gascontec/

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