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SABIC and hte to fast-track catalysis R&D

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

SABIC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with hte to establish a satellite laboratory for high throughput experimentation to increase its R&D efficiency.

hte is a leading high throughput experimentation company that provides a valuable upside to heterogeneous catalysis and enables fast track R&D.

The MoU was signed by Dr. Ernesto Occhiello, EVP, Technology & Innovation, and Dr. Wolfram Stichert, CEO of hte GmbH, in Heidelberg, Germany.

The signing ceremony: (front row, left to right) Ernesto Occhiello, SABIC; Wolfram Stichert, hte; (back row, left to right) Torsten Mäurer, hte; Khalid Karim, SABIC; Sascha Vukojevic, hte; Fuad Mohammed Mosa, SABIC; Jens Klein, hte

Technology platform

Under the agreement, hte will provide a technology platform to support SABIC in catalysis R&D. This will include advanced testing equipment, which will be hosted exclusively at hte’s newly constructed laboratory building in Heidelberg.

SABIC will benefit from a unique R&D environment with dedicated high throughput experimentation laboratories and specialised personnel. hte’s offering encompasses additionally workshops, infrastructure, technology, service, and catalysis expertise.


Commenting on the MoU, Occhiello said: “We are happy to continue our collaboration with hte which we consider a forefront provider of modern R&D solutions and technology. An innovative partner like hte will indeed add value to our business in the long term, and this will enhance our innovation pace significantly.”

Stichert added: “This MoU is the result of a long-term business relationship between SABIC and hte. The commitment for further cooperation will take our relationship to the next level. We are proud to be a preferred R&D collaboration partner for SABIC.”

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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