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Hear from others how ExoMatter helped them achieve their goals.

Materials for carbon capture with Carbyon

Carbyon is a growing Dutch company working on direct carbon capture from the air. They were looking for materials to capture CO2 more efficiently, so they started working with our team in September 2021. We found 90 materials candidates fitting their needs. Carbyon is the very first user of our online platform which they used to access all their data in one place.

„We were looking for more efficient materials to capture CO2 from the air. ExoMatter helped us by providing a shortlist of materials candidates specifically for our application. Before we met ExoMatter, we expected to receive results within 6 months, but with ExoMatter we received first results less than a month after the kick-off. This is a tremendous way to speed up materials research. I was impressed by the user interface of the ExoMatter Dashboard, as well as the professionalism of the team and their clear and coherent project management.”

Hans De Neve, CEO

As researchers, we spend uncountable hours on searching the literature for materials candidates, gathering data on them, and testing them in the lab. We were impressed to see the data filtered from 1M+ materials in one place, and I particularly liked the direct integration of literature and patent references. I had the feeling that the ExoMatter Team really understood our research area and applications. They provided valuable input for our further R&D and saved us at least half a year in the lab.

Jeroen Van Dijck, Senior Researcher

Materials for solar fuel generation with Synhelion

Synhelion is an innovative swiss company focused on solar fuels. They are looking for materials to produce renewable fuels through water and CO2 splitting, so they started working with our team in October 2021. We found a lot of relevant data in a very short timeframe and calculated different reaction scenarios, each resulting in a list of around 1,000 materials candidates.

Fuel production processes via thermochemical redox cycles are an active and complex field of research. Within the framework of a pilot project together with ExoMatter we wanted to learn about the capabilities of the Materials Project database in terms of extracting potentially promising redox materials. The ExoMatter team allowed a fast access and screening of the Materials Project database by calculating suitable reactions for different operation conditions. It is very interesting and helpful to see what information can be extracted from the database and to have all this data in one place on their platform. Furthermore, I liked the frequent exchange with the ExoMatter team and their commitment to the success of our joint project

Simon Ackermann, Head Chemistry

Materials research on doped ceria with DLR

DLR, the German Aerospace Center, is a federal German research institute in the Helmholtz Association. Their Institute of Future Fuels is focused on researching renewable and carbon-neutral fuels. They were looking for more and better data on modified (doped) cerium oxide as a redox material, so started working with our team in November 2021. We helped them by coming up with a strategy for their further data generation, a survey of the existing data on our platform, and did some first-principles calculations as proof of concept.

In our research projects, we spend a lot of time on materials screening. Much of that is based on manual research and trial&error. We were very happy about the launch of the spin-off ExoMatter by our former colleagues. By working together with them we can spend more time on the actual implementation of our ideas and accelerate our research significantly. We were impressed by the quality of the results and the appealing presentation.

Martin Roeb, Head of Department

We really put ExoMatter to the test in our project, as we were looking for new materials and their properties which nobody studied before. ExoMatter accommodated our needs very efficiently and presented us with a roadmap for computational materials research. They even started their own DFT calculations and proved that they were accurate compared to the literature. This is an excellent result which will lead to a high-impact publication within a very short time.

Kangjae Lee, Postdoctoral Researcher

Computational Materials Research makes a difference. Even before launching ExoMatter, our founder Josua was using computational methods to develop new materials together with researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and DLR.

Read more about this in his publication:
Vieten et al, Materials design of perovskite solid solutions for thermochemical applications, Energy & Environmental Science, 12 (4), 1369-1384, 2019.

The materials he found in his computational screening have later been verified or referenced to by independent researchers, such as by Qian et al., or Lu et al.