“Turning CO₂ into fuel” – Frankfurt-based cleantech start-up CAPHENIA aims to shape the CO₂-neutral future of mobility through sustainable fuels at competitive prices. Using patented power-and-biogas-to-liquid (PBtL) processes, CAPHENIA converts CO₂ and biogas into renewable synthetic fuels.

Via the specifically controllable CAPHENIA 3-in-1 zone reactor and the unique plasma process, methane is broken down into the components carbon and hydrogen. Thus, without by-products and energetic losses, this highly efficient technology produces a synthesis gas that is extracted from biogas, CO₂, water and electricity in a resource-saving manner and can be further processed to produce fuels or other chemical products. The reactors are designed for scalability and enable synthetic fuels to be produced quickly in large quantities.

With cooperation partners such as MAN, renowned investment and development partners, an advisory board of leading industry and business representatives, well-known stakeholders also support the vision of CO₂-neutral fuel production. The managing director of the company, which was founded in 2018, is Dr. Mark Misselhorn.

Climate Tech is complex and requires collaboration across industries. A strong ecosystem accelerates adoption and innovation for impact. We need collective expertise, resources, and networks from stakeholders to create systemic change.”

Dr. Mark Misselhorn, Managing Director

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