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AIRRANE – The new solution for gas carbon capture showcase at CES 2023

AIRRANE is a leading pioneer of innovative membrane solution technology for gas separation. from hollow fiber membrane production to the design, manufacturing and servicing of membrane module and separation system, AIRRANE`s goal is to serve as your one-stop provider of advanced membrane technology for gas separation.

What is AIRRANE product?

Gas separation membranees are very fine hollow fibers through which differennt mixtures of gases are fed. As the gases travel through the tubes, a process called selective permeation(diffusion-sorption) allows us to separate gases using

Gas which permeate faster and more are collected outside for the hollow fiber as permeates while gases which do not permeate so well and stay inside of the fiber until they reach the other end are sepaated out as retentates. Depending on ther properties of the desired gas, either or both of permeates and retentates cad be used.
Benefits

  • No auxiliary media (water, solvents, etc.) required
    • Simple modular set-up without break-in period
    • Compact system with low space requirements
    • Easy to start and stop operation at short intervals
    • Durable module design guarantees long working life even in taxing conditions

Why did you decide to develop this product/service?

Founded in 2001 as a National Research Laboratory, our growth as a gas membrane specialist has been a journey of ceaseless innovation. As the domestic market was not formed in the early stages of the business, it has built up its technology by supplying OEM products to advanced companies such as Air Products and Asahi Glass. Since 2010, state-run companies such as the Korea Gas Technology Corporation and the Korea District Heating Corporation have begun to take interest in carbon capture and gas refining.

How’s your sales performance and milestones?

Recorded sales 19%, Exports 209% growth in 2020
Domestic

  • Advanced On Board Inert Gas Generation System (OBBIGS)
  • Biogas upgrading Membrane & Plant
  • Carbon Capture Membrane
  • To Anti-freezing membrane nitrogen generators

Export

  • Fuel tank inerting
  • Shipboard inerting (FPSO, FLNG, LNG Carrier)

Any new product/service in future?

  • Develop membrane material & large size module
  • Upgrading biogas to green hydrogen process
  • Process optimization to minimize energy and cost for CO2 capture

Highlight your company in five points

  1. Eco-friendly
  2. renewable energy
  3. energy solution company
  4. Gas membrane
  5. Gas specialist

Leo

Leo is a Tech lover and Startup fanatic. It all started after his software engineering bachelor in France. But the passion really came after his IT Master in Tsinghua University, in Beijing China. With a striving passion to share, Leo will generously share with you the latest update on startups. His passion for global innovation will thrive and you will find him often covering Startup shows around the world. Be sure to get news from CES, Websummit, slush and of course innovation from South Korea thanks to a partnership with some government association!

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