Justin Swift, CEO of Synfuels Americas, visits SynCat@DIFFER

On Friday June 24, Justin (‘Judd’) Swift, Chief Executive Officer of Synfuels Americas in Washington, visited us at the DIFFER Institute. Like Syngaschem, Synfuels Americas is a daughter company of Synfuels China Technology. It was founded as a US small/medium enterprise, to promote research and business development on the basis of Synfuels’ CTL and GTL technologies.

Mr Swift came to learn about the activities of the DIFFER Institute, and in particular of SynCat@DIFFER, and to explore possible collaborations in research. Kees-Jan Weststrate and Hans Niemantsverdriet presented Syngaschem and its ongoing research program, and explained how the intensive collaboration with SynCat@Beijing works in practice.

DIFFER’s Director, Richard van de Sanden, presented the philosophy behind energy storage in solar fuels. Justin Swift was particularly interested in methodology to reuse CO2.

During lunch, Jan Karel Felderhof joined to present the SynCat Ac@demy for Scientific Leadership Development.

Next week Justin Swift will join the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in London, for which he is one of the founding members.

Photo on the left: DIFFER Director Richard van de Sanden, Synfuels Americas CEO Justin Swift, and Syngaschem¹s Kees-Jan Weststrate and Hans Niemantsverdriet during the tour through the DIFFER Institute on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Published on: June 27, 2016