Empowering industrial decarbonization

Over the past 30 years, Solex Thermal Science has established itself as a globally recognized leader and developer of moving bed heat exchange technology that is used to heat, cool, and dry free-flowing granular materials such as solid granules, pellets, beans, seeds and particles.

In the latest issue of Business Focus Magazine, Solex CEO Gerald Marinitsch shares that while much has changed for the company over the past three decades, what has remained constant is a strong desire to help industries solve their toughest challenges.

"A customer-centric approach has been the basis of the business from the very beginning,” he says. “Because of that, we don’t supply standardized products. Our work with the customer starts with consultations to find out exactly what they need, trying to find the best solution for each specific application and specific circumstances.

"In other words, we are not providing equipment. We are providing solutions.”

Marinitsch points to more recently, Solex has expanded its focus to include the energy-transition sector with collaborations on decarbonization applications such as industrial energy (waste heat) recovery, concentrated solar power, and carbon capture.

This past summer, Solex announced it had acquired UK-based Econotherm, a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of heat pipes and heat exchangers for industrial waste heat recovery.

Marinitsch says the acquisition represents a significant milestone for Solex as it further expands the company’s capacity to help its customers reduce the primary energy consumed to produce industrial goods.

“In our journey to support customers, decarbonization is a recurring theme,” he says. “Customers need proven solutions to reduce their primary energy consumption and GHG emissions. Econotherm’s heat pipe heat exchangers are just that – real-world tested and robust enough to recover waste heat from exhaust streams that many industries had given up on.

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This entry was tagged Energy, and last updated on 2023-11-9

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