INNOVCAT

INNOVCAT

INNOVCAT is a technology-based startup, originated from research developed at the University of Porto, that centers its activity in the research, development and commercialization of innovative materials and solid catalysts for industrial applications in various areas, but having as main target the biofuels market.

INNOVCAT has developed a solid catalyst РX-CAT Рwhich, along with a simple and clean technology, enables the production of biodiesel from various types of waste, significantly reducing the costs of production and operation, allowing to obtain biodiesel at a competitive price when compared with petroleum-based diesel. This solution is part of CATALVALOR project that participated in the 2013 edition of COHiTEC.

The company is composed by two researchers, Andreia Peixoto and Cristina Freire, from the Associate Laboratory for Green Chemistry – REQUIMTE, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto.