Introducing Gaël Farine! Gaël is one of the 20 entrepreneurs in the venture leaders Class of 2013. His company, Quantitative Energy, develops miniaturized gas quality sensor improves the efficiency and safety of gas appliances.
Recent discoveries and new technologies of extraction are opening the path to a “Golden Age of natural gas”. Gas is becoming so cheap that its use will grow by more than 50% by 2035. Diversification of gas sources is increasing rapidly with LNG trading, shale gas extraction, in addition to the emerging biogas economy and by international import through the grid. However available technology for the control of the combustion doesn’t respond to the variations in gas quality and there is a need for technology to address this problem that makes burning of gas cleaner and safer.
With this in mind, Quantitative Energy has developed a miniaturized gas quality sensor that is small and cost-effective enough to be integrated to gas appliances increasing safety and reducing the emissions.
Their mission is to provide a gas quality sensor to OEMs to reduce emissions and ignition failures of gas appliances. The accuracy and the affordability of the gas quality sensor will create a new paradigm as it can be installed anywhere gas is produced, consumed or blended.
An evaluation kit for customer sensor testing is under development at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) and will be available by the end of 2013. The sensor will be integrated by the OEMs of the gas industry, in commercial and residential gas boilers, gas metering instruments, industrial appliances and used by independent biogas producers. Their vision is to potentiate the gas industry linking abundance of the energy with safety and efficiency.
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Executed annually since 2000, the venture leaders program is a 10-day business development bootcamp in the US for Swiss entrepreneurs presented by Venture Lab and swissnex Boston. Every March, twenty Swiss-based entrepreneurs - out of hundreds of motivated candidates - are selected to attend the venture leaders program in Boston.
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