BASF and CogniTek sign a cooperation agreement

BASF and CogniTek Management Systems have signed a cooperation agreement to examine the use of supercritical carbon dioxide and ionic liquids in efficient power generation.




BASF and CogniTek Management Systems have signed a cooperation agreement to examine the use of supercritical carbon dioxide and ionic liquids in efficient power generation.



‘Today’s rising energy costs dramatically increase the importance of energy conversion efficiency and thermal waste heat recovery, said Michael Gurin, Founder of CogniTek and President of Rexorce Thermionics.



‘By taking advantage of the unique properties of ionic liquids and supercritical carbon dioxide, we believe that with the next generation system we will be able to achieve higher power generation efficiencies and/or superior returns on capital.’



‘Ionic liquids are the perfect partner for super-critical carbon dioxide as the working fluid for high efficiency heat transfer, said Dr. Megan Turner, Business Development Manager of the BASF Intermediates New Business Development unit in North America. ‘Nonvolatile, ionic liquids possess extraordinary physical properties that provide great efficiency.’



Ionic liquids are a relatively new class of attractive high performance liquids that typically are not flammable, do not evaporate and exhibit high thermal stability.