01.

Who We Are

We are entrepreneurs.

We are environmentalists.

We are scientists.

We are researchers.

We are partners.

We are innovators.

“Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality.”

– Abraham Lincoln

We are born of an independent Dutch research organization and have been entrusted to bring this life-changing technology to its rightful place in the world. We are committed to its success.

We are born of an independent Dutch research organization and have been entrusted to bring this life-changing technology to its rightful place in the world. We are committed to its success.

Passionate
We are passionate about what we do, knowing our work has social purpose.
Imaginative
We are imaginative, looking ahead and finding new ways to partner with existing technologies for new applications.
Transparent
We are transparent, placing a high regard on accountability to our partners and our customers.

We care about creating a better environment for our children and our children’s children….

Because of that, we are inspired to constantly improve and find new ways to minimize our environmental impact.

Will you join us?

02.

Our Story

The story of Synova’s MILENA-OLGA technology begins at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, one of the largest energy research institutes in Europe.

Decades of Research to Test, Vet & Prove Our Technologies

Scientists at ECN first developed the MILENA process, an indirect gasification concept that combines circulating fluidized bed, pyrolysis and bubbling fluidized bed combustion in one vessel in 1998. Six years of testing, design, patent application and engineering followed before a 30 kWth lab-scale unit was installed in 2004. An 800 kWth pilot followed in 2008. Together, the two gasifiers accumulated more than 5,000 hours of run time.

MILENA was initially designed to process biomass into a highly efficient producer gas suitable for use in gas engines and turbines. Woody biomass could also be used as a substitute in natural gas production. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) was also an acceptable feedstock for MILENA.

“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.”

– Robert Kiposaki

The OLGA gas cleanup train was developed by ECN as a complement to MILENA. The disadvantage to MILENA’s highly efficient process was that it resulted in a high tar content in the gas. Tars had long been the Achilles’ heel of the waste-to-energy industry, preventing many technologies from reaching commercial scale. The design of OLGA results in a world-class clean up train that recycles the tars removed from the gas into the MILENA combustor. The result is a highly efficient process that leaves no tar waste. The OLGA pilot was coupled with the MILENA pilot in 2009

The Bigger the Dream, the More Important the Team

ECN’s collaboration with Royal Dahlman began in 2001. The companies focused on testing fuels, scaling size and finding ways to reduce costs. Synova acquired a minority share in Royal Dahlman in 2012 with the goal of helping bring the technology to commercial scale production. ECN and Royal Dahlman formed a joint-venture in 2017. Synova acquired Dahlman Renewable Technology later that same year. The three continued to work together towards the goal of commercializing the MILENA-OLGA technology.

With a new focus on plastic waste and green chemicals, Synova is entrusted with realizing ECN’s dream of a commercialized technology, more than two decades in the making. We are working to bring the technology through its final mile of commercialization and close the loop on the plastic supply chain to further enhance a circular economy and create a better environment for generations to come.

Decades of Research to Test, Vet & Prove Our Technologies

Scientists at ECN first developed the MILENA process, an indirect gasification concept that combines circulating fluidized bed, pyrolysis and bubbling fluidized bed combustion in one vessel in 1998. Six years of testing, design, patent application and engineering followed before a 30 kWth lab-scale unit was installed in 2004. An 800 kWth pilot followed in 2008. Together, the two gasifiers accumulated more than 5,000 hours of run time.

MILENA was initially designed to process biomass into a highly efficient producer gas suitable for use in gas engines and turbines. Woody biomass could also be used as a substitute in natural gas production. Refuse-derived fuel (RDF) was also an acceptable feedstock for MILENA.

“Inside of every problem lies an opportunity.”

– Robert Kiposaki

The OLGA gas cleanup train was developed by ECN as a complement to MILENA. The disadvantage to MILENA’s highly efficient process was that it resulted in a high tar content in the gas. Tars had long been the Achilles’ heel of the waste-to-energy industry, preventing many technologies from reaching commercial scale. The design of OLGA results in a world-class clean up train that recycles the tars removed from the gas into the MILENA combustor. The result is a highly efficient process that leaves no tar waste. The OLGA pilot was coupled with the MILENA pilot in 2009

The Bigger the Dream, the More Important the Team

ECN’s collaboration with Royal Dahlman began in 2001. The companies focused on testing fuels, scaling size and finding ways to reduce costs. Synova acquired a minority share in Royal Dahlman in 2012 with the goal of helping bring the technology to commercial scale production. ECN and Royal Dahlman formed a joint-venture in 2017. Synova acquired Dahlman Renewable Technology later that same year. The three continued to work together towards the goal of commercializing the MILENA-OLGA technology.

With a new focus on plastic waste and green chemicals, Synova is entrusted with realizing ECN’s dream of a commercialized technology, more than two decades in the making. We are working to bring the technology through its final mile of commercialization and close the loop on the plastic supply chain to further enhance a circular economy and create a better environment for generations to come.

03.

An Ongoing and Special Partnership

Part of what makes Synova special is its close and ongoing partnership with TNO. With more than 3500 employees across a multitude of disciplines, including 60 scientists in the domain in which Synova operates. With a $600 million annual R&D budget, TNO is one of the premier laboratories in the world.

Through a joint venture with TNO, Synova has rights to new intellectual property developed within its field of use. TNO acts as an extension of Synova’s R&D capability, giving it one of the deepest technical benches in the industry. Synova acts as a commercial partner, integrating market data back into R&D activities.

tno innovation for life

04.

Our Employees

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Van Morris
CEO and Member of the board of Directors
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Ibrahim Al Husseini
Chairman of the Board, Managing Director FullCycle
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Lynde Coit
Board Member and Strategic Advisor
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Giffen Ott
Member of the Board and Founder
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Orarin Keeratiwutipong
Office Manager
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Duangkamon Panthong
IT Manager
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Sandy Rangsrisak
Financial Accounting and Control
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Maturot Sukkasame
Document Controller
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Jean Francois Redon
Executive Vice-President Projects
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Craig Brown
Project Development Manager
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Natat (Nat) Poomviset
VP Regulatory and Community Relations
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Suwech Hanchaowong
CSR and Government Relations Manager
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Laszlo Papp
Senior Plant Design Engineer
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Nicole Visser
Office Manager/Graphic Designer
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Devin Whatley
Board Member, Managing Partner at Ecosystem Integrity Fund
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Aidan Stretch
FullCycle Development and Co-Founder Synova
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Robin Zwart
Technology & Product Development Manager, VP of IP
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Ivo Kooijman
Financial Controller
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Tiago Martins Fernandes
Commissioning & Start-up Engineer
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Janja Lucas
Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Bram van der Drift
Chief Technology Officer
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Jan van Leeuwen
EVP Engineering and Project Design
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Richard Mills
Chief of Staff, VP of Transformation
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Marc Prevoo
Executive Vice-President Finance
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Van Morris
CEO and Member of the board of Directors
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Ibrahim Al Husseini
Chairman of the Board, Managing Director FullCycle
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Lynde Coit
Board Member and Strategic Advisor
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Giffen Ott
Member of the Board and Founder
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Devin Whatley
Board Member, Managing Partner at Ecosystem Integrity Fund
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Aidan Stretch
FullCycle Development and Co-Founder Synova
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Bram van der Drift
Chief Technology Officer
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Jan van Leeuwen
EVP Engineering and Project Design
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Richard Mills
Chief of Staff, VP of Transformation
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Marc Prevoo
Executive Vice-President Finance
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Robin Zwart
Technology & Product Development Manager, VP of IP
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Ivo Kooijman
Financial Controller
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Tiago Martins Fernandes
Commissioning & Start-up Engineer
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Janja Lucas
Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Laszlo Papp
Senior Plant Design Engineer
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Nicole Visser
Office Manager/Graphic Designer
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Jean Francois Redon
Executive Vice-President Projects
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Craig Brown
Project Development Manager
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Natat (Nat) Poomviset
VP Regulatory and Community Relations
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Suwech Hanchaowong
CSR and Government Relations Manager
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Orarin Keeratiwutipong
Office Manager
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Duangkamon Panthong
IT Manager
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Sandy Rangsrisak
Financial Accounting and Control
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Maturot Sukkasame
Document Controller

05.

Our Partners and Investors

06.

News and Press Releases

Synova and Technip Energies Announce Strategic Partnership in Advanced Plastic Recycling Technology

MAASSLUIS, Netherlands, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synova and Technip Energies announce they have entered into a joint development and cooperation agreement to commercialize Synova's advanced plastic waste-to-olefins technology, in conjunction with Technip Energies'