About the Authors
Dr Michelle Lynch
Michelle Lynch is a PhD in Chemicals and Catalysis and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
Her 24 years of post-doctoral experience span catalyst R&D, catalyst and precious metals market research,
patent analysis and consulting. She is currently the Director and Owner of Enabled Future Limited (EFL).
Prior to setting up EFL, Michelle worked with IHS Markit, Nexant and Johnson Matthey. She is a regular speaker
at conferences and contributor to
industry magazines. Her publications to date have included features in IHS Chemical Bulletin, IHS Quarterly,
The Catalyst Review, Recycling & Waste World and The Catalyst Group Intelligence Report. She lives and runs her consultancy
in the West Midlands, UK. She is passionate about sustainability, pollution abatement and helping to create high impact
solutions to tackle climate change.
Enabled Future Limited (EFL)
helps its clients to accelerate the profitable deployment of Circular Carbon Pathways
in support of Climate Adaptation and future Net Zero manufacturing. It does so by Optimising Technology Portfolios
in line with market trends and environmental targets. The company has several areas of activity organised through
separate Market Verticals:
EnabledCatalysts, which covers the production, use and recycling of catalysts
EnabledCircular, which covers projects aimed at achieving polymer and plastics product circularity
EnabledMetals, which covers the production, use and recycling of platinum group metals (PGM),
battery metals, rare earth elements (REE) and other industrially valuable metals
EnabledPower, which includes projects for the production, use and recycling of fuel cells,
electrolysers, batteries, sustainable energy storage chemicals and renewable power systems
Dr Pirmin Ulmann
Pirmin Ulmann obtained a diploma in chemistry from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) in 2004 and a PhD from Northwestern University (USA)
in 2009. Thereafter, he was a JSPS Foreign Fellow in an ERATO academic-industrial organic solar cell project at the University
of Tokyo (Japan). From 2010 to 2016, while working at IMERYS Graphite & Carbon in Switzerland, he was a co-inventor of 7 patent
families related to lithium-ion batteries and was involved in a collaboration on GDLs for fuel cells. He was also in charge of
a collaboration with the Paul Scherrer Institute, evaluated outside technologies for corporate strategy, and made customer visits
to battery & fuel cell component manufacturers in East Asia, North America & Europe. He holds the credential Stanford Certified
Project Manager (SCPM) and has co-authored scientific articles with more than 1,800 citations.
b-science.net LLC operates as a distributed team in Switzerland, and has premium subscribers in the vertical Li-ion battery technology
in key technology clusters across America, Asia and Europe. The company facilitates technical decision making with its unique machine
learning-based approach. Subscribers enjoy a superior understanding of the global state of the art in a time-efficient manner and get
a head start towards successfully launching products. Gradually, further energy storage verticals are being pursued, starting with fuel cells.