Luper Technologies: Revolutionizing Industrial Air Cleaning

We develop revolutionary air-cleaning systems that neutralize harmful compounds based on nature's process, protecting both human health and the environment.

Daan Jansen
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
MSc. Innovation Management

Over het initiatief / About the initiative

Luper Technologies: Revolutionizing Industrial Air Cleaning

In welke fase zit jouw initiatief? / In what stage is your initiative?


Heb je jouw initiatief al gevalideerd? / Did you validate your initiative?

Yes, scientific publications have confirmed the effectiveness of our solution

Meer informatie over jouw initiatief / More info about your initiative

At Luper, we build industrial air-cleaning systems with a focus on volatile organic compounds (VOCs), a group of carbon-based chemicals known for their extremely harmful effects on human health and the environment.

Our systems are based on the natural cleaning mechanism of the Earth’s atmosphere, but then concentrated and accelerated more than a million times. As a result, where normally a pollutant is broken down in a month in the outside air, our system does this in just two seconds.

This technique is effective, produces no harmful waste, and is unique in the world of air cleaning systems, enabling us to significantly impact human health and the environment.

As a result, we have strong ambitions for 2028:

  • 10.000.000 m3 of air cleaned per hour;
  • 1.000.000 ton CO2-eqs captured per year;
  • 1.000 tons of hazardous air pollutants avoided per year.

Wat is er anders/nieuw aan jouw idee/oplossing t.o.v. bestaande oplossingen? / What is different/new about your idea/solution compared to existing solutions??

Our AirGuard system revolutionizes the field of air cleaning with its unique energy-efficient, eco-friendly, and effective approach, far outperforming traditional methods such as activated carbon, thermal oxidation, and wet scrubbers.

The conventional activated carbon method, where the air is forced through densely packed carbon, demands immense energy, making it inefficient. Furthermore, it yields highly flammable, toxic carbon residues that are harmful and require frequent regeneration or replacement through burning, resulting in significant CO2 and NO2 emissions.

On the other hand, thermal oxidation necessitates the combustion of waste gas with added natural gas, leading to exorbitant costs and high levels of CO2 and NO2 emissions.

Wet scrubbers are suitable for very limited applications. They absorb toxic compounds in the liquid medium through which air is circulated, creating toxic wastewater that needs careful treatment.

In stark contrast, our AirGuard system operates solely on energy to cleanse the air. Our innovative process takes place entirely in the gaseous phase, negating the need for air to be forced through solid mediums, thus saving substantial energy. We transform hazardous pollutants into harmless molecules, generating non-toxic byproducts that can be further utilized in anaerobic digestion or fertilizers. Consequently, AirGuard is not only cost-effective to operate, but it also guarantees zero harmful environmental impacts while detoxifying the air.

Wat zijn jouw volgende stappen om het verder te ontwikkelen? / What are your next steps to develop the initiative?

  • Mobile demonstration model: we are working on a mobile demonstration model that we can easily transport to the site of the customer to demonstrate the working on their specific airflow.
  • Team expansion: we are working on expanding our team with chemists, engineers, and business developers.
  • Funding: we are looking for ways to fund our ambitions and accelerate our growth and impact.

Wat heb je nodig om (nog meer) impact te maken met dit initiatief? / What do you need to make (more) impact with this initiative?

  • Network: we are actively looking for contacts at industrial companies to broaden our partner, customer, and advisor network;
  • Funding: We are looking for funding to accelerate the process of exploiting these systems and make a faster impact;
  • Team members: we are looking for team members with advanced knowledge and experience in business development, atmospheric chemistry, and engineering.