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“The development of catalysts for methane conversion and understanding the basics of such processes has always been a central theme in my research portfolio in a career that has stretched over a period of 50 years (so far!). Having at one stage developed a commercially successful high temperature catalyst for steam reforming of methane and other hydrocarbons, I later became involved in work on the so-called dry reforming reaction which uses carbon dioxide instead of steam in the reforming reaction. Indeed, it has for a long time been my dream to find a cheaper and more usable catalyst for the dry reforming process. Finally, with the services of an excellent postdoctoral researcher for several years, I was able to achieve this dream and the so-called “Seabiscuit™ catalyst” is the result. Seabiscuit™ could not be in better hands than Neemo’s and I remain deeply involved in its commercial development as an Advisor to the company. I hope that Neemo will be able to bring Seabiscuit™’s advantages to a wider audience and find new uses for it, achieving exciting new developments to the benefit of the planet.”

Professor (Emeritus) Julian Ross, PhD
Department of Chemical and Environmental Science
University of Limerick
Member of the Carbolea Group within the Charles Parson Initiative on Energy and Sustainable Environment
Member of the Royal Irish Academy
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Author of ‘Heterogeneous Catalysis – Fundamentals and Applications’
Author or co-author of 200 scientific publications
Former Senior Editor of Catalysis Today (for 25 years)


“Some of the grand challenges in environment, health, medicine, and energy can be addressed through advancement in catalytic science. My research focuses on synthesizing complex catalytic structures and understanding their catalytic roles in catalyzing chemical reactions for the production of fuels and value-added chemicals. I have over 15 years of direct experience working with catalysts for fuel conversions, which includes hydrocarbon reforming, partial oxidation, and water-gas-shift reactions, at University of Toronto and previously at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley. Dry reforming of methane uses carbon dioxide instead of steam to activate methane for synthesis gas production. The process has long been viewed as the ‘holy grail’ of methane conversion, because it catalytically transforms abundant natural gas resources and carbon dioxide into chemical precursors for the production of wide ranging value-added compounds. I believe that the Seabiscuit™ catalyst of Neemo Inc, made from low-cost materials, represents a potential breakthrough in dry-reforming catalyst technology, because it exhibits superior stability, activity, and selectivity over a wide range of conditions. I am excited about the arrival of the Seabiscuit™ catalyst and looking forward to seeing how Neemo Inc uses this technology to increase sustainability. “

Ya-Huei (Cathy) Chin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto