Why work with us?

We have the skills to manage your whole value chain. With more than 10 years of research at the University of Antwerp, it was time to step out of to the lab to industrialize our technology. Our experts literally wrote the book about CO2 Utilization ” An Economy based on Carbon dioxide and Water”.

Meet our team

Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

As a chemical engineer with a PhD in plasma technology, Gill started out as a researcher at VITO. He successfully led a spin-off company working on molecular plasma expanding it from 2 to 30 people in only 5 years. While mentoring a student’s PhD working on carbon conversion, he realized the enormous potential for the industry. D-CRBN was born.

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David Ziegler

Chief Commercial Officer and Co-founder

Entrepreneur with a strong drive to achieve a carbon-neutral society, David Ziegler is the co-founder of D-CRBN. As CCO, he defines the Sales & Marketing strategy of the company. His focus is to understand the challenges the different industrial partners are facing concerning their reduction of CO2 emissions. Ultimately, and together with them, the common goal is convert these environmental threats into a competitive scalable solution.


Georgi Trenchev

Chief Technology Office and Co-founder

A physicist and engineer, Georgi Trenchev is the Chief Technology Officer. Shortly after completing his PhD in plasma-based CO2 conversion at the University of Antwerp, he co-founded D-CRBN. As CTO, he oversees the technology development, and implements the leading solutions from the scientific world.


Annemie Bogaerts

Head of PLASMANT research group, professor at UA

Annemie Bogaerts is an authority in the field of CO2 conversion. She teaches at the University of Antwerp and co-wrote the book “An Economy based on Carbon dioxide and Water”. After her PhD in chemistry, she founded PLASMANT, the Plasma Lab for Applications in Sustainability and Medicine Antwerp.


Frederik Selhorst

Director Business Development

With a distinguished career spanning 20 years in building up commercial expertise in market development, energy transition, future shipping energy applications, and business strategy for a private tanker company operating in North West Europe, Frederik brings a wealth of experience from the maritime transport sector to our team. 


Vincent Nollekens

Chief Financial Officer

With a distinguished career spanning 10 years in finance, he brings a wealth of expertise in financial management, strategy, and innovation. He is known as a business partner raising accountability and creating visibility of business performance


Johan Van Dyck

Chief Operating Officer

With over 25 years of experience in industrial engineering, new business development, and technology architecture, Johan is passionate about driving innovation and automation in the automotive industry, with a particular focus on Solar Mobility and Clean Tech.  

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Pablo Espinar

Projects Director

With a nanoengineering background, outstanding communication skills, and previous experience in the plasma technology field, he combines a unique set of skills and qualifications to ensure successful implementation of CCU technology in the market. Pablo is passionate about innovations to achieve carbon circularity and green transition.