908 Devices, a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical analysis, today announced that it has been named a 2016 IHS Energy Innovation Pioneer by IHS, the leading source of insight, analytics and expertise in critical areas that shape today’s business landscape. This year’s pioneers were chosen based on their potential to transform the future of energy. Selection criteria included creativity, feasibility of plan, scalability of technology and leadership team. As a part of this recognition, Dr. Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and co-founder of 908 Devices, will participate in a panel discussion at IHS CERAWeek: Accelerating Game Changing Oil & Gas Technologies to Manage an Industry in Transition. Dr. Knopp will join industry experts to discuss how new technologies are being leveraged to meet current challenges in the industry.

Through previously established partnerships with Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV) and Schlumberger (SLB), 908 Devices has been actively developing devices, powered by patented its high-pressure mass spectrometry (HPMSTM) technology, for the oil & gas industry. To date this market has been conservative, and rightfully so. Given the current price of oil, there is demand for new devices that can provide cost-effective process efficiency beyond the capabilities of today’s implementations. By bringing its HPMS technology to the oil & gas community, qualitative and quantitative analysis capabilities for inline, at-line, laboratory and field-based applications will be achievable with one rugged, portable device. Companies will benefit from reduced analysis times – from minutes to seconds – and expanded capabilities for compound analysis at each stage of petrochemical processing.

“It is true honor to be named a 2016 IHS Energy Innovation Pioneer,” said Dr. Kevin J. Knopp, CEO and co-founder of 908 Devices. “This recognition represents our continued commitment to innovation in creating breakthrough technologies that address market challenges. We believe our soon-to-be-launched products will add a new set of capabilities for enhanced compositional analysis and create unparalleled process efficiencies for our customers.”

The 11th annual Energy Innovation Pioneers will be honored during IHS CERAWeek, the world’s premier energy industry event, held in Houston, February 22-26. IHS CERAWeek is the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials, policymakers and leaders from the technology, financial, and industrial communities – and energy technology innovators. Ranked among the top five corporate leader conferences in the world, this year marks the 35th anniversary of the event.