Agrilution provides consumers with the unique emotional experience to grow fresh herbs, salads and vegetables in their own home – fully automated, all year round. Our solution is an ecosystem consisting of a smart kitchen appliance, proprietary seed consumables and an app. We are the creators of a totally new product category, have a market ready and patented ecosystem, and are ready to ramp-up production.
Your regular water tap is dumb. It has a high water flow, which makes the water pass through your hands or bounces off of the plates you are washing. Water is wasted when it runs straight down the drain.
Altered’s solution is a patent pending atomization technology for the nozzle of a water tap. The nozzle atomizes the water, splitting it up into millions of droplets. This increases the surface area of the water, which makes it possible to use every single water drop coming out of the tap. The water shoots out of the tap in the form of a high-speed dense mist. The user can switch between the mist and a regular water flow. For example, when you want to quickly fill a glass, you change to a regular mode and still get up to 85 % water savings.
BENEFITS Using every single drop of water means you can wash your hands, brush your teeth, do your dishes etc. with only 2 % of water use compared to a regular water saving aerator. Using less water also means using less energy to heat the water – and about 50 % of used water is hot water! Existing taps can be retrofitted with the nozzle, saving money and materials.
The nozzle is easy to install: it takes 30 seconds and a single size fits all common faucet sizes (adapters included). Public areas get a full functionality with only 0,4 liter/minute, working from 1.5 bar pressure. ROI varies between regions, but it can be even less than a month for a hotel complex in the Middle East.
Fouling increases the energy need for production equipment, consequently causing 2,5 % of the global CO2 emissions per year – equal to 20 % of the emissions of world’s cars. Traditional methods used today to clean the industrial process equipment are mechanical cleaning and chemicals. These methods involve equipment dismantling, high-pressure cleaning with water and expensive, hazardous chemicals, re-assembly, and related production stoppages.
Altum Technologies uses a novel high power ultrasound technology to remove fouling from industrial equipment of any size and shape without production downtime. The technology combines traditional ultrasonic cleaning with advanced beamforming techniques to localize and effectively clean a pre-defined target point. The solution is clamped-on, so they can easily change the place in where they beam ultrasound. The patent-pending technology is externally applied to any equipment (for example heat exchangers, tanks and pipes), which carries some kind of liquid, without the need to modify the equipment. It can clean most dirt: biofouling, mineral scaling, and chemical fouling. They use the Cleantech-as-a-service (CaaS) model: for a fixed monthly fee they clean the client’s equipment and maintain their technology.
BENEFITS No production stoppages and no equipment disassembly. Maintenance needs are minimized and production processes are more efficient when equipment is constantly clean. Companies can save up to 40 % energy consumption in their processes. No need for hazardous chemicals, which helps both the environment and the workers. Industrial equipment can get a longer lifespan and it doesn’t need to be thrown away because of difficulties to remove fouling. Data about the processes taking place inside production equipment can be provided. Improved process efficiency ensures increased recovery rates of rare raw materials.
There are two main cooling systems used today for electric vehicles (EV’s): air-cooling and liquid cooling. Although liquid cooling is considered to be the most efficient, it is costly and heavy, because the often-used liquid – water – needs to be separated from the battery cells with piping or cold plates. Some solutions use dielectric oil, but the thermal properties are less efficient and the system requires exterior pumping and safety systems.
APR Technologies has developed a dielectric liquid cooling system for EV battery cooling, which is in direct contact with the battery cells and the Battery Management System (BMS). In this way, they save a large amount of materials, weight and assembly costs. The integrated micropumps improve and control the flow to an optimum: both efficient cooling during charge and discharge of the battery cell, as well as efficient controlled self-heating of the battery system in cold weather – we often get -30 degrees in the Nordics. It also enables an intrinsic safety feature through the properties of the designed dielectric liquid: large amount of energy is absorbed by the liquid at temperature, where the initial process leading to thermal runaway and failure of Lithium Polymer cells is triggered, thus, avoiding the thermal runaway chain reaction.
BENEFITS Small size and weight, low power consumption, no vibrations and long lifetime. The battery system is easier to recycle as there is less material, dismantling is easier and parts are identified in a simple way. The system reduces the weight of a battery system – probably with more than 100 kg in a typical EV-car. It also reduces the battery charging time and improves cell balancing – including safety with improved protection against thermal runaway. It can substantially contribute to the uptake of EV’s and, consequently, help to reduce CO2 missions.
Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions. One of the main challenges of green energy is lack of predictability and intermittency of the renewable energy resource, which causes problems to the grid due to the mismatch between supply and demand.
AW-Energy has developed, patented and successfully demonstrated and certified a technology to utilize wave energy, the largest untapped resource within renewables. WaveRoller®, is a submerged wave energy converter based on a hinged panel that is attached to the sea bed in the near shore area. It generates electricity from the movement of the waves (surge phenomenon) and is connected to the electric grid onshore. A single WaveRoller unit (one panel and power take-off combination) is rated at between 350kW and 1000kW. The technology can be deployed as single units or in farms. WaveRoller is on a clear and concise path to full commercialization, supported by independent, third-party certification and validation of the technology.
BENEFITS Electricity produced by ocean waves is more stable than other renewable energy sources as it’s predictable for several days in advance and often available when the resources for other intermittent renewable energy sources are not. As an easily scalable solution WaveRoller technology can be utilized in different environments and combined with other energy solutions. The technology design is built in a way that supports local production and creates employment. The device is environmentally friendly, and the foundation actually works as an artificial reef, creating a new habitat for marine life.
Energy storage is a vital part in our transition to a clean energy future. We need batteries to store intermittent solar and wind energy and power electric vehicles (EVs). The state of the art in battery technology are lithium-ion batteries, which lose their energy storage capacity over time and typically need to be replaced after a few years of operation. Given the high financial and environmental cost of lithium-ion batteries, it is imperative to extend their lifetime and enable a sustainable and widespread uptake of this technology.
The short lifetime of lithium-ion batteries is, to a large part, due to the battery architecture. Battery packs are made up of a number of cells connected in series to achieve higher voltages. Each cell degrades at a different rate and the whole pack is only as strong as its weakest cell. Brill Power has developed an intelligent battery management system which can extend the cycle life of lithium-ion battery packs by up to 60%. This is possible by controlling the current on each cell in proportion to the cell’s capacity. Brill Power’s product consists of printed circuit boards and software, and will be sold to and integrated by battery system makers in the stationary energy storage and EV markets.
Our customers will enjoy a unique differentiation in the energy storage market by offering longer lasting, more reliable batteries. In utility-scale energy storage, Brill Power technology enables asset owners to generate up to 60% more revenue over the system lifetime. In the EV market our technology avoids the need for battery replacements, which amount to roughly 40% of the total vehicle cost. If adopted by a single EV manufacturing line, Brill Power technology can save an estimated 2.3 million tons of CO2 equivalents p.a. by avoiding the need for battery replacements.
Battery performance, safety and cost are limiting factors in many applications from mobile devices and electric vehicles to grid storage to stabilize intermittent solar and wind power. Traditional lithium-ion batteries are reaching their technological limits, are toxic and flammable, use rare and costly raw materials and so cannot enable the required market growth.
BroadBit has developed a novel low-cost/high-performance/robust/eco-friendly/scalable battery with 50% more energy per unit cost and 25% more energy per unit mass as lithium-ion. BroadBit’s batteries are uniquely based on metallic sodium, enabling exceptionally high power and energy, low material and manufacturing costs and safe and stable performance by avoiding the costly and dangerous failure modes of Li-ion batteries. BroadBit has proven its technology at the coin cell level and is in the process of making its first commercial cylindrical cells. In addition to its cost and performance advantages, customers have now independently demonstrated that its batteries can reliably operate after cycling between -20 and +60C (Li-ion only works when cycled between 0 and 40C) and that its batteries are non-flammable. Four patents have been submitted and one granted on BroadBits’s novel battery chemistries.
BroadBit has built a team of experienced entrepreneurs and technologists who share the common vision and ambition to revolutionize the energy storage market and is now seeking funders and partners to help commercialize the technology for applications in electric vehicles, portable electronics and grid stabilization. BroadBit believes that, with its innovations, it can grow the rechargeable battery market from today’s 60B$ to greater than 1T$ in the coming decade.
Sludge from industries and municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is used as fertilizer on agricultural land, as soil replacement, as landfill cover, landfilled or incinerated. These methods can require large surface areas for composting, cause significant greenhouse gas emissions and be expensive, energy-intensive, and wasteful of energy and nutritional values.
C-Green’s sludge disposal service turns costly, potentially toxic sludge from wastewater treatment and other wet biowaste into an inert and odourless bio-carbon, which can be sold as biofuel or as a carbon sink soil improvement. C-Green has patented its robust efficient technology, including the reactor design, the use of wet oxidation to make the process independent of external heat, heat recovery without heat exchangers, and process industry integration. C-Green’s processing facility will be situated at the WWTP, in close proximity to the produced sludge and fit into two containers: one with the high-temperature processes that receive the sludge and one for mechanical dewatering and control system cabinets.
BENEFITS C-Green Zero Energy HTC not only has an exceptionally low OPEX, its process configuration makes it self-sufficient with regard to heat, reducing sludge water content from 80 % to 30 %, without the need for external energy. While achieving a 70 % sludge volume reduction, C-Green provides savings on sludge dewatering, chemical costs and a 15-30 % savings on disposal costs as well as profits from a reduction of heat demand and a 5-10 % increase in biogas production. The process also enables a 90 % phosphorus recovery rate. The bio-carbon produced is essentially free from chemicals and biological safety hazards such as pharmaceutical residues. If the biocarbon is used as solid fuel, microplastics are prevented from entering the environment. A more than 100 % greenhouse gas reduction can be achieved by replacing fossil fuels, reducing transportation and avoiding emissions of methane gas from landfilling and composting.
De-carbonizing of electricity supply requires a new mix of energy sources and efficient utilization of the existing ones. Convion provides a solution for ultra-clean and efficient on-site power generation in small scale, making accessible vast but distributed and currently underutilized waste biomass resources for carbon neutral and d
Biogas from waste biomass is a key part of the future energy mix and plays an important role in achieving targets set for renewable energy. Energy self-sufficiency of water services also underpins societal development and resiliency in emerging economies. Biogas can be produced sustainably by anaerobic digestion, a proven and scalable process, by which organic matter of e.g. sewage sludge can be stabilized. The challenge to date has been that waste is a distributed resource and conventional technologies for capturing the energy of biogas are inefficient, making biogas-to-electricity conversion by co-generation feasible only in large facilities. Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are the most efficient technology for converting biogas to electricity regardless of power range, making a Convion fuel cell system an ideal integrated co-generation solution for water and waste services.
Convion has started demonstrating an industrial scale biogas fuel cell system in a wastewater treatment plant in Turin, Italy. The plant is a reference design, representing a medium scale facility where penetration of conventional co-generation systems is low. A new market potential for fuel cells in similar facilities in EU alone is enormous, representing an equivalent of 930 – 2550 MWe of carbon neutral generation.
Generally, the energy in the warm exhaust air from restaurants is not recovered; instead, it is released directly to the outside air. This means real estate owners throw hundreds of thousands of kWh’s into the air every year!
Enjay has a solution to recover heat energy and distribute it back to the building in a highly challenging environment: the ventilation systems of restaurants. Their patented energy recovery unit can survive the grease, soot and moisture, which normally destroy the technical equipment. They put in the missing piece of the puzzle – condensation. Their product, Lepido, is an enhanced heat pump: it collects the warm energy from the exhaust air from restaurant ventilation. An evaporator is placed in the duct, where it extracts energy. Grease and soot are directed to designated areas where they can be cleaned off. The water that condensates out of the warm exhaust air is collected and the energy that is bound in warm (or cold) water is then transported via piping to wherever it is needed in the heating system of the building.
BENEFITS The amount of energy extracted from the exhaust air can be increased by almost 40 % compared to a process without condensation. Real estate owners can save money through reduced energy consumption. The average installation saves about 250,000 kWh’s every year. ROI in Sweden is about 5-6 years. With the Swedish energy mix, the energy savings mean an equivalent of 25 tons of CO2 emissions saved. For one restaurant. Every year. Looking at Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, the total saving of CO2 if every restaurant was equipped with Lepido, would correspond to the emissions from well over 12 million cars.
Nowadays, batteries are often used to power sensors and IoT devices. As the use of IoT devices continues to grow, changing trillions of batteries is costly and time-consuming and therefore not a good solution.
Epishine, based on 25 years of research, makes organic solar cells that harvest ambient light around them wirelessly to power sensors and indoor Internet of Things devices – and these applications are only the entry market. No worries if there’s no light in a while; the solar cell will be connected to a conductor that can hold energy for up to 3 weeks. Their most innovative aspect is, however, their scalable, cheap and patent-pending manufacturing method. They can print solar cells as you print newspaper; instead of printing ink on paper, they print plastic on plastic. It is also thanks to this manufacturing method that they can print completely organic solar cells, consisting only of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur – while the competitors need to use expensive and scarce metals in their solar cells. The solar cells are also ultrathin, ultralight and flexible, and are therefore optimal for integration with tiny things, such as sensors. Cheap production and cheap materials allow the target price of 1 cent/kWh.
BENEFITS The organic solar cells do not contain rare and toxic heavy metals. The initial cost is about the same as batteries – after production scale up even cheaper. The energy payback time is 1-4 weeks – good in comparison to 1-4 years for traditional silicon solar cells. Long lifetime of 20 years and low maintenance costs. As they use different conducting and semiconducting materials to match the indoor-spectrum, they get the highest efficiency indoors among solar cells. The manufacturing method is scalable and has a low carbon footprint.
Used Cooking Oils (UCO) can play a significant role in EU shift towards advanced biofuels; as they are available in every territory, they could be used locally to fuel public transports fleets. However, biodiesel production chains have still negative environmental impacts: chemical processes, use of petroleum derivatives and massive long-distance transport.
Gecco has developed an enzymatic biodiesel production process with a global lifecycle approach that produces a 100% renewable biodiesel. We have designed a modular production unit adapted to regional-size UCO amounts and tested the provision of Ville de Lille captive fleet.
We aim to:
BENEFITS Our biodiesel is 100% produced from waste and renewable materials. It reduces GHG emissions by 93% compared with classic gasoline and by 70% reduction compared with first-generation biodiesel. Other environmental benefits of the product’s lifecycle compared with gasoline are: lower water lower air pollution and lower human health impacts.
On the CSR aspect, our production file creates 10 times more local jobs than standard diesel (at equivalent volume) and contributes to territorial energetic autonomy and wealth.
With our solution, public fleets can reach their environmental and climate objectives without investing in new vehicles. Our process unit is modular and easily installable.
The materials mainly used for heat sinks today are aluminium and copper. The properties of these materials are limiting factors for the lifetime and energy efficiency of electronics: poor heat dissipation causes more than 50 % of electronics failure and waste energy. With graphene-based materials, the issues with upscaling and agglomeration have prevented a viable solution – until now.
Aros Graphene ® is a novel ionic graphene nanocomposite material, which is fit for manufacturing and upscaling. It is based on a sandwich structure of graphene and certain halogen-free ionic salts. The material is easy to apply as an additive, through coating or even by 3D printing. The application focus is heat management. Wherever there are electronics, heat is generated, in everything from mobile phones to industrial equipment. Great potential also lies in 1 ) self-lubricating systems to reduce lubricants in machines, e.g. in the food and drug industry; lower friction reduces energy consumption and higher wear resistance reduces the need to interrupt production to do new coatings 2 ) moving electrical contacts; Aros Graphene ® could replace silver, resulting in contacts with higher durability and more efficient energy transfer, and 3 ) energy storage with supercapacitors. Material and a scalable manufacturing process are patent-pending.
BENEFITS Aros Graphene is non-toxic and has extremely high thermal conductivity, up to 180 % higher than any other material measured in the Ericsson thermal management laboratory. Heat sinks (elements that lead away heat from e.g. electronics) can be made much smaller and with lower risk of overheating. The material can reduce energy consumption, in everything from cooling of laptops to industrial processes. Electronics can be replaced less frequently. A longer lifetime saves resources and energy. This also reduces hazardous e-waste. As e-waste is often disposed of and processed in developing countries, this also reduces health damages and pollution caused by improper disposal.
With a completely unique AI-driven premium model, Greater Than helps insurance companies reduce injury rates by 40 percent by offering a complete turnkey digital car insurance. While driving more safely the car owners also drive more energy efficient with less impact on the environment.
Greater Than has over 14 years of experience in understanding car drivers and with over 5 billion analyzed kilometers, the company has built a database of over 300 million reference profiles.
Greater Than’s AI-based premium model replaces an over one-hundred-year-old system of pricing insurance. Instead of collective pricing, based on old injury statistics, Greater Thans AI charges each individual car trip based on real-time data.
The AI leverages data created by an OBD reader in the car and an app on the user’s phone. The OBD reader collects data from the car in real time during the drive. The data is sent to a cloud service, where the AI classifies the drive into a risk premium level.
BENEFITS Greater Than offers AI-based car insurance to insurance companies wishing to digitize their business in order to reduce injury rates and provide consumers with transparent, better and cheaper products.
The technology supports the drivers to drive energy smart and safe. The drivers reduce the CO2 emissions by 19% and reduce the number of accidents by 40%.
Greater Than’s technology can save 100 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to a calculation by WWF and the Swedish Energy Agency.
Urban air pollution has reached a scale beyond all bearing. Its detrimental effects now impact human health, our climate and ever increasingly, our mobility. The urgency to act is bigger than ever, but, the question is: Act based on what? Current trends in promising digital approaches such as smart cities & eco-mobility require air quality data in an unprecedented reliability, clarity and accessibility. This is exactly what Hawa Dawa provides.
With state-of-the-art calibration methods, Hawa Dawa is able to reduce the relative uncertainty of low-cost sensor reaching legal accuracy requirements in outdoor conditions. Utilizing external data such as weather, traffic, satellite data and others, its smart software creates both temporal and spatial predictions even in areas where no sensors are installed. Finally, a straightforward API makes environmental data one click away. The API can be adjusted to fit individual customer needs. Hawa Dawa’s sensors measure Particulate Matter, O3, NOx, CO2, CO, SO2, Noise, Humidity, Temperature, Pressure.
Through our data, we create the first link to a new digital value chain for cities, municipalities, NGOs, OEMs and other large companies active in health, mobility, reinsurance, real estate, telecommunication, transport, climate change mitigation & adaptation and many more. We empower our clients to ultimately take effective measures in reducing air pollution through informed decision making processes.
The old electrical grid is a poor fit for renewables, which require grid flexibility and information online capacity. Currently, there are more and more digital sensors at the production site, transformers and the consumer end, but the physical power grid monitoring is very limited. Communication problems with sensors and energy lifetime have both been challenges for the overline transmission sensors.
Heimdall Power uses a patented ‘neuron to neuron’ communication technology to monitor and optimize high voltage power lines, independent of Wi-Fi or mobile signal coverage. The sensors communicate through radio-frequency identification (RFID) with each other on the wire, providing real-time information about the state of the grid. The sensors are self-powered; they harvest the energy needed to run the sensors from the high voltage magnetic field. No external energy source is required, just high voltage above 22 kV. This means their neurons can be installed everywhere on the planet! They only need connected base stations at the ends of the transmission/distribution lines.
BENEFITS Faster and more precise fail-searching and maintenance for the grid allow a payback in 3 years. Grid owners can operate the grid more efficiently and safely as they get data on the true capacity of their power line. They can prolong the life of the high voltage grid and increase its dynamic capacity, resulting in that more dynamic, green loads – wind, solar, EV infrastructure, etc. – can be attached to the grid. Dynamic Line Rating and power line optimization also increase income. Grid investments can be postponed and/or investments can be optimized, saving money! As they use RFID technology, the sensors do not need Wi-Fi or mobile coverage to communicate, making it easy to apply around the world. The sensors can be self-powered as they harvest energy from the magnetic field.
Heliac produces solar-based high-temperature heat in utility-scale at costs below any alternative anywhere in the world.
The heat is generated using large, low-cost lenses that work exactly like magnifying glasses. These lenses are placed in panels that can provide heat for district heating, desalination, cooling, process heat, and power production.
The lenses are similar to those used in projection televisions, and the energy harvesting is similar to methods known and tested in concentrated solar power. The difference is partly that Heliac produces the lenses at a fraction of the cost of both the tv lenses and the mirror-based CSP solutions, and partly that the lenses are produced at very high speed on standard industrial equipment (5 sq.m/sec = 100 GW/per year/production unit).
The rest of Heliac’s solar thermal solution consists entirely of inexpensive, mass-producible components. This results in a cost of energy so low that the solution holds the potential to reduce annual global industrial energy costs in excess of €200 billion while eliminating 13-15% of global CO2-emissions.
Heliac’s panels are the only competitive, sustainable method of producing heat at temperatures up to 400C. Alternatives like mirror-based solutions and geothermal carry too high costs and biomass is not available in sufficient amounts to address the global demand for heat.
A first full-scale solar-field sold to E.ON for a district heating facility will be commissioned this summer. Even under the poor Danish solar conditions, our solution will produce heat at costs below natural gas.
We are ifoodbag. A Swedish startup company that has developed a patent-pending intelligent cool bag that locks in cold and prevents condensation issues.
ifoodbag® is made of a paper composite material that is reusable, recyclable and sustainable.
In cooperation with Mondi Group – our global production partner and RISE (Innventia) – one of the world leading research institutes within pulp and paper, we have set the foundations for building a strong and sustainable business.
Our product, the ifoodbag® is revolutionary for the retail trade in general and for the online grocery players in particular, where the temperature controlled logistical challenges are the biggest issues to solve financially smart – “The Final Mile Challenge”.
We are passionate about becoming a final mile solution provider. Where the ifoodbag® is a part of a system solution that secures temperature controlled logistics in an environmental sustainable way.
Packaging and package printing business is growing constantly. There is a worry of cost increase of demanding package materials, and environmental impacts of numerous material choices.
Iscent has developed a non-material adding, direct printing/embossing process to a wide scale of packaging applications in plastics and paper-based materials, as well as a combination of them. Iscent has developed its process and foresees special intention to increase visibility especially in Biobased packaging materials.
Technology enables light diffractive and functional roll to roll process to be applied in packages and printed media. The key benefits are:
130 million people in South Europe correspond to 1 to 2 billion m² of roof surface. Tiled roofs, widely used in Mediterranean regions could amount to 500 to 1300 million m². Assuming 60 kWh/m² the cooling requirement, the energy demand for under-roof space cooling ranges from 30 to 70 MWht, equivalent to 10-25 MWhe taking into account a coefficient of performance equal to 3 (COP) for the chiller operating.
LIFE HEROTILE improves the energy behaviour of the buildings through the development of innovative types of roof tiles able to increase their underlay ventilation.
In fact, a ventilated roof plays an important role in reducing the passage of heat from the sun through the roof tiles to the roof structure and hence to the interior of the house, since the movement of air dissipates a portion of the heat generated by solar radiation. This natural convection will be improved by the higher permeability to air of the newly designed tiles, which are able to significantly reduce the cooling demand.
The overall energy savings achievable by the full installation of new tiles (supposing the refurbishment in few years of 80% of roofs built before sixties and 50% of ones built before nineties) could amount to about 5.000 GWhe, which corresponds to minimum 1,5 million of equivalent tons of CO2/y, adopting a carbon footprint of the kWhe equal to 300 g_CO2/kWhe.
A practical and simplified software for architects and technicians predicts the energy performance of the same building in changing only the roof configuration. The software will be free-license.
BENEFITS The increased of roof ventilation helps to reduce the use of air conditioners, leads to energy savings and CO2 emission reductions:
The materials alone required to house our population increase by 2050 will emit so much CO2 that the Paris Accord will fail. Construction materials generate high CO2 emissions, leading building owners to search for alternate materials to meet new regulations, showcase green CSR values, or earn gold-level assessments from initiatives like LEED.
Made of Air has invented a material compound composed of up to 90% atmospheric carbon- a solid resulting from greenhouse gases. The compound sequesters the highest volume of CO2 in the construction industry, and can significantly lower a building’s carbon footprint. It can be formed into facades, boards, furniture, interior and automotive products.
The technology is based on photosynthesis- a commonly known, effective way of condensing atmospheric CO2 into solids. Controlled pyrolysis of waste biomass produces durable carbon- that will not decompose into CO2 for centuries. The volume of the construction industry creates demand for biochar production in useful materials resulting in atmospheric CO2 sequestered in significant quantities. Made of Air’s unique method of embedding biochar in mineral and organic binder systems, results in products that are carbon negative or with a much-improved carbon balance.
BENEFITS MOA has the highest amount of sequestered CO2 in the construction industry. The material compound is made of so much atmospheric carbon, it generates negative carbon emissions.
As an exothermic process, producing the material requires no energy, in fact, it generates energy in the form of heat, currently estimated at +550kW hours/T.
Linking a material with negative carbon emissions to the construction industry means that building for the next 2 billion people no longer drains our carbon budget but instead becomes an environmental act. Made of Air’s material is significant because it builds our future cities with CO2 as a resource.
MOA products meet performance standards, are price-competitive, and potentially profit from future carbon credits- making a “double bottom line” business.
The agricultural sector is facing major environmental challenges today. A cow releases as much Co2 emissions as a car, up to 170 liters of water is used per day/pig to clean out its’ living area and 80% of all antibiotics in the world are used for animals. According to FAO food production needs to double by 2030, at the same time the negative environmental impact need to decrease by 50% – is it possible?
Moving Floor is a world-leading cleantech solution for sustainable farming. The company provides automatic cleaning for the pig and dairy sector that can help reach FAO’s goal. Moving Floor provides; 95 % reduction of ammonia emissions, 100% saving of daily cleaning water and reduction of antibiotic usage.
Moving Floor is a unique patented technology. By cleaning out 15 times more often than competing farm systems, the hygiene is significantly improved. Installations on over 100 farms and 8 universities has shown great results.
The floors are modules consisting of endless belts that rotate in programmed intervals in a slow pace that do not affect the animals. While rotating the belts are scraped off mechanically without adding water. As the modules are constructed on legs the installation- and financing possibilities are flexible. Installations can be performed indoor/outdoor in both new as well as existing barns of any farm size. The floors are energy efficient and can be driven by solar cells. Moving Floor can contribute to increased production of renewable energy e.g. biogas. Moving Floor is the new industry standard for sustainable agriculture.
Today’s electrified vehicles need batteries that are lighter, faster charging and more capable of harvesting regenerative braking energy. What’s more, there is also a wider requirement for systems that store energy without adding weight or taking up more space. Just two examples of how NAWA Technologies’ energy storage innovations have the potential to revolutionize everyday life.
NAWA Technologies has developed the next-generation of the ultracapacitor. Key to this is its arrangement of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, which have a toothbrush-like structure with a super high density of bristles – more than 10 billion per square centimetre.
Paired with a unique coating, not only can NAWA Technologies’ Ultra Fast Carbon Battery be charged and discharged in seconds – over a million times without losing performance – but it is capable of storing up to five times more energy and power than standard ultracapacitors. Crucially, as it is made of naturally abundant carbon, it is eco-friendly too.
On its own, this technology has applications as varied as power tools and energy management in smart girds. When used in an electric vehicle, it could be combined with existing lithium-ion cells, creating a hybrid battery.
BENEFITS The Ultra Fast Carbon Battery recovers much more of the heat energy lost through braking and discharges quicker during acceleration. leaving the lithium-ion battery to get on with the job of providing range. This results in a lighter, more efficient system, with a longer life.
NAWA Technologies is also developing a structural battery, allowing energy storage to take place in the body of a product, from a smartphone case to the trunk lid of a car to the wings of a plane. Already at the pilot production phase, NAWA Technologies’ energy storage solutions are potentially one of the answers to global energy storage – whatever the sector.
With 81 % of global energy supply being fossil, fossil technologies need to be replaced. High-efficiency biopower can replace fossil power from oil and coal, giving massive CO2 emissions reductions. Also, with more intermittent power from sun and wind, balancing power is needed. High efficiency biopower from Phoenix BioPower can cater to this need.
Phoenix Biopower shifts biomass combustion from boilers to gas turbines; the patented “BTC Technology” converts biomass to power at twice the efficiency of the steam cycle technology. It is based on five key principles: biomass gasification, high pressure operation, massive steam injection, superior heat integration and gas turbine combustion. The biomass is torrefied and subsequently gasified under high pressure at 60+ bar using superheated steam. The product gas, together with steam, is fed to a gas turbine with high pressure combustion at 60+ bar. This ultra wet combustion, with up to 50 % steam, reduces the need for compressed air, energy for compression work and NOx emission. The resultant hot gas drives the gas turbine expander, providing power to the generator. The high electrical efficiency together with an overall plant efficiency of more than 100 % results in a power-to-heat ratio of > 1:1 (compared to SC of 0.3-0.4). It also enables profitable power-only applications with biopower. The typical BTC plant is 10-100 MW. The initial application is estimated to be executed as part of a refurbishment/replacement program for existing CHP plants for coal or biomass. Lastly, as part of the fuel treatment, biochar is produced and may be extractede for other needs, enabling CO2 negative power through BECCS (BioEnergy CCS).
BENEFITS CO2 emissions reductions by replacing fossil fuels with biomass. Twice the efficiency (60 % at 100 MWe by 2030), 40 % lower marginal cost, 40 % lower lifecycle cost, higher operational margins and lower LCOE, compared to the current steam cycle technology. Strong positive NPV of plant (Steam Cycle < 0). 7-13 % IRR for plant (Steam Cycle < 0).
Conventional petrochemical based polyols are produced in multi-step chemical processes, which involve sophisticated equipment, large-scale production, many by-products to manage, emissions and waste. There is high growing demand from end customers for “green” products, but companies are struggling to provide that due to high prices of bio-based products and technical difficulties related to them. Customers are not willing to pay a “green premium” for a bio-based product.
Polylabs produces bio polyol from renewable resources in a one-step chemical production process which creates no waste, no by-products and no VOCs. This allows selling the product for a price at the same level as the petrochemical-based polyols in the market. Polylabs Bio Polyol contains secondary amine and primary hydroxyl functional groups. Hydroxyl groups in their Bio Polyols are up to 100 % primary. The production method ensures that all carboxylic compounds in natural oils are transferred into Bio Polyols. The best target applications for the Bio Polyols are rigid polyurethane insulation products, such as insulation boards, spray foam and sandwich panels.
BENEFITS Due to the polyol structure with 70-83 % bio-carbon content, customers can be more independent of crude oil market fluctuations, reduce their CO2 footprint and apply for construction ecolabels – all with a competitive price. They can avoid the use of 474-674 kg of crude oil and save 356 kg of CO2 emissions per every ton. Bio Polyols are even CO2 negative because the natural oils have absorbed more CO2 than they create in polyol production! And there is more – these polyols even have technical advantages – they are autocatalytic and hydrophobic, allowing the customers to reduce the use of catalysts and hydrophobic additives, consequently reducing their expenses in the polyurethane production.
More than 10 million homes in the UK (20 million in Northern Europe) have suspended timber floors and very few have been insulated. These homes tend to be some of the worst performing, with low EPC scores, a high prevalence of fuel poverty, and few practical or cost-effective options to upgrade them. . .
Q-Bot has developed the first, British Board of Agreement accredited, affordable and scalable solution for the retrofit of insulation to suspended timber floors, with a unique robotic device to apply insulation in situ. The robot is inserted under the floor through a small opening, it then surveys the void and condition of the floor, sprays polyurethane foam to the underside of the floorboards and verifies the area and depth of insulation applied. This keeps the floor warm on the dry side while maintaining ventilation within the floor void and allowing ground moisture to escape. As part of this process, Q-Bot has also developed advanced surveying and asset management tools.
BENEFITS Q-Bot’s solution is cheaper, performs better and has none of the hassle and disruption of the other alternatives. In a highly competitive insulation market, robots empower installers, making their work more efficient and safer. Independent studies have shown that for a typical property, suspended timber floors are responsible for as much as 25% of the total heat loss and 40% of the draughts.
Take control over your technical installations today! Simply clamp on, calibrate and start monitoring your energy consumption using sensors and cloud artificial intelligence.
The efficient and sustainable management of technical installations in professional buildings is a pain. Energy and cost savings between 10-70% could be achieved by monitoring the single critical device. The problem is that the high cost of installing and running the conventional solutions limit the case.
Monitoring and controlling these installations gives huge benefits in energy savings, user comfort, avoided damages and control over contractors. The patented ReMoni solution delivers clamp-on monitoring with cloud artificial intelligence on your technical installations. It is done using our IoT sensors for existing cables, pipes, machines, etc. The sensors are deep-integrated with the ReMoni cloud, ReCalc, which host the artificial intelligence (AI) data-analysis for high data quality, data-storage, simple user interfaces, and an API to interface to other solutions
There is a significant saving potential in both the public and private sectors. As buildings and process consume about 60% of the energy in e.g. Denmark, the total potential is saving of 6 % to 42 % of the total energy consumption, and hence billions of Euros.
Use of real-time data to predict and prevent machine breakdowns can reduce downtime by up to 50 % and have the potential to create energy savings of 4.2 billion MWh and save 81 billion litres of water by 2030.
Energy alone accounts for 7.5 % of manufacturing basic prices. Thus, by deploying a comprehensive network of electricity and heat sensors, plant managers will be able to identify resource energy waste. The ReMoni solution can lead up to 10 % electricity consumption savings, equivalent to over 40 k€/year even for a small, 400m2 sized manufacturing plant through energy monitoring alone.
Scandinavian Biogas is a major leading player in largescale biogas production, with key expertise in the design and operation of anaerobic digestion plant to secure efficient biogas production. The Company’s focus is on facilitating the global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy for sustainable transports including cars, buses, heavy-duty land transports or shipping. This is combined with recirculation and recovery of nutrient from digestate for sustainable farming.
Thanks to the Company’s experience, methodology, research and development, Scandinavian Biogas operates high organic load digestion (HOLDTM) processes of various types of biomass including food waste, manure, wastewater sludges, forestry waste and aquaculture residues. At present, with three operating plants in Sweden, one in South Korea and a new business unit under construction in Norway, Scandinavian Biogas overall production capacity is close to 500 GWh. Linked to the ongoing project in Norway where liquid biogas (LBG) will be produced from fish waste and effluents from the pulp and paper industry, the EffiSludge for LIFE project is today the largest demonstration project in the Company. Supported by the European LIFE Programme, EffiSludge for LIFE aims to modify operation of an existing wastewater treatment plant processing effluents from a local pulp and paper mill, to secure industrial symbiosis with the biogas sector.
BENEFITS Under EffiSludge conditions, the carbon footprint of the sole wastewater treatment plant is reduced by 50% due to the lower energy demand per cubic meter of treated wastewater and the replacement of external chemicals dosing with nutrient recirculation post anaerobic digestion.
EU energy system aims to be clean, competitive, cost-effective and secure, where renewables will be a significant source of generation and clients will have a proactive participation in energy markets. Energy storage and energy management technics and technologies are key enablers to achieve previously mentioned goals.
SENSIBLE project, a 15 EU partners consortium, with a 15 M€ budget, funded by H2020 program (GA 945963), is developing energy storage and energy management technologies, focusing three complementary domains: i) communities; ii) buildings; iii) distribution grids. SENSIBLE is being demonstrated in three demonstrators located in Nuremberg, Nottingham and Évora. SENSIBLE is leveraging the renewable energy penetration in distribution grids as well as enabling active participation of end users in energy markets. The project addresses regulatory and market barriers which are blocking the deployment of this technologies and builds sustainable and advanced business models which makes these developments feasible.
BENEFITS In Nuremberg a Building Energy Management System was developed, enabling market participation, based on its controllable assets management (storage, PV, EV, CHP). In Nottingham, a community energy management platform was settled allowing energy cost reduction, by optimizing storage, PV and shifting energy consumption. In Évora, developments were made at 3 layers: i) grid storage level and smart metering system; ii) grid protection and control; iii) high-level algorithms, based on optimal power flow concepts. Together, these developments create an advanced smart grid infrastructure able to optimize grid operation, including advanced functionalities like islanding operation or DSM schemes. In client side a Home Energy Management Solution was developed bridging the gap between clients and energy markets, providing flexibility through storage, (electro-chem. and thermal), PV, or controllable loads. HEMS is able to drive local functionalities optimizing energy consumption, but it is also able to respond to market signals in a competitive environment.
The world needs off-grid power. There are still 1.3 bn people in the world without electricity access. Most off-grid power for critical infrastructure comes from diesel or gasoline generators. Can you imagine to eliminate the pollution and noise and reduce the cost of electricity from these generators without sacrificing their flexibility?
Siqens is replacing diesel or gasoline generators with a patented methanol fuel cell product providing up to 70% fuel cost savings and 99% less emissions. Siqens has developed a plug-and-play battery charging solution combining strengths and avoiding flaws of competitor technologies. The patented system technology ‘4CycleTec’ is based on the recycling of energy and media in the system (heat, fuel, water, and catalyst electrolyte). It improves efficiency and durability as well as reducing purchase and operation costs. One key to success is Methanol fuel. It is globally available, cleaner and cheaper than fossil fuels. Methanol is Chinas #1 alternative fuel, getting traction in India, and developing to be Germany’s #1 power to liquid fuel from C02 and renewable electricity.
Siqens serves multi-billion-$ stationary and mobility market segments, such as industrial IoT, telecommunications, and commercial EVs with our plug-and play-battery charger. This leading B2B product is based on the patented methanol fuel cell technology.
With PERC modules the PV industry has a technology roadmap to 22% efficiency. Sol Voltaics, with its tandem technology, will provide the next generation of modules bringing efficiencies to 26% and beyond.
GaAs has always been the pinnacle PV material as it pertains to both efficiency and stability. This is the reason it has been used for years in satellites and concentrator PV. However, traditional GaAs’ solar cell costs have prevented it from being used in mainstream applications. Through the use of Sol Voltaic’s low-cost GaAs NW production methodology (Aerotaxy™) and the benefits of NW photonic effects, Sol can bring this most desirable material to the terrestrial market.
Via the well-known and well-established technology of bandgap engineering, Sol’s PV film when placed in front of Si or CIGS cells in a module, will boost module efficiency by over 40%. Used alone, Sol’s PV GaAs film will better leading-edge efficiency modules at cost/Wp equivalent to low cost, low-efficiency PV products.
The world record GaAs on Si tandem cells is 32.8% efficiency. Sol Voltaics’ mission is to bring these types of efficiencies to the PV industry at mainstream costs.
Renewable energies are not reliable for a 24/7 all-year long supply for buildings or local communities, because of the intermittency of their production.
Adding Energy storage and combined heat and power (CHP) to renewable power sources (solar, wind, hydro) is the perfect fit to get reliable supply all year-round from local energy.
With the Smart Energy Hub, Sylfen stores energy with two technologies: Li-ion and hydrogen. To bridge electricity and hydrogen at highest possible efficiency, we are using a breakthrough technology, protected by 22 patents: a rSOC energy processor. This unit operates part-time as an electrolyser to convert surplus power into hydrogen when intermittent energies produce more than locally needed, and part-time as a fuel cell to cover energy needs when intermittent energies do not produce enough. When in fuel cell mode, it uses the hydrogen previously produced and locally stored or, in addition, (bio-)methane from the local grid.
A first proof-of-concept prototype is now operating. It is delivered to the French Utiliy ENGIE in may 2018. The first Smart Energy Hubs will be delivered in Turin (Italy) with a European consortium (FCH-JU REFLEX).
The system is a turn-key solution, adaptable to all type of building’s needs thanks to its modular design. Sylfen adapts the operating strategy and energy services to fit its customer’s needs.
BENEFITS Energy storage through hydrogen is cheap: 15 €/kWh, today, and does not self-discharge, while batteries are a perfect solution to cover peak power demand. We use both solutions at their best to cover from local sources all power and heat needs of buildings, eco-districts or local communities.
As a result, Sylfen’s Smart Energy hub offers full use of locally produced energy, less CO2 emissions, minimum primary energy use, a LCOE competitive with grid energy and more value for the real-estate.
Faced with the need to improve air quality in cities, to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to develop renewable energy, the transport sector is left with no choice: it must make a clean break from combustion engines and develop electric transport on a large scale.
Symbio intends to play a major role in this transformation, solving what, until recently, has proven to be the main issue facing battery electric vehicles: ease of use. A new generation of parts manufacturer, the company designs hydrogen fuel cell kits that can be incorporated into various different types of electric vehicles (utility vehicles, vans, buses, heavy-goods vehicles, boats, etc.) and are associated with a range of digital services (vehicle repairs, remote fleet management, etc.). Once equipped in this way, these vehicles provide enhanced ease of use (full in three minutes, autonomy twice that of their battery equivalents, etc.) while remaining “zero emissions”. Thus, they particularly answer the needs of professional users (delivery, taxis etc.) who face growing constraints to enter city centers.
Symbio offers manufacturers the possibility to optimise and accelerate their influence on the electromobility market by improving their range of products while reducing their implementation costs (Symbio’s technological platforms are compatible for use with various applications) and market launch timeframes (the company is able to integrate its systems quickly and efficiently into vehicles). It also helps them in optimizing their commercial deployment. As for fleet managers, the hydrogen battery systems and the related services put forward by Symbio allow them to convert all of their vehicles to zero -emissions vehicles without being required to overhaul their operational structure.
District heating has the opportunity to sustainably supply a large share of the global heat demand. However, in order to do so it must reduce the high energy losses in the grid, increase production efficiency and digitize its asset operations.
Withthegrid supports district heating grid operators with digitizing their asset operations. It does this by providing remote monitoring devices which grid operators install in their grid. The devices are connected to an online analytics platform where downtime is monitored, work orders are generated and production is optimized. Withthegrid currently provides the following solutions for grid operators: cathodic protection monitoring, vacuum monitoring, leak detection and temperature/pressure optimization.
BENEFITS Our solution increases district heating grid operator profitability by 2%. This is achieved through reducing operational expenditures, extending asset lifetime (thereby reducing capital expenditures) and increasing the system efficiency. Furthermore, it reduces the risk profile of the system and is an answer to the ever-increasing shortage in technical workforce.