The most innovative start-ups in sustainable energy
Through our innovation business line, we support the following companies
The current product is the highly-efficient aH60 hybrid solar panel, but the ultra-efficient aH72 panel is already in development for release this year.|
The continual annual price increase of different sources of energy cause a corresponding rise in both electricity and thermal energy prices.|
Product with the latest solar technology, profitable and quality, which allows significant energy and economic savings. In addition, customers can see with our “Hybrid Viewer” the consumption and savings of their installation.|
- Competitive service.
- Cost effective.
- Enhanced design.
- High quality.
We will develop the world’s first standalone AC (Alternating Current) batteries
and special electric circuits, that are safer, 30% more compact, and have a
double life cycle.
While power transmission and motors have the both option of AC (Alternating Current)
and DC (Direct Current), batteries do not.
We will develop the world’s first standalone AC (Alternating Current) batteries
and special electric circuits, that are safer, 30% more compact, and have a double life cycle.
We utilize all the existing materials and battery production lines, can apply this idea
not only to Li-ion batteries but also any type. The system including
Cockcroft-Walton Multiplier are flexible and adopted to the existing system.
Compared to the current DC Li-ion batteries:
- up to 30% more compact in terms of volume
- double life cycle
Compared to the other new materials or types which are being developed:
- We utilize all the existing materials and battery production lines
Micromobility Charging Solutions. We help organize public space, lower operation costs and create a better experience for MaaS with our plug&play universal adaptor and IoT charge solution.|
Cities and citizens need an organised public space. Sharing companies need to lower their costs and increase profitability and fleet availability in order to survive. New regulations make scooter parking available in certain areas only with less free float.
DUCKT helps organise public space, lower operational costs and create a better experience for Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), with a plug and play universal adaptor and Internet of things (IoT) charge solution. Dock.Lock.Charge – as simple as that.
- High quality docking and charging stations with unmatched ease of use
- Shared, authority, or personal.
- Any model, any make.
- Now, bike & scooter sharing can use one unified infrastructure solution.
- Efficient, Universal & Simple.
- IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) business model creates new revenue streams for cities while providing green & organised solutions.
Thermoelectric generators have been developed that convert industry waste heat into electricity and which can be used directly for applications onsite, or re-injected into the grid. These waste heat recovery units can be installed at every chimney or pipe where heat is present, to create a modular, scalable and maintenance-free system.
The additional development of an industrial self-powered wireless sensor network system for industry 4.0 allows industries to install wireless self-powered sensors that monitor their processes.|
Industries are inefficient at using energy. More than 60% is wasted in the form of heat. Reducing the cost of the energy bill and lowering the environmental impact of energy are both essential.
At the same time, industries need to monitor their processes when installing sensor grids. Wiring is very expensive and wireless solutions require batteries to feed the sensors, which can also be costly.|
An initial solution provided is sustainable and eco-friendly energy production using a by-product of the industrial process itself: heat. Converting waste into usable energy reduces energy bills and lessens the environmental impact made in industry, aligning it with the requirements of new environmental rules.
The additional provision of a self-powered sensor system, that can be installed everywhere where heat is present, makes installation easier and lowers costs, as well as providing a wireless sensor platform which matches industry 4.0 requirements.|
- Drastically reduces the cost of industrial monitoring.
- Estimated operative life of over 20 years.
- Flexible solution which can be easily installed in every industry.
- Plug and play.
- Scalable, modular and maintenance-free.
- The system can be upgraded with new technologies for higher performance.
Alent Dynamic operates a patented method for wood drying that subjects the wood to less harmful load and saves both heat and electricity even though it does the work in less time.|
Wood drying is the most critical activity for profitability
in the wood industry. It represents an untapped opportunity for
sawmills to increase production volumes and wood quality, while
saving both heat and electricity.
A wood drying process control system suitable for both new and existing wood drying kilns. It operates a patented drying method where the drying climate (temperature, air velocity and humidity) is alternated in cycles, dynamically adapted to the real-time measurement of the wood response.
- Synchronise – power control and peak-shaving for heat and
- WMC Soft Sensor – automatic drying to target moisture content.
- Optimise – dynamic drying cycle optimisation for increased
- Online kiln control – enables remote kiln operation
- Increased revenues from improved wood quality,
- 10% increase of produced volumes,
- Saves 10% of heat consumption,
- Saves up to 65% of electricity,
- Wood drying expertise, training and related products.
Solutions for the production and distribution of artificial snow with a low CO2 footprint and low weather dependence.|
Climatic changes and customers needs impose to rethink the cold power generation in order to minimize energy consumptions and related CO2 footprint. One of the axis of improvement is to highly increase efficiency of such thermal convertors.|
SNOW FARM X, developped and produced by ALPINOV X, is an artificial snow maker with high efficiency and low weather dependance. The promisses of such equipments are to allow ski resort operators to operate their activities without taking in account weather incidences and to achieve it with reasonnable costs (CAPEX and OPEX).|
- Ski resort operations extended (opening days)
- Ski resort turnover consolidated
- Decrease of CO2 footprint linked to ski resort operations
Altris produces a high energy density cathode material for rechargeable batteries with a low-cost production method using only abundant elements.|
The battery production industry has a need for low-cost, sustainable electrode materials that are free from nickel, cobalt and lithium. Furthermore, batteries capable of low temperature performance are in strong demand.|
A patented solution for producing a practical cathode material for sodium batteries that is free from nickel, cobalt and lithium. Its elements – sodium, iron, carbon, nitrogen – are accessible, economical and pose no health/environmental hazard. The production process is cost competitive since it runs at low temperatures and pressures. Unlike li-ion batteries, it enables reliable sub-zero performance.|
- Can be transported and stored without risk of explosion.
- Cheapest battery chemistry in the long run.
- Good performance in below 0C environment.
- High energy density.
- Low investment needed to scale production.
- The most eco friendly battery technology.
Ari Solar is a design engineering company that helps solar renewable energy projects reduce investment and operating costs through a new heliostat field design.|
The cost of electricity still exceeds the cost of competitive energy sources. There is a need to reduce this cost.|
A new heliostat kinematic that adds special features to the product.|
New heliostat design
No need for future heliostat calibration
Arol Energy proposes an innovative business model based on turnkey solutions, addressing both the economical and technical issues of each customer. Arol Energy has the ability to address the three conversion segments: electricity into biomethane for gas injection and then biomethane for biofuel.|
Current biogas producers experience uncertainty in their expected return when investing in technical solutions aimed at transforming biomass into an energy resource.|
Arol Energy’s Amine product is a purification unit which transforms raw biogas into biomethane based on highly efficient removal of CO2 by heat-driven amine. The biomethane is then available for injection into the natural gas grid or use as vehicle fuel.
Amine uses standardised modules which produce high purity biomethane (> 98% CH4) causing limited methane losses of no more than 0.1% making off-gas treatment unnecessary. The product also recovers latent heat reducing energy costs thus improving the overall financial return and saving energy.
- Gas processing and renewable energy production.
- On-site construction and installation.
- Plant commissioning and maintenance.
- Project management.
- Turnkey engineering design (standardised design or design adapted to the customer’s needs).
Hydrogen refuelling stations to refuel fleets from 1 to 30 cars and fleets of bicycles, including on-site production to guarantee a green mobility (with option to recharge electric battery cars).|
In cities, rural and touristic areas, companies that want to initiate the hydrogen mobility on their territories or to further develop their hydrogen refuelling stations network in parallel to large hydrogen stations.|
Refuelling stations for hydrogen vehicles with a fleet of 1 to 30 cars. Potential customers are public sector (local authorities), companies (last km deliveries) and car dealers (to initiate first sales of H2 vehicles).
The products can be purchased or leased (minimum 3 years).
On-site hydrogen production integrated.
Low maintenance system.
- Decentralised and autonomous solution.
- Legislation and administrative support.
- Partnership with major industrial companies for system operation.
- Turnkey solution.
We develop drying solutions for agrobusiness products. Our technology allows you to dehydrate your product at low temperature with controlled humidity, saving energy.|
The agribusiness products have to be dried in a controlled environment to ensure high quality to customers. The temperature and humidity parameters have to be strict and there is little technology capable of assuring the drying process correctly.|
The drying solutions created are made for agribussines products like aromatic herbs, cannabis, nuts, spirulina, seaweed, mushrooms, fruits and vegetables. All these products can be dried in our dryer solution. Our solution allows the user to specify the temperature and humidity needed to dehydrate the product.|
- Controlled dehydration environment
- Drying factors adaptable for each product
- Drying equipment (drying beds and trolley, ventilation towers) build to optimise the drying operation
Beedata tools provides essential information through every customer channel as a means of improving energy awareness, deepening relationships and enhancing the productivity of sales and service teams.|
There is an urgent need to offer a point of differentiation that allows end users to add value to their energy consumption. New products must be developed in a way that meets customers’ specific needs. In addition, internal costs need to be reduced and better business decisions made based on the insights gained from data analysis.|
An open source platform based on big data analytics that offers: (i) useful information to help meet the needs of clients at the right time through tips, insights and energy reports; (ii) analytic support to energy retail companies’ smart call centres; (iii) business intelligence for reducing the costs of customer support services and increasing the ability to sell more effectively through big data analytics and multichannel.|
- Big data and massive treatment of all type of clients, granularity and different nature of data (scalability).
- Company, user and client approach.
- Cost-effective solution as it can be cost inhibitive for customers to replicate big data analytics and digital user engagement strategies.
- High level of data analytics to cover both customer information needs, cross-selling and internal business intelligence needs.
- Integrated in all existing ERP, CRM and database systems.
- Integrated tool and support services for the whole process of user engagement (storytelling, multichannel, analytics, communication).
Based on the energy requirement, 4,2kWh, 33kWh, 408kWh, we do collect, test, assign the right application, reconfigurate, assemble and sell energy storage solutions|
Access to Li-Ion energy storage solutions that facilitates the implementation of greener ways of using energy|
We provide a second life to the electric vehicles batteries when they are not used in the car, either because the car is no used any longer or the battery is replaced. The battery still has a 70-80% storage capacity useble for other purposes less demanding and therefore it can be used for stationary storage systems|
- Access to Li-ion stationary energy storage solutions
- Affordable new Li-ion solutions
- Energy management system. Remote control and balance
- Sustainable energy storage solutions
- Reuse of batteries
iQ Roomcontrol is an intelligent room control specifically designed for application in hotels. A connection to the hotel software ensures that a hotel room is only heated/cooled when it is in use.|
In hotels, unoccupied rooms are often heated/cooled throughout the whole day. This leads to unnecessarily high levels of energy use, carbon emissions and energy costs.|
The Betterspace system is a heating control system tailored to the needs of non-residential building operators. Based on data concerning past user behaviour, current room occupancy and the forecasted weather, the system automatically controls heating in all rooms. It enables customers to optimise on energy efficiency and save energy costs, raising the comfort level in the building while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.|
The Betterspace software is based on an energy management platform developed by Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES). It uses context-based forecasting algorithms including external information. Its plug and play capability of soft- and hardware leads to a high scalability. Furthermore, it is interoperable enabling the integration of different software and hardware providers.
Bin-e is the best solution for waste management in smart buildings.|
The recycling issue is becoming increasingly urgent. Only 30% of waste is recycled and the rest of it goes to landfills and to the oceans. People don’t want to bother with waste segregation. In other cases, they do not know how to do it properly or there is no required infrastructure. As a result, much waste ends up in the wrong container.|
BIN-e is a smart waste bin designed as a smart building solution for automatic waste segregation and convenient waste management, with an IoT platform, targeting office and public spaces. It also features data collection function and fill level control.|
- Data analysis as a marketing tool
- Eco-friendly work space.
- Possibility of resale segregated waste as raw materials.
- Reduced costs for waste removal.
Systems of production of renewable energies in grid connected or stand-alone facilities. From a few kWp to many MWp. Portable systems. Easy deployment and withdrawal, and quick commissioning. Modular and scalable according to power needs. Guarantees a continuous supply 24/7.|
Reliable electricity anywhere: including on humanitarian or peace-keeping missions, in isolated villages, in defence work, in natural disasters, civil works, etc|
Portable electricity generation systems that produce electricity with renewable sources. These systems produce electricity with photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Electricity is supplied directly to the consumers or stores in batteries or in hydrogen. The facility is pre-installed in standard containers (40 or 20 feet).|
- Electricity cost 0.10-0.15€/kWh (diesel group > 0.30€/kWh).
- From a few kWp to many MWp.
- Hybridisation of different energy sources: photovoltaic, wind, geothermal, solar thermal, chemical, genset, grid…
- Maintenance and monitoring of the production facility by regular status and incident reports on the systems.
- Temporary or fixed renewable electricity generation solutions.
- Up to 350 kWp in one container.
We have prepared scalable and easy to integrate Smart House solutions on KNX protocol and different KNX devices – that enables us to provide the best KNX Smart Home quality and price for customers.|
30% world Smart Homes runs on KNX. However, just few of them are really Smart Homes, where you could manage your home to maximaze comfort and have full control by an easy to use app. People waist money and effort not utilizing full KNX potential.|
We aim to help home owners to utilize most KNX Smart Home features to achieve maximum comfort and easy control. We incorporate the best devices from different manufacturers to achieve best functionality at lower costs. We unify all of it into simple Smart Home application.|
- Full Smart Home instalation
- Proffesional advices and solutions
- Lower price
- Everything from one hand
- Fast and flexible instalation
- Smart Home support after installation
C-Green’s solution converts wet sludge from sewage treatment and the pulp and paper industry into clean bio-coal using a hydrothermal carbonisation process.|
Waste-water treatment plants and industries worldwide produce sewage waste with residue sludge difficult to dewater, containing bacteria, pharmaceuticals, phosphorous, toxins, heavy metals. Disposal costs are high and environmental targets not reached.|
A compact, robust and efficient process solution based on hydrothermal carbonisation that separates phosphorous (for further use in fertilising applications) and heavy metals from sludge, degenerates toxins, deactivates pharmaceuticals and transforms the remaining sludge into bio-coal. It enables waste-water treatment plants to reduce their operating and capital cost, while meeting the environmental target for sludge management.|
- Cost-effective sludge management saving 10 to 30% vs traditional waste disposal costs.
- Easy-to-use, small, scalable one-size-fits-all solution.
- Energy-efficient process.
- Environmental-friendly: turns harmful sludge into homogenous biofuel with a high energy density for power production at CHP plants.
C2C technology consists of the use of nickel and carbon electrodes embedded in a safe aqueous electrolyte, resulting in a reliable and high capacitance device.|
Starting the engine in heavy trucks is the single most demanding task for batteries. Moreover, cold weather reduces battery performance. To avoid dead batteries and “no starts”, batteries need to be frequently replaced with a consequent cost increase.|
C2C supercapacitor has the ability to provide quick bursts of power and to operate reliably up to millions of charge-discharge cycles even under extremely cold temperatures. By replacing one battery for a C2C supercapacitor exclusively dedicated to the starting function, trucks and buses can always start even in very cold temperatures or if batteries are seriously discharged|
- Competitive purchasing price facing other supercapacitors.
- Eliminate “no starts” from a “dead” battery under any temperature range.
- High reliability.
- Higher number of start atempts.
- Lower operating and maintenance costs.
reCircula created the Recysmart system, the key piece of the project since it is responsible for recognizing type material packaging and quantity. Citizens are rewarded for recycling thanks to our incentives portfolio.|
Eighty-four mT of domestic packaging waste are produced yearly in Europe and 40% is being incinerated& landfilled causing 10.64 mT of CO2 and losses of €5,199 million. The main causes of low recycling rates stem from citizens’ lack of involvement.|
RecySmart system that is an easy-to-implement waste container device and mobile app that interacts with citizens offering an incentive system in order to increase packaging recycling rates by 15%. The system is the key piece of the project since it is responsible for recognizing the type of material packaging and others and hosting to RecySmart platform. The purpose of this platform is to integrate all the information obtained from the RecySmart device.|
RecySmart is able to increase packaging recycling rates by 15%.
Cascade Drives has developed the next generation of electromechanical linear drives for mobile and industrial applications with high load capacity combined with high speed.|
To reduce energy consumption and emissions, an on-going transition to all-electric solutions for industry equipment is required. However, there is no substitute for hydraulic cylinders in large and heavy applications with higher forces, power and robustness requirements.|
Cascade Drives’ electromechanical linear drive utilises a unique gearbox technology which enables high performance capabilities of high load and high speed capacity as well as high energy efficiency. The high performance attributes achieved by Cascade Drives technology make it suitable for heavy-duty operations and enables all-electrification in heavy equipment where it hasn’t been possible before.|
- Combine both high load capacity and high speed.
- Lower life cycle costs – less expensive motion control and reduced operational costs.
- Maximises the productivity of customer equipment.
- Reduces emissions, fuel cost and environmental threat.
Celcibus supplies affordable and sustainable fuel cell catalysts to enable global use of fuel cells through a patented noble metal-free catalyst technology.|
The high cost of fuel cells is restraining the growth of sustainable hydrogen-based solutions. The Transition Metal Chelating Carbon (TMCC) is adressing the fuel cell cost issue and can potentially reduce fuel cell cost by some 30%.|
The TMCC catalyst powder is supplied to Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) manufacturers. The TMCC based MEAs are expected to be just 10% of the cost of conventional Ptbased MEAs. Further businesss development may include in-house MEAs that in turn will be sold to fuel cell stack manufacturers.|
- Cost 10% of Pt-based MEA,
- Pt-based MEA performance.
CorPower has created a Wave Energy Converter (WEC) that unlocks the world’s largest untapped renewable energy source – ocean waves.|
Harvesting nature’s vast resource of energy contained in ocean waves could sustainably and effectively produce 2000-4000 TWh of electricity per year – covering 10-20% of worldwide electricity consumption. Combining wind and wave energy offers a reliable and competitive alternative to wind and batteries.|
CorPower’s Wave Energy Converter (WEC) operates in resonance with incoming waves. It has a heaving buoy on the surface absorbing energy from the combined surge and heave motion of the waves. It is connected to the seabed using a taut mooring line and has a pneumatic pre-tension module between the mooring line and the buoy to enable a lightweight system with good storm survivability.|
- Competitive: low capital and operations costs, high average output.
- Efficiency and high power density: 5x energy output per ton of device compared to previous known solutions
- Grid balancing: using the ocean as the most cost effective solar battery on the planet.
- Survivability: naturally transparent to storm waves.
Software that allows clients to visualise easily and in real time what is happening in their physical networks, to identify anomalies, to predict them, and to simulate the evolution of networks.|
Complex network managers face 3 main difficulties:
• The need to control and optimise flows and consumptions
• An increased pressure on maintenance costs
• The evolution from traditional to “smart” infrastructure and grid
DCbrain is an artificial intelligence software (based on graph models and machine learning tools) that is able to visualise flows very easily, detect anomalies, predict incidents and model the evolution of networks (resilience test).|
- Data reconciliation (optimisation of data mining processes).
- Increase of asset life expectancy.
- Optimisation of engineering processes.
- Optimisation of exploitation processes.
Deltalys develops, commercialises and operates eco-efficient solutions for renewable gas treatment: improved processes, dedicated digital solutions and an innovative business approach.|
As renewable gases are produced from organic material, they naturally contain high levels of contaminants that need to be removed from raw gas for optimal valorisation. The decontamination process is complex, costly and has a high carbon footprint.|
Deltalys has developed turnkey gas processing solutions based on more than 10 years of academic research. They integrate a patented eco-efficient process, modular plug and play modules and advanced digital tools.|
- Enhanced environmental performance.
- Makes industrial renewable gas production sites really competitive.
- Minimum operational risks.
- Optimal and secured profitability.
Dom’Innov manufactures an innovative modular wood wall system offering exceptional structural, thermal performance and airtight.|
The Blokiwood® modular wall system is designed specifically for the needs of single-family-home builders, offering the ease of use and energy performance only prefabricated building envelope materials can provide.|
Blokiwood® features 21 standard modules, lightweight enough to be hand-carried, and connector units. Custom modules and engineering and consulting services are also available. The solution can enhance the energy efficiency of virtually any type of architecture while speeding construction.|
Blokiwood® breaks down load-bearing walls into 60-cm modules while virtually eliminating thermal bridges and air leaks. This standard product builds insulation and airtightness right into a building’s load-bearing walls. It meets construction-industry professionals’ need for a high-performance, easy-to-use, lightweight solution.
More than 50 billion devices are expected to be connected by 2020.|
In response to this dramatic increase, Dracula Technologies has developed LAYER®, Light As Your Energetic Response, technology that traps light as a means of converting it into energy. An OPV cell manufacturing technique uses digital printing to capture light both outdoors and indoors.
Thanks to these technical characteristics, this technology boosts the usage of connected devices, extending their operating times and simplifying the logistics linked to their energy supply.
The objective is to enable equipment suppliers and manufacturers to provide the energy needed to power their applications and to adapt them to the use of their clients.
Last-mile logistics is a highly manual and costly process. At the same time, cities are confronted with a massive overload of roads. Light electric vehicles (LEV) are an approach to implement sustainable urban and industrial last-mile logistics, but most LEVs do not provide sufficient payload.|
Ducktrain combines a light electric vehicle with vehicle automation. In a Ducktrain, up to 5 ‘ducks’ are combined. In this way, the payload of a conventional van can be transported. The space demand is significantly smaller so that the city infrastructure is considerably relieved. In the delivery district, the Ducktrain is separated and single ducks do door to door deliveries. In forwarding applications (e.g. transport pallets) they can drive into buildings, e.g. goods receipt.|
- Combines a light electric vehicle with vehicle automation.
- Follow-me technology had led to series-vehicle certification to drive on public roads in 2021.
- Expected to be fully-automated in scale by 2025.
- Ducktrain logistics users can benefit from increased step-by-step automation degree and efficiency.
- A sustainable logistic solution for urban last-mile.
Photovoltaic software to design and sell solar panels.|
The design and selling process of the rooftop PVI is comprised of several phases which involve the use of various types of software.|
The system is a professional tool created to simplify, accelerate and streamline the PVI installation sales process.|
- “One-stop-shop” – all necessary functions integrated in one software.
- Easy to use.
- Time saving.
The eCloud solution is a patented system enabling the authentication of an EV-vehicle and a standard power outlet through an RFID sticker. Automatic billing reconciliation is done by the software.|
The lack of available charging points, which fuels the EV drivers’ “range anxiety” – the inability of corporate fleets to efficiently cover home charging. Companies lack solutions to reimburse the employees using EV cars for home charging.|
eCloud developed a patented system enabling the authentication of an EV-vehicle and a standard power outlet. It incorporated this system in an adaptor, including metering of electricity consumed and communication with the eCloud software platform. Any (PH)EV user can charge its vehicle by plugging the adaptor into a standard power socket equipped with a RFID sticker. Automatic billing reconciliation is done by a software.
- Adaptor with metering
- RFID sticker
- Communication through WIFI, 4G, Bluetooth, SYSFOX, …
- Selling the adaptor
- Monthly subscription
- Fee on the consumption of electricity
With a complete digital platform for financing and delivering solar projects, ecoligo removes the barriers that prevent such projects from going ahead. Supplying these businesses with affordable electricity enables them to grow and therefore boost the local economy. The solar projects are financed through the crowdinvesting platform www.ecoligo.investments, offering fixed and attractive returns to private investors.|
Commercial and industrial (C&I) businesses in developing countries pay high prices for electricity. Solar solutions are available but financing is not.|
ecoligo combines solar-as-a-service with crowd investing. This offers an attractive investment opportunity to private investors as well as low-cost energy to C&I clients.
ecoligo’s solution reduces electricity costs for C&I enterprises by >40% with predictable escalation rates.
- Energy cost hedging.
- Reduction in electricity costs by >40%.
Elestor has developed flow batteries with an extensive lifespan that can store electricity safely and at a fraction of the cost of traditional batteries.|
Given the unpredictability of renewable energy producers, such as sun and wind, grid owners are looking for cost effective means of storing electricity. This is essential to solve issues such as instability and overload of the electricity grid.|
Elestor electricity storage systems are based on hydrogen bromine flow battery technology. Originally developed by NASA, Elestor has further engineered the concept to enable its use in a wide variety of grid and industrial applications.|
- Fast reaction kinetics, resulting in very short response times.
- High accessibility, enabling easy maintenance and updates.
- Independent configuration of storage power (kW) and capacity (kWh).
- Modulary scalable, from 50kW up to several MW.
- No self-discharge when system is idle.
- Storage costs per kWH 5-10 times lower than incumbent systems.
ECOMESH panels simultaneously produce electricity and heat, thereby generating the same energy as conventional thermal and photovoltaic panels separately while reducing the collecting surface by 40%. Additionally, unlike existing hybrid panels on the market, panels increase electricity generation by 15% due to heat dissipation that allows the panels to operate at an optimum temperature, and triples thermal output at elevated temperatures.|
The reduction of the collecting surface make the residential sector a clear target, yet significant energy savings can also be obtained in businesses where hot water and electricity consumption takes place, such as pools or industries.|
The ECOMESH panel reduces the collecting surface by 40% thanks to the combined production of electricity and heat in a single panel. Additionally, it increases electricity production by 15% as well as tripling thermal output due to the Transparent Insulation Cover (TIC).|
This product provides a means to obtain zero-emission buildings. Apart from contributing to environmental protection, it allows for energy savings as it produces electricity and heat simultaneously in a single panel with very high efficiency. In addition, it reduces the payback period without subsidies thanks to the economic value of simultaneous generation of energy along with improved efficiency.
Eneida`s DeepGrid IoT platform, made of specially designed, low cost, secure smart sensor together with specific data analytics and a collaborative software, enables electric utilities to optimise their Low Voltage Networks.|
The use of renewables, electric vehicles, growing energy demand, increasing QoS expectations, regulation and an ageing infrastructure is forcing distribution system operators to search for new optimisation solutions.|
Eneida’s highly efficient electric grid optimisation platform, based on an especially designed suite of wireless smart sensor networks, is integrated with specific machine learning algorithms and a collaborative software platform.|
- Allow higher penetration of renewables, electric vehicles, distributed energy resources.
- DNOs and TNOs increase their quality of service.
- Explicit learning mechanism for continuously improved recommendations.
- Improve asset productivity: do more with less.
- Increase efficiency, security and safety, reducing risk.
Energiency provides industrial manufacturers with real time and powerful web analytics tools. Algorithms allow them to drive their own energy management system and to achieve up to 15% energy savings.|
Industrial manufacturers lack energy competitiveness, which increases their energy bill. Operational teams cannot easily manage this problem as they lack relevant KPI analytical means. In fact, data is all around them.|
Energiency helps industrial companies save energy, thanks to machine learning and predictive analytics that continuously scan data related to energy and fluids. Data available relates to production, maintenance and weather conditions.|
- 20% energy savings without additional investments, and more competitively.
Piezoelectric microgenerators based on harvesting ambient energy and the integration of low-cost, self-powered wireless autonomous sensors for the Internet of Things (IoT).|
Avoiding the maintenance associated to charge or replace of batteries in sensor networks. Especially, when there is a great number of sensors or with difficult access.|
Our product can use the residual ambient energy present in the application environment, in the way of vibrations, electromagnetic fields associated to current-carrying cables and the flux of a gas or a liquid inside a pipe. This allows the deployment of autonomous wireless sensors that makes possible the new concept of “self-powered Internet of Things”.|
- Autonomous and smart.
- Low-cost manufacturing.
- Modular and reliable.
- Multiple energy sources.
- Reduced size.
Energy Floors develops, sells and rents innovative floor systems that convert kinetic energy from pedestrians and solar energy into electricity.|
In the fight against climate change raising awareness about energy production and energy consumption is an important element. People need to be engaged and educated about the importance of renewable energy and reducing their footprint.|
Energy Floors offers a tool to produce local clean energy and educate at the same time: a Hybrid Energy Floor. This floor converts kinetic and solar power to electricity, which is used to power educational energy games, lighting and usb devices.|
- Helps meet sustainability targets, while interactively teaching about renewable energy.
ENER-PACTE manages existing PV plants to improve technologies, cost and financing to provide a guarantee of the existing revenues to its owner|
EU farmers who built PV plants from 2007 to 2012 benefitted from government-guaranteed tariffs. PV plant revenue is crucial to ensure exploitation is financially viable. PV revenue declines over time due to the degradation of the installation.|
With its solution called “Serenity”, ENERPACTE offers owners of existing solar power plants to fully secure their existing income until the end of their purchase price. This solution adresses solar power plants that are more than 3 years old or that reached more than 90KWp.
The value proposition of ENERPACTE is to be found in three main aspects:
- Secure revenues: future revenues of the farmers are guaranteed based on historic revenues.
- Increased profitability: thanks to technical and financial optimisation, the profitability of the plant is increased.
- Reduced commitments: renegotiation of the loan for reducing rates and removing personal guarantees.
The Enline solution is a real-time application based on Internet of Things (IoT) concept. This product provides energy dispatch optimization, evaluation of the operating conditions and the asset management.|
ENLINE is a state-of-the-art technology based on solid physics principles and advanced analytics, combined with sophisticated AI and a powerful calculation capacity used to model the present state of every transmission asset. This increases the overall efficiency and profitability of transmission assets.
The software can be easily implemented remotely anywhere on the planet within a few days, without need of sensors, hardware installation or even face-to-face meetings.
- Intelligent analytical system to increase overall asset performance and business profitability.
- Real-time monitoring and predictive diagnosis of the transmission line.
- Up to 25% of transmission losses reduction.
- Operation and maintenance cost reduction.
- Improved availability and reliability.
- Evaluation of asset health and expected lifetime.
- Tracks multiple transient events.
- Fault details with position and severity along the full length of the transmission line.
- Remote and simple installation without downtime.
Biomethanation uses microorganisms to efficiently convert H2, CO and CO2 into methane that is able to be injected into the gas grid.|
Renewable gases need to be upgraded in order to be injected into the gas grid. Biomethanatinon makes it possible to increase methane content by converting CO2, CO and H2 into methane and by reaching grid specifications.|
Enosis’ product is a methanation unit comprising of a reactor which is inoculated with methanogenic microorganisms and its control command. Enosis also provides maintenance services linked to its methanation reactor and sells specifically developed methanogenic consortiums.|
- Simple reactor architecture
- Biocatalyst self-regeneration
- Biocatalyst resilience to pollutants and on-off cycle
- Output gas matching gas grid specifications (CH4 > 97%)
- Increased turnover for biogas plants
- Low CAPEX
- Low OPEX
The technology used by EVOLO is a combination of sustainable alternatives and its management, especially the use and operation of cargo trikes and bikes.|
Demand in the urban delivery industry is growing, yet there are no efficient or even effective responses. It consumes too much money, time and fuel, and makes cities less habitable.|
Evolo proposes new and cost-effective solutions based on business models related to urban logistics: freight transport and reverse logistics.|
- Cost-effective and sustainable solution.
- Enables customers to save on availability (time ranges and accessibility).
- Enables customers to save on fuel cost.
- Enables customers to save on vehicle cost (acquisition, maintenance, insurance).
- Improves existing urban logistic business models by between 25% and 40%
Expektra offers a range of innovative products and services for electricity trading business, focusing on physical power trading and balancing management. Expektra’s solutions are based on new methods such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, filled with a high degree of automation.
Expektra’s offering both improves precision in the planning stage and makes available new regulating capacity in the operating phase, which strengthens the power system’s tolerance for intermittent power generation such as solar and wind power.|
Increasing shares of renewable power generation makes the challenge of balancing the grid increasingly costly. Predicting the near future electricity consumption and production is an important part of the power utility’s daily operations striking directly at the operating costs.|
Expektra’s offering includes:
- Solutions for daily power trading such as short-term electricity forecasting of consumption and intermittent power production based on artificial intelligence with machine learning (Expektra Predict);
- A platform, designed to monitor and manage flexibility to increase or decrease consumption, to be used when balancing the power system (Expektra Green Connect);
- A cloud service that gives you access to updated electricity market data and price information direct within Excel through a simple Excel Add-In or a web service API (Expektra Link).
Expektra Predict is more precise than conventional methods, reducing the need to purchase balancing power and so resulting in substantial cost savings to power utilities. The service is provides as a SaaS (Software as a Service) which allows simple integration, high level of automatisation and low administration costs.
With Expektra Green Connect, both electricity consumers, power retailers and grid owners can take advantage of flexibility as a resource for balancing the electric energy system. The solution enables to reduce balancing and network tariffs costs, to reduce peak demand, to find new revenues or cost savings as well as tools for a more sustainable energy consumption.
Expektra Link enables to save time on tedious and unnecessary routine tasks. The service allows you to increase your productivity with easy automation of tedious data downloads, to minimise risk of data corruption (no more copy-paste), to increase the update frequency and therefore improve the quality of your decision.
EzzingSolar is the “all-in-one” solution that simplifies the photovoltaic value chain and allows companies to develop and be profitable in distributed generation.|
Today energy companies face the challenge to sell photovoltaic installations. With this platform we make solar energy more accesible to everyone, streamlining the process of selling, buying and installing solar.|
EzzingSolar is a fully integrated online platform covering all the steps of the value chain of the solar business. The platform optimizes all the resources needed to sell and install residential and commercial photovoltaic installations.|
Through our technological platform, we simplify the whole process, supporting 4 main areas:
- Bringing the customer acquisition cost to the minimum.
- Allowing anyone to sell or design photovoltaics anywhere.
- Interconnecting everyone in the value chain to reduce overhead costs.
- Creating engagement with the end customer during sales and during the after sales, being the door to cross-sell other energy products.
Solutions to optimize & control the performance of solar power plants in a three step approach: free online self-diagnosis, audit of performance, implementation of the solutions recommended during the audit to achieve a minimum 10% increase in production.|
Solar plants suffer production losses over time due to degradation, most of the time invisible and/or unknown in origin. Monitoring solutions, when implemented, do not allow accurate identification of the various factors of underperformance or quantify the financial losses related to them|
Feedgy detects underperforming plants and turns them into over-performing installations. Thanks to unique algorithms, a performance audit enables the recognition of the origin of various degradations and provides accurate diagnosis of the condition of the plant, while proposing various options to optimise production using high performance materials. The software also offers the full benefits of real-time performance monitoring over time, paving the way for predictive maintenance.|
- Digital audit to identify 20 types of defaults and degradations in 5 areas.
- Up to 30% increase in energy production.
- Extension of the lifespan of solar plants by 20 years.
- Optimisation of profitability of solar assets with payback <5 years.
- Premium support in all aspects of the project (legal, financial, insurance, etc.).
- Innovative digital platform for performance monitoring.
Ferroamp provides highly efficient power electronics and also smart grid services for future needs. Power control, integrating PV, storage and EV charging into a DC nanogrid offers economic benefits both for prosumers and grid operators.|
As a response to the increasing proportions of intermittent and low marginal cost electricity generated from renewable resources, future power markets will also price the capacity demand of consumers in addition to electricity consumption. Today, the total transmission and distribution costs are already exceeding the total market value of electricity itself in several markets. However, available solutions meeting the needs of prosumers and grid operators are often neither future proof nor life cycle cost efficient.|
Ferroamp has developed the EnergyHub system, a DC nanogrid integrating the three main components driving the future capacity demand – PV, storage and EV chargers – with the grid. The modular system, optimised for medium-sized residential and non-residential buildings, is available from 7 kW to MW scale and easily adapted to future needs. For prosumers, EnergyHub enables increased self-production and self-consumption of electricity as grid operators benefit from demand response and reactive grid support functionality.
The Ferroamp concept is also expanded to enable connections, not only within one building but also connecting different buildings with the DC net. Through their PowerShare concept they enable sharing of PV power, energy storage and grid connections between different buildings.
- Increased self-consumption from behind the meter storage and DC distribution.
- Life cycle cost efficient.
- Low conversion and transmission losses by only one inverter.
- Modular scalability and future proof – from 7 kW to MW range.
- Powerful DC charging of EVs.
Fibersail shape sensor: Shaping the structures of tomorrow
A continuous and automated real time shape monitoring service for the condition and behavior of wind turbine blades with a simple and efficient way of integration.|
Unidentified loads on blades leads to underperformance
(2% to 10%) and an increased risk of failure and maintenance costs
(10%) during operations. The high safety levels required, mean
structures must be built to survive excessive and unwanted loads.
A shape-sensing system based on fiber optic
technology able to measure the deformation of blades during
operation with a simple process of installation that will enable the
turbine to prevent excessive loads through the control system.
• A scalable and cost-efficient monitoring solution for wind turbine
blades and towers.
• Measures shape and curvatures instead of strains along the total
length of the blade.
• Immune to temperature changes or calibration issues.
• Easy to handle or install during the manufacturing process or
retrofitting through local teams.
• Measures the total length of the blade.
• High resolution and precision measurements.
- Maximised performance and reduced loads by detecting pitch and
- Prevents failures by reducing extreme loads and detecting structural
- Reduces maintenance costs by reducing loads and through remote monitoring
- Reduces cost of blades by reducing mass when the blade can control its own loads.
Increased demand for high-performance materials with tailored properties makes nanocellulose one of the most promising and attractive material originating from renewable resources. However, the production process has been so far too energy-intensive to be commercially viable. The development was also hindered by the complex industrial implementation.|
FineCell has developed a novel method to produce a nanomaterial originating from wood using substantially less energy and water in the process. The material itself has unique qualities and can be produced both as a gel and as a dry compound opening up multiple application possibilities including in solar cells and energy storage.
FineCell’s patented production method offers low energy consumption, low production costs and minimised environmental impact where only renewable chemicals are used. The nanocellulose can be tailored to fit different applications and easily transported.
- Simple processing
- Adaptable solubility
FlexiDAO is a cleantech start-up company based in Barcelona (Spain) that helps energy retailers build innovative, service-driven business models for corporate energy consumers through blockchain-based applications. With the use of our software, RESpring corporates can avoid greenwashing risks by tracking where their green energy is coming, certified on blockchain. This helps to calculate accurately scope 2 emissions and automate its reporting. Today FlexiDAO is one of the leading blockchain players in the energy space, working in 9 countries with 7 utilities and tracking 3TWh of renewable energy per year.|
Our first product RESpring helps Energy Retailers to answer the need of corporates to reach ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility targets by powering 100% of their operations with renewable energy. The question “What does it mean being 100% renewable?” and the risk of being accused of green-washing, puts pressure on corporates to purchase renewable energy from sources that have low environmental impact, boost local economies and have high societal impact and, more importantly, to prove it and showcase it to all their stakeholders and clients.|
RESpring lets consumers select their preferred renewable source based on their sustainability criteria and then it tracks how this selected renewable generation is matching their electricity consumption with greater transparency and granularity than any other official certification mechanism, including the time component. Any kind of generation asset (from large wind farm to rooftop solar) and consumption point (from manufacturing facilities to households or EV chargers) can be registered on RESpring, allowing for maximum flexibility and scalability. Renewable energy tracking can be applied to regular green tariffs, on-site generation and different types of PPAs, providing corporates with easily accessible and trusted insights for monitoring and reporting. Tracking the origin of energy helps companies avoid greenwashing risks, calculate accurately scope 2 emissions and automate its reporting.|
For energy retailers, the objectives include helping them to:
· Enhance their offer portfolio by adding “sustainability” services on top of the electrons
· Reduce operational costs on energy tracking and management
· Reduce churn rate and increase overall customer base
For corporate consumers, the objectives include helping them to:
· Prove to customers and stakeholders that they are consuming renewable energy at any given point of time
· Decrease time and resources required to complete Energy and CO2 audits and reporting
· Confirm that their energy suppliers are delivering on their contracts
· Provide them with a comprehensive sustainability and marketing tool to embed in their online and offline channels that shows the energy flows and the carbon footprint of their activities in real-time
Li-ion Anode that is binder and carbon free, 100% silicon coated, 30% higher energy, 75% reduction in manufacturing|
Li-ion batteries need longer running times and require much faster charging than an hour, without sacrificing safety|
GDI Si has developed batteries with 30% higher energy, just15-minute charging, and a new standard in safety for Li-ion by solving a key flaw – dendrite formation. The result is a silicon-based Li-ion battery that is superior in performance to current state of the art versions. GDI’s IP-protected manufacturing approach leverages the supply chain, equipment set and advanced processes that are already deployed by the solar industry, allowing GDI to upscale rapidly.|
- Delivers full package of anode and cell.
- Silicon is a less expensive path to high energy.
- A non-powder silicon anode is safer and easier to handle than Li-metal.
- Safety by avoiding Lithium plating and dendrites, helping prevent EV fires/recalls.
- Silicon is the second most abundant element on earth.
- Highly scalable path to TeraWatt volumes.
GetHenry is a fully serviced mobility solution for last-mile delivery and couriers. We offer a tailor-made mobility service which allows customers to subscribe to electric utility vehicles including regular maintenance and software.
We are driven to improve operations in the delivery sector, while reducing transport related CO2 emissions in cities.
Businesses are looking for eco-friendly mobility solutions for their clients and employees, but don’t want to get involved with financing, operations and software.|
GetHenry is providing e-mobility vehicles like e-scooters and e-bikes that include charging solutions as well as software and service for a monthly subscription. The company focuses on b2b(2c) business model use cases and works with campuses, delivery companies and hotels.|
- Enables corporate clients to profit from eco-friendly mobility solutions while meeting special requirements businesses often have.
- Solutions are tailored and white label, putting the customer first.
GLEAM develops light electric vehicles that can run at speeds of up to 25 km/h and 45 km/h. The company can also provide software and battery swap solutions to set up a new express delivery system for groceries.|
|A new generation of consumers wish to make purchases online whenever they want and wherever they are. Many also require immediate delivery of within the hour (express delivery). So far, this has proved complex and inefficient to achieve.|
GLEAM sells narrow light electric vehicles that enable clients (e.g. food retailers) to make speedier deliveries to their consumers or customers. Tests have shown that GLEAM Cargo E-Bikes are up to 30% faster than ordinary delivery methods as they can use bike lanes and find parking spaces more easily in dense urban areas.|
Glowee develops a bioluminescent raw material to tackle the environmental and health related issues of electricity for lighting.
There is a need to offer an alternative solution to reduce the 15% share of electricity used in the world for the purposed of lighting, which accounts for 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. There is also a need to reduce light pollution.|
Glowee has developed a bioreactor-based technology called “Pipelight” that is dedicated for use in the urban landscape, using optimised bioluminescent microbes. Target customers are the green building and urban furniture industries.|
- Highly aesthetic light.
- Wide environmental benefits.
Gradi’s product: PhoCa, is platform for design, control and managing outdoor lighting infrastructures.
By using the state of the art AI algorithms, energy savings for a single project can exceed 70%.
More than 20% of the world’s energy is consumed by lighting. Any energy savings in this area have a tremendous impact on operating cost reduction and CO2 emission reduction. Before a lighting installation is deployed all luminaries, their parameters and distribution have to be chosen, that is, designed. Lighting infrastructure operators or owners preparing for retrofitting or the design and construction of new lighting installations require the designers and suppliers to support the improved efficiency of lighting systems, decreased time and expenditures on the design phase, decreased maintenance cost and satisfactory ROI.|
Design and support services based on proprietary PhoCa software enable the deployment of optimised and well-tailored lighting systems which comply with operator’s needs, such as minimised energy consumption and legal regulations. Additionally, the software enables both the designer and the operator to easily review alternative scenarios of the lighting system layout and operations that are already at the design phase. GRADIS offers unsurpassed design quality based on precise photometric calculations, and quick delivery. For example: preparing a regular design for 6,000 light points takes approximately 2 weeks, while a higher quality, optimised design can be obtained from GRADIS in just 2 days.|
- Complete ecosystem for outdoor lighting installation (inventory,design and control).
- Ability to calculate optimal parameters for (existing and new) lighting infrastructure.
- Optimisation of energy usage (even 80% of energy consumption reduction for new installations).
- Compliance with existing lighting standards and regulations.
Graphene-based nanocomposites address key industrial challenges in markets where high electrical- /thermal conductivity, high wear resistance, low friction, or a combination of these is needed.|
More than 50% of all electronic failures are due to poor thermal management; approx. 33% of energy losses in cars are due to friction. Materials that combine high electrical/thermal conductivity with self-cooling and low friction are needed.|
Graphmatech has developed graphene-based nanocomposites the properties of which can be tailored to many different applications including thermal management, moving electrical contacts and tribology, energy storage and self-lubricating systems. The clever design of the nanocomposites make it graphene technology easy to use in industrial volume applications. Products can be made entirely from Graphmatech materials or reinforced or coated with them, for example.
- Enables graphene technology in industrial applications.
- World record thermal conductivity.
- Cost-effective and environmentally-friendly manufacturing.
- Easy to use for the industry, even 3D-printable.
- Great properties regarding low friction, electrical conductivity, hardness, corrosion barrier.
gulplug proposes a combined hardware (E-cube sensors) + software (Save-it-Yourself platform) solution that measures the electricity consumption of machines and produces savings recommendations for energy managers.|
Reducing industrial and manufacturing power consumption
Manufacturing and industrial firms have worked hard to implement efficiencies across their operations: lean processes, smart supply chains, and just-in-time procurement have cut waste and streamlined production.
Energy efficiency has a key role to play in cutting costs and increasing competitiveness. Even during non-productive periods, when machines are not running, energy use can be as much as 50 to 70 per cent of total power consumption. gulplug’s solutions have been developed to make energy efficiency as easy as possible for energy managers at manufacturing and industrial plants of all sizes in all sectors.|
gulplug provides a disruptive technology based on magnetic electrical connection with a smart energy sensor in order to plug and measure easier, faster and safer!
The magnetic electrical connection is a new shape of flat and twistable plug.
The energy sensor is a ready to clamp wireless and self-powered electrical energy estimator. Not intrusive, the sensor reports by radio energy data without any loss.|
Repeatable, controllable cost reduction
The guplug solutions help industrial energy managers to monitor energy use and to reduce energy consumption by up to ten per cent. They require minimal capital expenditure and typically deliver a return on investment within one year. The solutions continue to deliver cost savings year on year, enabling energy managers to meet strategic corporate goals for reducing operational expenditure. The guplug solutions also support a company’s efforts to achieve ISO 50001 certification for energy efficiency.
gulplug’s energy sensors and connectivity solutions have been deployed by food processing company, Bonduelle, and the automotive manufacturer Line-Fenwick. Industrial giant, Schneider Electric, has also installed gulplug’s solutions in its Carros plant in France.
Stop&Start has been deployed by food processing company, Bonduelle, and the automotive manufacturer Line-Fenwick. Industrial giant, Schneider Electric, has also installed Stop&Start in its Carros plant in France.
Hoterway is a standalone device that instantly heats the water that cools down in distribution pipes when it is not used. This avoids continuous recirculation, which is responsible for more than 50% of the energy consumed in the boiler. It also avoids the water wasted while waiting for the heated water to reach the point of use.|
Hot water distribution systems in buildings have a problem related to the response time of the hot water in the distribution network, and conventional solutions limit energy and water efficiency significantly.|
Hoterway is a standalone device that corrects the response time of the hot water distribution systems passively, saving the energy that would otherwise be wasted in recirculating circuits, and saving the water usually wasted while waiting for it to heat|
- Average saving of 30% on the global energy spent on water heating.
- Avoid the utilisation of recirculating circuits.
- Increase comfort and saving for users.
- Reduction of water and energy consumption.
Heat Power has developed the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG), a turbine capable of providing heat and power for industrial processes at a significantly reduced fuel cost and with minimum CO2 emissions. The RCG system is truly unique, as it is capable of providing both steam and power at fast response times. Its multi fuel capability can be applied to waste streams, enabling manufacturers to achieve higher resource utilisation, reduced cost of energy and green manufacturing.|
The competitiveness and environmental impact of heat intensive industrial processes can be much improved by reducing the use of energy. However, efficient and fast responsive co-generation systems are not yet available for small-scale industries. Heat Power satisfies that need|
The novelty of the Rankine Compression Gas turbine (RCG) is, when compared to existing steam cycles, that the steam turbine drives the compressor of the gas turbine cycle. The RCG offers a highly responsive and efficient power and steam production in the range of 1-10MW electric and 3-30MW thermal power|
- Combined steam and electrical power production
- Flexible decentralised energy supply
- Multi fuel, crude biomass and waste stream compatibility
- Black start capability
- Fuel consumption reduction ranging from 10% to 30%
Hepta provides end-to-end inspection and analysis tools to automate your asset management. Their software provides a birds-eye view of the grid, our autonomous drones deliver best-in-class quality for hundreds of kilometers.|
The EU has over 11 million kilometres of power transmission and distribution lines. Currently 90% of the critical infrastructure inspections are made by on-foot patrols, but these manual inspections are demanding on resources and prone to error.|
The solution is an AI-driven power line analysis platform that identifies defects from photos. Hepta’s platform allows infrastructure owners to have up to 250% faster inspection cycles while getting a full overview of their assets. Deploying continuous machine learning allows automating up to 90% of the photo analysis work, thus analysing a vast amount of images at a rapid pace. With automated defect reports and vegetation analysis, our customers can make better and less error-prone decisions.|
- AI-driven automation
- Comprehensive service
- Turnkey project development
- Ever-improving detection models
HYGEN’s at-home CNG supercharger is a refuelling infrastructure solution for Natural Gas Vehicles (NGV). Utilising already existing the natural gas distribution grid HYGEN solves the ‘chicken and egg’ problem of NGV market and presents a new, much more convenient way of 3 min at-home refuelling, also bringing significant economic and environmental advantages. By introducing a proprietary gas compression technology, HYGEN reduces the total cost of ownership of an at-home refueller by a factor of 6. This results in reinventing the at-home fuelling concept where we enable gas companies to deliver clean and inexpensive fuel to your doorsteps at a competitive price. HYGEN’s supercharger is the last missing key for existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure to become the largest alternative vehicle refuelling infrastructure on Earth.|
The barrier to a rapid NGV adoption is the lack of fuelling infrastructure and а poor perception of NGVs versus trendy EVs.|
HYGEN brings to the market a low cost supercharger that can fuel your Natural Gas Vehicle at home in just three minutes and transform the outdated NGV image into an appealing and modern EV like concept.|
- Decrease fuel costs and increased convenience for the driver.
- Increase gas consumption and regulated asset base for gas companies.
- Reduce total cost of ownership of at-home refueller by a factor of 6.
Hymeth is a Denmark-based start-up with a mission to contribute to a more sustainable world. What began life as a product, Hyaeon™ specifically developed for replacing lpg cylinders in cooking appliances has, through several innovations, led to an alkaline electrolyser with the potential to produce cost and energy-efficient low-carbon hydrogen and oxygen. Hymeth’s unique technology is able to make alkaline electrolysis competitive and is reducing both opex and capex compared to today’s technologies.|
According to the UN, the world’s emission of CO2 is at a record high. There is an urgent need for clean energy sources. However, many of these sustainable production methods are intermittent, meaning that supply and demand balance is irregular. Thus, a balancing technology and energy carrier is needed to enable more sustainable sources in the energy mix.
According to IEA, hydrogen is promising in many areas; as fuel to PEM fuel cell vehicles, as storage for intermittent renewable electricity, or as an enabler for more sustainable industry, for instance in steel production. Conventional electrolysers for sustainable hydrogen production are very expensive since they require platinum or iridium-based catalyst, energy inefficient and physically large. Moreover, they can compress hydrogen gas only up to 35 bar which makes storing Hydrogen without an additional compressor very difficult, a gas compressor normally compress hydrogen gas at least to 300 bar before storage. A compressor adds additional OPEX and CAPEX on top of the already expensive electrolysis unit for sustainable hydrogen production.|
Hymeth’s product, BEAUTY is a low-temperature alkaline electrolyser, which is compact, lightweight and supports high-pressure electrolysis. Beauty is the result of many radical patent pending innovations like: (1) A new non-precious core-shell CuNiFe metal alloy electrocatalyst, (2) the use of electromagnetism in the conversion process, (3) the spiral design of the anode and cathode, (4) the electro-hydraulic valve and unique nozzles through which it is capable of delivering highly compressed gases that can potentially eliminate the need for an external gas compressor and (5) the design, material and cooling system to ensure that the electrolyser is lightweight and compact to reduce the physical footprint compared to commercial alkaline electrolysers on the market.
The prediction is that BEAUTY will produce hydrogen at a reduced cost by up to 40% compared to existing alkaline electrolyser competitors, thus levelling production cost with other mature technologies like SMR.|
- A matured technology with higher catalyst and electrolyser stack efficiency.
- Compact and low weight makes installation easy.
- Robust construction minimizes O&M-cost.
- Output pressure up to 50 bars (pilot applications testing up to 300 bar).
- Lower operating temperature (30-40 degrees Celsius).
- Low CAPEX and Low power consumption reduces operating cost.
HySiLabs has developed highly innovative solutions to facilitate hydrogen transportation and storage, by charging and releasing it in a unique liquid carrier. Using the industrial Power-to-Liquid process, one of HySiLabs’ solutions, hydrogen is charged into HydroSil, a liquid silicon hydride derivative, which is stable, non-toxic, non-explosive, has a long storage-life and is considered a non-dangerous good. This solution permits the same logistics as conventional fuels and thus revolutionises the hydrogen delivery market. The other high-potential innovation solution is the Hydrogen on-demand process, which enables the release of hydrogen from HydroSil on demand, on site and without any energy input.|
In the course of reducing emissions to comply with the goals fixed by the European Union, hydrogen is foreseen to be a key player in a future low-carbon economy, especially in the industry and mobility sectors. Nevertheless, the existing barriers on storage, delivery and safety have to be overcome beforehand.| |
HySiLabs’ breakthrough innovation has the potential to remove all those barriers hindering the deployment of hydrogen solutions by tackling safety, regulations and supply chain issues. HySiLabs’ high degree of novelty is characterised by the fact that hydrogen can be easily transported in liquid form, HydroSil can be carried everywhere without any specific restrictions and stored for long periods of time, just like conventional fuel. Furthermore, due to its high density, one truck load of HydroSil transports seven times more hydrogen than by high pressure transportation, which reduces the OPEX for transportation and the emissions related to hydrogen transportation.
PERSEO Bioethanol® Technology has developed a completely innovative urban solid waste valorisation treatment that obtains two commercial high value products for energy use: second generation bioethanol for fuel vehicle uses, and a high calorific value solid organic fuel capable of producing heat and electricity by cogeneration. PERSEO Bioethanol® demonstration plant, located in L’Alcúdia (Valencia, Spain), has a processing capacity in wfermentation of up to 25 tons / day of organic fraction of municipal solid waste.|
Biowaste treatment is a big issue in Europe where there is a demand for a sustainable and competitive waste treatment process (Directive 2008/98/EC). The demand for sustainable biofuels is increasing (Directive 2009/28/EC). The demand for processes that reduce GHG emissions (flagship initiative SET-Plan).|
PERSEO Bioethanol® has developed a biotechnological process that applies in the field of MSW management and impacts directly the production of biofuels, with a reduction of GHG. The business model is based on the development of tailor made projects for each client: from design to building up.|
PERSEO Bioethanol® has developed a process that is feasible, replicable and profitable:
- Development of a simple biotechnological process with good yields of bioethanol conversion.
- Process proven at semi-industrial scale: optimisation and improvement to obtain a feasible and profitable process.
- Biorefinery concept development.
- Solving sorting problems in order to guarantee a stable process.
- Better economical results than current WT technologies.
iNex Sourcing is for all companies looking for industrial and agricultural waste deposits|
80% of the waste is produced by industry and construction. Among them, 60% are not recycled in Europe mainly due to a lack of information from recycling players: private operators and regions.
This lack of knowledge is a real challenge for these two players.
First one is in charge of creating new recycling capacities and their optimization, but do not know how to source other waste than those from their customers. They are mostly players in waste management such as Veolia and Suez, but also, in an increasing way, energy producers such as ENGIE or GRDF.
The second is in charge of recycling scheduling at the local level but have no knowledge of outgoing and incoming flows from companies, apart from costly and often skewed studies. They do not make it possible to successfully implement effective industrial ecology policies.
INex technology brings a major innovation by integrating artificial intelligence and data analysis into the detection of waste deposits. In a few clicks, iNex performs the equivalent of a territorial audit of several months on waste flows, with more precise targeting. From this technology, we offer two tools.
▪ iNex Analytics for local authorities which makes it possible to detect deposits of waste on the territory of the community and then to find outlets, that is to say, manufacturers that will recover and use this waste.
▪ iNex Sourcing, intended for recyclers and energy producers, detects deposits of waste in a predetermined area and provides information on the potential of this waste (eg: methanogenic power of an organic waste deposit).
- Time-saving: 3 clicks replace a study that lasts several months, the end of ratio calculations by hand in Excel, no more intermediary (firms, traders…).
- Economies: 30% time savings for a salesperson, 80% reduction of targeting errors, 75% faster acquisition of deposits.
- Securing investments: Accurate and up-to-date data in real-time, comprehensive business analysis, data verified by our data team.
3D artificial intelligence cloud platform, that hosts 3D data of the plant and its equipment, receives IoT data and processes them with that 3D context.|
IoT cloud platforms in the market just digest big data without any 3D context. This limits significantly the accuracy of the predictions and does not allow to run what-if scenarios on new technologies in the plant.|
We have developed a 3D cloud platform that hosts the 3D design of a plant and its equipment, receives real-time IoT data and uses a mixture of artificial intelligence and physics calculations to make predictions. The results can be output to VR and AR systems. With our 3D approach, we are more accurate for maintenance prediction and are the only ones to run scenarios for the impact in the production of the implementation of new technologies.|
What-if scenarios for new technologies
Reverse engineer of current technologies
Ingelia’s plants turn organic waste, sludge, digestate, green and food waste into hydrochar, with lower operating expenses (OPEX) than competing technologies. Plants are modular and scaled up by adding reactors.|
Organic waste is usually composted or digested, these processes imply high operating expenses (OPEX) and the compost produced does not comply with EU specifications in most cases. There is a need of new proven processes at industrial scale to deal with organic waste products.|
HTC Plants are able to treat organic wastes and turn them into hydrochar, reducing OPEX and GHG emissions. Organic waste is transformed into hydrochar for further applications in the bioeconomy. Ingelia provides HTC technology (engineering and equipment) to waste managers, municipalities and food and drink industries.|
- Advanced developed technology to valorize organic waste
- Project sustainability protecting the environment and contributing to a circular economy
- An automatized process, easy operation, odour free and low OPEX.
- Flexibility to operate and maintain plants, reduction of waste transport.
- The project encourages job creation and dynamizes the local economy, attracting green investments.
- Involvement of technology provider in the projects to ensure best plants performance.
|A portable power supply with a standard CEE outlet that provides full mains power (3.600W) in a lightweight (<15kg) and compact (<15l) way. It is robust and waterproof, makes no noise and emits no toxic fumes.|
Professionals need a reliable mobile power supply, e.g. craftsmen, who need to operate large machinery on construction sites. The only available solution at present are generators which are noisy, heavy, emit toxic fumes and have high operational costs.|
|Instagrid builds the world’s most advanced portable power supplies tailored to the needs of professionals. Combining our proprietary power conversion technology with the latest li-ion technology, power levels of more than 3.600 Watts can be provided by a compact unit weighing less than 15kg. Designed for professional use, our portable power supplies are robust, waterproof and store up to 2kWh of energy, which usually lasts the entire working day.|
Klugit is a plug that can be connected to any existing electric water tank, converting it into a smart one, Wi-Fi connected. Through AI, learns and manages your hot water needs.|
A tank is not 100% isolated, it loses heat throughout the day, having to switch on to maintain the temperature, generating large waste of energy and money. Also, during their use families never know if the water they have is enough for their needs.|
Klugit allows programming the need for hot water in the tank during the day by switching on and off as needed. Through an intelligent algorithm learns the family’s consumptions and programs itself to warm up water whenever necessary. It also allows to receive notifications if the water tank is not working, or request additional showers in the app if needed. The installation of Klugit can be done very easily in all tanks, without tools.|
Wi-Fi app to control
Energy storage and grid balancing for utilities
Dynamic tariffs and smart grid ready
No tools required
More wind and solar in electricity grids requires more balancing of these with increased resiliency and flexibility. KOENA tec does this with flexibility in commercial coffee machines.|
Increasing the share of renewables in electricity grids requires more balancing of volatile wind and solar systems with increased resiliency and flexibility.|
KOENA tec’s flagship product does this with commercial coffee machines by utilizing their already-integrated thermal and electrical flexibility. Decentral, economical appraoch to the control of many units in parallel and the focus on frequency and local voltage stabilization make the service attractive for grid operators.|
- Balancing of electricity transmission grid frequency
- Balancing of voltage at local DSO grid level
- Premium value to existing machine lines of manufacturing partners
- Integrated control and communication in software with minimal additional hardware
- Monitoring plattform for francise owners and energy market actors
- Display option for endcustomers increases awareness and engagement
A fleet of natural gas industrial vehicles that are available to customers to meet their transportation needs.|
Improve the energy efficiency of companies and reduce their environmental impact.|
Gas2Move, operator of ecological and sustainable transport, makes its green fleet available to its customers. 1)Transformation for the positive evolution of the management of people in the sector. 2)Innovation of the current paradigm of the sector, migrating to a scenario where the “customer centric” vision prevails. 3) Promotion of a sustainable eco-mobility model with all our vehicles powered by alternive energies (natural gas, hydrogen…).|
- Improves the energy efficiency of companies.
- Decreases the environmental impact of companies.
- Money savings.
- Increase of green perception.
- Autonomous car risk:% of personnel by TEA to reduce labor liabilities.
Lyv has developed with his partners a platform that provides insight into energy consumption, feedback about consumption and matches demand en supply.The user is supplied with hardware, such as batteries and gateways, to have the product ready for use.|
We go from central fossil energy production to decentralized sustainable production. The production of sustainable generation depends on sun and wind, and does not match demand.This creates imbalance and overloading of the network.|
Lyv has developed with his partners a platform that provides insight into energy consumption, feedback about consumption and matches demand en supply. The user is supplied with hardware, such as batteries and gateways, to have the product ready for use. The platform is highly scalable, which means that a large number of users can be connected. A solution for energy companies and energy communitys that want to optimize their sustainable energy use.
Monitoring, Virtual Power Plant, Demand Response, Scalable, Home batteries, Neighborhood battery|
User in control
A tool holder with a self-tuning mass damper that can effectively remove vibrations, under a wide operation range. The solution is plug and play and has no maintenance costs.|
Vibrations naturally occur in metal cutting operations and it damages the parts and creates energy and material waste in manufacturing. The current vibration dampers need complex mechanical system and requires an intricate set-up process before it works.|
A cost-effective and reliable self-tuning mass damper that can self-adjust to ensure high vibration damping efficiency on a wide operation range. The self-adjustable function removes the intricate tuning process and provides a plug and play product for end-users.|
- Extended lifetime of insert by x10.
- No need for tuning.
- Reduces scrap metal.
- Reduced OPEX.
Mob-Energy’s mission is to democratize electric mobility by multiplying the charging points and allowing everyone to recharge when it is necessary, where it is necessary. The start-up offers flexible and innovative solutions to its customers to accelerate this deployment.|
Parking companies cannot deploy charging infrastructure for EVs without upgrading the electrical infrastructure. Also, the reservation of specific parking spaces for EVs only, reduces occupancy rate.|
Mob-Energy robots provide a charging service for EVs in any parking. They store energy from the grid and via a dynamic scheduling algorithm, prioritise customers’ orders. The robot moves to the specific car and automatically plugs in via the cars plug-in module.|
- Flexible solution: no need to allocate specific parking spaces for EVs and for charging purposes.
- Light installation: the charging base only needs a 22kW power supply from the grid.
- Evolving solution: add robots when needed without additional work.
- Premium solution: for every EV, integrate monetisation tools and a UX approach.
Modio AB is a supplier of secure, automatic and continuously updated embedded and IoT systems. Their offering includes solutions for energy control and measuring in building automation.|
Energy systems in buildings are historically built as stand alone systems. This makes it very hard to monitor or manage them remotely. Making buildings energy efficient becomes very hard. The hardware also makes the systems very proprietary.|
By integration the Modio IoTOSTM to a buildings energy system it becomes possible to monitor and manage systems remotely and share data, regardless of the exisitng hardware. Big data and AI can start to be used even in exisiting buildings and systems.|
- Manuel Seiffe (CEO), 12+ years management in solar and management consulting, M.A. International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Greg Nau (CFO), 11+ years accounting / consulting, MBA Business Administration at IE Business School
- Michael Eschman (COO), 6+ years consulting, development finance, M.A. International Economics at Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Alejandro Jimenez, 10+ years in Software Development, B.A. Multimedia Engineering, / Y Combinator
At present, more than 1.3 bn people live without access to electricity worldwide, and millions more suffer from unreliable grid connection that fails for hours every day. Off-grid and underelectrified households and SMEs rely on expensive, dangerous and unreliable fossil fuel-based products to meet their energy needs and lack access to products and financing to buy solar-based affordable alternatives upfront.|
MPower Ventures addresses the pressing challenge of energy access and financial inclusion and empowers communities in emerging markets by providing a unique combination of financing, hardware and software solution. Through a highly scalable B2B partnership model, we eMPower households and SMEs by financing and by providing affordable clean energy and related products|
- Plug&Play, mobile and affordable hardware
- High-end software for data collection (Big Data) and operations optimization
- Financing scheme allowing for product affordability
- Scalability through B2B partnership model
- Focus on credit risk mitigation via financing scheme and software solution
Navlandis is the result of an idea of a group of engineers that dreams of enhancing its personal development while combining it with the search for a positive social and environmental impact with an economic benefit.|
Innovation is required in the logistics sector as a means to reduce both operational costs and environmental impact. It is vital to prove that sustainability and profitability go hand in hand.
Zbox are foldable shipping containers that occupy 75% less space than traditional containers. They provide a solution to transporting more freight in one go, given that the goods fill most of the space. Transport costs and CO2 emissions can both be reduced.
- Five containers can be shipped in the same space as one traditional one.
- 50% reduction in operational costs.
- Easy to fold and lighter in weight than standard containers.
- Lower production costs.
- Reduced CO2 emissions.
NAWA Technologies is developing an ultra-fast, long life green carbon battery to complement and/or replace batteries in applications where high power is needed. Provider of innovative products and solutions based on organised carbon nanostructures (VACNT).
Batteries are becoming increasingly outdated in terms of life cycle, reliability and environmental impact. The requirement for cleaner, safer, more reliable and longer life storage systems is critical.|
NAWA cells, modules and systems help increase power availability for any application. This implies rethinking the way of designing energy storage systems by combining NAWA cells with other technologies, like batteries or fuel cells, to comply with new usage for IOT, 5G technology, power tools and all electrical vehicles.|
- An ultra-fast storage system.
Ngenic creates a platform for the smart home and has chosen to start the revolution with intelligent control of indoor climate.|
The built environment accounts for 40% of the world’s energy consumption. Managing energy consumption more efficiently in buildings is therefore key to sustainable development. In addition, households take increasingly ownership of the energy transition and are willing to benefit from new technologies to reduce both their impact on the environment and energy bills.|
Ngenic has developed Ngenic Tune, a smart thermostat that enables houses and villas owners to save energy and money. Combining three small devices and a mobile app, it collects accessible data – indoor temperature, outdoor temperature, and weather – and let the user choose and control the desired indoor temperature, while seeing the heating patterns and following the energy savings at the same time.|
- Environmentally aware heating, enbaling both energy and cost savings
- Increased comfort with a more uniform indoor temperature
- Supporting today’s hydronic heating systems
- Easy to install – “Plug-n-play” system installed in 20 minutes
- Easy to use and control via a mobile app, regardless of where the user is.
Dry texturing volume production technology for use in the PV solar cell manufacturing industry leveraging the cost savings of diamond-wire cut multicristallyne wafers and novel wafer technologies|
Industrial demonstration site for our ADE Tech.|
One texturing technology for any type of Si wafer. A flexible, future-proof solution that will allow you to switch to any type of wafer.|
Suitable for all PV cell wafer types
High throughput capacity – 250Mw per tool
Small tool footprint
Scalable and sustainable PV manufacturing for future generations
NitroCapt is developing a new radical, fossil-free technology for the fixation of nitrogen from the air to make commercial nitrogen fertilizer. Air, water and electricity are the only inputs. The process has therefore no emissions and strongly contribute to a shift towards sustainable agriculture.|
Key nitrogen compounds for industry are currently produced through the Haber Bosch process. This process requires a lot of energy from
fossil raw materials and it is responsible for approximately 2,5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Sunifix is a fossil-free and energy efficient technology for the fixation of nitrogen from the air for industrial and agricultural purposes. The process can operate from intermittent renewable energy sources. It is applicable on a large as well as on a small distributed production scale.|
- The process offers the production of key nitrogen compounds with modest process investments and at an attractive energy cost.
- Responds to societal needs to cope with climate change by offering an emission-free process with only air as raw material.
Nordluft Automation is a Swedish development company working to automate a range of forestry and agricultural businesses via unmanned aerial vehicles or UAVs. Their technology reduces production costs, increases green industrial processes efficiency, and protects the environment.|
Tractors, modified forest machines and helicopters are used to spread forest feriliser and bio ash. An alternative technology that can perform the same task in a more efficient and sustainable way is needed.|
Nordluft Automation has developed an automated spreading system based on the world’s first commercial application of a heavy lift drone swarm for forest fertilising and forest bio ash recirculation as main applications.
- A small of collaborating heavy lift electric multicopters
- An avdanced drone swarm control system for maximum autonomy, performance and safety
- A system approach with the base station logistics and functions integrated in the product
- Up to 80 % cost reduction of spreading
- Lower CO2 emissions compared to current spreading methods
- Less noice
- More even spreading
- High flexibility in work area size and position with regards to distance from a road.
OGGA designs, develops (fabless) and markets a range of innovative solutions for the intelligent energy optimisation of housing. OGGA aims to revolutionise energy management in homes and become a key player in the new house building and renovation sector. With ‘Eco-Touch’ it offers an intelligent product that is both easy to install and to use.|
The cost of energy in homes is continually rising and home automation solutions for the management of energy are too expensive for property developers.|
Eco Touch optimises energy consumption automatically and saves energy by: a) controlling a heating system based on the specific habits of residents; b) switching off standbys and lighting during absences; c) monitoring and displaying the energy consumption. It also supports additional services, such as smart and facility management.|
- A connected solution (thermostat, energy meter and circuit breaker).
- Adopts a first level of home automation that is available to all.
- Easy to install (no configuration, no programing).
- Easy to use (self-learning, optimising heating in real time).
- ECO TOUCH allows developers to meet RT2012 standards while offering smart connected homes and respecting the requirement of cost control.
- Saves energy (reduced rental charges).
|OmegaLambdaTec provides a solution that combines sensor-based water leakage signal extraction algorithms with extensive physics-based digital twin simulations to optimally localise defects in water grid infrastructures.|
|Even in modern water grid infrastructures (e.g. in Germany) more than 5% of drinking water is often lost between the source and the consumer. Utility companies are officially required to reduce this percentage of lost drinking water and therefore must take action.|
|A novel data-driven solution that localises water leaks in infrastructure grids. It is based on a new ‘virtual triangulation’ method that uses the flow measurement data of the existing water sensor infrastructure as input. By combining the actual signal extraction from the flow sensors with hundreds of physics-based digital twin simulations, it is possible to detect and constrain the most probable location of the actual water leakage.|
BLUEMEM are carbon dioxide-selective membranes. A patented and non-toxic chemical additive confers them with a high degree of selectivity towards CO2 even at atmospheric pressure.|
More CO2 is produced than any greenhouse gas, but there is still no affordable technology to prevent its emission. What’s more, CO2 can also be found in biogas. To upgrade biogas to biomethane and inject it into gas grids, CO2 needs to be removed.|
Orchestra Sci. is developing BLUEMEM, membranes for selective CO2 separation: removal and purification. The selectivity process is high, even at atmospheric pressure, eliminating the need for a compression system and its associated costs. This is the first economically viable technology that avoids CO2 emissions; the emitted CO2 is captured, purified and returned to the market as a new product. For biogas upgrading, operation costs can be reduced by up to 25%.|
- Converting CO2 from a waste product to a marketable one.
- Economically viable technology for biogas upgrading.
It has never been so easy to book transport. The ingenious concepts of carpooling and web-comparison are applied to the logistics industry and merged into an easy-to-use online platform.|
Four problems have been solved: a non-transparent market, high transport prices, the considerable effort required for booking transport, and the large number of empty trips.|
An easy-to-use online platform has been created for the logistics industry that combines and applies the ingenious concepts of carpooling and web-comparison. Transportation companies digitise all their offers in minutes by uploading pricing tables, services and empty trips onto the platform. Shippers can directly compare the prices and services of the companies for free, and decide for themselves with which to entrust their delivery.|
- A one-off effort for participating hauliers.
- Compare prices, attributes, customer feedback and quality of all hauliers in one go.
- Direct booking process – no more waiting for offers and reactions.
- Innovative route-vicinity-algorithm.
Peafowl Solar Power develops highly transparent and ultra-thin plasmonic solar cells.|
Buildings use 40% of electricity and emit 30% of CO2 globally. Sensors and dynamic windows optimise indoor climate and cut energy consumption by 20%-40%. Self-powered devices, without batteries or cables, lower installation and maintenance costs, enable retrofitting, and reduce toxic/rare materials.|
Peafowl Plasmonics’ solution harvests ubiquitous light to add invisible power whenever and wherever it’s needed, enabling smart buildings to improve energy efficiency. The patented photovoltaic technology used is the most transparent on the market (over 90% transparent) and can be placed indoors, outdoors, and on almost any surface, enhancing aesthetics and increasing design options. Peafowl’s light harvesting cells provide enough energy to power sensors, e-paper displays and dynamic windows.
- Self-powered devices through light harvesting.
- Optimises and reduces energy consumption.
- Allows for easy installation and retrofitting.
- Transparency enhances value in aesthetics and design.
Percy Roc’s mission is to deliver technological solutions based on intelligent focusing of microwave power for material processing.|
Microwave-based technology transition from Industry 3.0 to Industry 4.0 driven by intelligent and adaptive systems integrating hardware, software and data.|
A high power transistor-based microwave material processing technology platform, driven by machine learning algorithms.
Applications can be found in the extractive, processing and mining industries.
- Volume heating of materials (rapid and efficient)
- Industry 4.0 ready technology platform
- Improved productivity
- Improved energy efficiency
- Improved product properties
- Improved process intensification
- Intelligent and adaptive hardware, software and data offering for industrial microwave material processing applications,
- Facilitates Industry 4.0 transition/adoption in industrial microwave material processing applications,
- Future-proof industrial equipment during technology transition.
Phoenix BioPower’s mission is to reach 60% electrical efficiency from biomass by 2030. The technology is optimal for both fossil and nuclear power replacement for base load, combined heat and power, and plannable power production.|
The rapid move towards renewable energy has lead to heavy investments in intermittent power, primarily wind. In addition, nuclear is being phased out in many markets and fossil power needs to be phased out in order to meet the obligations set out in the Paris Climate Agreement. Many countries and markets are now running the risk of power output shortages; not enough power when it is needed! This will increase the demand for power generation that is both renewable and plannable.|
BTC technology offers planable, renewable and profitable biopower. As the BTC concept doubles electrical efficiency and halves the levelised cost of production, it gives plant operators a superior return on investment. The plant can be ramped up to meet increased demand and capture value at high spreads. Waste products from the forest and agro industries can be utilised, turning waste into a resource. BTC is a both a CHP technology, providing 2-3 times more power per heat grid at very high resource efficiency, and can be used in power-only applications due to the low LCOE.
- Marginal cost <40€/MWh without subsidies.
- Plannable power.
- Positive NPV without subsidies.
- Renewable power.
HPS develops and produces systems for storing and using solar energy in single- and two-family homes. HPS stands for safety, independence and sustainability in decentralized energy supply. The first system from HPS, Picea, combines energy storage, heating and indoor ventilation in one compact system. Thanks to its high-performance energy management system, Picea is able to meet the complete electrical energy needs of a family home. HPS is based in Berlin.|
Increasing energy distribution costs and CO2 emissions put pressure on residential customers who need easy solutions to ”go green”, and even completely autarkic.|
HPS has developed a fully integrated system providing for all electricity and heat demand. Use of hydrogen storage and fuel cells allow for seasonal storage and a constant heat supply, with components such as battery, electrolyser and fuel cell all working together efficiently. Predictive energy management creates a sustainable, electrically self-sufficient and customisable house energy system.|
- CO2-free and cheaper energy through self-generation: ROI of 7 years.
- Possibility to secure 100% energy needs starting from own PV system, and even go fully off-grid.
- Customer satisfaction in relying on self-generated green energy.
Administrative rules and regulations for self-consumption in multi-apartment buildings complicate the implementation of rooftop PV systems considerably. They are a major obstacle to a widespread uptake of PV generated energy for onsite consumption.|
Pionierkraft enables people to share self-generated renewable energy, which acts within and between multi-family homes and in smaller apartment buildings in an economical and operator-friendly manner. This fills the existing gap for economical PV solutions in smaller residential buildings. With its hardware and service-model, for the first time, battery storage can be used collaboratively and tenant power projects can be implemented economically.|
Poly to Poly is a circular economy market place specialised in the scientific analysis and marketing of recycled polymers. It offers not only plastic to manufacturers but also significant experience and expertise in the field of durable polymers.|
With hundreds of recyclers on the European market, the purchase of the right recycled polymers becomes extremely challenging. Data is often either too heterogenous or simply unavailable, particularly when it comes to quality, volume and price. Furthermore, there are few places where homogenised data is published.|
Through precise and homogenised processes of collecting data, Poly to Poly gives access to a new generation of information and shapes the digital passport for polymers. This is critical for the market fluidity of the recycled polymers. This innovation will boost the circular economy of polymers and energy savings in the field of chemical production.|
- Circular economy
- Connecting plastic recyclers and plastic converters
PVComplete makes the solar design and engineering platform for solar professionals everywhere from 1kW to 1GW|
Solar developers and engineers create a custom design for every project site. Costly engineering is required for project design, construction plan sets and permits. This manual process makes project development lengthy and costly.|
The PVComplete platform is a suite of software that provides intuitive sales layout and proposal software paired with a precision CAD for solar engineering software. PVComplete offers the software to design and engineer solar combined with in-app purchases for any solar drawing or documents requirements.|
portable data between sales and engineering
All solar project sizes
The Cloud Energy Optimizer predicts the energy demand in a building and deploys various energy resources as efficiently as possible.|
The CEO is a cloud based add-on to BEMS which, based on the weather forecast, predicts the energy needs of the building (zones). This leads to energy savings and cost reduction and improved indoor comfort. Applicable for existing buildings.|
All energy resources are gathered in the technical area: heat pumps, solar collectors, heat exchangers and boilers. They are controlled by a building management system. The CEO uses an intelligent self-learning algorithm as an add-on to the BEMS to predict the energy demand of a building 24 hours in advance, based on the weather forecast among other factors. This continuously ensures the optimal distribution of sustainable energy.|
- Contribution to sustainability goals.
- Enhanced comfort.
- Extending the lifespan of technical installations.
- Instant and significant energy and cost reduction by 10% to 40%.
- Use of the most sustainable and/or cheapest energy available.
Rivus develops a redox flow battery that uses organic molecules dissolved in neutral aqueous electrolytes. Replacing metal redox-active materials by organic molecules benefits to both price & supply volatility.|
The current energy storage technologies available all depend on the supply of rare, unsustainable and expensive materials, such as lithium, cobalt and vanadium that will only increase in price as scarcity issues develop.|
This innovative flow battery technology is based on organic molecules dissolved in aqueous electrolytes. As it consists of only highly abundant elements, the redox-active molecules can be efficiently synthesised on a large scale and with a very small environmental footprint compared to conventional technologies. Once an annual production scale of a few tonnes has been reached, battery prices of 150€/kWh are expected.|
- Small environmental footprint
- Inherently safe
- Adaptable and ideal for large-scale applications
ROSI valorizes the high quality Silicon contained in the industrial waste in order to re-integrate into its original PV production line.|
As an active material for PV, purified silicon (with a purity of 99.9999%) is obtained through a process which is energy-intensive and emits a significant amount of CO2.|
ROSI SAS offers a complete and innovative solution for recycling and revalorising silicon, either from “kerf”, a waste product from the production of solar wafers, or from solar modules at the end of life, in order to reintegrate the waste back into its original PV production value chain. By doing so, ROSI activates a circular economy for the PV industry.|
- Revalorises raw materials (silicon and silver) from end-of-life modules for recycling companies.
- Lower production cost for PV and PV silicon producers.
Deploying a unique, innovative turnkey solution, KUDURA enables access to clean energy – for cooking, lighting and make water drinkable – and guarantee the lowest level cost of energy and water for a given location. We create better rural lives by improving health, decreasing deforestation and carbon emissions and creating job opportunities. Our solution, KUDURA, is offered in four variants for SME businesses, rural communities, healthcare centres and schools.|
Annually, 1.6M+ people die from respiratory illness caused by open-fire fuel wood and charcoal cooking, which emits over 520M tCO2. Water borne diseases cause 5M+ deaths. Lack of electricity and water has been shown to stunt improvements on education, healthcare and communication.|
KUDURA is a utility in a container, providing clean water and energy where there is none. It provides cost-effective utility access in a market characterised by a strong consumer desire to purchase quality products and services, but that lacks access in places where current strategies are not cost-effective.|
KUDURA is the only holistic, integrated solution of its kind in the market. We offer lower relative costs and deployment time coupled with increased scalability, usable life, ISO9000 quality and sustainability. RVE.SOL’s and our partners’ technical capabilities and access to the market enable us to quickly assess local needs and availability of usable raw material, and deploy a complete solution in weeks, rather than months.
Sadako has developed Wall-B, a device that integrates state-of-the-art computer vision and robotics for the automatic recognition and sorting of valuable material in waste treatment plants. Wall-B is intended to complement existing machinery and human labour to enhance waste recovery rates. Generating economic, environmental and regulatory benefits in a sector with few recent technological inputs and which is becoming more critical to society.|
Waste Treatment Plants are subject to the loss of huge amounts of valuable material (2 M € per plant/per year on average) because current processes and technology are not able to recover them in a cost-efficient way. Waste streams and regulation are increasing.|
Wall-B is an automatic sorting system comprised of a robotic arm with a suction cup and 2D and 3D cameras, all controlled by in-house developed computer vision software. The system is able to recognise and pick up any targeted material from an on-going waste stream.|
Wall-B is a disruptive technology for waste sorting processes. It allows waste treatment plants to increase their waste recovery rate, a critical metric in terms of economic results, environmental impact and regulatory compliance.
Furthermore, Wall-B is marketed under a revenue sharing model, meaning that no initial investment is required. In addition, Wall-B enables low operating and maintenance costs.
Samster provides a hybrid non-isolated solar panel with a thermal backside.|
Heat pump systems rely on geoenergy. The bore hole in the ground normally gets increasingly cold. In larger systems with lots of bore holes there is an essential requirement for recharging.|
This hybrid restores the holes to initial status with solar energy every year. It also uses the surrounding air and water vapour around the clock, as long as the outside temperature is above
zero. Samster delivers hybrids up to whole systems, including heat pumps , control system and geoenergy layer.
With Samster’s solution:
- Buildings in central Europe can rely on hybrids instead of bore holes.
- Energy containers can be built from a combination of hybrid systems and heat pumps.
- Lower costs and higher ROI can be achieved in large systems where the geoenergy layer can be reduced if hybrids are installed.
- A package of 10 hybrids with all required components can be offered to heat pump installers.
- Low cost energy for developing countries.
- System annual performance ( SCOP ) exceeds 5 in large systems.
- Systems have an excellent performance and high ROI.
- The same package can be offered with 2 hybrids.
|SEEDiA Future benches solve a problem regarding the availability of electricity and the internet in public spaces. Benches are energy independent, powered by the sun, equipped with phone chargers, speakers, screens, mobile apps, and WiFi.|
|Residents and tourists moving in the public space are faced with the problem of access to energy for charging mobile devices, access to the internet and to municipal real-time information.|
|A solution has been found in developing smart furniture for urban settings that are powered with solar energy. Bus stops, benches, trash cans and information kiosks are aimed at facilitating the life of citizens and tourists.
They provide access to free energy to charge mobile devices, access to the internet and to urban information. Urban furniture is equipped with mobile phone chargers, free hot-spots, e-paper displays with real-time information and smart LED lighting.
Silbat is a deep tech startup founded in 2019 for the development, production, and marketing of a disruptive electricity storage solution based on the latent heat of metal-grade silicon and its back-conversion to electricity using thermophotovoltaics.|
Cost-effective long duration stationary electricity storage is required to enable the predicted and necessary ramp-up of renewables to mitigate climate change. This currently relies on location constrained pumped hydro. Ultra-cheap, portable, fast to deploy technologies are urgently required.
Silbat has developed a silicon battery that is set to transform the landscape of long duration stationary storage. The solution is based on the latent heat of metal-grade silicon and its back-conversion to electricity using thermophotovoltaics. According to MIT research, cost-effectively turning renewables into dispatchable electricity sources requires long-duration storage with capital expenses of less than $20/kWh. Silbat’s battery can do it for less than $10/kWh.
- The potential to be extremely cheap <$10/kWh and enables a 100% RE supply paradigm.
- Highest energy density, only comparable to power-to-gas and superior to the best Li-ion batteries.
- 30 yr lifetime with low O&M (vs. Li-ion ~5yrs. lifetime).
- Highly abundant, widely found raw materials – 1000X than Li-Co-Ni-Mn in Li-ion batteries or Pt-Pd in electrolyser stacks.
- Silent operation and quick start – solid-state conversion, no moving parts.
The advantage of the Simplex Motion smart integrated servomotor is that it offers a very powerful motion control capability, while its maximum weight and size is only half that of other integrated motors on the market.|
The industry is going through a transition with Industry 4.0, electrification and integrated servomotors as driving forces. This is leading to an increased demand for small integrated smart servomotors. The difficulty for customers is to find small sized, low weight and cost effective servomotors. Simplex Motion has a solution.|
By utilising a patented sensor technology, Simplex Motion integrated servomotors offer a compact, high performance and a complete servomotor system. Compared with other existing integrated servomotors on the market, Simplex Motion servomotors excel in output torque for their size and weight, as well as cost efficiency.|
- Reduced cost due to cost effective production, installation and maintenance.
- Reduced size due to the patented sensor solution.
- Reduced weight due the usage of outer runner motor.
Sit & Heat offers fully integrated electrically heated seats for stadiums, hospitality and homes.|
Prominent on terraces, in stadiums and in gardens are inefficient, environment-unfriendly gas and electric outdoor heaters. These heaters are a waste of energy!|
Sit & Heat heats from the seats themselves. This is 95% more energy efficient and much more comfortable than the conventional gas powered heaters.|
- 95% more energy efficient than traditional gas heaters.
- Considerably reduced CO2 emissions when compared to traditional gas heating systems.
- More comfort for customers
- More revenue for business owners.
Smalle Technologies works in the energy harvesting industry. The company owns technology designed to transduce mechanical energy into electrical energy through an innovative electromagnetic system design, and will commercialise a device for generating electricity from low frequency oscillations. The first applications of the device are buoys and sailboats.|
Due to increasing global scarcity of traditional energy sources, society is currently demanding autonomous energy systems for a wide range of applications. Buoys and sailboats need alternative energy sources to recharge their batteries in the middle of the ocean.|
Smalle Technologies devices can generate clean electrical energy from the movement of the waves. Its devices are able to work at random and in low wave frequencies. They are also plug and play products, suitable for marine environments and able to resist extreme weather conditions.|
Smalle Technologies designs and develops devices for generating electrical energy from oscillating movements. These small devices generate clean energy from movement, working independently of weather conditions 24 hours a day, are long-lasting and have an acceptable size and weight. They are also silent, and affordable.
SmartMonkey learns from operations extracting behavioral patterns that allow to optimize field routes. It boosts the customer’s productivity up to 30% and reduce company’s expenses and environmental footprint.|
Field operations rely on workers experience. For this reason, companies don’t have a reliable master data. Without a reliable data source it’s impossible to automate the planning process or improve consistently the performance.|
SmartMonkey’s Business Intelligence for Last-Mile operations is able to autonomously digitalize the relevant information from current systems in order to improve field operations productivity up to 30%. The company´s AI is able to autonomously geolocate clients or assets, extract employee and clients behaviors just from current ERP and GPS systems. Their route optimizer is fed with this high precision information to suggest up to 30% more efficient routes.|
Improve operations productivity up to 30%.
Autonomously master data cleaning.
Operations risk reduction.
Detailed view of business data with operational data merged.
Smartroof develops, produces and installs solar roof tiles that have integrated photovoltaic elements and are able to be used for renovation and construction projects.|
While a great deal of people are interested in solar energy, many are not keen on the aesthetics of standard solar panels. Smartroof Suntiles offer an alternative.|
Smartroof Suntiles are completely integrated into the roof, making the photovoltaic elements look attractive and natural. They can be combined with several types of ‘classic’ tiles (Neopan/Renopan, ceramic). Integrated cooling channels result in an important increase in efficiency and lifespan.|
- BIPV with internal cooling solution and heat recuperation.
- Cost-effective: financial return in 10 years.
- Easy to install and repair, no special chassis is needed.
- High efficiency: 125 Wp/m²; full energy coverage is possible.
Solaga has developed and patented an unique technology that enables the use of microalgal facades to covert atmospheric carbon-dioxide into burnable biogas|
With rapidly growing cities and increased living standards, consumption of resources are peaking in urban areas where production of such resources is not taking place. Also, green-house as emissions, such as CO2, are becoming an urgent problem.|
Solaga develops and commercialises microalgal products and production processes. Access to the wide application set of nature has instigated projects ranging from architecture, decentralised energy production, decarbonisation to marketing novel foods. A key innovation is a patented technology for turning CO2 into burnable methane using immobilised microalgae.|
The following features provide the highest value for the users:
- Air pollution monitoring
- Carbon-dioxide removal from ambient air
- Green beautiful facades
- On-site energy production
- Reducing urban pollution by improving the micro-climate
Solaris is a modular solar home system with integrated pay-as-you-go technology. It allows the consumer to purchase a 20W system and upgrade it over time up to 200W as their energy needs grow, without replacing the main control unit or replacing the original installation. Solaris is offered with a range of energy efficient appliances, from lighting to clothing irons. The system is paid weekly via mobile money over a period of up to 3 years.|
More than 600 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa struggle to access modern energy services and must rely on unhealthy and dangerous energy solutions such as kerosene lighting. Solar home systems provide an extremely promising technology for providing clean energy access, drastically improving livelihoods, education, and standards of living. Yet the current market for solar home systems leaves consumers with a poor product and an inadequate customer experience.|
The Solaris pay-as-you-go (PAYG) business model, combined with the innovations made in customer service, hardware, software, and deployment efficiency, enable the company to rapidly build momentum and scale. Solaris hardware is fully modular, when a customer installs an entry level 20W system, for example, they will be able to keep the base system and wiring intact while they add additional panels (up to 200W), batteries, and consumer electronics (TV, fridge, etc.). This modularity allows for a strong relationship to be maintained with clients and makes upgrades much more affordable for them.|
The company owns all technology and the Solaris control unit is purpose built using off-the-shelf components, which keeps production costs very low. Most PAYG solutions use GSM technology to reach consumers, but research shows that most rural homes lack a reliable mobile signal making these PAYG solutions irrelevant to the majority of the market. Innovative SMS encryption technology allows the company to collect valuable service data for predictive maintenance, while also reaching households that other technologies can’t reach with a service that requires no data connection fees. The company’s technological innovations extend to its back-end system which enables automated payments and customer care, as well as helping with marketing and distribution operations through lead tracking, stock management, and logistics. This back-end system is also capable of being used without a data signal. Once the system is installed maintenance is minimal.
A modular solar system for off-grid villagers that meets future and present electricity demands for home applications and small businesses.|
22 million off-grid households in the East African community need electricity using fossil fuels instead. Kerosene used for lighting causes 2.4 billion kg of CO2 p.a. Cost barriers for electricity due to low income of 200USD/month need to be overcome.|
The solar systems provide electricity to off-grid villagers to cover their basic needs lighting, phone charging, other home appliances and can also serve as an enabling tool for businesses (e.g. agricultural). The system is repaid on monthly installments to local distributors within the warranty period of two years until it becomes customer property. Its modularity allows easy up selling/after sales services to adapt to growing customer energy needs.|
- Quality of life improves significantly due substitution of inefficient, toxic fossil fuels
- Children can study at night and experience renewable energies first hand
- On the long run customer has substantial savings in energy cost
- Customers can generate income by offering phone charger business or other productive use
- Electricity in general leaves a strong positive socio-economic impact on populations
- On lighting alone 300kWh/33l of kerosene are saved annualy. Substituting diesel multiples more.
Asset monitoring from space
Self-service satellite analytics for energy, environment and infrastructure
Power and gas transmission system and distribution network operators must ensure safety and continuity of supply across thousands of kms of under and over ground assets, many in rural areas. They must meet regulatory and company monitoring and performance demands and respond during supply outages.|
Spottitt’s power and gas network monitoring services allow TSOs and DSOs to increase monitoring accuracy and frequencies without investment in personnel or hardware. Satellites remotely capture high-resolution imagery and data across hundreds of thousands of square kms daily. This data is accurately analysed at scale to provide data on a range of asset risk and performance KPIs (vegetation and building encroachment and height, fire risk, land motion, flooding, risk detection and gas leaks).
• Satellite imagery and service delivery costs an estimated 75% of traditional fly/drive
• Algorithms accurately interrogate every pixel.
• Remotely meets regulatory requirements across networks, switches monitoring on or off over
higher risk hot spots, and supports incident response.
SteadySun makes management of power grids and photovoltaic power plants easier, enabling its customers to reduce their operating costs by using its solar forecasting systems|
Solar plant operations result in higher operating and maintenance costs due to the low performance of solar cells, originated by the variable and unpredictable solar resources.|
SteadySun offers solar forecasting solutions to anticipate solar resources.
The SteadySun method combines physical modelling and mathematics: artificial intelligence, expert system, fuzzy logic, image processing. Production forecasts are made by linking analysis of photovoltaic power plant data to meteorological indicators: insolation, wind, pressure, humidity, cloud cover, temperature; satellite imaging; on-site video images.
The SteadySat and SteadyEye intraday packages are based on image processing and form recognition. After retrieval of the information, learning models (artificial intelligence), linked to power plant modelling, are put in place. They are used to produce statistical analyses, then production forecasts.|
Steadysun offers single and combined services to predict solar production taking into account specific national regulations and energy mix. Our service modules cover three different time horizons from few minutes to several days.
Value propositions :
- Reduce uncertainty of production
- Reduce imbalance cost on energy trading (up to 2 € / solar MWh produced)
- Reduce spinning reserve (energy management system) and costs associated (for MW system very short term forecasting by using sky imager reduce costs up to 25 k€/year per MW of PV plant
- Quality of service (service availability > 99,8%)
Stockholm Water Technology develops low pressure, low cost & low energy electrochemical water desalination/purification systems based on Capacitive Deionisation.|
Access to freashwater is quickly deminishing. The water treatment market is 500 billion USD today and growing at 20% per annum. Removing charged species from aqueous media is of interest in diverse water treatment applications.|
Stockholm Water Technology develops low pressure, low cost & low energy electrochemical water desalination/purification systems based on Capacitive Deionisation. Units are highly modular and can be used in small to large scale operations. They use low-costs and widely available activated carbon cloths as electrodes, with a novel setup of assembling. Systems can be powered by small scale PV panels and are suitable for various applications: from off-gris desalination of well water to industrial waste water treatment (i.e mining).|
- Low-cost water desalination and cleaning.
- Can be used off-grid due to lower power consumption.
- Can be used to clean industrial waste water.
- Can be tailored to fit different capacity needs.
- Chemical free.
Sunaitec is a 100% Portuguese-owned company that develops, manufactures and markets advanced solutions in the field of Solar Energy.|
Current solar panel solutions have high maintenance costs and low profitability due to its fixed position during winter, as well as limited duration because of corrosion. They also lack proper architectural integration.|
Based on a concept that intends to combine renewable energy, technology, and energy efficiency, Sunaitec has developed products that enable to capture solar energy and convert it into thermal energy. In addition, it supplies a design for full architectural integration within different architecture variants.|
This technology, which has been patented nationally and internationally, allows the capturing of solar energy with various purposes (swimming pool heating, DHW – water heating, heating/cooling – solar air conditioning without heat pumps and production of electrical energy
The Sunaitec equipment, in the form of a solar structure, consists of technical columns and of a variable number of solar thermal or thermoelectric receivers, aligned with the sun by active guidance sensors.
The research is strongly focused on technological innovation, (from engineering of materials, optics, thermodynamics, robotics, to the most recent digital electronics), resulted in a sophisticated and efficient product that reduces the thermal charge and the energy bill. Moreover, it is architecturally integrated and with unique features such us 19x solar concentration and a significant lifetime.
Supersola has created plug-and-play solar panels that can be easily installed by anyone in under 15 minutes|
|Solar Panels are a big investment, yet it is not possible to test solar panels first or to start out with just a few; it’s a complex process that involves choosing an installer, selecting solar panels, inverters, etc. Furthermore, solar panels are only bought by home owners, not renters.|
The Supersola allows anyone to create solar energy and carry it with them when they move house. Simply place the Supersola on a flat roof (or on any other flat surface), fill the ballast tanks with water with a garden hose or under the faucet, and plug the panel in any regular socket. Done! Start with a single Supersola, or place more and interconnect them with a simple plug-and-play connecting cable. It is that easy to generate electricity and help counter climate change.
SurfCleaner develops and markets skimmers eliminating and separating all types of pollution from water surfaces with a patented and energy efficient separation process.|
Human society generates immense amounts of pollution and waste ending up in nature and in our oceans, which requires highly efficient methods for cleaning polluted water.|
SurfCleaner develops and markets skimmers that eliminate and separate all types of pollution from water surfaces including litter, microplastics, oil, floating sludge and debris. They can be used an be used on the open seas, offshore, rivers, ports, wells, rainwater tanks and water towers. Designed to be as energy efficient as possible, the products can be powered by solar cells, batteries or via grid connection.|
- Collects and separates multiple materials simultaneously
- Energy efficiency enables off-grid operations
- Low lifecycle cost due to minimal service and maintenance needs, including over long operation times
Swedish Algae Factory produces an innovative material that boosts the efficiency of solar cells. This material is based on the nanoporous silica shell that surrounds a specific strain of diatom, an algae species that grows well in the bottom of dark and cold Nordic seas. The material is naturally designed to trap light efficiently in order for algae to be able to survive on sunlight in this dark environment.|
Solar panels are known to be inefficient. They only transform 15-20 % of the light that hits them into electricity. Since the main cost of solar energy today is no longer related to the cost of the solar cell but rather its installation cost, one of the most reasonable ways to cut the cost of solar energy is by finding a way to enhance the efficiency of the solar cell.|
The nanoporous silica shell that surrounds a specific strain of diatom, an algae species that thrive in the bottom of dark, cold Nordic seas, is a material naturally designed to trap light so efficiently that algae can survive on harnessed sunlight in this dark environment. When incorporated into solar cells, the light trapping ability of the solar cell is increased and its efficiency enhanced. The material is produced in a process where wastewater is treated and an organic biomass produced that is able to utilised in a variety of applications beneficial for society.|
- Increased efficiency of solar cells,
- Lower cost of energy,
- Environmentally-friendly produced natural nanomaterial.
Sylfen produces the Smart Hub, adapted to cover a wide spectrum of power range and to ensure energy autonomy and flexibility in buildings and eco-districts. The Hub can store excess of energy generated by solar panels for several days or weeks, and can cover electricity and heating needs, even in periods of high demand or low renew. energy production.|
Although capable of using buildings to produce energy, there are still uncertainties regarding the security of the total energy supply required. Batteries alone cannot provide sufficient autonomy and an additional technological solution is needed.|
Sylfen combines batteries with a reversible technology, acting firstly as an electrolyser to store energy in the form of hydrogen, and secondly as a fuel cell to produce heat and electricity from stored hydrogen or from biogas.|
Sylfen offers an optimum combination in associating batteries and a breakthrough technology: the reversible electrolyser. This innovation is protected by 22 patents and allows for a compact hydrogen chain with low costs and high efficiency. Moreover, Sylfen’s development is oriented to serve the construction market with a highly modular product that is, thanks to its modelling tools, fully integrated, as well as optimised to each configuration.
The Verv IoT hub unlocks rich data from the home using AI to offer unique services across energy efficiency, bill reduction and peer-to-peer renewable energy sharing
Utilities are struggling to acquire, engage and retain customers and customers struggle to reduce their energy bills. Carbon emissions and energy bills are increasing and a good ROI on domestic renewables is getting increasingly difficult.|
The Verv hub unlocks granular energy data providing unique real time insights at an appliance level to users, providing utilities with a competitive advantage and the ability to personalise their services. Its P2P energy trading feature improves access to cheaper, green energy and incentivises the uptake of renewables by providing domestic renewables owners with a better return.
- High-frequency appliance dissagregation in real time
- Individual appliance usage cost & usage activity
- Budgeting function
- Safety notifications if key heated appliances are left on Blockchain-based renewable energy trading
- Acquire, engage, retain customers – utilities
- Reduced energy bills – Users
- ROI for domestic renewable owners
- Improved access to low carbon energy
Flexible WEB platform to control several systems that has intelligence models that allow the automatic and efficient control of water and energy consumer systems.|
Irrigation automation and water and energy waste.|
A WEB platform, portable to many devices that can be integrated with several equipment in the market. Rigger also developed proprietary equipment for three types of automatic irrigation systems central controllers, battery operated controllers and pivots. These three products are connected to the platform and are very efficient compared with the solutions available in the market.|
Our connections are what makes volytica unique. We combine years of research in the battery and cloud computing sector with a widely branched network within both worlds of scientists and practitioners. A network we are always looking to grow.|
Batteries degrade. Complex interactions between chemistry and exterior influences result in huge variability of EOL criteria. Manufacturers and end users are unable to determine the most economical repl. time resulting in waste of productivity, usable lifetime and material of 30bn € p.a. from 2025.|
A software solution that makes degradation effects transparent and optimises the replacement schedule. Ten years of research forged into a scalable cloud platform. By utilising signals that every modern battery system provides, a vdx engine calculates stress levels, replacement times and proposes mitigation strategies, offering a lifecycle management tool for battery assets, accessible for a broad range of industries. With volytica, battery diagnostics becomes an industrial commodity!|
- Battery diagnostics accessible for a broad range of industries.
- Easy to integrate into existing processes and tools.
- Minimal entry barriers and applicable to a vast range of applications.
- By making use of our services, at least 10% usable lifetime can be extracted from one and the same battery
Verkor is a French industrial company set to amplify battery cell production in Europe, with the support of EIT InnoEnergy, Schneider Electric and the IDEC Group. The new venture will accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe in order to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary storage.
Batteries. Now. For the future.|
The battery electric vehicle market is set to expand significantly over the next few years given stricter EU legislation on CO2/km emissions, decreased total cost of ownership of EV and improved customer experience. In southern Europe, some 100 to 170 GWh of battery cells will be required by 2030.|
Verkor is set to accelerate the production capacity of low-carbon batteries in southern Europe (France, Italy and Spain) to meet the rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles and stationary storage. Production in Verkor’s first Gigafactory is scheduled to begin in 2023 with a capacity of 16 GWh of battery cells, which will then increase to 50 GWh in line with market dynamics.|
- A team of professionals with extensive experience in industry, the automotive sector, battery-cell manufacturing, financing and technological ecosystems.
- The Gigafactory will be built adopting a fast follower strategy, focusing on process optimisation and extensive digitalisation.
- Benefits of a southern Europe location include an EU competitive value chain and a strong local industrial ecosystem.
- An attractive business model, conscious of key societal trends.
- A focus on reliability, performance and resource-consciousness.
STEP is a patented technology that allows a worker to reach any part of a structure with a simple harness and a remote control.|
The risks of working at heights and its low productivity.|
This unique system provides a simple and practical way to allow workers, including handicapped workers and amputees, to work at heights more safely and efficiently. The system uses only one harness, moving workers both horizontally and vertically, while controlling everything by remote control. S.T.E.P is adequate for any type of structure, whether it is a building, bridge, silo, wind tower or even an oil rig.|
- 40% cost reduction in cleaning and maintenance works.
- Lighter system to the structures.
- Social inclusiveness.
vilisto offers an energy saving solution for radiator heated office buildings, enabling savings of up to 40% off heating costs. The AI-based proprietary technology uses self-learning algorithms and integrated presence detection to turn off heating when users are not detected. It also reduces energy use by anticipating user behaviour based on past room occupancy. vilisto additionally utilises collected data to offer digital facility services, providing added value for energy and building management.|
Inefficient energy consumption has become a major issue for companies and local authorities. Employees often use energy inefficiently as the cost is borne by the company, creating a free-rider problem. This issue creates a huge potential for energy and cost savings as offices are being continuously heated even when they are not used up to 80% of the time.|
Fully automated self-learning heating technology offers a new solution. vilisto allows companies to effortlessly achieve the highest energy consumption savings available on the market without requiring a change in user behaviour or manual programming. This is achieved using an AI-based radiator thermostat with integrated presence|
- Saves up to 40% heating energy with RoI < 3 years.
- Low investment for hardware and software with fast and simple installation.
- Added value for energy and building management by digital services.
An optical gas imaging (OGI) camera based on infrared technology designed to detect fugitive emissions of natural gas and VOC’s.|
Avoiding methane emissions and greenhouse gases from the oil and gas sector is key to reducing the global carbon footprint.|
A flexible and cost-effective optical gas imaging instrument for monitoring the fugitive emissions of natural gas based on new spectrally-adapted, high-sensitivity, uncooled infrared technology.|
- Maintenance free.
- Portability and flexibility.
- State of the art solution.
- Sustainable in time.
High accuracy laser welding process, avoiding gaskets which tend to set over time and can cause leakages, Volterion stacks are inherently leak-tight and very robust.|
Storing generated energy is a relatively new capability in the electricity industry. Energy storage solutions will eventually become a ubiquitous component of the electricity grid and and many players lack in-house expertise.|
Unlike other battery technologies (Lead-Acid, Li-Ion, NaS, NaNiCl), the Vanadium Redox Flow Battery shows decisive advantages: the battery can be completely discharged and recharged for more than 20,000 cycles, deep discharging without any long term consequences, it is scalable and the system design allows it to be repaired. Volterion sells both VRFB stacks as complete system.|
- Low cost
- No leakage
- Long-life, scalable modular approach with high cycles and high power
- Fully adjustable to the customers needs
Watch-E is a web-based application (MyEnergyBundle) where housing corporations, building companies and other relevant stakeholders get the needed insight to maintain a sustainable energy housing project.. The main focus of MyEnergyBundle is the energy neutral/ Nearly Zero on the Metre market. Housing corporations that invest in sustainable homes in the social housing market typically make arrangements with their residents about comfort level and energy consumption. With MyEnergyBundle both parties have insight in the most important parameters and the agreed energy bundle, at a fixed monthly fee.|
In the targeted markets there is a need to strictly monitor several energy parameters for a long term period. The companies need this insight to guarantee the sustainability of the house and the proper working of the building-related installations|
Watch-E’s MyEnergybundle provides insight into all relevant energy parameters for both residents and managers of the sustainble housing project.|
- Opportunity for housing corporations and builders to manage their portfolio
- Opportunity for residents to get personalised insight in their energy use
- Extra encouragement by setting targets
- Monitoring and displaying all relevant data like electricity production and usage, water & gas consumption, temperatures and tips & tricks
- User friendly application
Advanced Lithium Power Systems: a modular battery system designed for demanding applications that is more cost effective, more flexible and faster to implement.
There is a requirement to replace the diesel engine by a battery in the construction, material handling and agricultural equipment markets.|
For a cleaner and more pleasant city, we need to replace the diesel engine by a clean power solution in construction and material handling equipment. High performance and modular batteries specifically adapted to this market are the solution.|
WATTALPS batteries offer:
- Full power in any conditions
- Full range covered by the same technology
- Full service with a set of tool to optimise life and productivity
- Lasts a full day without charging
The Wattsun is a portable, plug and play powerstation that gives you the freedom to have power with you at all times.|
In off-the-grid situations it is common to use fuel generators as a power supply. These generators typically have low energy efficiency, emit vast amounts of CO2, smell and are noisy.|
Wattsun provides a portable, easy-to-use and silent off-grid power supply called ‘The Wattsun One’ that can be charged with renewable energy. This means no emissions (CO2 NOx) no smell and no noise.|
- Cost-effective compared to ‘traditional solutions’ like generators.
- Enables the use of green power.
Waybler (former CaCharge) offers a complete electric vehicle charging solution allowing real estate companies, municipalities and tenant-owner associations to offer a maximum number of charging stations at a reasonable cost and with minimal administration.|
There is a need to develop a mass market for EVs by providing a cost-efficient charging solution that is profitable for both real estate and parking lot owners.|
Waybler has developed a complete system based on a unique business model that enables clients to charge electric vehicles in parking lots located at home or at work. The solution includes an AI cloud charging service, a mobile app and a charging box and uses the entire time that a vehicle is parked to efficiently distribute power between cars. As a result, many cars can be charged without expensive load peaks.|
- Efficient: cars are charged efficiently based on user needs and available electrical power capacity.
- Profitable: a unique business model that makes the initial investment required low, and enables energy costs to be cut.
- Scalable: new stations can be easily added.
- Simple: cars are charged wherever they are parked, at home or at work.
The start-up offers companies and communities to reduce their electricity bills while taking part in the energy transition. They have imagined and designed a modular roof wind turbine for flat-roofed buildings: it allows you to exploit the potential of wind in urban and peri-urban areas by being installed along the entire edge of the roof.
They wanted this wind turbine to be unobtrusive, quiet and economical, and are committed to providing a solution that is both energy efficient and cost-effective.|
- Price of energy and regulations are pushing buildings owners to install renewable energy productions
- Solar panels consume space on roofs and weight too much for commercial and logistics buildings
- Wind can produce more than them in some countries
The WindBox is a new solution to generate clean electricity on buildings. It is a 1.5 kw wind turbine, horizontal axis, conceived to be installed on the buildings’ acroterion. Its dimensions are 2m*1.5m*1.8m, and it weights 130kg.
In this position, the wind turbine can benefit from higher winds following the building’s façade, and relies on the walls, freeing space on the roof for other applications. the turbine is silent and doesn’t vibrate allowing installation on any type of building.|
- Ability to produce clean power on commercial and logistics buildings with roofs too fragile for solar panels
- Can complete an existing solar panels installation to maximise the return on investment and bring energy generation at night
- Exceptional Carbon reduction: electricity produced through the Windbox has a lower carbon intensity than solar panels
- Allows clean electricity production on buildings with low sunshine
- A 5k€ winds study delivered by the company will ensure the profitability of a project using windboxes
Wohnwagon offers innovative solutions for high level off-grid living. These systems for self sustained living provide water, energy and heat all year round, plus a high level of comfort for tiny houses, family homes and even larger settlements.|
Customers are looking for innovative living solutions that meet their ecologic standards, that offer an independent supply of water, heat and electricity, and that can be set up and dismantled easily without connection to the grid.|
WOHNWAGON provides modular, high class solutions for self sustained living. The flagship product, a tiny house, integrates sustainable and independent living in just 33m2. With its consulting and planning department, the company can also offer solutions for bigger projects, such as family homes or even settlements. New ways of building and land use are arising with these new and independent systems.|
- Can often be used as living space where normal buildings are prohibited.
- Independent supply with energy through PV and wind with big capacity for storage.
- Individualised to the needs of customers.
- Solar and wood heating system with intelligent heat control.
- Water circulating system with a green filter on the roof of the wagon.
We convert existing homes to gasless or energyneutral, renovating them with our comfortable, sustainable, beatiful, financially attractive and worry-free integral solutions.|
Environmentally motivated Dutch people no longer want to heat their homes with gas. This is already the case for 22% of Dutch people, research shows. They are ready to take the step if the gasless proposition is comfortable, reliable, beautiful, completely worry-free and financially beneficial. This is exactly what the Woon Duurzaam proposition delivers.|
Woon Duurzaam helps the environmentally motivated Dutch get their houses off the gas with a proposition that fits the above needs, making it energy neutral, eliminating the entire energy bill (one of the highest monthly expenses of households) in a financially attractive and worry-free way and making their home more comfortable, more beautiful and safer. Average annual ROIs for home owners vary widely between 2-20%, being positive and attractive in most cases.|
Wupatec’s innovation uses electronic circuitry for implementing a patented version of an ET (envelope tracking) technique which, when applied to transmitters supporting 4G and 5G standards, reduces wasted energy by improving transmitter efficiency.|
The exponential expansion in mobile communications is causing a growing energy demand of more than 100TWh in order to power the radio transmitters of base stations.|
A typical application of Wupatec’s ET will improve a transmitter’s efficiency by 20 to 30%, which translates to a potential 2 billion USD/year saving for telecom operators if applied industry-wide, and an equivalent 42 million tonnes of CO2 emissions saved to benefit the planet.|
- Reduce base-stations OPEX (electricity bill) and CAPEX.
- Reduce the number of transmitters.
- Reduce the environmental loading of communication systems.
X1 Wind is a disruptive floating wind technology developer. Based in Barcelona, Spain, the firm’s mission is to bring substantial cost reductions to the offshore wind industry, making it possible to tap into the huge wind energy potential located in deep waters. The company’s unique floating wind concept was initially developed by Carlos Casanovas in 2012 while studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), before progressing the patented technology for almost a decade. In recent years, X1 Wind has rapidly progressed its technology and is deploying a fully functional part-scale demonstrator in the Canaries. The company has also successfully executed several test campaigns, while steadily building a world-class team of offshore wind and maritime sector experts, backed by decades of experience. X1 Wind has been recognised by Sifted, the startup news agency backed by the Financial Times, as one of the top European sustainability start-ups to watch in 2021.|
The European Commission has highlighted offshore renewable energy as a key area of interest to meet its goal of climate neutrality by 2050. Utilities and power producers require floating wind solutions to exploit sites located in deep waters. However, current technology is uncompetitive in price.|
X1 Wind has developed an innovative floating wind platform for the offshore wind market with the aim of significantly reducing capital expenditures and levelised cost of energy (LCOE). The main objective is to make floating offshore wind cost-effective and untap the huge wind potential of deep-water locations. X1 Wind’s approach is based on a downwind-configured weathervane platform that makes an efficient structural design possible while minimising the environmental impact on the ocean.|
- Lighter floater: reducing the weight of current substructure solutions by 25- 80%.
- Easier installation: with an innovative single point mooring (SPM) system called PivotBuoy®.
- Reliable: using passive orientation and removing unnecessary active systems (yaw and ballast).
- Scalable: with the integration of larger downwind turbines and TLP moorings that scale better in deeper waters compared to catenaries.
- Lower environmental impact: reducing environmental footprint through the TLP mooring system and use of local infrastructure.
ZPARQ is a tech startup that is challenging the limits of marine electric propulsion.|
There is a need for new and improved electric drivetrain technology for propeller-driven watercraft to meet the growing demand for fossil-free marine transportation. Currently, no cost-effective submerged electric motor system on the market can offer both high power and high efficiency.|
Zparq vastly improves marine electric propulsion with a compact and scalable direct-drive system for propeller-driven watercraft which solves fundamental limitations of current market offerings. Technology is based on a novel motor design that specifically adapts to submersible applications. A patented passive cooling system allows the motor to be up to 10 times smaller in volume than motors with equal power.|
- Small volume – minimal underwater drag.
- Few parts – low production cost and fewer failure points.
- High efficiency – longer range.
- Submerged – low noise and compact.