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Gigatons of avoided emissions from 100 solutions
100 innovative clean energy solutions and >10 framework explorers with the potential to deliver close to three gigatons of avoided emissions by 2030.

1000 solutions will be presented at MI-5

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The solutions will each have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10 million CO2 e/year or more by 2030 and/or be of strategic importance.

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100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Saathi is a purpose-driven sustainable manufacturing company that makes eco-friendly hygiene products. Saathi’s mission is to create hygiene products that are good for the body, environment, and community. Saathi’s 100% biodegradable sanitary pad is made from an agricultural by-product, banana fibre, one of the most absorbent and abundant natural fibres in India. Unlike wood pulp or cotton, the raw materials for Saathi’s sanitary pads don’t require additional land. They also don’t contain any bleacher chemicals, thereby minimising skin irritation and the release of toxins into the environment upon disposal.

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Saathi Eco Innovations India Private Limited
India
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100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads
solution: added 7th December, 2018

Saathi Eco Innovations India Private Limited

100% Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

Saathi is a purpose-driven sustainable manufacturing company that makes eco-friendly hygiene products. Saathi’s mission is to create hygiene products that are good for the body, environment, and community. Saathi’s 100% biodegradable sanitary pad is made from an agricultural by-product, banana fibre, one of the most absorbent and abundant natural fibres in India. Unlike wood pulp or cotton, the raw materials for Saathi’s sanitary pads don’t require additional land. They also don’t contain any bleacher chemicals, thereby minimising skin irritation and the release of toxins into the environment upon disposal.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Active magnetic bearings for electrical machines

Active magnetic bearings for electrical machines

Around 40% of the electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electrical machines. However, most of the electrical machines are not working at the optimum point from a process efficiency perspective. SpinDrive's solution claims to lower the customer's lifecycle costs by 35%. The company provides design and prototyping of high-speed electrical drivetrains and serial production of active magnetic bearings. SpinDrive’s solution claims to lower the drivetrain losses by half.  They further claim that, for the 500-kW unit operating 8000 hours per year, their solution enables 2-year payback time. 

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SpinDrive
Finland
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Active magnetic bearings for electrical machines
solution: added 15th March, 2019

SpinDrive

Active magnetic bearings for electrical machines

Around 40% of the electricity worldwide is consumed by rotating electrical machines. However, most of the electrical machines are not working at the optimum point from a process efficiency perspective. SpinDrive's solution claims to lower the customer's lifecycle costs by 35%. The company provides design and prototyping of high-speed electrical drivetrains and serial production of active magnetic bearings. SpinDrive’s solution claims to lower the drivetrain losses by half.  They further claim that, for the 500-kW unit operating 8000 hours per year, their solution enables 2-year payback time. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

11t CO2e/year

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AI-based platform for smart driving

AI-based platform for smart driving

Greater Than’s platform can reduce fuel consumption and increase driver awareness through driving data analysis. Customers insert an on-board diagnostic module into the USB port of their car. This is synced to the driver’s smart phone and information is fed to the cloud. Based on how the driver performs, Enerfy Driving gives low-risk or high-risk scores. Low-risk drivers are those that drive generating the least amount of environmental impact. The technology processes large amounts of driving data, algorithms performing risk assessment are built on machine learning and generate data in real time. 

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Greater Than AB
Sweden
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AI-based platform for smart driving
solution: added 19th February, 2019

Greater Than AB

AI-based platform for smart driving

Greater Than’s platform can reduce fuel consumption and increase driver awareness through driving data analysis. Customers insert an on-board diagnostic module into the USB port of their car. This is synced to the driver’s smart phone and information is fed to the cloud. Based on how the driver performs, Enerfy Driving gives low-risk or high-risk scores. Low-risk drivers are those that drive generating the least amount of environmental impact. The technology processes large amounts of driving data, algorithms performing risk assessment are built on machine learning and generate data in real time. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

80t CO2e/year

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AI-Based System for Building Energy Management

AI-Based System for Building Energy Management

BEAD is an AI-based system that analyzes, optimizes and operates a building’s energy management and related marketing strategies and operations by measuring real-time occupancy data. BEAD sensors analyze human behaviors and occupancy changes inside the building. Occupancy cycles, movements, and density change information can be collected with the use of BEAD software. With human behavior contributing to energy waste by 20-40%, BEAD Technology’s goal is to analyze and develop fully autonomous/self-operating buildings to save energy, cut utility bills, optimize marketing strategies and reduce emissions.

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BEAD Technology
Germany
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AI-Based System for Building Energy Management
solution: added 7th December, 2018

BEAD Technology

AI-Based System for Building Energy Management

BEAD is an AI-based system that analyzes, optimizes and operates a building’s energy management and related marketing strategies and operations by measuring real-time occupancy data. BEAD sensors analyze human behaviors and occupancy changes inside the building. Occupancy cycles, movements, and density change information can be collected with the use of BEAD software. With human behavior contributing to energy waste by 20-40%, BEAD Technology’s goal is to analyze and develop fully autonomous/self-operating buildings to save energy, cut utility bills, optimize marketing strategies and reduce emissions.

2030 potential GHG reductions

319t CO2e/year

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Air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling

Air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling

Air conditioning (AC) systems consume a lot of power and have a large carbon footprint. TORO Water Air Thermal Technologies Corp have developed an air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling which they claim saves 50–80 % energy compared to conventional AC systems. They offer energy-efficient, climate friendly AC alternatives using water as a refrigerant with separate sensible and latent cooling to maintain a comfortable level of temperature and humidity in multiple climate zones. ACs with this technology eliminate refrigerants that are ozone-depleting or have a high global warming potential, reducing CO2e emissions. They can be adapted for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

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TORO Water Air Thermal Technologies Corp.
Canada
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Air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling
solution: added 18th March, 2019

TORO Water Air Thermal Technologies Corp.

Air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling

Air conditioning (AC) systems consume a lot of power and have a large carbon footprint. TORO Water Air Thermal Technologies Corp have developed an air-to-air heat exchanger for cooling which they claim saves 50–80 % energy compared to conventional AC systems. They offer energy-efficient, climate friendly AC alternatives using water as a refrigerant with separate sensible and latent cooling to maintain a comfortable level of temperature and humidity in multiple climate zones. ACs with this technology eliminate refrigerants that are ozone-depleting or have a high global warming potential, reducing CO2e emissions. They can be adapted for residential, commercial and industrial applications.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Airogel

Aerogels are considered the world’s best insulators, yet high costs due to complicated and energy-intensive production have left them as a niche product for the aerospace and nuclear industries. Kistler removed liquid from his silica ‘jelly’ through a hot drying process. Using nanotechnology, Svenska Aerogel has patented a continuous energy-efficient and more cost-effective method of producing aerogel.

 

Svenska Aerogel’s raw material, silica, is abundant and non-toxic and the resulting aerogel is a superior insulator, impervious to all three methods of heat transfer - convection, conduction and radiation – as well as being fire-proof.

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Svenska Aerogel AB
Sweden
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solution: added 18th March, 2019

Svenska Aerogel AB

Airogel

Aerogels are considered the world’s best insulators, yet high costs due to complicated and energy-intensive production have left them as a niche product for the aerospace and nuclear industries. Kistler removed liquid from his silica ‘jelly’ through a hot drying process. Using nanotechnology, Svenska Aerogel has patented a continuous energy-efficient and more cost-effective method of producing aerogel.

 

Svenska Aerogel’s raw material, silica, is abundant and non-toxic and the resulting aerogel is a superior insulator, impervious to all three methods of heat transfer - convection, conduction and radiation – as well as being fire-proof.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Ancillary services for PV power plants

Conventional power plants are often used to provide ancillary services such as frequency regulation in electricity grids. First Solar have demonstrated that conventional power plants such as coal power plants can be replaced by PV power plants in the provision of frequency regulation. This replacement helps in the reduction of CO₂ emissions.

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First Solar
Chile
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First Solar

Ancillary services for PV power plants

Conventional power plants are often used to provide ancillary services such as frequency regulation in electricity grids. First Solar have demonstrated that conventional power plants such as coal power plants can be replaced by PV power plants in the provision of frequency regulation. This replacement helps in the reduction of CO₂ emissions.

2030 potential GHG reductions

29t CO2e/year

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ARUN Solar Concentrator System

ARUN Solar Concentrator System

Clique Developments Limited manufactures solar concentrators, which generate thermal energy in the form of LP/MP steam or hot water for use in diverse applications like industrial process heating, cooking and comfort cooling. The company’s technology–ARUN® dish is a Fresnel paraboloid solar concentrator with a point focus. It can handle various heat transfer fluids including steam, hot oil, hot water or even hot air at temperatures up to 350°C and pressures up to 25 bar. The small area required for installation makes it ideal for industries with space constraints.

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Clique Developments Limited
India
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ARUN Solar Concentrator System
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Clique Developments Limited

ARUN Solar Concentrator System

Clique Developments Limited manufactures solar concentrators, which generate thermal energy in the form of LP/MP steam or hot water for use in diverse applications like industrial process heating, cooking and comfort cooling. The company’s technology–ARUN® dish is a Fresnel paraboloid solar concentrator with a point focus. It can handle various heat transfer fluids including steam, hot oil, hot water or even hot air at temperatures up to 350°C and pressures up to 25 bar. The small area required for installation makes it ideal for industries with space constraints.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Automatically created transport solutions for events

Automatically created transport solutions for events

Dynamically generated Mobility solutions for events and locations

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Climathon Project Triply
Austria
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Automatically created transport solutions for events
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Climathon Project Triply

Automatically created transport solutions for events

Dynamically generated Mobility solutions for events and locations

2030 potential GHG reductions

4t CO2e/year

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Bamboo winding pipelines to replace piping

Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based composites technology co., Ltd have developed a technology for bamboo winding pipelines that uses resin as adhesive.  The company claims that bamboo pipes produced with their technology meets the security evaluation criteria of distribution equipment for drinking water, and can replace some welded steel pipes, PE pipes, and other traditional pipes in the market. 

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Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based composites technology co., Ltd
China
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solution: added 20th February, 2019

Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based composites technology co., Ltd

Bamboo winding pipelines to replace piping

Zhejiang Xinzhou Bamboo-based composites technology co., Ltd have developed a technology for bamboo winding pipelines that uses resin as adhesive.  The company claims that bamboo pipes produced with their technology meets the security evaluation criteria of distribution equipment for drinking water, and can replace some welded steel pipes, PE pipes, and other traditional pipes in the market. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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