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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.

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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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Polymer solutions for wind turbine rotor blades

Polymer solutions for wind turbine rotor blades

Aerox specialises in high performance adhesives and coatings for the wind power industry, including a range of epoxy gel coatings designed to protect the surface of wind turbine rotor blades, structural adhesives for shell bonding of the blades, fillers and putties for repairing large defects and extending working time, top coats and leading edge protection systems. Aerox has developed innovative materials for coating systems and for manufacturing or application methods, focusing on reduced cycle time, performance and sustainability.

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Aerox
Spain
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Polymer solutions for wind turbine rotor blades
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Aerox

Polymer solutions for wind turbine rotor blades

Aerox specialises in high performance adhesives and coatings for the wind power industry, including a range of epoxy gel coatings designed to protect the surface of wind turbine rotor blades, structural adhesives for shell bonding of the blades, fillers and putties for repairing large defects and extending working time, top coats and leading edge protection systems. Aerox has developed innovative materials for coating systems and for manufacturing or application methods, focusing on reduced cycle time, performance and sustainability.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Optimization of solar collectors

Optimization of solar collectors

Aiguasol have designed a solar concentration called 'Ulisses'. Ulisses is a cylindrical concentrator which uses flat movable mirrors rotating on a shaft. Ulisses can be coupled to flat solar collectors or to photovoltaic modules, thereby enhancing their efficiencies and minimizing the cost of power generation. The fact that the mirrors are movable allows the structures and protective systems from wind, snow, and high temperatures to be simplified.

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Aiguasol
Chile
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Optimization of solar collectors
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Aiguasol

Optimization of solar collectors

Aiguasol have designed a solar concentration called 'Ulisses'. Ulisses is a cylindrical concentrator which uses flat movable mirrors rotating on a shaft. Ulisses can be coupled to flat solar collectors or to photovoltaic modules, thereby enhancing their efficiencies and minimizing the cost of power generation. The fact that the mirrors are movable allows the structures and protective systems from wind, snow, and high temperatures to be simplified.

2030 potential GHG reductions

1t CO2e/year

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Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Conventional taps allow water to gush out at around 10–12 liters per minute – but only a fraction of that water is actually used for washing hands or rinsing plates. Altered:Nozzle “atomizes” the water, breaking it up into a high speed dense mist made out of millions of individual drops. The speed of the water is also increased up to 50 km/h. This way the user gets in contact with, and uses, every single drop of water coming out of the tap. The result is only 2% of the flow compared to a regular tap. It consists of a simple retro-fit that can be installed in less than a minute in most existing taps in the world today. This design is said to significantly reduce water consumption as well as energy.

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Altered Stockholm AB
Sweden

Optimized tap nozzles saving water
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Altered Stockholm AB

Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Conventional taps allow water to gush out at around 10–12 liters per minute – but only a fraction of that water is actually used for washing hands or rinsing plates. Altered:Nozzle “atomizes” the water, breaking it up into a high speed dense mist made out of millions of individual drops. The speed of the water is also increased up to 50 km/h. This way the user gets in contact with, and uses, every single drop of water coming out of the tap. The result is only 2% of the flow compared to a regular tap. It consists of a simple retro-fit that can be installed in less than a minute in most existing taps in the world today. This design is said to significantly reduce water consumption as well as energy.

2030 potential GHG reductions

t CO2e/year

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Solar powered small-scale agricultural machines

Solar powered small-scale agricultural machines

ALTO precision’s aim is to develop a range of solar-powered small-scale decentralised machinery for remote small holding agri-processing needs in India. Their current developments include a range of small-scale rice processing machines. The solar rice huller is a 360 W machine that can produce 100 kg/hour with a hulling efficiency of 98% in the first pass, which ALTO precision claims is the most efficient small-scale rice processing machine in the world, almost 50% more efficient than any other machine, at a low price. The machines are solar powered, high capacity and very efficient, giving farmers access to a sustainable energy source and providing food security and the opportunity to create an additional income. 

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ALTO precision
India
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Solar powered small-scale agricultural machines
solution: added 15th March, 2019

ALTO precision

Solar powered small-scale agricultural machines

ALTO precision’s aim is to develop a range of solar-powered small-scale decentralised machinery for remote small holding agri-processing needs in India. Their current developments include a range of small-scale rice processing machines. The solar rice huller is a 360 W machine that can produce 100 kg/hour with a hulling efficiency of 98% in the first pass, which ALTO precision claims is the most efficient small-scale rice processing machine in the world, almost 50% more efficient than any other machine, at a low price. The machines are solar powered, high capacity and very efficient, giving farmers access to a sustainable energy source and providing food security and the opportunity to create an additional income. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

4t CO2e/year

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Cold-rolled ribbed steel bar with high ductility

Anyang Heli Techtronic Metallurgy New Technology Co., Ltd have developed cold-rolled ribbed steel bar with high ductility. It combines the technology of cold plastic deformation and recrystallization heat treatment to enhance the strength of steel bar, and then improves its ductility with heat treatment process to eliminate residual stress and repair the microstructure defects. The company claims that, compared to traditional hot-rolled technique, their technology saves about 40% of energy, as well as alloy materials, such as vanadium nitrogen, manganese silicon. Furthermore, to produce a ton of steel with their technology could save 130 kwh of power, as well as 9.3 kg standard coal, and cost near zero amount of water.

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Anyang Heli Techtronic Metallurgy New Technology Co., Ltd
China
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solution: added 20th February, 2019

Anyang Heli Techtronic Metallurgy New Technology Co., Ltd

Cold-rolled ribbed steel bar with high ductility

Anyang Heli Techtronic Metallurgy New Technology Co., Ltd have developed cold-rolled ribbed steel bar with high ductility. It combines the technology of cold plastic deformation and recrystallization heat treatment to enhance the strength of steel bar, and then improves its ductility with heat treatment process to eliminate residual stress and repair the microstructure defects. The company claims that, compared to traditional hot-rolled technique, their technology saves about 40% of energy, as well as alloy materials, such as vanadium nitrogen, manganese silicon. Furthermore, to produce a ton of steel with their technology could save 130 kwh of power, as well as 9.3 kg standard coal, and cost near zero amount of water.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Decentralised solar thermal system for industries

Decentralised solar thermal system for industries

Traditionally, industries use electricity, high speed diesel or furnace oil to achieve process heat temperatures ranging from 70 to 120 °C. Aspiration Energy has developed a solution to meet low and mid temperature process heat demand through decentralized energy generation based on a solar thermal system. Although solar collectors generally heat up to about 70°C, Aspiration’s innovations in fluid pressure, as well as system and module design, have been able to achieve temperatures of up to 120 °C.

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Aspiration Energy private limited
India
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Decentralised solar thermal system for industries
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Aspiration Energy private limited

Decentralised solar thermal system for industries

Traditionally, industries use electricity, high speed diesel or furnace oil to achieve process heat temperatures ranging from 70 to 120 °C. Aspiration Energy has developed a solution to meet low and mid temperature process heat demand through decentralized energy generation based on a solar thermal system. Although solar collectors generally heat up to about 70°C, Aspiration’s innovations in fluid pressure, as well as system and module design, have been able to achieve temperatures of up to 120 °C.

2030 potential GHG reductions

27t CO2e/year

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Smart rice cultivation

Farmers can use Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) as a more efficient method of rice cultivation. This involves allowing fields to dry down between floods on rice fields. By decreasing the amount of time fields remain flooded, AWD reduces water use, fuel and electricity use for running irrigation pumps, and the need for nitrogen fertilizers, while also slowing down the anaerobic activity that creates methane gas. However, AWD can be challenging. It requires farmers to control water levels carefully across large tracts of land. It also introduces risk to the rice crops, as it can be difficult to assess depth accurately with only a few measurements at various points in the fields. Together, these barriers have slowed adoption of AWD. AT&T connectivity enables water-level data to be remotely collected and connected to pumping systems to automatically control the water level in the rice fields. This helps both with the implementation of the AWD process and with the data collection required for verification of the carbon credits. Thus the technology helps to overcome barriers to implementation and increases the AWD adoption rate.

Current avoided annual emissions calculated based on adoption of IoT-enabled AWD expanded to all rice farmers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.

http://about.att.com/content/dam/csr/otherpdfs/10x-Precision-King-FINAL.pdf

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AT&T
United States
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solution: added 14th May, 2019

AT&T

Smart rice cultivation

Farmers can use Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) as a more efficient method of rice cultivation. This involves allowing fields to dry down between floods on rice fields. By decreasing the amount of time fields remain flooded, AWD reduces water use, fuel and electricity use for running irrigation pumps, and the need for nitrogen fertilizers, while also slowing down the anaerobic activity that creates methane gas. However, AWD can be challenging. It requires farmers to control water levels carefully across large tracts of land. It also introduces risk to the rice crops, as it can be difficult to assess depth accurately with only a few measurements at various points in the fields. Together, these barriers have slowed adoption of AWD. AT&T connectivity enables water-level data to be remotely collected and connected to pumping systems to automatically control the water level in the rice fields. This helps both with the implementation of the AWD process and with the data collection required for verification of the carbon credits. Thus the technology helps to overcome barriers to implementation and increases the AWD adoption rate.

Current avoided annual emissions calculated based on adoption of IoT-enabled AWD expanded to all rice farmers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas.

http://about.att.com/content/dam/csr/otherpdfs/10x-Precision-King-FINAL.pdf

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Solar energy harvesting in Chile's desert

Solar energy harvesting in Chile's desert

The Atacama Desert, located in northern part of Chile, has special conditions that need the development of technologies to allow an efficient solar energy generation. The area presents an average direct global radiation level of 3.500 kWh/m² per annum and an horizontal global radiation level of 2.500 kWh/m² per annum, one of the highest in the world. The solution is a new optimal solar technology to be used in the Atacama Desert. The development includes new materials to resist high radiation levels, a bifacial photovoltaic panel to take advantage of the radiation and the ground and new methods for operation and maintenance considering the lack of water in the desert.

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AtaMos-TeC
Chile
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Solar energy harvesting in Chile's desert
solution: added 14th May, 2019

AtaMos-TeC

Solar energy harvesting in Chile's desert

The Atacama Desert, located in northern part of Chile, has special conditions that need the development of technologies to allow an efficient solar energy generation. The area presents an average direct global radiation level of 3.500 kWh/m² per annum and an horizontal global radiation level of 2.500 kWh/m² per annum, one of the highest in the world. The solution is a new optimal solar technology to be used in the Atacama Desert. The development includes new materials to resist high radiation levels, a bifacial photovoltaic panel to take advantage of the radiation and the ground and new methods for operation and maintenance considering the lack of water in the desert.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Decentralized biomethane mobility solutions

Decentralized biomethane mobility solutions

Atmove offers products and services necessary for decentralized biomethane mobility. The Atmove circular economy system offers an integration of biogas infrastructure to use organic waste from the agriculture, biomethane upgrading, BioGNG filling stations, vehicles and services within a one-stop-shop. According to Atmove, their solution compared to fossil alternatives cuts fuel costs by 50% and CO₂ emissions by 90% with a standardized product range that covers 80 % of the market needs.

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Atmove
Brazil
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Decentralized biomethane mobility solutions
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Atmove

Decentralized biomethane mobility solutions

Atmove offers products and services necessary for decentralized biomethane mobility. The Atmove circular economy system offers an integration of biogas infrastructure to use organic waste from the agriculture, biomethane upgrading, BioGNG filling stations, vehicles and services within a one-stop-shop. According to Atmove, their solution compared to fossil alternatives cuts fuel costs by 50% and CO₂ emissions by 90% with a standardized product range that covers 80 % of the market needs.

2030 potential GHG reductions

66t CO2e/year

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Energy efficient ceiling fan

Energy efficient ceiling fan

Atomberg Technologies aims to use their innovative Gorilla Ceiling Fan to reduce power consumption of cooling compared to conventional fans. The company claims that, whereas other fans consume around 75 Watts at full speed, Gorilla fans consume only 28 Watts; achieved using a brushless DC motor design and a driving algorithm called “atomsense”, which precisely senses various motor parameters in real time and controls the motor in a closed loop, avoiding power losses.

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Atomberg Technologies Private Limited
India
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Energy efficient ceiling fan
solution: added 7th December, 2018

Atomberg Technologies Private Limited

Energy efficient ceiling fan

Atomberg Technologies aims to use their innovative Gorilla Ceiling Fan to reduce power consumption of cooling compared to conventional fans. The company claims that, whereas other fans consume around 75 Watts at full speed, Gorilla fans consume only 28 Watts; achieved using a brushless DC motor design and a driving algorithm called “atomsense”, which precisely senses various motor parameters in real time and controls the motor in a closed loop, avoiding power losses.

2030 potential GHG reductions

5t CO2e/year

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