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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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Stationless bike sharing system

Stationless bike sharing system

Mobike Technology claims to have created the world's first intelligent shared bicycle model. The patented smart model integrates GPS and communication modules, and uses a new generation of internet of things (IoT) technology. Through the smartphone app, users can locate and use the nearest bicycle anytime, anywhere.

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Mobike Technology Co., Ltd
China
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Stationless bike sharing system
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Mobike Technology Co., Ltd

Stationless bike sharing system

Mobike Technology claims to have created the world's first intelligent shared bicycle model. The patented smart model integrates GPS and communication modules, and uses a new generation of internet of things (IoT) technology. Through the smartphone app, users can locate and use the nearest bicycle anytime, anywhere.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Stirling engine low-temperature electricity generation

Stirling engine low-temperature electricity generation

Cool Energy have developed a low-temperature Stirling engine for distributed, on-site heat-to-electricity applications. Liquid or gas heat streams are converted into mechanical energy to produce electricity. According to Cool Energy, the system differs from other Stirling engines in that it is optimized to run at lower input heat temperatures than previous engines (150 °C to 400 °C fluids or gas up to 700 °C). The engines are a new approach to the well-known Stirling cycle, employing a new engine configuration, low-cost materials, non-combustion, self-lubricating components, a nitrogen working gas, and long service life.

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Cool energy
United States
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Stirling engine low-temperature electricity generation
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Cool energy

Stirling engine low-temperature electricity generation

Cool Energy have developed a low-temperature Stirling engine for distributed, on-site heat-to-electricity applications. Liquid or gas heat streams are converted into mechanical energy to produce electricity. According to Cool Energy, the system differs from other Stirling engines in that it is optimized to run at lower input heat temperatures than previous engines (150 °C to 400 °C fluids or gas up to 700 °C). The engines are a new approach to the well-known Stirling cycle, employing a new engine configuration, low-cost materials, non-combustion, self-lubricating components, a nitrogen working gas, and long service life.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Stronger concrete with less cement

Stronger concrete with less cement

Cement production accounts for 6–8% of global CO₂ emissions. Thus changing the way concrete is produced is very important in abating climate change. Strongcrete technology better controls the concrete casting process and gives the concrete an improved compaction, making it possible to reduce the cement in the concrete mix by 20% and at the same time improve the quality of the concrete. Strongcrete uses a RolliT robot, a remote controlled, lightweight and electric driven machine that travels over the surface of the soft concrete. It delivers a stronger, flatter and tighter concrete surface thereby reducing very common problems like surface cracks as well as enables better bonding.

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Strongcrete AB
Sweden
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Stronger concrete with less cement
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Strongcrete AB

Stronger concrete with less cement

Cement production accounts for 6–8% of global CO₂ emissions. Thus changing the way concrete is produced is very important in abating climate change. Strongcrete technology better controls the concrete casting process and gives the concrete an improved compaction, making it possible to reduce the cement in the concrete mix by 20% and at the same time improve the quality of the concrete. Strongcrete uses a RolliT robot, a remote controlled, lightweight and electric driven machine that travels over the surface of the soft concrete. It delivers a stronger, flatter and tighter concrete surface thereby reducing very common problems like surface cracks as well as enables better bonding.

2030 potential GHG reductions

91t CO2e/year

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Sulfide superionic conductors in solid-state batteries

Sulfide superionic conductors in solid-state batteries

Toyota Motor Corporation and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have discovered superionic conductors with the world’s highest lithium-ion conductivity. They have used the material to develop an all-solid-state battery that it is claimed has achieved a power density three times as high as conventional lithium-ion batteries. All-solid-state batteries can be used, for example, as electric vehicle batteries or as fixed storage to support intermittent renewables, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Toyota Motor Corporation and the Tokyo Institute of Technology
Japan
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Sulfide superionic conductors in solid-state batteries
solution: added 13th May, 2019

Toyota Motor Corporation and the Tokyo Institute of Technology

Sulfide superionic conductors in solid-state batteries

Toyota Motor Corporation and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have discovered superionic conductors with the world’s highest lithium-ion conductivity. They have used the material to develop an all-solid-state battery that it is claimed has achieved a power density three times as high as conventional lithium-ion batteries. All-solid-state batteries can be used, for example, as electric vehicle batteries or as fixed storage to support intermittent renewables, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

2030 potential GHG reductions

11t CO2e/year

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Super-fast broadband enabled dematerialisation

Dematerialisation reflects the move to a more digital society enabled through digital communication, replacing physical objects with digital and on-line equivalents. This also includes reduction in personal travel by moving to on-line transactions. The avoided carbon emissions include: the reduction in embodied carbon from the de-materialisation of CDs, DVDs, games, books, newspapers and mail; and transport emissions savings from personal travel reductions associated with shopping (these savings are offset to a certain extent by an increase in courier/delivery travel emissions).  BT developed a methodology to quantify the carbon benefits associated with super-fast broadband (fibre-optic residential internet access), which is driving the uptake of digital distribution of goods and services.

Current avoided emissions calculated to 0.307 tCO2 per annum per residential fibre broadband connection (2018).

https://www.btplc.com/Digitalimpactandsustainability/Tacklingclimatechange/Ourmethodology/index.htm

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BT
United Kingdom
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BT

Super-fast broadband enabled dematerialisation

Dematerialisation reflects the move to a more digital society enabled through digital communication, replacing physical objects with digital and on-line equivalents. This also includes reduction in personal travel by moving to on-line transactions. The avoided carbon emissions include: the reduction in embodied carbon from the de-materialisation of CDs, DVDs, games, books, newspapers and mail; and transport emissions savings from personal travel reductions associated with shopping (these savings are offset to a certain extent by an increase in courier/delivery travel emissions).  BT developed a methodology to quantify the carbon benefits associated with super-fast broadband (fibre-optic residential internet access), which is driving the uptake of digital distribution of goods and services.

Current avoided emissions calculated to 0.307 tCO2 per annum per residential fibre broadband connection (2018).

https://www.btplc.com/Digitalimpactandsustainability/Tacklingclimatechange/Ourmethodology/index.htm

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Sustainable pensions

Matter is a sustainable alternative to a normal pension plan that avoids investments in fossil fuels, weapons and tobacco, while more money is invested in companies working towards a sustainable future. A Matter customer can track their savings through a digital platform and see the impact of those savings. Matter claims that we have invested 4 to 5 times as much money in fossil fuels as we can afford to extract and combust if we are to avoid catastrophic climate changes. A calculator shows a Matter customer how much their savings have contributed in terms of reducing CO₂ emissions and waste production. 

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Matter
Denmark
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Matter

Sustainable pensions

Matter is a sustainable alternative to a normal pension plan that avoids investments in fossil fuels, weapons and tobacco, while more money is invested in companies working towards a sustainable future. A Matter customer can track their savings through a digital platform and see the impact of those savings. Matter claims that we have invested 4 to 5 times as much money in fossil fuels as we can afford to extract and combust if we are to avoid catastrophic climate changes. A calculator shows a Matter customer how much their savings have contributed in terms of reducing CO₂ emissions and waste production. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

23t CO2e/year

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Swithing Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Programme

Use high efficient switching power in electricity meter replacing current inefficient linear power technology. The energy consumption of electricity metre decrease from 1.5W to 0.4W because of the new technology.

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Wuhan San Fran Electronics Co., Ltd
China
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solution: added 14th May, 2019

Wuhan San Fran Electronics Co., Ltd

Swithing Mode Power Supply (SMPS) Programme

Use high efficient switching power in electricity meter replacing current inefficient linear power technology. The energy consumption of electricity metre decrease from 1.5W to 0.4W because of the new technology.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Virtual assistance for planning climate-friendly trips

Virtual assistance for planning climate-friendly trips

Reduce business trips through virtual assistant informing of money, time and CO2 emissions saved when avoiding or optimizing trips.

Climathon Project AiM
Austria
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Virtual assistance for planning climate-friendly trips
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Climathon Project AiM

Virtual assistance for planning climate-friendly trips

Reduce business trips through virtual assistant informing of money, time and CO2 emissions saved when avoiding or optimizing trips.

2030 potential GHG reductions

36t CO2e/year

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Water recirculating shower

Water recirculating shower

Orbital Systems developed a real-time water purification technology, implemented in its recirculating shower which results in domestic water savings. In the shower, the water from the drain is collected, purified and looped back to be re-used, enabling water and energy savings. According to the company, their solution results in up to 90% of the water and 80% of the heating energy being saved, while at the same time delivering cleaner water compared to conventional showers. The technology is based on what is used today by NASA for space missions. 

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Orbital Systems
Sweden
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Water recirculating shower
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Orbital Systems

Water recirculating shower

Orbital Systems developed a real-time water purification technology, implemented in its recirculating shower which results in domestic water savings. In the shower, the water from the drain is collected, purified and looped back to be re-used, enabling water and energy savings. According to the company, their solution results in up to 90% of the water and 80% of the heating energy being saved, while at the same time delivering cleaner water compared to conventional showers. The technology is based on what is used today by NASA for space missions. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

21t CO2e/year

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Zero-emission, battery-electric buses

Proterra designs battery-electric vehicles for the transit industry. Designed from the start as an exclusively electric bus, the vehicle aims to provide flexibility and performance, with Proterra claiming the greatest range of any zero-emission, battery-electric bus in its class. Made with an advanced carbon-fiber reinforced body and efficient electric drivetrain, the bus is designed to endure nearly two decades of on-road service, with minimal maintenance required. 

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Proterra
United States
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Proterra

Zero-emission, battery-electric buses

Proterra designs battery-electric vehicles for the transit industry. Designed from the start as an exclusively electric bus, the vehicle aims to provide flexibility and performance, with Proterra claiming the greatest range of any zero-emission, battery-electric bus in its class. Made with an advanced carbon-fiber reinforced body and efficient electric drivetrain, the bus is designed to endure nearly two decades of on-road service, with minimal maintenance required. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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