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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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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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Producing climate-friendly food

Producing climate-friendly food

Gigafood is a restaurant and catering service that serves climate-friendly dishes. All their dishes are certified with WWF’s label One Planet Plate, which means they are climate-smart and have a climate impact within the limits of the planet. All their catering is delivered with cargo bike and their packaging materials are ecologically sustainable. Gigafood therefore aims to create a food service that is sustainable for the whole planet.

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Gigafood
Sweden
152

Producing climate-friendly food
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Gigafood

Producing climate-friendly food

Gigafood is a restaurant and catering service that serves climate-friendly dishes. All their dishes are certified with WWF’s label One Planet Plate, which means they are climate-smart and have a climate impact within the limits of the planet. All their catering is delivered with cargo bike and their packaging materials are ecologically sustainable. Gigafood therefore aims to create a food service that is sustainable for the whole planet.

2030 potential GHG reductions

152t CO2e/year

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Grid-scale thermal storage using solid-state material

Grid-scale thermal storage using solid-state material

EnergyNest developed a thermal battery for thermal power plants and energy-intensive industries. The company recently installed and commissioned a pilot system with a combined capacity of 1 MWth. The company says that the system was operated over more than 6,000 hours with an energy cycling profile resembling operation in a power plant. In 2018, a first free-standing commercial module was manufactured and displayed at the company’s assembly site in Rotterdam. Since the technology’s two main materials – concrete and steel – are available and recyclable, it can be deployed in any geographical location, and up to 80% of the storage materials can be sourced locally.

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EnergyNest AS
Norway
100

Grid-scale thermal storage using solid-state material
solution: added 20th February, 2019

EnergyNest AS

Grid-scale thermal storage using solid-state material

EnergyNest developed a thermal battery for thermal power plants and energy-intensive industries. The company recently installed and commissioned a pilot system with a combined capacity of 1 MWth. The company says that the system was operated over more than 6,000 hours with an energy cycling profile resembling operation in a power plant. In 2018, a first free-standing commercial module was manufactured and displayed at the company’s assembly site in Rotterdam. Since the technology’s two main materials – concrete and steel – are available and recyclable, it can be deployed in any geographical location, and up to 80% of the storage materials can be sourced locally.

2030 potential GHG reductions

100t CO2e/year

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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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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
80

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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Solar steam for industrial processes

Solar steam for industrial processes

Solatom is a solar concentrator designed for generating high temperature heat (steam, hot water or thermal oil) in industrial processes. Solatom's modules are formed by rows of mirrors that track the sun, reflecting the sunlight on a vacuum tube. The fluid circulating through the tube absorbs the reflected energy producing an increase in the temperature of the fluid (up to 300 °C). Each module has a nominal power of 15 kW thermal. When more capacity is needed, the modules are joined together, increasing the total power of the plant. The system is designed for be deployed on the rooftop, with a specific weight under 23 kg/m².

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Solatom
Spain
68

Solar steam for industrial processes
solution: added 21st December, 2018

Solatom

Solar steam for industrial processes

Solatom is a solar concentrator designed for generating high temperature heat (steam, hot water or thermal oil) in industrial processes. Solatom's modules are formed by rows of mirrors that track the sun, reflecting the sunlight on a vacuum tube. The fluid circulating through the tube absorbs the reflected energy producing an increase in the temperature of the fluid (up to 300 °C). Each module has a nominal power of 15 kW thermal. When more capacity is needed, the modules are joined together, increasing the total power of the plant. The system is designed for be deployed on the rooftop, with a specific weight under 23 kg/m².

2030 potential GHG reductions

68t CO2e/year

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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
66

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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Electric three-wheeler city taxi

Electric three-wheeler city taxi

Bzzt Taxi Pods provides an app-based taxi service in urban areas through the use of small electrically powered 3-wheel taxis at the price point of public transport and with zero local emissions. All the taxi pods in the fleet are Light Electrical Vehicles and the fleet operation is optimized with an inhouse software. Onwards, the fleet could also serve as a flexible and low emission alternative for last mile urban deliveries.

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Bzzt
Sweden
64

Electric three-wheeler city taxi
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Bzzt

Electric three-wheeler city taxi

Bzzt Taxi Pods provides an app-based taxi service in urban areas through the use of small electrically powered 3-wheel taxis at the price point of public transport and with zero local emissions. All the taxi pods in the fleet are Light Electrical Vehicles and the fleet operation is optimized with an inhouse software. Onwards, the fleet could also serve as a flexible and low emission alternative for last mile urban deliveries.

2030 potential GHG reductions

64t CO2e/year

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Intelligent electric bike trailers

Intelligent electric bike trailers

NÜWIEL has developed and built an electric bicycle trailer that automatically follows the movement of the bicycle. The cyclist does not feel the load of the trailer or the cargo. The trailer, thanks to a special coupling, is mounted in a few seconds under the saddle of the bicycle, without the need for further installations. When used without a bicycle, it can also be used as an electrically powered handcart in pedestrian-only zones and inside buildings. Thanks to NÜWIEL’s modular design, the trailer can be used with different cargo structures. It is possible to install an existing transport box system on the trailer, or to develop a custom box for different needs.

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NÜWIEL
Germany
64

Intelligent electric bike trailers
solution: added 21st December, 2018

NÜWIEL

Intelligent electric bike trailers

NÜWIEL has developed and built an electric bicycle trailer that automatically follows the movement of the bicycle. The cyclist does not feel the load of the trailer or the cargo. The trailer, thanks to a special coupling, is mounted in a few seconds under the saddle of the bicycle, without the need for further installations. When used without a bicycle, it can also be used as an electrically powered handcart in pedestrian-only zones and inside buildings. Thanks to NÜWIEL’s modular design, the trailer can be used with different cargo structures. It is possible to install an existing transport box system on the trailer, or to develop a custom box for different needs.

2030 potential GHG reductions

64t CO2e/year

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Cost-competitive solar heat though optimised lenses

Cost-competitive solar heat though optimised lenses

Heliac’s solar collectors produce utility-scale heat at unsubsidized costs they claim is below that of fossil fuels anywhere in the world. By using inexpensive lenses that work like magnifying glasses and generate temperatures up to 400 °C, Heliac targets process heat markets responsible for 15% of the global demand. These markets include desalination, district heating and cooling, and heat for numerous other standard industrial processes. Heliac believes their solution is scalable enough to meet any potential demand today. Their first 2 MW solar field is in operation in Denmark producing heat for district heating.

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Heliac
Denmark
64

Cost-competitive solar heat though optimised lenses
solution: added 21st December, 2018

Heliac

Cost-competitive solar heat though optimised lenses

Heliac’s solar collectors produce utility-scale heat at unsubsidized costs they claim is below that of fossil fuels anywhere in the world. By using inexpensive lenses that work like magnifying glasses and generate temperatures up to 400 °C, Heliac targets process heat markets responsible for 15% of the global demand. These markets include desalination, district heating and cooling, and heat for numerous other standard industrial processes. Heliac believes their solution is scalable enough to meet any potential demand today. Their first 2 MW solar field is in operation in Denmark producing heat for district heating.

2030 potential GHG reductions

64t CO2e/year

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