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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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Photovoltaic Ceramic Tile

Photovoltaic Ceramic Tile

The major difficulties in developing and using solar energy on the roof are high initial and maintenance cost, construction safety and keeping architectural esthetics. These problems could be solved by using photovoltaic ceramic tile developed by Zhejiang Heda Solar Technology Company. Photovoltaic ceramic tile can save the secondary installation and maintenance costs of the traditional roof PV modules. The large number of residential roofs in low residential density areas is the major market for photovoltaic ceramic tile, with the characteristics of large area and good lighting angle.

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Zhejiang Heda Solar Technology Co., LTD
China
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Photovoltaic Ceramic Tile
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Zhejiang Heda Solar Technology Co., LTD

Photovoltaic Ceramic Tile

The major difficulties in developing and using solar energy on the roof are high initial and maintenance cost, construction safety and keeping architectural esthetics. These problems could be solved by using photovoltaic ceramic tile developed by Zhejiang Heda Solar Technology Company. Photovoltaic ceramic tile can save the secondary installation and maintenance costs of the traditional roof PV modules. The large number of residential roofs in low residential density areas is the major market for photovoltaic ceramic tile, with the characteristics of large area and good lighting angle.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio was born out of an ambition to replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer with something more sustainable and safer for farmers to use. Its co-founders, Karsten Temme and Alvin Tamsir, developed a new crop nutrition solution and have built a company to provide sustainable solutions for farmers and improve the health of the planet through scientific innovation.

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Pivot Bio
United States
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Pivot Bio
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio was born out of an ambition to replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer with something more sustainable and safer for farmers to use. Its co-founders, Karsten Temme and Alvin Tamsir, developed a new crop nutrition solution and have built a company to provide sustainable solutions for farmers and improve the health of the planet through scientific innovation.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Plant-based alternatives to meat

Beyond Meat creates plant-based burgers, sausages, crumbles, and other products made directly from simple plant-based ingredients. By shifting from animal to plant-based meat the company aims to solve four growing issues attributed to livestock production: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. A life-cycle assessment of the Beyond Burger suggested that compared to an equivalent beef burger, it generates 90% less greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46% less energy, use 99% less water and has 93% less impact on land use.

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Beyond Meat
United States
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Beyond Meat

Plant-based alternatives to meat

Beyond Meat creates plant-based burgers, sausages, crumbles, and other products made directly from simple plant-based ingredients. By shifting from animal to plant-based meat the company aims to solve four growing issues attributed to livestock production: human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare. A life-cycle assessment of the Beyond Burger suggested that compared to an equivalent beef burger, it generates 90% less greenhouse gas emissions, requires 46% less energy, use 99% less water and has 93% less impact on land use.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Platform for decentralized energy exchange

Platform for decentralized energy exchange

GreenSync has developed a platform for decentralized energy exchange (deX) to dramatically increase networks’ hosting capacity for renewable energy. deX transforms existing energy grids into marketplaces, enabling a more reliable and efficient energy system for society.

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GreenSync
Australia
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Platform for decentralized energy exchange
solution: added 14th May, 2019

GreenSync

Platform for decentralized energy exchange

GreenSync has developed a platform for decentralized energy exchange (deX) to dramatically increase networks’ hosting capacity for renewable energy. deX transforms existing energy grids into marketplaces, enabling a more reliable and efficient energy system for society.

2030 potential GHG reductions

23t CO2e/year

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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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Portable biomass densification technology

Takachar developed technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and licensed it in order to develop small-scale, low-cost, portable biomass treatment systems that can be attached to the back of tractors, trailers, or even donkey carts. Takachar’s mobile biomass systems can then be deployed on farms in remote areas to take small pockets of biomass residues and process them onsite into a chemically densified form that is moisture-resistant and volumetrically dense. This can in turn reduce the logistical, collection, and disposal cost by about 75% compared to current alternatives such as baling and pelleting. Takachar therefore provides farmers with a cost-effective way to clear their land of crop residues rapidly after harvest.

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Takachar
India
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Takachar

Portable biomass densification technology

Takachar developed technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and licensed it in order to develop small-scale, low-cost, portable biomass treatment systems that can be attached to the back of tractors, trailers, or even donkey carts. Takachar’s mobile biomass systems can then be deployed on farms in remote areas to take small pockets of biomass residues and process them onsite into a chemically densified form that is moisture-resistant and volumetrically dense. This can in turn reduce the logistical, collection, and disposal cost by about 75% compared to current alternatives such as baling and pelleting. Takachar therefore provides farmers with a cost-effective way to clear their land of crop residues rapidly after harvest.

2030 potential GHG reductions

41t CO2e/year

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Power Bank ZNBR flow battery for grid storage

Power Bank ZNBR flow battery for grid storage

Zbest Power Co. Ltd, has developed an innovative solution to renewable energy storage which they have called ‘Power Bank’. The company has developed a zinc-bromine flow battery, an emerging technology that provides a viable energy storage option for the fast-growing renewable energy market. The company has also built up in-house capability for developing key components and materials for the zinc-bromine flow battery including bipolar electrodes, membranes, electrolytes and flow frames, which could reduce the cost of the battery to half current levels.

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Beijing ZBEST Technology Co., Ltd
China
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Power Bank ZNBR flow battery for grid storage
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Beijing ZBEST Technology Co., Ltd

Power Bank ZNBR flow battery for grid storage

Zbest Power Co. Ltd, has developed an innovative solution to renewable energy storage which they have called ‘Power Bank’. The company has developed a zinc-bromine flow battery, an emerging technology that provides a viable energy storage option for the fast-growing renewable energy market. The company has also built up in-house capability for developing key components and materials for the zinc-bromine flow battery including bipolar electrodes, membranes, electrolytes and flow frames, which could reduce the cost of the battery to half current levels.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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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
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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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Production

Production

Mash Biotech’s experience comes from practical development and operations of many different process plants using a wealth of different feedstocks such as woody biomass, waste plastics, municipal solid waste and used car tyres. They have perfected the process of quickly and precisely establishing whether a given feedstock is viable and how to process it. Their activities have mainly focused on developing solutions in India as they have found that the country has a host of competent suppliers willing to produce machines at extremely attractive prices. 

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Mash Biotech
Denmark
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Production
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Mash Biotech

Production

Mash Biotech’s experience comes from practical development and operations of many different process plants using a wealth of different feedstocks such as woody biomass, waste plastics, municipal solid waste and used car tyres. They have perfected the process of quickly and precisely establishing whether a given feedstock is viable and how to process it. Their activities have mainly focused on developing solutions in India as they have found that the country has a host of competent suppliers willing to produce machines at extremely attractive prices. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Radiant cooling solution for the building sector

Radiant cooling solution for the building sector

Most commercial buildings have a centralized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system to meet the indoor cooling demand. The cooling distribution in these systems is a significant contributor to energy consumption in commercial buildings and uses air as a heat transfer medium. Oorja Energy’s “Radiant Cooling Solution” increases efficiencies in cooling distribution. The solution operates on chilled water supply between 16–20°C as compared to conventional centralized HVAC systems that require chilled water supply at 7°C. This leads to significant savings in power as the conventional compressor has to work more to produce chilled water at this low temperature. 

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Oorja Energy Engineering Service Private Limited
India
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Radiant cooling solution for the building sector
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Oorja Energy Engineering Service Private Limited

Radiant cooling solution for the building sector

Most commercial buildings have a centralized Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system to meet the indoor cooling demand. The cooling distribution in these systems is a significant contributor to energy consumption in commercial buildings and uses air as a heat transfer medium. Oorja Energy’s “Radiant Cooling Solution” increases efficiencies in cooling distribution. The solution operates on chilled water supply between 16–20°C as compared to conventional centralized HVAC systems that require chilled water supply at 7°C. This leads to significant savings in power as the conventional compressor has to work more to produce chilled water at this low temperature. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

21t CO2e/year

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