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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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Real-time grid balancing platform 

Real-time grid balancing platform 

Enbala Power Networks have developed a platform called “Concerto™” for real-time grid-balancing. Concerto™ is both a Virtual Power Plant (“VPP”) and a Distributed Energy Resource Management System that features interoperable, multi-service optimization with reliable real-time, non-disruptive, constraint-based operations to deliver long term value at all levels of the power delivery system.

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Enbala Power Networks
Canada
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Real-time grid balancing platform 
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Enbala Power Networks

Real-time grid balancing platform 

Enbala Power Networks have developed a platform called “Concerto™” for real-time grid-balancing. Concerto™ is both a Virtual Power Plant (“VPP”) and a Distributed Energy Resource Management System that features interoperable, multi-service optimization with reliable real-time, non-disruptive, constraint-based operations to deliver long term value at all levels of the power delivery system.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Recycling textile waste into new fibers

Recycling textile waste into new fibers

As much as 73 % of clothing is landfilled or burnt. Infinited Fiber Company has a goal to revolutionize the fashion world by changing the waste in clothing manufacturing. The company has developed a process technology that can turn textile and paper waste into new fibers for the textile industry. They claim this can be done infinitely without decreasing the quality of the fiber. For fiber manufacturers, this results in improved margins. The technology rids the value chain of carbon disulfide – the most challenging, hazardous and biologically harmful chemical in the fashion industry. Infinited Fiber is also flexible and can be integrated into existing pulp, dissolving pulp and viscose fiber plants.

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Infinited Fiber Company
Finland
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Recycling textile waste into new fibers
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Infinited Fiber Company

Recycling textile waste into new fibers

As much as 73 % of clothing is landfilled or burnt. Infinited Fiber Company has a goal to revolutionize the fashion world by changing the waste in clothing manufacturing. The company has developed a process technology that can turn textile and paper waste into new fibers for the textile industry. They claim this can be done infinitely without decreasing the quality of the fiber. For fiber manufacturers, this results in improved margins. The technology rids the value chain of carbon disulfide – the most challenging, hazardous and biologically harmful chemical in the fashion industry. Infinited Fiber is also flexible and can be integrated into existing pulp, dissolving pulp and viscose fiber plants.

2030 potential GHG reductions

13t CO2e/year

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Redox flow battery for energy storage

Redox flow battery for energy storage

Delectrik Systems has developed energy storage products based on vanadium redox flow battery technology. Unlike solid-state batteries such as lead/lithium, a flow battery has a simple one-electron reaction in the aqueous phase, which gives it a very long cycle and shelf life with the potential to match the lifetime of renewables (25 years). Delectrik has also lowered the cost of its products to the extent that they claim it is competitive on upfront capex even at low manufacturing volumes compared to other solid-state batteries. The lifecycle cost could also be significantly lower than other competing technologies.

Delectrik Systems Private Limited
India
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Redox flow battery for energy storage
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Delectrik Systems Private Limited

Redox flow battery for energy storage

Delectrik Systems has developed energy storage products based on vanadium redox flow battery technology. Unlike solid-state batteries such as lead/lithium, a flow battery has a simple one-electron reaction in the aqueous phase, which gives it a very long cycle and shelf life with the potential to match the lifetime of renewables (25 years). Delectrik has also lowered the cost of its products to the extent that they claim it is competitive on upfront capex even at low manufacturing volumes compared to other solid-state batteries. The lifecycle cost could also be significantly lower than other competing technologies.

2030 potential GHG reductions

17t CO2e/year

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Refurbished products marketplace

Refurbished products marketplace

Refurbed is a marketplace for refurbished electronics. The electronics are used products that are completely renewed, so they look like new and function like new. Refurbed created a platform for products with consistent, high standards of quality, safety and warranty. The aim is to make sustainable living affordable to all members of society by allowing consumers to easily buy refurbished equipment. The company claims that refurbished products are up to 70% more environmentally friendly compared to a new product. The company further claims that since it became operational, it has already reduced CO₂ emissions by over 1500 tonnes, 8 tonnes of e-waste and planted over 20 000 trees. Refurbed is operating in Germany and Austria and has first tests running in Poland and Italy. 

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Refurbed
Germany
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Refurbished products marketplace
solution: added 7th December, 2018

Refurbed

Refurbished products marketplace

Refurbed is a marketplace for refurbished electronics. The electronics are used products that are completely renewed, so they look like new and function like new. Refurbed created a platform for products with consistent, high standards of quality, safety and warranty. The aim is to make sustainable living affordable to all members of society by allowing consumers to easily buy refurbished equipment. The company claims that refurbished products are up to 70% more environmentally friendly compared to a new product. The company further claims that since it became operational, it has already reduced CO₂ emissions by over 1500 tonnes, 8 tonnes of e-waste and planted over 20 000 trees. Refurbed is operating in Germany and Austria and has first tests running in Poland and Italy. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

44t CO2e/year

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Renewable gas for industrial process heat

Renewable gas for industrial process heat

Meva Energy provides modularized and pre-manufactured turn-key gasification systems to generate renewable industrial gas or power based on small fraction fuels.  The technology converts solid biomass to renewable biogas or to combined heat and power (CHP). The plant technology offers a small-scale decentralized and circular energy system which enables gas or CHP production with very high efficiencies and a minimum of distribution and parasitic losses. Through their technology, Meva Energy aims to contribute to improved air quality, reduced fossil emissions, improved soil quality as well as inspire and promote renewable and circular solutions.

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Meva Energy AB
Sweden
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Renewable gas for industrial process heat
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Meva Energy AB

Renewable gas for industrial process heat

Meva Energy provides modularized and pre-manufactured turn-key gasification systems to generate renewable industrial gas or power based on small fraction fuels.  The technology converts solid biomass to renewable biogas or to combined heat and power (CHP). The plant technology offers a small-scale decentralized and circular energy system which enables gas or CHP production with very high efficiencies and a minimum of distribution and parasitic losses. Through their technology, Meva Energy aims to contribute to improved air quality, reduced fossil emissions, improved soil quality as well as inspire and promote renewable and circular solutions.

2030 potential GHG reductions

45t CO2e/year

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Reversible solid oxide cells

Reversible solid oxide cells

Reversible solid oxide cells are single devices that can both split water to produce hydrogen, as well as convert hydrogen back to electricity. Solid oxide cells typically operate at very high temperatures, which avoids the need for precious metal catalysts. However, the high temperatures mean that the materials a solid oxide cell need to have extraordinary properties. Sunfire has developed this technology to find materials that are up to the task, thus enabling the use of green electricity as a renewable feedstock for industry and mobility. The PowerCore solid oxide cell stack is Sunfire's technology for the production of steam electrolysers and high-temperature fuel cells.

Sunfire
Germany
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Reversible solid oxide cells
solution: added 14th May, 2019

Sunfire

Reversible solid oxide cells

Reversible solid oxide cells are single devices that can both split water to produce hydrogen, as well as convert hydrogen back to electricity. Solid oxide cells typically operate at very high temperatures, which avoids the need for precious metal catalysts. However, the high temperatures mean that the materials a solid oxide cell need to have extraordinary properties. Sunfire has developed this technology to find materials that are up to the task, thus enabling the use of green electricity as a renewable feedstock for industry and mobility. The PowerCore solid oxide cell stack is Sunfire's technology for the production of steam electrolysers and high-temperature fuel cells.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Robotic vehicle to insulate suspended timber floors

Robotic vehicle to insulate suspended timber floors

Q-Bot have developed what they claim is the first affordable and fully accredited solution for the retrofit of insulation to suspended floors. The solution works by using a robotic vehicle to insulate the underside of suspended timber floors in-situ. The robot is inserted under the floor through an access hatch or air vent and surveys the void and condition of the floor. If suitable, the robot sprays an expanding insulation foam and finally records the insulation to verify the area and depth of insulation applied.

Q-bot
United Kingdom
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Robotic vehicle to insulate suspended timber floors
solution: added 13th May, 2019

Q-bot

Robotic vehicle to insulate suspended timber floors

Q-Bot have developed what they claim is the first affordable and fully accredited solution for the retrofit of insulation to suspended floors. The solution works by using a robotic vehicle to insulate the underside of suspended timber floors in-situ. The robot is inserted under the floor through an access hatch or air vent and surveys the void and condition of the floor. If suitable, the robot sprays an expanding insulation foam and finally records the insulation to verify the area and depth of insulation applied.

2030 potential GHG reductions

30t CO2e/year

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Small three-wheeler EVs for transportation

Small three-wheeler EVs for transportation

Clean Motion has developed a small, efficient vehicle. The ultra-light Zbee is three-wheeled, electric vehicle aiming to achieve high efficiency and driving economy. Clean Motion claims its front-end crash structure and three-point safety belts give it improved safety features over competing lightweight vehicles. Zbee replaces conventional cars for short distance transportation of up to three people or light cargo. The company claims that Zbee uses 7% of the energy of the average fossil-fueled city car, with speeds of up to 45 km/h. Its lean form factor and lightweight fiber reinforced plastic body allow it to be parked easily.

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Clean Motion AB
Sweden
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Small three-wheeler EVs for transportation
solution: added 18th March, 2019

Clean Motion AB

Small three-wheeler EVs for transportation

Clean Motion has developed a small, efficient vehicle. The ultra-light Zbee is three-wheeled, electric vehicle aiming to achieve high efficiency and driving economy. Clean Motion claims its front-end crash structure and three-point safety belts give it improved safety features over competing lightweight vehicles. Zbee replaces conventional cars for short distance transportation of up to three people or light cargo. The company claims that Zbee uses 7% of the energy of the average fossil-fueled city car, with speeds of up to 45 km/h. Its lean form factor and lightweight fiber reinforced plastic body allow it to be parked easily.

2030 potential GHG reductions

30t CO2e/year

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Smart Air Dome space for recreation facilities

Smart Air Dome space for recreation facilities

Traditional recreational facilities are costly to build and to operate. The Air Dome saves on construction time and cost. Due to the airtight feature and high efficiency insulation system, the MetaSpace Air Dome could save 2/3 of the energy cost compared with conventional sports facilities of the same size. MetaSpace Air Dome uses high performance architectural fabric as the dome’s “shell”. This is prefabricated off-site, and then assembled and inflated by an intelligent mechanical unit to form the envelope of the structure. The Air Dome combines advances in aeromechanics, new materials, ergonomics, energy saving and environmental protection to provide space for recreational facilities, logistic and warehousing centers.

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Metaspace (Beijing) Air Dome Corp
China
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Smart Air Dome space for recreation facilities
solution: added 15th March, 2019

Metaspace (Beijing) Air Dome Corp

Smart Air Dome space for recreation facilities

Traditional recreational facilities are costly to build and to operate. The Air Dome saves on construction time and cost. Due to the airtight feature and high efficiency insulation system, the MetaSpace Air Dome could save 2/3 of the energy cost compared with conventional sports facilities of the same size. MetaSpace Air Dome uses high performance architectural fabric as the dome’s “shell”. This is prefabricated off-site, and then assembled and inflated by an intelligent mechanical unit to form the envelope of the structure. The Air Dome combines advances in aeromechanics, new materials, ergonomics, energy saving and environmental protection to provide space for recreational facilities, logistic and warehousing centers.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Smart electricity meter data analysis

Smart electricity meter data analysis

SustLabs uses automated metering and big-data analytics to ‘decode’ real-time electricity consumption data at residential level up to heavy appliance level by analysing smart meter data. This unlocks a wealth of information that electricity supply carries, generating insights for utilities, appliance manufacturers, market research companies, etc., which creates data driven revenue opportunities. SustLabs predicts this will transform compulsive electricity consumers to informed users. 

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SustLabs
India
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Smart electricity meter data analysis
solution: added 7th December, 2018

SustLabs

Smart electricity meter data analysis

SustLabs uses automated metering and big-data analytics to ‘decode’ real-time electricity consumption data at residential level up to heavy appliance level by analysing smart meter data. This unlocks a wealth of information that electricity supply carries, generating insights for utilities, appliance manufacturers, market research companies, etc., which creates data driven revenue opportunities. SustLabs predicts this will transform compulsive electricity consumers to informed users. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

6t CO2e/year

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