100 of these cases will be presented at MI-4

Suggested Solutions

The solutions will each have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10 million CO2e/year or more by 2030 and/or be of strategic importance.

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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.

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Spinning cylinder for wind power of vessels
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Norsepower

Spinning cylinder for wind power of vessels

Windjammers were a class of sailing vessels built from the 1870s to 1900. As engine technology developed, they were slowly phased out and replaced by steamships which were faster and could stay on schedule regardless of wind conditions. But what if the power of wind could be harnessed to create a hybrid solution for today’s modern fleets? That’s the idea behind Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution – a spinning cylinder that harnesses wind power to generate the thrust needed to propel vessels. When conditions are favorable, the Norsepower Rotor Sails allow the main engines to be throttled back, saving fuel and reducing emissions while providing the power needed to maintain speed and voyage time. 

 

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Environmentally friendly laundry filter
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Scandinavian Water Technology AB

Environmentally friendly laundry filter

Up to 90 percent of all chemicals washed into sewage from households consist of cleaning liquid, detergent and fabric softener. Detergents can contain micro plastics that pass through water treatment plants into natural water systems. Scandinavian Water Technology AB (SWATAB) has developed a solution they call DIRO-TM21 that enables laundry washing without detergents, at lower temperatures, giving shorter drying times. DIRO-TM21 is a filter system that can be readily installed in any public or private facility. Since DIRO filters out particles in water that can adhere to fabric, the laundry comes out not only clean but also soft to the touch. 

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

Strongcret

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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solution: added 20th February, 2019

Fresh.Land

Online B2B marketplace for fresh produce

Moving food from the farm to the family dinner table can take months of passing through intermediaries before arriving at the supermarket. Chemical are therefore used to ensure longevity, resulting in old food that is perhaps months old, chemically laden, and with reduced nutritional value. Fresh.Land digitizes the food supply chain, allowing farmers to sell directly to retailers using a platform that provides logistics, payment, legal and knowledge support integrated into one solution. Food is purchased and consumed within days instead of months, protecting food integrity and minimizing waste.

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Electricity from waste heat
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Climeon AB

Electricity from waste heat

A substantial part of the energy used in the world is wasted as heat. Climeon AB has developed a solution to convert waste heat with temperatures between 70 and 120 °C into electricity through a vacuum process. One of the company’s key sectors is the marine sector where the Climeon Ocean™ solution converts waste heat from ship engines, creating up to several GWh of “free” electricity each year.  The company claims that for some ships, that translates into a savings of more than 1,000 metric tons of fuel or 3,000 metric tons of CO₂ per year. An even larger sector is steel where Swedish steel producer SSAB running Climeon Ocean™ at their production site in Borlänge. 

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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. 

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solution: added 20th February, 2019

Desert Control

Converting desert to fertile soil

Through Desert Control’s patented mixing process, Liquid NanoClay (LNC) combines clay and water and is then spread onto sandy soil. It enables the soil to retain water, turning desert into fertile soil. Production of LNC happens on site. Cultivating sandy soil into fertile land normally takes from seven to fifteen years, whereas Desert Control’s LNC accomplishes that in just hours. One application of LNC lasts a minimum of five years and only natural products are used during production, without the use of chemicals.

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IoT-enabled solutions for local solar energy
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Solnet Green Energy Oy

IoT-enabled solutions for local solar energy

Solnet Group is a smart solar solutions provider that offers utility-scale smart solar and energy storage solutions. Solnet helps businesses save energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint by generating clean renewable energy locally, providing power below grid parity. The company takes full responsibility for planning, installing and operating solar plants. All maintenance, repairs, updates and cloud-based data services are part of the service. The company’s smart solutions feature detailed information from utilities so users can buy energy from the grid when demand is at its lowest. 

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Ubereco
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Nopia Ride

Ubereco

Nopia Ride is a disruptive new taxi hailing service based on Electric Vehicles and renewable energy. Description (for mode details please see the attached product brochure): Nopia ride is easy to hail, affordable and 100 % emission-free way to go places, with clear conscience. Nopia is now available in Nairobi, Kenya. Our mission is to reduce harmful air-pollution and offer affordable electric rides to everyone.

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