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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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Modular thermal energy storage units

Modular thermal energy storage units

ECO-TECH CERAM (ETC) is an innovative company specialized in thermal storage, energetic efficiency, and industrial wastes valuation recovery and advanced materials characterization. ETC has produced ceramic materials with great thermal properties. The materials have been used to develop a new heat recovery method–EcoStock. Eco-Stock is a turnkey eco-efficient thermal storage solution for high-temperature thermal applications.

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Eco-Tech Ceram
France
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Modular thermal energy storage units
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Eco-Tech Ceram

Modular thermal energy storage units

ECO-TECH CERAM (ETC) is an innovative company specialized in thermal storage, energetic efficiency, and industrial wastes valuation recovery and advanced materials characterization. ETC has produced ceramic materials with great thermal properties. The materials have been used to develop a new heat recovery method–EcoStock. Eco-Stock is a turnkey eco-efficient thermal storage solution for high-temperature thermal applications.

2030 potential GHG reductions

33t CO2e/year

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Module with heat-superconducting material and PV

Solar hot water and PV power are the two main approaches to utilize solar energy directly at present. However, the energy conversion efficiency of solar water heater and PV modules still needs to be improved, and the average service life of water heater is only 3-5 years.

Ecoway Energy Technology Group developed the micro heat pipe array heat superconducting materials with international and national invention patent, based on which a new generation of thermal and PV products are developed, and its thermal conductivity is about 5000 times of the aluminum. Flat Solar Collector Utilizing Heat Superconducting Material has the advantage of high efficiency and long durability. Daily solar heat gain reaches 11.2 MJ/m2, which is 1.6 times of the national standard. It avoids the common problems of traditional flat solar collector such as solder joints cracking, high antifreeze cost, easy to rust, et al., making the service life above 25 years. The Heat and PV Combined Module uses the heat superconducting material to obtain the heat accumulated in the component quickly to reduce the temperature, increasing the amount of power generated while converting most of the heat into hot water. In summer, this technology could increase the efficiency of PV power generation in the eastern area by up to 50%. Flat Solar Collector Utilizing Heat Superconducting Material & Heat and PV Combined Module have a promising future of widely use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the solar thermal engineering market, as well as distributed PV power generation market.

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Beijing Ecoway Hetong Energy Technology Co.Ltd
China
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Beijing Ecoway Hetong Energy Technology Co.Ltd

Module with heat-superconducting material and PV

Solar hot water and PV power are the two main approaches to utilize solar energy directly at present. However, the energy conversion efficiency of solar water heater and PV modules still needs to be improved, and the average service life of water heater is only 3-5 years.

Ecoway Energy Technology Group developed the micro heat pipe array heat superconducting materials with international and national invention patent, based on which a new generation of thermal and PV products are developed, and its thermal conductivity is about 5000 times of the aluminum. Flat Solar Collector Utilizing Heat Superconducting Material has the advantage of high efficiency and long durability. Daily solar heat gain reaches 11.2 MJ/m2, which is 1.6 times of the national standard. It avoids the common problems of traditional flat solar collector such as solder joints cracking, high antifreeze cost, easy to rust, et al., making the service life above 25 years. The Heat and PV Combined Module uses the heat superconducting material to obtain the heat accumulated in the component quickly to reduce the temperature, increasing the amount of power generated while converting most of the heat into hot water. In summer, this technology could increase the efficiency of PV power generation in the eastern area by up to 50%. Flat Solar Collector Utilizing Heat Superconducting Material & Heat and PV Combined Module have a promising future of widely use in residential, commercial and industrial buildings in the solar thermal engineering market, as well as distributed PV power generation market.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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Monitoring & compliance

Monitoring & compliance

Sensmet has developed a novel Micro-discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy μDOES™ technology allowing for multi-element online analytics in aqueous samples. Instead of expensive and time consuming laboratory analyses, Sensmet´s proprietary μDOES™ analyser offers companies a cost-efficient way to measure trace metals in water in real-time.

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Sensmet
Finland
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Sensmet

Monitoring & compliance

Sensmet has developed a novel Micro-discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy μDOES™ technology allowing for multi-element online analytics in aqueous samples. Instead of expensive and time consuming laboratory analyses, Sensmet´s proprietary μDOES™ analyser offers companies a cost-efficient way to measure trace metals in water in real-time.

2030 potential GHG reductions

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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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Fresh.Land
Denmark
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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.

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Optimization of solar collectors

Optimization of solar collectors

Aiguasol have designed a solar concentration called 'Ulisses'. Ulisses is a cylindrical concentrator which uses flat movable mirrors rotating on a shaft. Ulisses can be coupled to flat solar collectors or to photovoltaic modules, thereby enhancing their efficiencies and minimizing the cost of power generation. The fact that the mirrors are movable allows the structures and protective systems from wind, snow, and high temperatures to be simplified.

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Aiguasol
Chile
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Optimization of solar collectors
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Aiguasol

Optimization of solar collectors

Aiguasol have designed a solar concentration called 'Ulisses'. Ulisses is a cylindrical concentrator which uses flat movable mirrors rotating on a shaft. Ulisses can be coupled to flat solar collectors or to photovoltaic modules, thereby enhancing their efficiencies and minimizing the cost of power generation. The fact that the mirrors are movable allows the structures and protective systems from wind, snow, and high temperatures to be simplified.

2030 potential GHG reductions

1t CO2e/year

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Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Conventional taps allow water to gush out at around 10–12 liters per minute – but only a fraction of that water is actually used for washing hands or rinsing plates. Altered:Nozzle “atomizes” the water, breaking it up into a high speed dense mist made out of millions of individual drops. The speed of the water is also increased up to 50 km/h. This way the user gets in contact with, and uses, every single drop of water coming out of the tap. The result is only 2% of the flow compared to a regular tap. It consists of a simple retro-fit that can be installed in less than a minute in most existing taps in the world today. This design is said to significantly reduce water consumption as well as energy.

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Altered Stockholm AB
Sweden

Optimized tap nozzles saving water
solution: added 20th February, 2019

Altered Stockholm AB

Optimized tap nozzles saving water

Conventional taps allow water to gush out at around 10–12 liters per minute – but only a fraction of that water is actually used for washing hands or rinsing plates. Altered:Nozzle “atomizes” the water, breaking it up into a high speed dense mist made out of millions of individual drops. The speed of the water is also increased up to 50 km/h. This way the user gets in contact with, and uses, every single drop of water coming out of the tap. The result is only 2% of the flow compared to a regular tap. It consists of a simple retro-fit that can be installed in less than a minute in most existing taps in the world today. This design is said to significantly reduce water consumption as well as energy.

2030 potential GHG reductions

t CO2e/year

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Organic flow batteries

Organic flow batteries

CMBlu Energy AG develop large-scale organic flow batteries for electrical grids. Their energy storage systems are based on renewable resources as a key technology for the energy transition and enable nationwide grid infrastructure for electromobility. The organic electrolytes are produced from the natural source lignin, which is available in almost unlimited amounts in the pulp and paper industry. Lignin derivates are obtained very cost- effective from waste streams of existing mills. They claim that their technology enables storage capacities of 1250 GWh every year only using existing infrastructure

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CMBlu Energy AG
Germany
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Organic flow batteries
solution: added 14th May, 2019

CMBlu Energy AG

Organic flow batteries

CMBlu Energy AG develop large-scale organic flow batteries for electrical grids. Their energy storage systems are based on renewable resources as a key technology for the energy transition and enable nationwide grid infrastructure for electromobility. The organic electrolytes are produced from the natural source lignin, which is available in almost unlimited amounts in the pulp and paper industry. Lignin derivates are obtained very cost- effective from waste streams of existing mills. They claim that their technology enables storage capacities of 1250 GWh every year only using existing infrastructure

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

SOLshare claims to have developed the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform that leverages existing solar home systems (SHS) in an off-grid context to create a bottom-up smart grid. SOLshare’s SOLbox is a DC bi-directional power meter, solar charge controller and end-user device that functions as an individual node of the electricity trading network. SOLbox allows the trading network to grow dynamically from the ‘bottom-up’ as more users connect over time. SOLshare facilitates secure peer-to-peer electricity trading between users; integrating mobile money payment, data analytics and grid management services. As a SOLshare network grows, it can connect with the national grid, operating in island mode or drawing power from the grid. 

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SOLshare
Bangladesh
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SOLshare

Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

SOLshare claims to have developed the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform that leverages existing solar home systems (SHS) in an off-grid context to create a bottom-up smart grid. SOLshare’s SOLbox is a DC bi-directional power meter, solar charge controller and end-user device that functions as an individual node of the electricity trading network. SOLbox allows the trading network to grow dynamically from the ‘bottom-up’ as more users connect over time. SOLshare facilitates secure peer-to-peer electricity trading between users; integrating mobile money payment, data analytics and grid management services. As a SOLshare network grows, it can connect with the national grid, operating in island mode or drawing power from the grid. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

Currently unavailable

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Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

SOLshare claims to have developed the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform that leverages existing solar home systems (SHS) in an off-grid context to create a bottom-up smart grid. SOLshare’s SOLbox is a DC bi-directional power meter, solar charge controller and end-user device that functions as an individual node of the electricity trading network. SOLbox allows the trading network to grow dynamically from the ‘bottom-up’ as more users connect over time. SOLshare facilitates secure peer-to-peer electricity trading between users; integrating mobile money payment, data analytics and grid management services. As a SOLshare network grows, it can connect with the national grid, operating in island mode or drawing power from the grid. 

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SOLShare
India
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Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform
solution: added 13th May, 2019

SOLShare

Peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform

SOLshare claims to have developed the world’s first peer-to-peer solar electricity trading platform that leverages existing solar home systems (SHS) in an off-grid context to create a bottom-up smart grid. SOLshare’s SOLbox is a DC bi-directional power meter, solar charge controller and end-user device that functions as an individual node of the electricity trading network. SOLbox allows the trading network to grow dynamically from the ‘bottom-up’ as more users connect over time. SOLshare facilitates secure peer-to-peer electricity trading between users; integrating mobile money payment, data analytics and grid management services. As a SOLshare network grows, it can connect with the national grid, operating in island mode or drawing power from the grid. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

9t CO2e/year

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Perovskite solar cells

Perovskite solar cells are developed by the University of Warsaw and represent a new class of photovoltaic devices. Their efficiency has reached 24 percent within 8 years of development, which is comparable with silicon solar panels that hav been developed for decades. Estimates say that this generation of solar cells will be significantly cheaper than panels currently available on the market. This is due to low temperature fabrication processing, simple manufacturing and cheap components. Furthermore, there is a possibility to make flexible devices which opens a brand-new application of solar panels. 

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Student Energy Greenpreneur Adam Winukiewicz
Poland
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Student Energy Greenpreneur Adam Winukiewicz

Perovskite solar cells

Perovskite solar cells are developed by the University of Warsaw and represent a new class of photovoltaic devices. Their efficiency has reached 24 percent within 8 years of development, which is comparable with silicon solar panels that hav been developed for decades. Estimates say that this generation of solar cells will be significantly cheaper than panels currently available on the market. This is due to low temperature fabrication processing, simple manufacturing and cheap components. Furthermore, there is a possibility to make flexible devices which opens a brand-new application of solar panels. 

2030 potential GHG reductions

6t CO2e/year

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