NORSKE FINALISTER CLIMATE LAUNCHPAD 2017
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A community demand management platform helping utilities and the grid be greener by engaging better with their customers and helping communities of energy users to become more sustainable and resilient. When the grid is strained we push notifications during POW! events giving actionable recommendations to community users ex. “Unplug the Tesla!” or “Let us dim your lights, coal is about to come online”. Users switch off manually or automatically if they have a smart home system. We aggregate and trade their flexibility with the utility or grid operator.
Represented by Poppy Kalesi
Forget Airbnb and Uber. Whereas people rent a place to stay a few times a year and takes a cab a few times a month, people have to eat every day. Grabster is a food sharing application where people can buy and sell homemade food. In addition to reduce food waste, Grabster allows us to affect people’s food habits on a daily basis, for instance the consumption of meat.
Represented by Magnus Tovsen Solheim
StormPetrel is a multi-purpose unmanned aircraft system that combines the characteristics of a multicopter and a plane. The drone is capable of vertical take-off and landing, long range flight (500km), and has the ability to fly in strong winds. StormPetrel is targeting the commercial drone market, and can replace the use of helicopters in several of their operations today. This will result in lower emissions and a more efficient operations.
Represented by Karoline Kaspersen
TransportPower will supply a cost effective solution that will turn standard electric sockets into smart sockets, this will enable widespread deployment of charging technology in the locations where vehicle normally park; at home, and at work.
Represented by Rupert Pearn
& Odd Jostein Svendsli
The business idea is to produce insect-based protein (Hermaetia Illucens) for the animal feed industry, specifically for poultry and aquaculture. The primary product is sun dried insect larvae additional products include: organic fertilizer from surplus/spent organic matter processed by insects + biogas (methane), both from the biodigester.
Represented by Alexander Solstad
& Zabron Nziku
Podbike® is a human powered vehicle with electric assist, four wheels and weather protection that seats one adult plus a child inside a filtered air cabin. The Podbike® will be made from easy recyclable materials that together with high efficiency results in personal transport with minimum environmental impact.
Represented by Anne-Lise Heggland & Per Hassel Sørensen
Our idea is to exploit the distance variations between a buoy on the surface and a turbine below the wave zone. The cable that connects the two will have the turbine move up and down as the buoy is affected by the waves. The turbine is designed to convert this motion into electrical energy. These considerations help us realise more benefits, primarily that the turbine avoids rigorous conditions on the surface during the worst storms.
Represented by Inge Bakke
Application of coconut peat as a growing medium for horticultural industry in Norway. The coconut peat will be a renewable alternative to the conventional peat moss which is a fossil-material.
Represented by Navaneethan Muthuswamy
& Marthe Emelie Melandsø Buan
Norwegian Ocean Cleaning Systems has a product idea for cleaning dissolved heavy metals and micro-plastics from all type of waters and water-bearing systems. The idea is to develop a NANO-tech coating derived from a specific natural organism with the necessary adhesive properties. This technology has the potential to significantly reduce hazardous substances in marine ecosystems, aquaculture food products and potentially in atmospheric emissions.
Represented by Christer Heimtoft
& Martin Winge Austeen
CCMS, Carbon Capture in Molten Salts is a patented CO2 cleaning process. CCMS is more efficient, is smaller in physical size, is more economical, and requires less maintenance than alternative solutions available today. In addition, the process runs without any added chemicals, and with zero waste. The process is highly efficient on all concentrations of CO2 in flue gas, also very low concentrations. Typical relevant industries: cement, power, and metal works.
Represented by Henrik Lid Scharff
The technology the project revolves around is an innovative new design of a “Microwave Plasma Chemical Vaport Deposition (MPCVD)” reactor, which provides new opportunities for the use of diamonds in various industrial applications.
Represented by Maria Helene Welle Kalkvik
Building a robotic seafloor drilling rig to make economic exploration for offshore geothermal energy possible. Geothermal electricity production is clean, renewable, economically sound and technologically very similar to petroleum production, allowing direct re-use of equipment and processes from that industry. However, good onshore geothermal resources are geographically limited to a few regions around the world. Offshore resources are much more abundant, but requires cheaper exploration drilling to be economically feasible.
Represented by Per-Henrik Fjeld