All the winners and highly commended entries from the fifth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards
Yesterday BusinessGreen hosted the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Festival, bringing together 250 clean tech entrpreneurs, investors, and business leaders to explore how to accelerate the development and deployment of the innovative clean technologies that will drive the net zero transition.
It was a fantastic day that culminated in the fifth annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards. Below are all the winners and highly commended entries from the day.
App of the Year
The judges were hugely impressed with the community focus and intuitive usability of OLIO's food waste-busting app, praising its rapid expansion and demonstrable environmental impacts.
Syzygy Consulting - EVlab software
Building Technology of the Year
Accsys - Accoya wood
Accsys won out in this highly competitive category thanks its combination of sustainably sourced timbers and proprietary treatment technology which is playing a key role in advancing the market for carbon negative building materials.
Senergy - Senergy Solar Panels
Future City Technology of the Year
Eaton Energy Aware
The judges were hugely impressed with Eaton's technology combining uninterruptable power supplies, lithium ion batteries, and flexible grid services, which together are helping to provide clients with both a value-generating asset and a means to bring more renewables onto the grid.
Circular Economy Technology of the Year
Filamentive - Sustainable 3D printing materials
In one of our most competitive categories, Filamentive won over the judges thanks to its use of plastic waste to create recycled plastics for the fast expanding 3D printing sector, providing a source of sustainable materials for a raft of products, including 3D printed bionic limbs.
Aceleron - Repairable lithium-ion battery
International Impact Award
Whitefox - Energy efficient ICM plants
Whitefox emerged victorious once again this year thanks to its continued export success, as its ultra-efficient industrial membrane technology won over more key clients in the critical US market
Supply Chain/Logistics Technology of the Year
Halotrade and Project Trado
The Project Trado blockchain-based pilot to track and verify the performance of Malawi's tea supply chain was widely praised by the judges for its combination of technology and business model innovation in a space where the need to shift incentives in favour of sustainable practices has never been more important.
Tried and Supplied - food service search and ordering platform
Packaging Innovation of the Year
Envopap Ltd - Envo barrier paper
In another competitive category envoPAP won over the judges thanks to its harnessing of sustainable sugar cane waste to provide a credible alternative to single use plastics that can be used in everything from flower wraps to soup pouches.
First Mile - RecycleBox
Transport Technology of the Year
UK Power Networks - Shift V2G smart charging trial
Kaluza - The Kaluza Platform
Our first ever joint winner comes in the form of UK Power Networks and Kaluza for their complementary work to demonstrate the viability and attractiveness of cutting edge vehicle to grid smart charging technologies.
Agile Charging - 'plug and play' EV fast charger
Motive Zero Limited - Freight emissions reduction portfolio
Renewable Energy Technology of the Year
Zeigo - Renewables marketplace
In another highly competitive category Zeigo edged it with the judges thanks to the early success of its renewables marketplace and the key role it is playing in unlocking the potentially huge market for corporate clean power purchase agreements.
Eco Wave Power - Wave energy array
NVPE Technology - Wastewater-to-energy technology
Smart Grid Technology of the Year
GridBeyond - GridBeyond Point, intelligent energy technology platform
The judges found it tough to select a winner in another tight category, but in the end GridBeyond edged it thanks to its dynamic Intelligent Energy Technology Platform, intuitive dashboards, and eye-catching case studies showing how its innovations are driving real world cost and carbon savings.
Limejump - Limejump Virtual Power Platform
Pivot Power - Energy Superhub
R&D Programme of the Year
Few clean tech challenges are more complex, nor more important, than delivering zero emission flight. As such, ZeroAvia won over the judges thanks to its HyFlyer project and the huge advances it has made in developing one of the world's first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell powertrains for light aircraft.
Meteor Power Limited
Start-up of the Year
The Start-up of the Year category could not have been more competitive and is testament to the huge vibrancy and exceptional entrepreneurialism evident right across the clean tech sector. But in the end Ripple Energy stood out for the judges thanks to its cutting edge business model innovation, impressive technology platform, and inspiring vision to connect consumers with the renewable energy revolution.
Innovator of the Year
Mike Edwards - Meteor Power Limited
Philip Keenan - Camscience Ltd
Erik Nygard - Limejump
Mike Edwards of Meteor Power emerged as deserved winner of our coveted Innovator of the Year Award on the back of the launched of his new Motive Zero venture, which is working to expand the company's raft of clean engine innovations further into the transport, aviation, and other sectors.
Mike has been one of the UK's top clean tech innovators for year. He has been Global Head of Technology Strategy for a leading Investment Bank, owner of an international motorcycle racing team, and is now one of the world's leading developers of electric powertrain technologies. He won deserved plaudits from the judges for his restless desire to deliver clean tech breakthrough across a raft of industries, working to enhance designs and powertrains for planes, trains, and automobiles - not to mention wind turbines too.
Breakthrough of the Year
C-Capture Ltd - CCUS technology
C-Capture celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, but more importantly it delivered a hugely important breakthrough in the form of a successful trial of its demonstration carbon capture pilot plant at Drax's power station in Yorkshire. The judges were hugely impressed by C-Capture's patented, solvent-based CCUS technology and the potential, following this year's breakthrough, to now scale its approach to capture first 100 tonnes of CO2 a day and then eventually up to 10,000 tonnes, paving the way towards delivering the negative emissions that are going to critical to the emergence of a net zero emission economy.
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