Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the energy industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 4 promising Industrial Energy Efficiency Solutions.
Heat Map: 4 Top Industrial Energy Efficiency Solutions
For our 4 top picks, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 4 interesting examples out of 203 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
EnterScape – Energy Consumption Monitoring
Nowadays manufacturers face the challenge of transforming themselves into industry 4.0 facilities, which requires them to become sustainable, efficient and innovative across manufacturing lines. Monitoring power, water, and gas with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) sensors analyzes each phase of the production process, indicates actual energy performance, highlights consumption pain points, while taking actions to optimize costs, energy consumption, and actual CO2 footprint. The US-American startup EnterScape develops UtilityRecon, a solution to monitor and report industrial energy use and environmental conditions. It applies wireless data acquisition equipment, remote transmission, and web platform for tracking peak demand, sub-metering facilities, industrial machinery and creating user-defined alerts.
Eslin – Industrial Insulation
Industrial plants regularly encounter pipe or duct corrosion, excessive heat transfer, over-condensation, and physical abrasion, which leads to significant energy loss and a gradual deterioration of the facility. Industrial insulation ensures optimal thermo-control, saves heat and costs on the basis of applying progressive recyclable materials like glass fibers or rock wool, which in turn, results in enhanced sustainability. The US-based startup Eslin produces industrial pipe and board insulation, manufactured from continuous filament e-glass fibers positioned as a uniform mat. The company employs a process of mechanical needle punching, with no chemical binders during the production, which helps to create flexible, durable and balanced insulation.
Greenled Industry – Motion Sensitive Smart Lighting
Motion sensitive smart lighting helps to save energy and maintenance costs by regulating brightness automatically based on room occupancy, level of activity, time of the day, and through remote control. Moreover, wireless connections assist in establishing strong communications between smart lighting components. Italian startup Greenled Industry specializes in long-lasting smart lights and lighting controls for extreme industrial conditions and for smart city applications. Their solutions focus on achieving maximum light intensity with minimal power consumption, mediated by smart zoning, occupancy sensors, and performance monitoring.
Swiss Blue Energy – Industrial Waste Heat Recovery
Waste Heat Recovery (WHR) addresses the challenge for a reduction in carbon emissions by capturing the energy contained in industrial byproducts, fluids or gasses, that would otherwise be dumped to the environment. Recovery occurs on the basis of closed-loop WHR, air-preheat WHR, water preheating WHR, flue-gas WHR or high particulate systems. Startup Swiss Blue Energy develops the Thermo-Magnetic Motor (TMM) technology to convert low-temperature waste heat into electricity. TMM performs swift and continuous heating or cooling of a magneto-caloric material around its Curie point and applies permanent magnets so as to generate cost-effective power with zero-emission.
What About The Other 199 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 4 startups showcased above are promising examples out of 203 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.