100 energy startups to showcase their inventions at 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi
Sustainable energy is the need of the hour. There is no denying that. The UAE is pushing forth with its sustainable energy agenda by developing a number of solar energy projects and launching initiatives such as hybrid electric taxis.
The world's most influential energy event, the 24th World Energy Congress will cover all aspects of the energy agenda, including. It will see over 15,000 attendees from the UAE and abroad, which include 4,000 delegates and 66 ministers, as well as feature over 200 exhibitors, representing more than 150 countries.
"This year we are particularly excited that the 100 SET 2019 finalists will also be invited to play an active role in the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. They will have the opportunity to participate in dynamic pitching sessions and interactive presentations, thus bringing a unique entrepreneurial dimension to their activity at the Congress."Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry,
The exhibition will also see a group of 100 startups that were shortlisted earlier in 2019 as the 'SET100', demonstrate their innovative solutions to battle the causes of climate change. Some of them include:
Hi-tech mobile solar containers that can provide energy to some of Africa's most remote areas.
A driverless electric haulage vehicle.
Acacia Innovations from Kenya that has developed an alternative firewood made from sugarcane waste — a plant that grows easily and quickly.
Einride from Sweden that is developing an all-electric, autonomous vehicles called "T-pods" through which it aims to provide transportation-as-a-service to people.
Spain-based Zeleros that is designing and building new technologies to make electric hyperloop transportation a possibility. This will allow transportation or travel at 1000 km/h using renewable energy.
France-based Glowee that produces light using bioluminescence from specific living organisms such as fireflies, glow-worms, and marine organisms.
DCX from Poland reduces power needed for cooling IT & telco infrastructure by approximately 50% through its liquid cooling solutions.
US-based Laava Tech that significantly reduces the energy needed for indoor farming through a unique combination of software and hardware solution.
Nanvio, one more Swedish startup that is a cleantech firm. They have developed a patent-pending nanotechnology that provides a household water recycling solution to save energy, while purifying wastewater.
Another US-based startup, Pyro-E that extracts energy from low-frequency, intermittent vibrations befitting of buildings, train rails, oil/gas pipelines, using an electromechanical device.
The are just a few of the SET100 startups who were selected from more than 450 nominees from 80 different countries.
“The UAE has outlined ambitious plans in transforming the energy sector including two of the largest solar generation projects in the world and we are proud that Abu Dhabi is the first city in the Middle East to stage this prestigious event, which is another feather in our cap.”Dr. Matar Al-Neyadi, undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, and chairman of the UAE Organising Committee for the World Energy Council.
The 24th World Energy Council is an exciting event to watch these energy tech startups demonstrate their solutions to the world, helping decision makers see the potential of new technology and make the shift towards more sustainable sources. It is about time we start moving away from using energy sources that are harming our environment and adding to global warming and climate change.