PortXL selects decarbonisation innovators for 2022

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14 companies from 9 countries were selected by the PortXL partner network for the 7th PortXL acceleration program in Rotterdam. 

Selected decarbonisation innovators 2022 PortXL Acceleration program
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During the 3-month program, together with an expansive network of mentors and partners and supported by the proven Grid methodology, the start- and scale-ups will work on building collaborations. The goal is to sign contracts between corporate partners during the prestigious PortXL final program event, Shakedown, on 15th of December.

Selection Days are the culmination of a decarbonisation-themed process started in March 2022, when the PortXL team started the intake process and reviewed a hundred applications of decarbonisation-related propositions together with the partner network. After months of discussions, reviews and questions, the final group was invited to come to Rotterdam to meet the partners in person and grow the innovation footprint in the city.

PortXL’s mission

The mission of PortXL is the acceleration of innovative technologies for the green energy, maritime, logistics and process industry in port regions across the world. PortXL facilitates the signing of paid pilot contracts, leading to entrepreneurs validating their technology. And corporates can test the latest solutions at competitive prices. Furthermore, they get their own teams inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit. This plays a part in keeping Rotterdam on the top spot for smartest port in the world and works towards the goal of a CO2 neutral and digital port.

Selected companies for the 2022 PortXL Program

1. CleanSubSea, Australia: Their Envirocart™ System enables the in-water removal, capture, containment and filtration of marine biofouling from a vessel’s hull without damaging the antifouling paint or polluting the surrounding marine environment. No fuel nor time is wasted driving to a dry dock location.

2. QuinteQ, Netherlands: Flywheel energy storage technology based on Boeing developments that realizes up to a fifteen-fold improvement on energy storage, applicable in energy systems and grids worldwide, and returning more than 50 financial returns to investors. They use advanced materials with high tensile strength to allow them to experience energy density improvements that far outpace breakthroughs in battery technologies.

3. Ensemble Analytics,UK: Platform for ports that assimilates data and produces detailed advice for real time decision making on workforce allocation, training and investment. Efficient decision making can turn vessels around 8% faster, reducing emissions in port and improving local air quality.

4. Conexbird, Finland: Vibration analysis hardware, supported by a software component, designed for mounting on container spreaders, and able to withstand the harsh conditions spreaders are subjected to.

5. Mathclick, Italy: AI based solutions to interpret and forecast aquatic data.

6. Finsulate, Netherlands: Revolutionary antifouling product, no paint needed. Instead, an environmentally-friendly physical adhesive barrier is applied to the hull with a 5 year expected lifetime.

7. Skygauge, Canada: The most stable drone you’ll ever see, with patented thrust-vectoring technology. Perfect for safe industrial inspections and ultrasonic testing.

8. Psiori, Germany: Creates Crane AI, which provides 3D scans of the inventory and environment and cameras detecting the position of the load. Their technology allows the crane operator to avoid mistakes or train for special occurrences.

9. DecisionHall, Netherlands: Assembles a corporation of stakeholders with global reach who employ the latest Digital Engineering techniques to significantly reduce the risk, cost, and time required to run complex sustainability and climate resilience projects.

10. Rombit Studio, Belgium: Co-creates innovative and sustainable digital products which create value and increase efficiency for their customers. By applying digitalisation and predictive analytics technology, the company connects devices and platforms to existing infrastructure.

11. Noble Gas Systems, United Stated: Focuses on developing safe and lightweight compressed gas storage systems. Recently, the company demonstrated its latest generation of conformable gas tanks, which can be configured into existing vehicle architectures.

12. MayMaan, United States: Creates engine technology that is fueled by 70% water and 30% ethanol. Their technology is designed to systematically decrease operational costs and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.

13. GBMS, Netherlands: Focuses on developing systems that can reduce the number of containers lost at sea. They develop warning systems by understanding ship motions, physics, software, and sensor technology development.

14. 12toZero, Netherlands: Developing a unique floating wind foundation specifically designed to combine buoyancy and hydrogen storage in a single structure. The combination of these functions in a single platform provides that basis for a reliable hydrogen supply for the decarbonisation of marine applications and port-based industries.

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