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Institution to host showcase of 40 of the most promising green UK technologies

Institution Of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) : 05 February, 2014  (Company News)
EcoConnect CIC’s Cleantech Innovate event gives UK investment-ready companies the opportunity to present their cutting-edge green technologies to a diverse audience including potential investors and corporate buyers.
Innovations as varied as fossil-free cargo ships powered by wind, through to energy efficient refrigeration which could save supermarkets around the world billions of pounds, are among the 40 technologies that will be showcased at the Second EcoConnect Cleantech Innovate Event taking place at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on Thursday 13 February.
 
The event will be kick-started by a keynote address from Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change. This will be followed by live presentations from the forty pre-selected companies, to an audience of potential investors, buyers and sector support services.
  • Thursday 13 February 2014. 
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 1 Birdcage Walk London SW1H 9JJ
  • Further information: Lakvinder Dhillon
  • Tel: 08708033581
Dr Tim Fox, Head of Energy and Environment at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and one of the judges at the event, said: “This event demonstrates the inventive and hugely varied nature of the UK’s green technology sector, which is very much alive and kicking. Some of the technologies that will be presenting during the event could have the potential to revolutionise industries and change people’s day-to-day lives, not only here in the UK, but right across the developed and developing world.”
 
EcoConnect CIC was established in 2009 and is the UK's Green Industry Business Network, providing links to investment, procurement and expertise - its aim is to better connect cleantech industry by building the largest green business support network and connections hub in the UK.  A not-for-profit, politically independent agency, EcoConnect is helping to accelerate the UK’s transition to a Green Economy through its networking forums, training workshops and connections to investment and industry support.
 
Catherine Hokin, Co-Founder and Director of EcoConnect said: "The delegate list shows that anyone with a real interest in the low carbon economy will be at this event. Whether they are coming as investors looking for the commercial stars of the future or buyers looking to green their supply chain or simply to make the best connections in the sector, we know that they are in for a very rewarding day."
 
Awards from Climate KIC, ecoConnect CIC and the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership will be announced on the day.
 
The 40 companies which have been pre-selected to present their technologies are:
 
ADFerTech (AD Fertiliser Technologies) Bolt-on device which converts AD liquid waste into a granular fertiliser
Advanced Plasma Power Waste to energy
Albatern Commercially viable wave generators
Alquist Data centre temperature management using fibre optics
Amalyst Low cost, high performance electrocatalysts (Fuel Cells)
Autotrip Telmatics device allowing separate tracking of business and personal mileage
Avalon Sustainable Energy Solutions Cavity wall insulation of the future
Azotic Technologies Plants can fix up to 50% of nitrogen from the air
B9 Shipping Collaboratively developed, tested commercially viable fossil fuel free cargo ships (wind assisted)
BioRegional Bioenergy circulating fluidised bed gasification technology
Ceres Power Generating high efficiency low carbon electricity and heat from natural gas
Claylite Aggregates Produces Novagg green structural lightweight aggregate for concrete
Climote Advanced smart heating hub
Current2Current Tidal energy converter exploiting current from any direction
Dearman Engine Company Zero emission piston engine that uses liquid air as the fuel
Evolute Drives Multi-speed electric vehicle transmission
E-Car Club Integrated scheduling systems enabling electric vehicle car-sharing to operate commercially
Epicam Novel friction-free rotary car engine using energy from liquid air
Frigesco Virtually energy-free system of defrosting air coils
Granted Consultancy B2B cloud software for effective resource management & carbon reporting
ICAX Seasonal thermal energy storage in ThermalBanks
IES Predictive building energy management
Incineration Replacement Technology Conversion of waste animal by-products into water absorbing fertiliser
Industrial Phycology Industrial scale use of microalgae for wastewater treatment
Limejump On-line software to help businesses manage their electricity usage
Marine Power Systems Wave energy converter with global potential for renewable energy
Minesto Deep Green Cost effectively produces electricity from slow tidal currents
Natural Technology Developments Solar Angel is an exciting second generation PV-T innovation
New Generation Biogas High throughput compact anaerobic digestion for distributed generation
O2E Technologies Waste management & waste conversion – MSW City Systems
Oxsensis Optical pressure, temperature and vibration instrumentation capable of extreme environment operation
Reliagen Innovative fuel quality control process for recycled wood
Revolve Technologies Hydrogen internal combustion in a diesel engine
Samad Power Domestic green CHP boiler with 45KW heat and 2KW electricity
Skyrad Stores energy for efficient year-round solar heating and hot water
Straw Fuels Converts poor quality energy into high quality usable fuel
Teropta BMS system using PLC for zero building fabric retrofit installation
Teva Motors Hybrid range extended electric trucks
Tokamak Solutions Compact, high-performance tokamaks utilising high temperature superconductors
Williams Advanced Engineering Advanced flywheel energy storage enabling enhanced power quality and reduced TCO
 
 
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