Previous Winners

  • Seawater Greenhouses

    Seawater Greenhouses use sunlight, wind and seawater to grow crops in arid coastal environments.

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    Highly efficient carbon-sucking technology

    C-Capture Ltd was named the Shell Springboard national winner 2016 for its clean energy technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from different industrial gas streams.

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    Cloud-based energy aggregation

    Upside Energy was named the Shell Springboard national winner 2017 for its technology which has created a Virtual Energy Store that can be sold to the grid to help balance supply and demand.

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    Deciwatt was named the 2015 national winner of Shell Springboard for its low-carbon innovation, GravityLight.

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    Passive heat recovery that mimics nature

    Ventive has developed a passive heat recovery unit for domestic buildings that mimics nature to ventilate homes without the need for electrical connections or heaters – reducing heat loss by 97%.

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    Carbon-saving haulage service utilizing spare capacity

    Shiply is a dynamic service that matches people needing to move goods with transport companies going there anyway – an innovation that has now gone global, saving around 25 million kilograms of CO2 since its launch.

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    Cutting-edge solid state hydrogen storage

    Cella Energy is a UK start-up with global ambitions, using its unique hydrogen storage and power technology to broker multimillion pound deals with Space Florida and expand into the American market.

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    Smart urban lighting systems

    Select Innovation’s EnLight product is helping city councils keep the streetlights on by reducing the cost and carbon intensity of urban lighting systems.

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    Vehicle fuel from whiskey distillates

    Celtic Renewables is commercialising next generation biofuels using the by-products of biological industries – such as converting whiskey distillates into vehicle fuel.

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    Innovative demand-side response

    KiWi Power uses sophisticated demand response technology to reduce the strain on the National Grid, by remotely turning off non-critical systems in major facilities at hours of peak demand – saving both money and carbon.