Startups, entrepreneurs, companies,tell us about your solutions!
Call for solutions (June-August 2021)
The new call for EVOLEN' UP solutions is open.
Startups, you have until August 28 to submit your application and have the chance to present your innovative solution to the EVOLEN' UP partners during the selection event on September 21. The winning startups will then be announced on October 1st 2021.
The main mission of EVOLEN' UP is to investigate and support new solutions to energy challenges and to make available to as many people as possible, in complete safety, energy that is cheap, reliable and clean, a vector of progress.
Focus on 2 themes for the next call for solutions
For this new session, we invite you to contribute to two themes that are crucial for our industrial sector.
Decarbonization of production and use
for Oil and Gas
In order to reach the goals in the Paris Agreement, global energy systems need to be transformed. The dual objective of providing more energy for all and fewer carbon emissions is a significant challenge for society as a whole.
The industrial sector in general and the energy sector in particular are concerned. The key pillars of decarbonization of the global energy system are often listed as energy efficiency, behavioral changes, electrification, renewables, hydrogen and hydrogen‐based fuels, bioenergy and CCUS.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a key climate technology to significantly reduce emissions. The use and separation of gases and more specifically of greenhouses gases is another challenge to address.
In parallel, another complementary promising pillar is the life cycle analysis for the current or new technologies. It includes the associated circular economy with the reuse and treatment of raw materials which translates into an Eco-Design approach.
This new call for solutions is therefore open to all start-ups likely to provide solutions that allow :
• Emission reduction of greenhouse gases: mainly CO2, CH4 ; • Monitoring, capture and/or separation of the gases emitted by industrial processes even at local scale ; • Transformation and valorization of CO2 and emitted carbon ; • Geological or chemical storage of gases especially of CO2 ;
• Re-use, recycling and treatment of raw materials (water included) ;
• Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Eco-Design for products, tools processes and services ;
Another key pillar of decarbonization of the global energy system is based on sustainable fuels. For instance, biofuels reduce CO2 emissions by at least 50% compared to their equivalent fossil fuels. Low‐emissions fuels are essential where energy needs cannot easily or economically be met by electricity.
The family of sustainable fuels is broad and includes biofuels, synthetic fuels, e-fuels or hydrogen depending on the raw materials and renewable energy used in the process. There is a growing demand for sustainable fuels in Europe. It is expected that biofuels and e-fuels will need to take on a larger role in the future.
Hydrogen can be foreseen as an alternative fuel in the future, practically all modes of transport (by cars, trucks, maritime, rail and aviation) could potentially run on hydrogen based fuels.
The goal of achieving carbon neutrality also named net zero emissions by 2050 entails more than largescale deployment of proven technologies, it also requires technological game changers and the development of completely new industrial value chains in the domain of sustainable fuels. Moreover, territorial production with a change of scale on smaller facilities or infrastructures is also part of the equation.
This new call for solutions is therefore open to all start-ups likely to provide innovative solutions or game changer technologies that allow products, tools, processes and services in the domain of :
• Biofuels second generation (from lignocellulosic or woody biomass, or agricultural or industrial residues/waste) ; • Biofuels third generation (from algae or microalgae) ; • E-fuels defined as gaseous and liquid fuels such as hydrogen, methane, synthetic petrol, and diesel fuels generated from low-carbon electricity.
EVOLEN' UP it's 3 guiding principles
TO IMPROVE OUR OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY
• New capacity for conception and manufacturing (i.e. additives manufacturing), new processes
• Robotization and automation
• Digital transformation (Big data, IA, IIoT, Virtual Reality, ...)