Technip Energies and Elemental Excelerator have joined forces to anchor the Technip Energies Clean Maritime Challenge, an open call for innovative solutions to decarbonize the maritime transportation industry.
With the aim of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, this partnership seeks companies that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector.
This challenge is a part of Elemental Excelerator’s Innovation Challenges program, which has been running for three years. Climate tech companies are invited to apply for the chance to pitch their solutions to prominent energy companies, such as Technip Energies or Amazon, for this year’s edition.
With increasing urgency to combat climate change, the maritime industry is under scrutiny for its carbon emissions. This open call provides an opportunity for companies to showcase their innovative solutions that can help reduce the CO2 footprint in the marine sector.
With a focus on large-scale cargo ships and cruise ships, the partnering companies are seeking to collaborate with innovators from across the globe. The objective is to pilot and implement low-carbon or zero-carbon fuels, as well as emissions measurement and management solutions.
The purpose is to find solutions that will enable the total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from deep-sea transportation to reach net zero by 2050, as outlined in the 2023 International Maritime Organization (IMO) GHG Strategy. The selected solutions should not only contribute to decarbonization but also improve efficiency and reduce operating expenses.
Technip Energies has expressed great enthusiasm for this project, highlighting the opportunity it presents to discover new technologies, companies, and ideas that the organizers may not have encountered otherwise.
The open call encourages entrepreneurs, start-ups, and organizations to submit their ideas and proposals, with the chosen ones benefiting from a platform to propel their ideas forward through funding and collaboration opportunities.