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We have accelerated 57 disruptive, pioneering start-ups that are actively growing. Explore how they are making an impact, and shaping a net zero future through game-changing technology.
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Through our TechX Ventures programme, we are also bringing together world-leading scientists and engineers to create new clean energy companies that solve critical technological challenges and accelerates an affordable energy transition.
TechX Ventures uses an innovative value-creation process developed by our partner Deep Science Ventures. The TechX Ventures programme has to date created four successful companies:
Working with the UK’s National Composites Centre, Actuation Lab is developing high performance, maintenance free, corrosion resistant actuators that are designed to survive in the world’s most extreme environments.
Actuation Lab are working with NZTC’s Solution Centre on a project to develop their non-contact, maintenance-free valve mechanism. This technology can be utilised for a range of applications including hydrogen containment.
Offering hydrogen power train technology to propel unmanned surface vessels.
Ai Exploration has developed a multi-phase system for enabling real-time surveillance of single wells across the entire oil field, to adjust and automate production and reduce unscheduled downtime. Ai Exploration won the bp Technology Award during their participation in the TechX Accelerator programme.
Ai Exploration worked with NZTC’s Solution Centre to develop and extend the capabilities of their novel multiphase flow measurement system. This included engineering an industrial prototype and measuring its impact in a range of environments.
Aquature offer a technology to produce green chemicals and carbon neutral fuels from wastewater, using a net energy-positive bio-electrochemical process
Aquature won the TechX Performance Award during their participation in Cohort 4 of the TechX Accelerator programme.
BeeX Autonomous Systems
BeeX is currently developing hovering autonomous underwater vehicles that can be paired with subscription-based software, allowing service providers to spend less time on capturing and processing data before it reaches the asset owners to make quicker, more informed decisions. The autonomy will enable inspections to take place without sending anyone offshore, taking workers out of hazardous environments. The technology can reduce carbon emissions by 50 tonnes a day (per vehicle) by having more flexible deployment options, rather than solely relying on large polluting vessels as is done today. Overall BeeX’s technology enables critical inspections to be undertaken with less resources, in less time.
BeeX’s autonomous vehicles will help ensure that windfarm infrastructure is maintained and inspected on a much more regular cycle as there is no marginal cost.
Blue Gentoo provides its clients with the ability to actively manage gas hydrate risks. The company is developing a gas hydrate management solution to provide real-time monitoring of gas production flow. This will mitigate and manage the formation of gas hydrates and ensure the efficient dosing of ‘anti-freeze’ chemicals saving the customer millions on OPEX.
BSC Separation Technology
BSC Separation Technology is developing a super-compact multi-phase separator which can be used to de-bottleneck existing production systems. It can reduce topsides production system space and weight for new field developments, tie-backs and super-compact subsea separation.
BSC Separation Technology are working with NZTC’s Solution Centre on a project to develop their super-compact separator. Their funding from NZTC has already allowed them to complete a computational fluid dynamics study in collaboration with Robert Gordon University (RGU) to optimise their design. They are continuing to develop their solution with RGU, currently focusing on the design, build and testing phase.
Carnot is developing ceramic engines with double the efficiency and half the fuel consumption/CO2 emissions of current engines. Key target markets are generators and marine/automotive propulsion. The engine will be developed to run on all fuels including biofuels and hydrogen.
Creid7 offers a Wellhead Installation and Integrity Inspection Tool to validate correct installation of equipment in real time while characterising seal condition. Creid 7 has filed a UK patent and PCT application, and was awarded a £100k Scottish Enterprise SMART feasibility grant to further develop this technology.
Dunia Innovation is developing the world’s first self-driving laboratory for electrocatalytic CO2 utilisation, significantly speeding up catalyst discovery.
eCERTO is driving the adoption of INTEGRATI™, the eCommerce Platform that optimises the management of capital projects & decommissioning delivering both trust and value for customers and contractors alike.
INTEGRATI™ brings together commercial innovation with dynamic pricing to cost every possible outcome with certainty.
Developing a novel catalyst and electroplating process for alkaline electrolysers.
Envio’s solution allows equipment to be tracked through a digital tracing mechanism. Originally developed for tracking the transportation of high value retail goods, the technology is being deployed to monitor the movement of mission critical equipment offshore.
Envio’s proprietary equipment containers remotely verify contents, location, usage and even prevent tools that are out of certification from being used.
Envio worked with NZTC’s Solution Centre on a project to develop their digital equipment label that can display dynamic information to help navigate an asset through a complex supply chain. This included operational testing through a number of field trials.
Epoch Biodesign is developing a patent-pending enzyme for the low-energy bio-recycling of plastics into valuable chemicals. Through this, the company is facilitating and accelerating the transition to a carbon-negative future.
Offering cryogenic superconducting hydrogen motors to decarbonise aviation.
Software analytics solution that enables accurate emissions monitoring of assets, allowing for proactive emissions management while eliminating logistical risks.
HonuWorx offers a submersible all-electric motherships. With a high degree of autonomy, the systems allow for the deployment and operation of subsea robots, all controlled and supervised entirely from shore. Acting as an electric alternative to large diesel powered vessels, this innovative solution eliminates the need for a crew in hazardous conditions, while driving down CO2 emissions by up to 30 tonnes per day (per vehicle), and the cost of collecting necessary data required to make informed decisions, addressing customers’ evolving needs. Unaffected by the weather above the surface or seasonal changes, the technology enables a year-round service.
Mini underwater autonomous robots that collect and harvest data in a subsea environment using high speed underwater communication and transfer.
Hydromea are working with NZTC’s Solution Centre on a project to develop their technology further. This includes advancing the design and capabilities of their robot to enable it to operate in complex and cluttered subsea environments. Click here to learn more about the project.