Top 10 Innovations

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"Top 10 Innovations" is an event to select the most notable among recent innovative developments in energy and climate change mitigation. By examining the field "Top 10 Innovations" will provide the latest snapshot of technology development and diffusion with the potential to transform society in the fields of energy and environment. The event helps us to understand the state and trends of innovations in each respective area, and helps find areas where further efforts are needed in the future.

ICEF2018 Winners

Category A: Technologies foreseen by 2050
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Osaka University New materials for photocatalysts to produce hydrogen
Giner Inc. High efficiency ammonia synthesis from water and nitrogen
Advanced Reactor Concepts, LLC.  Advanced small modular reactor (aSMR) 
C2CNT LLC Capture and conversion of atmospheric CO2 into carbon nanotubes
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and CO2 Concrete, LLC Turning carbon dioxide into concrete
Hitachi and the Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials of Tohoku University Development of a new, low combustible electrolyte for lithium ion batteries
NEDO, IHI Corporation The world's first 100 kW class demonstration test of ocean current power generation
Category B: Business Model Transformation
OrganizationTitle
Climeon Converting waste heat into electricity
Tesla, Inc. Delivering 100 MW storage within 100 days
Alstom The world’s first hydrogen-powered train

Previous Winners

ICEF2017

R&D Solar

31.17% solar sunroof triple-junction module efficiency

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Sharp

R&D Solar

New world record for thin-film solar cells

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ZSW (Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg)

 

R&D Solar

World’s highest conversion efficiency of 26.33% achieved in a crystalline silicon solar cell

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Kaneka Corporation

R&D Hydrogen

Water splitting–biosynthetic system with CO2 reduction efficiencies exceeding photosynthesis

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Harvard University

 

R&D Energy Storage

High-power all-solid-state batteries using sulfide superionic conductors

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Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Toyota Motor Corporation

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Toyota Motor Corporation

R&D Energy Storage

Long-lasting flow battery could run for more than a decade with minimum upkeep

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Harvard University

 

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Pilot & Start-up Wind & Energy Storage

World’s tallest wind turbine integrated with pumped storage hydro

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Max Bögl Wind AG, GE Renewable Energy

Pilot & Start-up Biomass

Flight powered by biofuel made from residual wood

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Northwest Advanced Renewables
Alliance, ICM, GEVO

Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, ICM, GEVO

 

Pilot & Start-up Biomass

100 percent bio-based plastics for beverage bottles

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Anellotech, Suntory

Pilot & Start-up Smart Grid/Microgrid

Demonstration of peer to peer electricity trading using blockchain technology

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LO3 Energy, Siemens

 

Pilot & Start-up Smart Grid/Microgrid

Pioneering the networking of storage batteries with blockchain technology

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Tennet, Sonnen, IBM

Pilot & Start-up PEB (Positive Energy Building)

Demonstration of Positive Energy Building Begins in Lyon

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Toshiba

 

ICEF2015

ICEF2014

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