CUBOX creates a new hotspot
CUBOX as an outdoor bar creates a new hotspot: The CUBOX is located at the luxury beachfront of the 5 star Fairmont - the Palm - hotel and creates a new hotspot where the guest can experience the exclusive lifestyle of this hotel.
The CUBOX is a mobile and individually designable energy pavilion which generates ist own electricity by the use of integrated solar panels. The CUBOX may have different sizes and stores the energy obtained in high-performance batteries.
Innovative leader for biomass boilers
With its fully automatic biomass heating systems, KWB has for years focused its business on the use of renewable and efficient sources of energy. Heating with pellets, woodchip, firewood or even olive stones also opens up possibilities for utilising all kinds of biomass and for achieving considerable cost savings. Modern test plants for simulation, automatic biomass fuel detection and state-of-the-art instruments promote the leadership.
A better combustion
Fabrice Giuliani, an entrepreneur from Graz, is a specialist in the field of low fuel combustion. His start-up focuses on the combustion of conventional fuels (oil, natural gas, coal) which account for up to 80 % of the world’s primary energy supply. The methods developed at CBOne aim to achieve a more efficient burning process with a lower fuel intake and reduced emission of pollutants whilst increasing safety and flexibility. A novel auxiliary burner which uses thermoacoustics to optimize fuel burning and increase the operational range was recently presented. Compared to conventional combustion methods, fuel is burned in a more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient way.
Wind generators and motors of tomorrow
ELIN Motoren GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of generators for wind turbines and motors, and develops customized solutions with innovative technology for global players. The product portfolio includes synchronous generators with electric and permanent magnet excitation as well as energy-efficient and durable motors and generators for wind, tidal and pumped storage power stations as well as tunnelling.
The world’s 1st tidal lagoon hydropower plant
The first lagoon-tide hydropower station is being built at Swansea Bay in Wales. ANDRITZ HYDRO, the global leader in hydropower plants and based in Weiz, Austria, is supplying the equipment for the project. The lagoon-tide hydropower station is being erected at the mouth of the Severn and will provide 155,000 households with renewable energy. The river benefits during the spring tides from an average water level of 8.5 meters.
The world’s 1st large-scale green brewery
The Göss brewery, part of the Heineken Group, believes in the sustainable production of beer and is pursuing a future towards 100 % green. The key technology for this is provided by the Styrian plant engineering supplier, BDI. With this technology, all brewery residues can be turned into value and used as an energy source in the fermentation plant for the spent grains. As a result, the world’s first large-scale green brewery is being realized in Leoben, Austria, and will be rolled out in the Heineken Group.
The largest biogas storage in Australia
Sattler Ceno TOP-TEX GmbH has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and installation of a textile, doublemembrane gas storage (DMGS) for storing biogas in Brisbane, Australia. With a storage volume of 6,000 cubic meters, it is one of the largest in the world and the No.1 in Australia. A gas throughput volume of 50,000 gigajoules per year is anticipated, corresponding to the energy requirement of 3,000 households.
Plus-energy commercial tower
The world’s first plus-energy commercial high rise building with the largest building-integrated photovoltaic façade feeds more energy into the grid than it actually needs. PVP Photovoltaik produced 1,200 customized photovoltaic modules of over 40 different sizes for this project, which supply the building with energy. PVP is a technology leader in the field of innovative and customized glass-glass photovoltaic modules.
World’s 1st energy glass tower
The Science Tower is the first building worldwide to incorporate panes of transparent energy glass into the façade for energy harvesting (Grätzel cells) in a large scale. For SFL Technologies, the building is the culmination of many years of pioneering work: with regional power which integrates further technological highlights like the innovative energy storage and intelligent ventilation systems, and its self-sufficiency in energy.
Medical care LED lighting system
XAL, expert for luminaires and lighting systems, with headquarters in Graz, specializes in efficient lighting technology. The new technology RECOVER imitates different properties of natural light and thereby supports the healing process of hospital patients by taking the requirements determined by the circadian rhythm of humans into consideration. Further products are systems for shops, offices, public buildings and living areas.
The world’s largest solar thermal cooling facility
Desert Mountain High School in Arizona is home to a very large solar thermal cooling plant, designed and constructed by the specialised company SOLID. 4,865 m² / 50,000 ft² of collector area and a cooling capacity of 1,750 kW / 500 tons are used for cooling the building. Currently it is the most powerful solar cooling system worldwide.
Keeps warm, stays cool
wInterface with headquarters in Graz, Austria, uses high-tech methods of digital building photography to produce individual heat insulation façades in a fully automated process. High-resolution 3D scans of a building's exterior surface form the basis of the automated production of wInterface insulation elements. Industrial preproduction allows for continuously high levels of product quality. The façade, together with the patented fixing system, is removable and therefore recyclable.
Fully recyclable thermal insulation
A team from the Institute of Architectural Technology at the Technical University (TU) Graz, in co-operation with insulation specialists STO, have broken new ground in façade systems with the "façade4zeroWaste" as the building envelope of tomorrow: a recyclable façade system with hook and loop fastening that can be separated into pure component parts. The system is very easy to install and dismantle again.
The new ferroDECONT method, an innovative solid/liquid fluidised bed process for treating water contaminated with heavy metals, provides clean waste water treatment. ferroDECONT has a clear USP: Cleaning toxic waste water without the use of chemicals and recycling its material residues. Zero-valent iron particles make this feasible.
First 3-way sorting machine
REDWAVE has developed the first sensor-based 3-way sorting machine in the fine particle range. By rearranging the outlet guides, grains between as little as 2 and 12 mm can be sorted by both ejector bars with the same efficiency. REDWAVE sorting machines are used in the recycling industry in the fields of plastic, paper, e-waste, glass, metals and wood etc.
The world`s most advanced glass sorting
The glass sorting machine Clarity nexxt by Binder + Co is the world‘s first sorting machine to sort tiny grains of glass with a size of 1mm. Clarity nexxt analyses information in the ultraviolet and visible-light wavelength ranges, and recognises and separates foreign materials and shards according to their different colours. By combining a UV sensor with an RGB camera it is possible to identify and reliably separate heat-resistant special glass materials from ordinary glass materials.
Recycling of lithium-ion batteries
Saubermacher is expert in the disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and recycles batteries for customers like BMW. The partners Montanuniversität Leoben, Magna and Saubermacher developed a technology for the preparation and recycling of lithium-ion batteries and storage batteries, and have already achieved recycling rates over 60%.
Landfill management with drones
UTC are currently deploying UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) to survey landfills. These detect complex project areas and provide comprehensive, three-dimensional footage used to construct three-dimensional models. The surveying of extensive areas of terrain results in aerial and orthophotos, which are consulted when planning the construction of landfills.
World leader in advanced cooling systems
As the world market leader specializing in intelligent, energy-efficient cooling systems, AHT Cooling Systems focuses on growth through green innovation. AHT produces cooling and refrigeration systems for global players in commerce and trading. The leadership of AHT is all down to strong innovation capability.
Green steel – the next generation
The metallurgy experts Inteco, global designers and installers mainly of secondary and special metallurgical plants, have succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions and power consumption by 30%. A sophisticated software simulation of the steel melting process enabled the optimization on the entire parameters of a new furnance. ISEC (Inteco Smart Electrode Control) provides ideal control of the electrodes inside the furnance in order to convert a maximum of electrical energy into heat.
Drones perform energy audits
AEE INTEC, AIT and Siemens are developing an aerial survey technology to capture the energy and heat loss of an entire city. Using drones and hot air balloons, pictures are taken and then processed by special image processing software to create a three-dimensional model. The aim is to identify problem areas or "Critical Spots" and provide databased decision support for renovation and buidling automation.www.projekt-hotspots.at
Green efficiency in waste management
The world marked leader Komptech specializes in both mechanical and mechanical-biological solid waste treatment, as well as in the treatment of biomass as a source of renewable energy. Komptech develops their machines with green efficiency in mind-high efficiency with a minimum of emissions. Behind this achievement are spectacular solutions such as a new mechanical direct drive or an efficient drum drive.
Optimized LED efficiency
EcoCan has achieved unique light amplification effects by using LED booster technology in combination with various LED lights. A mix of specially developed optical films, highly reflective reflectors and LED bulbs has achieved energy savings of up to 30% compared to conventional LED solutions. The LED booster is, therefore, a cutting-edge solution for optimum light output.