Blogs News


Show All Tags

December 2017 Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Shortlist Announced!

Wed, 10 January 2018

These four young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme for the month of December!
The Smarter Future Programme provides £5,000 in start-up funding to one winner per month to help young entrepreneurs with the most innovative business ideas to tackle the biggest energy and resource challenges we face.
The four shortlisted businesses for the month of December are:
Josh Burton (Metronome Energy)
Metronome Energy is a demand-side response technology company who aims to provide flexibility to the National Grid, District Network Operators, and energy companies to help reduce energy demand and fluctuating prices during peak energy times. Targeted primarily at the farming industry, the data Metronome collects offers industrial refrigeration and storage facilities the ability to safely switch off during peak periods, reducing the demand on the energy supply. 
Thomas Fudge (WASE) 
WASE has a decentralised sanitation system to treat wastewater on site, producing a hydrogen-based biogas (H2, CH4 & CO2) while removing the pollutants in wastewater. The treatment process is carried out with microbial electrolysis cells (MEC) that use a biofilm to break down the organic compounds. With the addition of their electrochemical process, WASE can produce hydrogen with higher efficiencies than water electrolysis. WASE also recovers the nutrients within the wastewater to be reused in fertilisers, and the water can either be discharged safely back into the environment or recirculated on site reducing water consumption.
Isaac Ramonet (Pure Air Industries) 
Pure Air is developing a product which removes pollution from the air. The business’ product can be attached to any light post alongside busy roads where they catch diesel fumes from passing vehicles. These are then put through different processes where particulate matter, VOCs and other greenhouse gases, including CO and CO2 are removed. The purifier will clean without any noise or vibration and should be mostly unnoticeable.
Matthew Rowe (MATR) 
MATR is a small yet powerful air purifier that incorporates an air quality wearable. MATR utilises technology initially developed by NASA to destroy particulates instead of storing them like traditional purifiers do. MATR crowdsources pollution data which is then shared with users via the businesses app that can be viewed straight from a user’s device. The app can also send alerts to help safeguard users from areas of poor air quality, ultimately improving health.

Related Links & Downloads

Related Posts