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Crème de la crème companies in sustainability – part 2 


Over 2300 companies applied for all our programmes. Out of them, 532 pitched their ideas to active investors and experts in hydrogen, scalable value chains, and others. As the year wraps up, we are proud to announce the winners from all sustainability programmes - all 101 award winners.  


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All the information about the sustainability winners is split into 2 articles – here is a link to part 1. 




Scalable Value Chains 





SenseUP develops microbial production strains and processes by natural evolution. Using their patented technology, they analyze millions of strains in minutes enabling iterative identification and enrichment of the more productive variants. 

Sophie's BioNutrients are developing a new sustainable plant-based protein out of microalgae. 

Solenco Power is committed to the decarbonization of the energy sector. 

SUMTEQ is the first company in the world to develop polymer nanofoams with pores in the micron and submicron range for production on an industrial scale. is a platform solution for the construction industry. Based on a mobile app and web application, construction projects are digitally documented and enable real-time construction site monitoring. 



Naco Technologies empowers hydrogen systems through nanocoatings to prevent corrosion at 30% less cost compared to traditional approaches. 

KEYOU is developing hardware components and software to convert conventional combustion engines into zero-emission hydrogen combustion engines.  

SunGreenH2 is an award-winning company building the world’s highest-performance electrolysis technology that doubles H2 production to lower the cost of green hydrogen for deep decarbonization in industry, mobility, and energy storage.  

DIGAS improves the way goods are shipped around the world by making cost-effective, reliable, and safe hydrogen and methane retrofit systems for high horsepower and heavy-duty applications with a strong focus on railway applications.  

North-C-Hydrogen consists of a 67,5 MW electrolyser that will split water into green hydrogen and oxygen, using renewable energy.  

ENGIE x HYNetherlands helps to create a carbon-free ecosystem thanks to green hydrogen. 

IBERDROLA is focused on the reduction of GHG emissions through the deployment of a green hydrogen production facility to supply green hydrogen. 


Scalable Value Chains 

P2X is a producer and distributor of green hydrogen and e-fuels, such as e-methane, e-methanol and e-ammonia. 

Gen2energy is developing hydrogen production based on renewable energy. 

VSPARTICLE is introducing a brand-new catalyst manufacturing process. Its technology eliminates 6 of the 7 production steps currently needed, lowering costs and increasing performance.  

SunGreenH2 is building the world’s highest-performance electrolysis technology that doubles H2 production to lower the cost of green hydrogen for deep decarbonization in industry, mobility, and energy storage.  

Protium Green Solutions is a full-value chain green hydrogen energy solutions provider. They develop, own, and operate renewables and green hydrogen infrastructure, to deliver dedicated zero-emission energy services to customers.  


Agristarbio solution solves both problems with its organometal fertilizer production system in a closed pressured environment, which means no emissions, and with no subproducts and taking full advantage of Lavoisiers's law by recycling all carbon and nutrients in the biosolids. 

AllRead Machine Learning Technologies is a Barcelona-based deep tech Computer Vision startup in the smart logistics ecosystem.  

AEInnova creates electricity from waste heat and applies any kind of sensor to monitor real-time any parameter in using Fiware Big-data.  

Awake's AI-driven Smart Port and Shipping Platform is developed to bring together all maritime actors at sea, ports and land, making port operations more efficient, safe and sustainable.  

Bind-X's vision is to improve innovation, profitability, and sustainability of the mining industry through the application of biotechnology. 

Bloom is a Swiss chemical company with a novel technology for valorizing biomass.  

BRIDGE is an Italian digital freight forwarder that simplifies the daily processes of customers and carriers by providing a disruptive digital solution for the creation, management and analysis of Transport Requests.  

Corgofive - freight commerce platform for container shipping. 

Cleanwatts is a climate tech company focused on delivering the benefits of the energy transition where it matters most: locally.  
Daphne Technology leverages innovative technology to remove exhaust gas toxic pollutants & GHG emissions from ships.  

Deepsea is a maritime performance company that combines artificial intelligence with deep industry knowledge, optimizing data, vessels, routes, and relationships.  

Enerdrape is a cleantech spin-off leveraging a modular, prefabricated geothermal panel technology that allows turning any new and existing underground infrastructure into renewable sources for the heating and cooling needs of buildings.  

Epishine produces a revolutionary organic photovoltaic material, printable roll-to-roll, for light energy harvesting, both indoors and outdoors.  

Many organizations have made bold climate statements. Faradai builds digital tools to help organizations meet their net zero goals. 

With its unique software solution, FlyNex enables enterprises to systematically plan, collect and analyze data to manage assets, facilities, and buildings. 

German Autolabs empowers mobile workers in logistics with voice assistance, increasing efficiency and improving the quality of service in many transport industries.  

GlobalSolver platform is a cloud-based B2B platform for optimizing and negotiating purchases.  

Global yload is the 1st European complete logistics ecosystem. All your work in one place: logistics, carriers, shippers, suppliers and customers. 

Greenbird Integration Technology - a VC-backed B2B SaaS - provides Utilihive, the Operating System for the Platformed Digital Utility and the Energy Cloud.  

Hexigone Inhibitors brings to market 'chemically intelligent' corrosion inhibitors which are a safer, smarter, and more sustainable alternative to existing chrome-free pigments on the market. 

Hysilabs, an innovative start-up located in France, has developed HSL Solutions (Hydrogen Stored as Liquids), which is an effortless way to transport and store hydrogen.  

interpanel manufactures and delivers multifunctional and prefabricated wall and ceiling modules that integrate workspace quality lighting, sensors, acoustics, heating, and a unique radiant cooling technology to ensure a healthy room climate in an easy-to-apply, healthy, energy-efficient and high-quality manner.  

Lactips develops the first biodegradable, water-soluble, edible and bio-sourced plastic made of protein from milk.  

Lambda Energy is developing spectral conversion nanoparticles in partnership and it is expected to boost crop yields by up to 20%. 

Lancey Energy Storage provides a plug-and-play space heater integrating a lithium battery. 

Lightyear One is a game changer. Released in June 2019, the car is based on its efficient Lightyear platform and combines the smart usage of solar panels with an electric car.  

Minespider is the premiere responsible supply chain technology company. is an AI-powered solution company, that helps enterprises in Transport and Logistics to accelerate their digital transformation journey.  

MOBILUS Labs has reinvented voice communications for the connected worker in industrial sectors such as Logistics, Construction, Manufacturing, and Energy.  

Norsepower Oy helps large ships significantly reduce their fuel consumption and emissions. 

nuventura is an energy innovation pioneer that has invented a revolutionary new switchgear, an essential component of any electricity grid that is free from greenhouse gases.  

Orcan Energy taps into the enormous potential of waste heat, enabling customers to produce cheap, clean electricity. 

Photanol’s pioneering industrial biotechnology will directly impact the global (bio)chemical industry. Photanol makes chemicals from CO2 and sunlight, our first compounds to market are Lactic acid used to produce the biodegradable plastic PLA and a compound developed with AkzoNobel.  

PHYSEE has developed the world's first fully transparent energy and smart data-generating windows.  

ROSI - Return of Silicon, offers disruptive solutions to recycle and revalorize the high-value raw materials lost along the PV value chain. 

Sakowin is developing a CO2-free, on-demand, on-site solution to produce low-cost sustainable hydrogen from biomethane or natural gas.  

ScrapBees is covering the first mile of the metal scrap recycling, connecting urban mines with scrap consumers by a swarm of software-orchestrated BeeVans. 

Sealution is a B2B hardware-enabled software startup that provides connectivity on board merchant vessels to enable data collection below deck. 

Sentea makes interrogators small and cost-effective, bringing fibre optic sensing to a wide range of applications in markets such as wind, oil and gas energy, construction of civil infrastructure, heavy industry, and transport. 

Smartenergy is a driving force in the energy transition. 

SpinDrive improves the energy efficiency of industrial processes by providing active magnetic bearings (AMB) to industrial equipment manufacturers easily and affordably. 

For 85 years, STEAG has stood nationally and internationally for efficient and safe energy generation. As an experienced partner, they support customers comprehensively in all phases of the energy supply.  

Sulapac is an award-winning, eco-friendly alternative to traditional fossil-based plastics.  

Talpa Solutions' platform service offers communication, big data analysis and collaboration for fast and actionable insights. 

TRAXENS delivers the world's most exhaustive, precise, and timely information on containers and container transporters allowing all stakeholders in multi-modal transport to improve costs, optimize investment, and offer premium services. 

Vertoro converts residual agricultural- and forestry residues into a lignin-rich oil platform. 

VSPARTICLE technology eliminates 6 of the 7 production steps currently needed, lowering cost and increasing performance. VSPARTICLE incorporates their core technology into fully automated R&D and production Tools which are sold globally to top universities and industry. 

UP Catalyst is a clean technology startup, which focuses on turning CO2 into valuable carbon nanomaterials and graphite. are making hydrogen fuel cell technology accessible and attractive to all vehicle manufacturers and shipyards. 



ACCURE is a cloud platform offering a scalable plug & play solution that enables companies for the first time to track the entire battery lifecycle in detail, using physical models to gain deep insights into its current condition. 

AgroSustain develops highly effective, biological, and natural fungicides and coatings to protect fruits, vegetables and cut flowers in the supply chain. 

Ampido is a marketplace for non-public parking spaces. It reduces search traffic by making underused parking spaces in offices, hotels, supermarkets, and residential real estate accessible for short-term parking.  

b.fab is driving the biological transformation of production industries by converting CO2 and renewable energy into bioproducts. 

BIORoxx develops environmentally friendly rodenticides. 

BIOWEG provides biodegradable solutions, and sustainable microbeads & rheology modifiers to replace plastic microbeads and polymers. 

Bluetector enables waste collection companies to easily clean their dirty wastewater with a containerized treatment system that they rent from us. 

Bright Day Graphene offers a novel, biobased material that can replace rare earth metals and toxic materials in the next generation of electronics and energy storage. 

Coac co-creates and scales data-driven innovation for organizations. 

Eekual creates perfectly fitting sneakers made exactly for you from the comfort of your home.  

FarmInsect is on its mission to build the most extensive decentralized production system for Insects as regional feed. 

Fainin tackles the burning need of lacking trust within the sharing economy. 

FibreCoat develops and markets high-performance fibre materials. 

Glasbote is developing a package-free online shop for groceries to help mainstream consumers, who don’t have the money and time to buy their groceries in the unpacked shop to save plastic and packaging with same-day delivery and low prices compared to traditional unpacked stores. 

GS Bavaria is the first supplier of nano-size hard metal powders on an industrial scale - worldwide  
Recycling: Production is extremely cost-effective, sustainable and with minimal energy consumption through our revolutionary bioleaching extraction process. 

Installion is Germany's leading digital matching & project management platform for clean tech projects like photovoltaic installations, storage units or e-mobility charging stations. 

Ionkraft has developed a barrier coating system on mono-material plastics, which can provide the same functional properties as the multi-material approach in terms of barrier and chemical resistance, but it is less expensive and most importantly fully recyclable. 

NANOFABER is an innovative SME focusing on innovative microparticles for drug delivery. 

Niskus Biotec is the go partner for the development of locally produced innovative fermented ingredients. 

Novihum Technologies is a manufacturer of novel soil enhancers that contribute to sustainable development. 

traceless is a female-founded circular bioeconomy start-up offering a holistically sustainable alternative material to plastic!  

Spherity is building decentralized identity management solutions to boost compliance, bringing secure identities to people, machines, algorithms, and other non-human entities.  

Pipelink is the asset owner and asset manager of approximately 750 km of high-pressure pipelines serving the chemical industry. 

Pherosyn is a ‘one-stop shop’ for custom development and volume supply of difficult-to-obtain insect pheromones and we are always looking to expand our product portfolio towards commercially driven targets. 

Planted offers a B2B SaaS solution so that service-based companies can not only become climate neutral with their employees together but also actively reduce the carbon footprint over time. 

Plastic Fischer is a Germany-based social enterprise that develops cost-efficient technologies to collect plastic waste from rivers before it can enter the oceans. 

Relement converts biomass residues into high-quality chemical ingredients - bio aromatics. 

Viritech is a fast-growing Cleantech engineering company with a vision of developing sustainable transportation to eliminate the c.25% of global CO2 emissions caused by fossil fuels in transportation. 


Here is a link to part 1 where we present the rest of the sustainability award-winners.