Innovative energy solutions for the construction industry

The Business Booster (TBB) is the innovation hub, not only for the energy industry, but for all industries which are end users of energy solutions – put simply, TBB provides a solution for almost everyone.

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ecoligo develops a new business model for solar energy in Africa

The power infrastructure development of the African continent is progressing at a brisk pace. It is a huge project with thousands of opportunities, but too many difficulties finding funding, say the founders of ecoligo – two young Germans with over 20 years’ experience in solar power between them. Markus Schwaninger, the financial half of this […]

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Accelerating clean energy innovations

At the end of 2016, the European Commission released the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, a set of measures to keep Europe competitive throughout the energy transition. One of the main key factors pinpointed by the Commission as an enabler of the change to a low-carbon economy, is the acceleration of clean innovations.

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DCbrain: smart modelling of physical networks

Whether they carry electricity, gas, steam, compressed air or water, physical networks invariably have two things in common: it is difficult to produce a visual representation of how they are used, and their inherent complexity makes them tricky to optimise. Thank goodness we now have DCbrain! Benjamin de Buttet, partner and sales manager of this French software start-up, tells us more about it.

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TBB.2016 presentations

We are delighted to announce that the presentations from our 2016 TBB. key note speakers, round table discussions and selected pitching sessions are now available for you at the TBB.2016 online portal

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Interview with the winner of this year pitching award: Solaris Offgrid

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) recently estimated that the cost of installing solar electricity projects in Africa had fallen by over 60% in four years and may well see a similar decline over the next 10 years as we head towards total installed capacity of over 70 GW for the continent as a whole in 2030.

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Check out the pictures of TBB. 2016

TBB. 2016's best photos are on-line! Check our Flickr album to get a view of the vibrant atmosphere of the event: the exhibition floor, the pitches, the conferences, and the networking. Enjoy the pictures of The Business Booster 2016!

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Act&Sorb recycles non-recyclable materials!

Even as a child, Kenny Vanreppelen used to turn the household's water bottles into toys and build things with them! So it's hardly surprising to find him now at the helm of Act&Sorb, a very ambitious start-up bent on doing the impossible, namely recycling the materials that other recyclers discard. Interview.

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Peter Carlsson, Former Tesla VP Supply-chain: “Battery breakthrough 5-8 years away”

Europe is behind the US and Asia in battery development, but it can catch up if it sets aggressive goals and tough standards, says California-based entrepreneur and investor Peter Carlsson. After leaving Tesla Motors last year, the supply chain expert is helping a host of cleantech start-ups profit from the energy transition. Within 5-8 years, batteries will break through big-time, he predicts. Grid storage will be done in stationary batteries first, electric car batteries second. Some of the incumbent utilities will be able to adapt, but not all. Read this exclusive interview by the Energy Post, one of our media partners.

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