Shipping container that turns organic waste into energy wins smart cities funding.
A shipping container with technology that converts food and organic waste into heat and energy will be piloted at Canary Wharf, after winning a smart cities competition.
Developed by SEaB Energy, the innovation consists of a patented micro power plant that converts waste to energy on the site where waste is produced. Not only does this generate a revenue stream from the energy, but it means that waste doesn’t have to be transported to off-site processing plants, therefore reducing the carbon footprint. SEaB Energy has gained £50,000 funding from the Cognicity Challenge to pilot the scheme at Canary Wharf.
Cognicity identifies and accelerates the development of smart city technologies, with the aim of transforming Canary Wharf into a smarter, more aware city.
SEaB Energy chief executive Sandra Sassow said: “Showcasing our game-changing technology, right in the heart of the capital, will allow us to demonstrate to businesses that their waste can be transformed into revenue and carbon offsets, even where space is at a premium. Not only does this make sound commercial sense but it also helps meet their sustainability objectives and lower target emissions for new developments.”
The Cognicity Challenge is a Canary Wharf Group initiative and is operated by specialist innovation experts ENTIQ.