We are excited to welcome the Shell E4 Cohort 1 companies to the Shell Technology Centre in Bangalore. After a rigorous selection process, 5 innovative companies have been selected out of hundreds that applied to the E4 programme, and they are here for the next 6 months.
This Chennai-based start-up focuses on asset integrity management especially in the conventional oil and gas industry and has already built unique, patented technology for pipeline condition monitoring in real-time, using a long-range ultrasonic sensor for temperatures of up to 350 degrees Celsius. This solution will help cut massive productivity losses in case of a breach. Along with this the company also provides Noctuan intelligent solution for structural health monitoring on hard to reach assets such as stacks, columns, pipe racks, vessels, tanks, boilers, chimneys etc. and has several Fortune 500 companies as their clients.
ION Energy is building cutting edge energy storage systems and infrastructure for the adoption of high performance electric vehicles. ION has offices in Mumbai, USA & now France. ION leverages deep proprietary technology that merges their strengths in design, electro mechanics, battery management systems and software. Apart from deploying their own systems and infrastructure, ION will license a chemistry agnostic and extensively cascadable architecture that enables rapid product development for customers that demand high quality battery systems.
IoTrek is developing technology solutions to make infrastructure and outdoor work-sites safe and smart. IoTrek achieves this by using intelligent sensors, low power wireless networks and machine learning software.
Founded by IIT-Roorkee alumni; Piyush Vishwakarma (CEO), Kamran Alam (CTO) and Prerak Ujgare (COO), IoTrek is building solutions such as ""connected workforce"" for the construction industry. IoTrek is working closely with some large construction companies in USA and India to improve the safety as well as productivity of field sites. IoTrek has come up with ultra-low power tracking devices embedded with motion sensors to connect people and assets in real time over long-range wireless network infrastructure. It aims to save millions of dollars per year in operations for infrastructure companies by implementing various use cases on single network infrastructure.
This Bengaluru-based start-up is creating solutions for clean energy and recovery of green chemicals from waste water. They are focused on assetizing waste water through, bH2 plus, a technology employing specially designed microbial cell factories, for generating biohydrogen and metals from renewable feedstocks like industrial effluents, municipal sewage and polluted water bodies.
This start-up believes that the key to a sustainable circular economy lies in reducing the uncertainty associated with renewable waste feedstock supply chain, which often originates from an unorganized sector, such as the one observed with agricultural waste or municipal solid waste. Reflecting this ideal in their business model has allowed them improved control over feedstock for their technology and has allowed them to assetize these resources for reuse in value-maximizing transfers to new energy. In this manner, municipalities and major industries can monetize their waste water streams in exchange for a sustainable source of carbon-negative, high-density energy carrier in the form of biohydrogen, while simultaneously generating metals and clean water.
The Bengaluru-based start-up, founded by Nivedha RM, has created Trashbot, an automated municipal solid waste segregator that separates municipal solid waste (MSW) into biodegradable, non-biodegradable, metals and rejects components of mixed MSW mechanically. The segregator can process up to 300-400 kgs of MSW/hour, recovering up to 85-98 percent of biodegradables and more than 95 percent of non-biodegradables. Any kind of mixed waste is dumped into the hopper and the waste is segregated instantaneously.
With an inbuilt IoT technology, Trashbot consumes relatively less energy compared to conventional segregators, minimizes manual intervention and enables quick processing of large volumes of waste. Trashbots are installed at various wards across the city to prevent dumping of wastes on the streets and pathways, and thus prevent choking of water and sewage channels, which have resulted in floods during heavy rains.
With the potential to be retro-fitted to storage tanks, effluent treatment plants or installed directly in-situ for the restoration of polluted rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water, this start-up is creating an end-to-end green solution for valorizing the utilizable energy present in waste water.
Founded by Dr. Suruchi Rao and Ms. Shanta Rao in 2017, Ossus Biorenewables is currently in the process of demonstrating the elemental capability of their technology for generating value from produced water, an effluent generated by upstream oil and gas companies.