Mission Innovation Breakthroughs

Mission Innovation (MI) Breakthroughs, first launched at MI-3, features a collection of over seventy cutting-edge innovations emerging from MI members’ investments that have the greatest potential to significantly accelerate the delivery of clean and affordable energy by 2020.


[Mission Innovation’s] success is underpinned by innovation and I am delighted that at the 3rd Mission Innovation Ministerial in Malmö, Sweden we can shine a light on some of the most significant breakthroughs emerging from […] MI members’ investments.

Rt. Hon. Claire Perry MP
Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

 

Explore all the breakthroughs below, or consult the original collection of over 50 stories published at MI-3 as a PDF or flipbook.

You may also access these stories, broken down by MI member, on each of our members’ Innovation breakthroughs pages.

 


2018
2019
biofuels
CCUS
circular economy
clean energy materials
converting sunlight
energy efficiency
financing
heating and cooling of buildings
hydrogen
industry
off-grid access to electricity
renewable energy
smart grids and energy storage
transportation

Align CCUS

Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, United Kingdom
CCUS, 2019

Aqueous reforming for sustainable aviation biofuels

China
biofuels, circular economy, 2018

AtaMoS-TeC (Atacama Module and System Technology Center)

Chile, France, Germany
renewable energy, converting sunlight, clean energy materials, 2019

BroadBit

European Commission
smart grids and energy storage, clean energy materials, 2018

Celsius City

European Commission, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
energy efficiency, heating and cooling of buildings, 2018

Climeon

Sweden
energy efficiency, renewable energy, industry, 2018

CO2 hydrogenation with renewable H2

China
hydrogen, converting sunlight, CCUS, 2018

Compact reactors for synthetic fuels

Germany
CCUS, converting sunlight, hydrogen, renewable energy, smart grids and energy storage, transportation, 2019

DBT-ICT Centre’s 2G-Ethanol technology

India
biofuels, circular economy, 2018

Doubling the efficiency of biomass power plants

Sweden
biofuels, renewable energy, 2019

Drone hydrogen fuel cell powerpack

Republic of Korea, United States
clean energy materials, hydrogen, transportation, 2019

Dual fuel hydrogen-diesel combustion system

Chile, Austria, Canada
hydrogen, transportation, 2019

Dynatec reactor for refining silicon

Norway
clean energy materials, energy efficiency, renewable energy, 2018

Eco-Stock heat storage

European Commission, France
circular economy, industry, 2019

Electric tenders for extending electric vehicle range

European Commission, France
transportation, 2019

Energiepark Mainz (energy park in Mainz)

Germany
hydrogen, 2018

Energise Africa

United Kingdom, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique
financing, 2018

EnergyHub flexible solar power direct current inverter

Sweden
smart grids and energy storage, transportation, 2019

Floating solar power plants on the ocean

India
renewable energy, off-grid access to electricity, 2018

Fuel cell transformation for mining fleets

Chile, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Spain
hydrogen, transportation, 2019

Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy

Canada
renewable energy, 2018

Future of the Fjords

Norway
clean energy materials, energy efficiency, transportation, 2018

Glencore’s Raglan mine: A wind turbine success

Canada
renewable energy, off-grid access to electricity, 2018

Grätzel photovoltaics: third generation of photovoltaics

Sweden
off-grid access to electricity, renewable energy, 2019

High-power all-solid-state batteries

Japan
clean energy materials, smart grids and energy storage, 2018

HIKARI positive energy buildings

Japan, France
energy efficiency, heating and cooling of buildings, 2018

Hivve sustainable modular classrooms

Australia
renewable energy, heating and cooling of buildings, 2019

HyBoost-2: More hydrogen fueling for less

Denmark, Norway
hydrogen, 2019

Hydrogen production via water splitting

Saudi Arabia
converting sunlight, hydrogen, renewable energy, 2019

India-Sweden Innovations Accelerator (ISIA)

Sweden, India
financing, circular economy, energy efficiency, off-grid access to electricity, renewable energy, 2018

ITAKA: sustainable aviation biofuels

European Commission, Brazil, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
biofuels, 2018

LIBRES: Battery recycling in a circular economy

Norway
smart grids and energy storage, transportation, clean energy materials, circular economy, 2019

Liquid organic hydrogen carriers

Germany
hydrogen, renewable energy, smart grids and energy storage, 2019

Micro Solar Domes

India
renewable energy, off-grid access to electricity, 2018

New hydrogen-based electricity generator beats alternatives

European Commission, Greece
hydrogen, off-grid access to electricity, 2019

Peer-to-peer green lending platform

Australia
financing, 2018

Perovskite solar cells

Republic of Korea
clean energy materials, renewable energy, 2018

Piclo peer-to-peer energy trading platform

United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands
smart grids and energy storage, 2018

Power Ledger

Australia
smart grids and energy storage, 2018

Q-bot

United Kingdom, European Commission, France
energy efficiency, heating and cooling of buildings, 2018

RateSetter’s Green Loan marketplace

Australia
financing, 2018

REGMAX: improving the energy efficiency of stainless steel pickling

Austria
industry, circular economy, energy efficiency, 2019

Reinventing the wheel for global markets

Australia
clean energy materials, energy efficiency, transportation, 2018

Reversible Solid Oxide Cells

Germany, France
hydrogen, renewable energy, smart grids and energy storage, 2019

Safer solid electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries

Republic of Korea
clean energy materials, smart grids and energy storage, 2018

Shell Canada’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage Facility

Canada
CCUS, industry, 2018

Smart circuit breakers to control power

Sweden
smart grids and energy storage, 2019

Snapshots: Financing

Australia
financing, 2018

Snapshots: Fuels

Germany, European Commission, Sweden
hydrogen, biofuels, converting sunlight, 2018

Snapshots: Heating and cooling of buildings

United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, United States, Sweden
energy efficiency, hydrogen, heating and cooling of buildings, 2018

Snapshots: Industry

Australia, European Commission, Germany, Norway, Sweden
energy efficiency, industry, hydrogen, CCUS, 2018

Snapshots: Renewable energy

China, Chile, Germany, France, Japan, Sweden
clean energy materials, off-grid access to electricity, renewable energy, smart grids and energy storage, 2018

Snapshots: Smart grids and energy storage

Germany, India, Republic of Korea
clean energy materials, smart grids and energy storage, 2018

Snapshots: Transportation

Norway, Germany, Canada, Sweden
clean energy materials, energy efficiency, smart grids and energy storage, transportation, 2018

Solar Foods – Food out of thin air

Finland
CCUS, industry, 2019

String Integrated Methane Platform

India
circular economy, clean energy materials, 2018

TetraSpar

Denmark
renewable energy, 2019

Upside Energy: A cloud-based smart grid platform

United Kingdom
smart grids and energy storage, 2018
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