Emerging GreenTech Company Products
The GreenTech Revolution Is At Hand
As the climate emergency moves from the periphery to the centre of our global agenda, world leaders and business entrepreneurs are investing heavily in green technology to escape the planet’s depleting environment.
Green technology, also known as GreenTech or CleanTech, is an innovative concept with one main goal; accelerating a sustainable future. Trailblazing technology and scientific research around energy, agriculture, material science, and hydrology, has led to a whole host of startups developing revolutionary GreenTech products to reduce emissions and counteract climate change.
And the market shows no signs of slowing, as GreenTech company products piqued the eyes of investors in 2021, resulting in a record-breaking $32 billion being invested.
As the need for more GreenTech company products has become a global necessity rather than a luxury, the GreenTech Executive Search agency, Storm4, reveal the emerging products hoping to make the biggest environmental impact in 2022.
Storm4’s Pick Of The GreenTech Company Products To Watch Out For In 2022
- Lilium’s 7-Seat eVTOL Jet
Lilium is developing sustainable, high-speed air mobility through its electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft, vertiports and digital service. The launch of its seven-seat electric aircraft is part of an inter-city flying taxi service set to take to the sky in 2025. The unique aircraft design, technology and architecture has a projected cruise speed of 175mph at 10,000 feet and a range of 155 miles. Being 8.5m long and made of high-performance carbon fibre composite materials, the aircraft will have a capacity for six passengers and a pilot.
The type of aircraft Lilium is developing has been defined as a “flying car” that can carry a handful of passengers for short-haul flights within a city or region. For perspective, its website illustrates a future trip from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe to take under an hour by eVTOL aircraft, compared with almost four hours by car.
Despite the jet being in its prototype phase, Lilium has stated they are on track to launch passenger operations in several locations around the world by 2025.
- Too Good To Go’s Food Waste Mobile Application
Every year, more than one-third of all food produced in the world goes to waste, and this accounts for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The Danish startup, Too Good To Go, has developed a mobile application to help inspire and empower everyone to join the food waste movement, believing that ‘food is simply too good to go to waste’.
The groundbreaking application connects consumers with bakeries, restaurants, hotels, supermarkets and other businesses so that their surplus food can be consumed instead of wasted. Present in 17 countries, the app is the world’s largest B2C marketplace for surplus food.
The impact they have had on the pressing issue of food waste is astonishing; 1.5 million users and 5,200 partners are currently contributing to reducing food waste, having saved over 4 million meals in Switzerland alone. Measuring based on CO2 recovered, Too Good To Go have saved 25,000 meals with one of their partners, Le Snack, which is the CO2 equivalent of more than 11 million smartphone charges or 12 around the world flights!
- WiTricity’s Wireless EV Chargers
With the hassle of charging topping the ‘pain’ list for current EV owners, WiTricity relieves this issue with their no hassle, no forgetting, no wrangling with a plug, wireless EV charger. EVs equipped with WiTricity’s patented technology can simply pull into a WiTricity wireless charging hub and ‘juice up’.
The startup’s charging pads use a magnetic resonance technology instead of inductive charging, which can be installed in driveways and parking garages. Despite WiTricity having several pilots with major automakers for several years, October 2021 saw the announcement of its vehicle tech debut on the Hyundai Genesis GV60 in South Korea. 2022 is set to be a huge year for this ground-breaking technology, as the sales of EVs are projected to soar.
CEO, Alex Gruzen, comments about the problem with existing chargers: “Plug-in charging is difficult, dirty, unreliable and even dangerous. The answer is wireless charging for EV owners today, and absolutely for autonomous vehicles tomorrow. If there’s no driver, who’s going to plug it in?”
- Tado°’s Smart Thermostat
Being the European market leader for intelligent climate management, surprises from high heating costs are a thing of the past. Tado°’s smart thermostat not only helps homes save money but also reduces the carbon footprint of heating, which is more important than ever in today’s current climate crisis.
Its latest feature, Energy IQ, gives users a smarter way to manage consumption. Those with an Auto-Assist subscription can monitor smart meter data from within the app, shown in real-time and detailing exact heating costs and energy consumption. The app then allows users to make actionable changes, for example, setting temperatures, that could make a big impact on energy bills and the environment.
Co-Founder, Christian Deilmann comments: “Our new app feature, Energy IQ, will be the world’s first solution where users can decide in advance how much they want to spend on heating costs in a month and make changes to adjust this cost.”