전문가들은 현재 전 세계에는 70억 이상의 사람들이 거주하고 있으며, 2050년까지 세계 인구는 96억까지 급증 할 것이라고 예측합니다. 아시아에서만 도시 인구는 매년 4,400만명 증가하여 에너지, 식량, 깨끗한 공기와 물 수요가 급격히 증가하고 있는 실정입니다.
동남아시아 지역만 보면 최근 몇 년 동안 클린테크 스타트업을 많이 볼 수 있는데요, 클린 에너지로 주목받고 있는 스타트업을 같이 볼까요?
1. 싱가포르 / EcoWorth Tech - 혁신적인 수질개선 기술을 보유하고 있는 스타트업 (Breakthrough water remediation technology)
EcoWorth Tech is a Singapore-based startup that developed the Carbon Fibre Aerogel – a material that can clean up liquid industrial waste from a wide range of industries and allow it to be discharged into drains. The company prides on the process and the product being eco-friendly; Carbon Fiber Aerogel are created from natural materials like waste paper, are reusable, and are used for food waste recycling, industrial water treatment, and oil decontamination. EcoWorth was founded in 2016 as a spin-out from Singapore’s Nanyang Technical University.
2. 필리핀 / HiGi Energy - 접근하기 쉬운 클린 에너지 생성하는 스타트업 (Creating more accessible clean energy)
HiGi Energy is a Philippine-based startup that converts water hyacinth into briquettes that act as an alternative cooking energy. In a country where 65 percent of the 100 million population still use firewood and charcoal, the company aims to both help reduce tree cuttings and help clean up rivers and lakes by using the invasive water hyacinth. HiGi has recently been awarded at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley.
3. 필리핀 / Cleverheat - 에너지 소비를 분석하고 비용을 줄이는 스타트업 (Analyze your energy consumption & Reduce costs)
Cleverheat is company that creates alternative refrigeration systems driven by heat from the sun. Their service includes assessing refrigeration needs and recommending cost-saving alternatives, integration of renewable energy to bring down cost of refrigeration, and gathering and analysing data for monitoring and energy optimisation. The Philippine-based company has recently been selected to take part in Impact Hub’s fellowship program focusing on sustainable energy solutions.
4. 말레이시아 / Eco2 Green Data Center - IT장비와 연결된 냉각수를 물 속에 넣어 환경 훼손 정도를 파악하는 데이타 기술
Eco2 Green Data Center, founded in Malaysia, manufactures green data center equipment. The company addresses the issue of environmentally-damaging data center technology by developing a coolant where IT equipment could be submerged, resulting to 50 percent energy cost reduction, 50 percent decrease in carbon emission, and 30 percent increase in server reliability and lifetime. Eco2 Green Data Center has recently won the Chairman’s Award at the Global ICT Excellence Awards 2016 and is currently expanding portfolio to Eco2 certified hardware.
관련 기사 더 보기: https://e27.co/cleantech-startups-to-watch-in-asia/