WW Orcelle® Award


The 2018 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

The WW Orcelle® Award 2018 $100,000 USD is given to the solution that can make our logistic operations more sustainable by advancing high-efficiency or zero-emission technologies that are commercially viable.

The winner of the 2018 Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW) Orcelle® Award in the amount of $100,000 USD is Jolt Energy Storage Technologies (USA-MI). The Jolt Energy solution is an all-organic industrial flow battery system that is durable, scalable and requires no expensive catalyst or membranes to generate energy. The battery systems have the potential to store energy in the MWh to GWh range, enough to supply a vessel while alongside. Jolt also sees applications in renewable energy systems, where the batteries can be used to store energy from intermittent renewable energy sources, like wind and solar. Jolt Energy is a licensee of Michigan State University and is currently in Chain Reaction Innovations, an entrepreneurship program embedded at Argonne National Labs near Chicago, IL.

The 2017 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

The $100,000 USD WW Orcelle® Award was given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

Ray Fitzgerald of WWL with Ian Hamilton and Austin Lo of Atlas Energy Systems
 Ray Fitzgerald (center) of WW with Ian Hamilton (right) and Austin Lo of Atlas Energy Systems

The 2017 winner of the Orcelle® Award, Atlas Energy Systems, LLC (USA-IL) is developing a new kind of industrial battery that can operate in portable sizes for months or years without recharging and provide emission free power for generators. The Atlas Energy System uses the same platform technology found in household smoke detectors and super sizes it to provide continuous, long-lasting energy, even in extreme conditions of temperature or pressure, in the kilowatt range. Over the longer term, it is expected that the technology can be further scaled up to the megawatts range.

Atlas makes its battery sustainable and environmentally friendly by using repurposed leftover material from the medical isotope industry to generate the electrons that carry the electrical charge. The battery has a wide variety of potential applications for ocean monitoring and maritime systems.

Learn more about the announcement in the related press release, and more about Atlas Energy Systems in the one page summary below, or at their web site.


The 2016 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

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Geert Slachmuylders of Turbulent Hydro accepts the 2016 Orcelle® Award from Ray Fitzgerald of WW.

The WW Orcelle® Award 2016 was given to the solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technologies that are commercially viable.

Geert S, presented The Vortex Turbine by Turbulent Hydro, at Ocean Exchange 2016.

It is possible to provide reliable and renewable hydropower energy, to supply even the most remote locations in the world and thus increase the electrification rate. This can be done by a smart and decentralized energy production using an easy to install turnkey product. The Vortex Turbine by Turbulent is a new and efficient hydropower technique, inspired by the natural shape of a vortex. The technology uses very low height differences to deliver affordable, renewable energy without damaging the local ecosystem.

Please find a short slideshow about the technology below, and additional information at http://turbulent.be/


The 2015 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

Dan Singleton, CEO of Transient Plasma Systems, accepts the WWL Orcelle® Award from Ray Fitzgerald of WWL.
Dan Singleton, CEO of Transient Plasma Systems, accepts the WW Orcelle® Award from Ray Fitzgerald of WW.

The 2015 WW Orcelle® Award was given to the Solution that best demonstrated the greatest potential to TRANSLATE SUSTAINABILITY INTO VALUE with applicability across multiple industries generating positive impact on the environment, economies or health while respecting cultures around the world. Additionally, the Orcelle® Award seeks a solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technology that is commercially viable.

Dan Singleton, CEO of Transient Plasma Systems (TPS), presented Energy Efficient, Low Emission Ignition. Transient Plasma Systems has developed a technology which is considered by automotive and truck manufacturers and engine producers to be the quickest solution to meet stringent new fuel economy regulations in the US. The technology will have major impact on large and growing market segments in aerospace, automotive, heavy transport, energy, medical, and agriculture based on early pilot studies. In addition to demonstrated improvements in fuel efficiency in engines by over 20% and improved ignition of a broader range of fuels (e.g. gasoline, natural gas, jet fuel) compared to traditional ignition methods, other demonstrated applications include drag reduction in airfoils by more than 30%, improved wine quality and quantity and reduced maturation time after its application to wine grapes, and a noninvasive cancer treatment that leaves no scars.

Please find a short slideshow about the technology below, and additional information about their technology at TransientPlasmaSystems.com.

Ocean Exchange film interns created a video interpreting Energy Efficient, Low Emission Ignition for the general public. Watch Sparks Fly below.


The 2014 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

Anders Jansson of Minesto, accepts the 2014 Orcelle Award from Raymond Fitzgerald of WWL.
Anders Jansson of Minesto, accepts the 2014 Orcelle Award from Raymond Fitzgerald of WW.

The 2014 WW Orcelle Award was given to the Solution that best demonstrated the greatest potential to ACCELERATE SUSTAINABILITY with applicability across multiple industries generating positive impact on the environment, economies or health while respecting cultures around the world. Additionally, the Orcelle Award seeks a solution that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technology that is commercially viable.

Anders Jansson, CEO of Minesto, presented Deep Green, detailing a unique solution in the emerging marine energy industry. Minesto’s Deep Green technology is the only one known to operate economically in low current veloci.es, of only 1.2-2.5m/s, unlocking hitherto inaccessible renewable energy resources. Deep Green resembles an underwater kite, comprised of a wing and a turbine, which is secured to the seabed with a tether and moves with high speed in an 8-shaped path in the tidal or ocean current, reaching a speed 10 times higher than the ocean current speed.

Due to the ability to operate in lower velocities Deep Green complements other technologies rather than compete with them. Please find a short slideshow about the technology below, and additional information about their technology at Minesto.com.

Ocean Exchange film interns created a video interpreting Deep Green for the general public. Watch What Happens When the Lights Go Out?/Earth Plug In below.


The 2013 WW Orcelle® Award Winner

ECOsubsea wins 2013 WWL Orcelle Award
ECOsubsea wins 2013 WW Orcelle Award

The 2013 WW Orcelle® Award was given to the Solution that best demonstrated the greatest potential to LEAP TO ZERO+, that makes shipping and logistics more sustainable by advancing zero-emission, marine and/or land based technology that is commercially viable.

ECOsubsea presented The Ecological Way of Underwater Hull Cleaning, a technology that allows ship owners to clean their vessels while in port and while in loading operations. This technology ensures that vessels do not lose any time in operations and thus saves even more time and fuel. The ECOstations improve the local marine environment of the port, lessening the risk for AIS and the risk for heavy metal emissions. ECOstations are designed to meet future regulations and future environmental demands to help the shipping industry implement a greener approach and cheaper operation. ECOsubsea hull-cleaning technology meets the challenges of major shipping lines that include: high collection of debris; spreading of non-native organisms; damage to vessel coating during cleaning; heavy metal emissions and safer operation by greatly reducing the need for divers.

UPDATE: In 2015 CEO Tor Ostervold reports that ECOsubsea has just established a second HQ in Austevoll, Norway. The operation in Southampton continues and is soon expanding to a second station due to demand for services. View a recent interview with Tor at Ocean Hub.

Ocean Exchange film interns created a video interpreting the The Ecological Way of Underwater Hull Cleaning for the general public. Watch Attack of the Alien Invasive Species below.