Abu Dhabi to host 100 energy startups from around the globe at the World Energy Congress
The Start Up Energy Transition 100 (SET100) will demonstrate various innovative solutions to fight the causes of climate change in front of an audience of 15,000 people at The World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi.
100 companies from around the world will showcase their products and services to the audience that can be used to counter the impact of climate change and help to achieve a more sustainable future. SET is a global initiative that is working towards encouraging businesses to work more sustainably and protect the climate.
Some of the interesting projects that will be showcased at the congress include: solar containers that can help provide energy to remote areas of Africa, a driverless electric haulage vehicle and a method to produce energy through sugarcane waste, instead of firewood. Another startup from Sweden, Einride, aims to provide transportation as a service, based on all-electric, autonomous vehicles, aka "T-pods". Most of the technology being showcased at the gathering is aimed towards providing clean energy solutions in remote or poor areas of Africa.
Minister of Energy and Industry Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei commented “The World Energy Congress is the event for the global energy sector to come together to discuss the greatest issues facing our industry, and the planet, so that we can identify solutions together and learn from each other.”
For the first time in the history of the World Energy Congress, it was announced that the top 100 finalists of SET 2019 will be called back to play a part in 24th World Energy Congress. These finalists will have the opportunity to take part in pitching sessions and interactive presentations. Such activities will give them the opportunity to experience the workings of World Energy Congress in a very unique way.
This year, DEWA has announced to sponsor the SET Innovation Hub at World Energy Congress 2019. MD and CEO of DEWA Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said “DEWA’s sponsorship of the SET Innovation Hub at World Energy Congress 2019 is in line with its strategy to support entrepreneurs in the clean and renewable energy sector, and our efforts to support creative minds who develop effective solutions to achieve the sustainable development goals and support global efforts to mitigate climate change.”
With the climate gradually deteriorating due to human actions, such initiatives help educating people and support those who are willing make a change by reducing the damage made to our precious environment.