Harvesting strong winds at high altitude – Kitemill the future of wind energy
Kitemill developed a patented product, which harvests energy from higher ground (500-1500 m) winds using a kite. By harvesting the strong and consistent winds from higher grounds, Kitemill is on track to deliver power at a 60% lower cost than conventional wind solutions. Furthermore, the kite is almost invisible while flying above 500 m creating minimal visual disturbance. The simple design also creates new possibilities for harvesting wind energy at locations considered infeasible for the traditional wind industry.
With a small test site and a fully autonomous prototype in place, Kitemill’s project aims at upscaling their prototype, to a competitive commercialized product. This will be done by creating a demonstration park and accumulating operation hours, to proof their concept.
1st Mile’s Work with Kitemill
Based on input from Kitemill, 1st Mile put together the successful application and secured Kitemill 2.4 million € in funding from Horizon 2020. We at 1st Mile is proud of the addition, to our green technology portfolio. Where kitemill will be joining our recent previous successful green tech. cases such as: Dall energy, EcoXpac, Rope Robotics, Heliac, Mubic etc.
EcoXpac’s vision is to replace normal environmentally harmful plastic bottles with their Green Fiber Bottles. The Green Fiber Bottles is 100% biodegradable and uses energy-saving drying technique that would save costs and shorten production cycles of all fiber products.
The project is carried out in collaboration with some strong and resourceful partners among which can be mentioned Technical University of Denmark, Carlsberg, Danish Technological Institute, and BillerudKorsnäs from Sweden.
1st Mile’s Work with EcoXpac
1st Mile has been strongly involved in aiding EcoXpac to receive funding for their innovative Green Fiber Bottle project and has been very successful in helping them secure fundings from multiple funding schemes.
The project has to this day received support from several funds including Horizon 2020, the Danish Market Development Fund, The Danish Innovation fund (InnoBooster), and the Danish Eco-innovation program.
Learn more about EcoXpac on their website by clicking below.
Dall Energy is a Danish company that engineers and implement new biomass technologies led by an ambitious green Danish entrepreneur Jens Dall Bentzen.
The enterprise has developed an award-winning multi-fuel furnace that can provide environmentally friendly district heating and will deliver this solution to the city of Rouen, France in cooperation with the French energy company Dalkia.
1st Mile’s Work with Dall Energy
With thorough cooperation from Dall Energy’s Director Jens Dall Bentzen, 1st Mile wrote the application on the company’s behalf for financial support from the EU Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020.
After multiple trials for Horizon 2020 application, Dall Energy received 18 million DKK from Horizon 2020 earlier this year.
Dansk Industri has written a detailed article about our client’s success earned from perseverance.
Click below to read the full article (Danish only).
Inmold is an innovative company founded in 2007 that specializes in micro- and nanostructure surface control in plastics, with a focus on injection molding and extrusion coating. They provide cutting-edge solutions and services in the entire value chain from project planning to design/functionality development and integrated solutions.
The company’s services are based on its core technologies as below:
MoldGrfx™ – a nanostructured coating for free-form surfaces in injection molding
Holographic foils – nanostructured polymer foils for counterfeit protection of products
Technical foils – polymer foils with surface functionality such as self-cleaning and anti-reflection
Protein coating – the integration of fully functional proteins in injection molded polymer parts
1st Mile’s Work with Inmold A/S
1st Mile has successfully written an application on behalf of Inmold for EU Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1.
At the kick-off meeting, 1st Mile has advised that Inmold is a good fit for the program NMP-25-2014 “Accelerating the uptake of nanotechnologies, advanced materials, or advanced manufacturing and processing technologies by SMEs”. Their project was focused on a global market analysis targeting the pharmaceutical industry and the food industry, and producing the prototype according to identified customer needs.
Throughout the entire application writing process, Inmold and 1st Mile have kept great communications with regards to clarifying and sharpening Inmold’s project goals, business models, the excellence of the innovation and market analysis.
We believe that 1st Mile’s flexible client communication with Inmold based on their needs and specification has contributed to the success of the H2020 application.