ABOUT COOL4SEA INNOVATION LAB
COOL4SEA INNOVATION LAB
COOL4SEA IS A SPECIALIZED MARITIME ENERGY INNOVATION LAB & DEVELOPMENT UNIT, EST. 2014, BASED IN THE COASTAL TOWN SVENDBORG (DK).
WE INVENT, DEVELOP AND REALIZE ECO—FRIENDLY AND COST-EFFECTIVE ENERGY & COOLING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE MARITIME CARGO AND TRANSPORT INDUSTRY.
WE ARE A SPECIALIZED TEAM OF AMBITIOUS MARITIME ENGINEERS AND DEVELOPERS, WHICH PRIDE OURSELVES ON CREATING SOLUTIONS BASED ON STRONG IDEAS, INGENUITY AND FORWARD THINKING.
THE PRIMARY PROJECTORY AND FOCAL POINT AT PRESENT TIME IS THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW GROUNDBREAKING, COST-EFFECTIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY—SAVING COOLING SOLUTION FOR USE IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME TRANSPORT, CARGO AND CRUISE INDUSTRY.
COOL4SEA ApS is a specialized Maritime Innovation Lab & Development Unit, based in the scenic coastal town Svendborg (DK).
We are a specialized team of ambitious maritime engineers and developers, which pride ourselves in creating sustainable and cost-effective maritime energy and on-board operation technology based on strong ideas, ingenuity and forward thinking. We highly value technology that cause minimal environmental harm, creates less carbon footprint, and improves overall energy efficiency.
Currently, the primary projectory and focal point is the development and implementation of a new groundbreaking, cost effective and sustainable energy saving cooling solution for wide-scale use in the international maritime cargo, transport and cruise industry. We are currently in the main process of developing and testing this technology for optimal application at sea, on maritime cargo and transport vessels in close collaboration with a select group of shipping partners within the Danish maritime industry.
COOL4SEA Innovation Lab's vision and ambition is to provide eco-friendly, cost effective, reliable and versatile energy & cooling solutions for the international/global maritime shipping industry.
With the primary objective on developing eco-friendly, economic beneficiary and high-end maritime technology and systems; the main effort and pursuit is to provide innovative design solutions and clean energy solutions and expert advisory to the maritime industry with sustainability, efficiency and reliability at its core.
focus & specialization
THE COOL4SEA MARITIME COOLING TECHNOLOGY®
A REVOLUTIONARY new type of COST—EFFECTIVE, clean & energy-saving cooling technology for WIDE/LARGE SCALE USE IN THE GLOBAL MARITIME CARGo, CRUISE & TRANSPORT INDUSTRY
COOL4SEA Innovation Lab is currently developing and refining a new groundbreaking type of eco-friendly, energy-saving and cost-efficient cooling technology for the maritime shipping industry.
Onboard ships of all types, sizes and cargos, the need for energy-efficient cooling is always present. The COOL4SEA Maritime Cooling Technology harnessed its energy requirements from surplus/untapped energy potential generated from other ship power processes, for instance waste heat generated by the ships main and auxiliary engines, to create electricity without the need of fossil fuel which is needed by conventional cooling systems. This nullifies/reduces the need for fossil fuel otherwise needed to power and maintain operation of conventional cooling systems.
On almost any scale and type of ship, the perks and benefits are substantial in the reduction of annual overall ship operation costs and fuel oil consumption.
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The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
2016 — €1.100.000 (Grant)
— Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.
ENERGI FYNS UDVIKLINGSFOND
2016 — DKK 215.000 (Grant)
2015 — DKK 200.000 (Grant)
— Energi Fyn Development Fund supports every year research and development in energy development and electrical engineering disciplines with a view to promoting the development environment in the Funen region of Denmark.
Winner of, —
2015 — AmCham EU Green Tech Entrepreneurship Youth Award
2014 — The European Championship in Entrepreneurship
2014 — The Danish Championship in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur, Chairwoman of the Jury
European Championship in Entrepreneurship:
"Their solution demonstrated high impact for end users in environmental and costs savings. It was a well-researched solution with a clear addressable market and a sustainable business model supported by industry interlock”.
Senior Vice President and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, and Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs judge — European Championship in Entrepreneurship
“COOL4SEA stood out to the judging panel with its unique energy saving solution for the maritime sector. While not directly linked to the auto industry, these students demonstrated the kind of “new thinking” that is needed in order to build a sustainable future for all industries in the transport sector”.
Managing Director, AmCham EU
“COOL4SEA impressed the jury by not only developing this technology, but also by displaying an immense in-depth knowledge of the science behind it. As maritime engineers, the founders of COOL4SEA have applied their know-how not only to the fiscal challenges facing the industry, but also to developing creative solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of the maritime industry. We are really delighted to be able to offer them the award”.
TESTIMONIALS & QUOTES
STORY & BACKGROUND
COOL4SEA (Innovation Lab) was established and founded in May 2014 by four young Danish Marine Engineer students at SIMAC - Svendborg International Maritime Academy: Mark Hollænder Viese, Daniel Buhl Hansen, Christian Fonnesbæk Jensen & Hans Nicolai Schjerning Lundsgaard. Nicolai Schjerning Lundsgaard chose to part ways with COOL4SEA Innovation Lab for personal reasons as of July – 2017. In coherence with this change; two new partners and co-developers; Henrik Lunde and Robert Stammer joined COOL4SEA as new co-developers and partners.
The initial development and founding was initiated by the original partners as a research and study project at SIMAC, Svendborg International Maritime Academy, in connection with the participation in a green tech innovation competition; The Danish Championship in Entrepreneurship for Higher Academic Education, which the COOL4SEA team was proud and happy to win.
Winning the Danish and European Entrepreneur awards and the AMCHAM EU Youth Innovation Award paved way for intensified collaboration, development and partnership, and with further funding/grants from the EU - SME instrument and Energi Fyns Udviklingsfond (Danish Innovation Foundation), COOL4SEA Innovation Lab and the maritime cooling technology is on the verge of entering its final phase of testing and refinement before being released to the market, targeted for large/wide-scale adaption into the ship fleets of the global maritime industry.
In 2014, COOL4SEA won both the Danish Championship, plus the European Championship in Green Tech Entrepreneurship. With both of the two prestigious prizes COOL4SEA Innonvation Lab recieved a funding amount of € 38.000 (nearly DKK 300.000). The funding was used to startup, grow and develop the company innovation lab and prototype workshop as well as the progress the development of the first editions of the COOL4SEA’s green tech prototypes.
In early 2015 & 2016 COOL4SEA received two supportive funding grants from Energi Fyns Udviklingsfond. The funding is used for further refinement / implementation of the clean cooling technology at sea, together with COOL4SEA's test customers and development partners.
In late 2016, COOL4SEA Innovation Lab received almost €1.100.000 from the SME instrument Funding Program - which is part of the European Commission's framework program, Horizon 2020, for Research and Innovation. The contribution was used for further demonstration, testing and realisation of COOL4SEA's new clean cooling technology at sea and on-going operating testings on various types/scales of ships over the next 2 years - in close collaboration with our current test development partners.
DESIGN & REFINEMENT PARTNERS
In December 2014, COOL4SEA entered into a partnership with the capital fund SDI A/S (South Danish Innovation). COOL4SEA received a capital commitment at exactly DKK 2.860.000 (€384.000). The funding was directed to progress the development of the first fully functioning prototype, including a dynamic "live" prototype stress test phase on land. We are now testing it in close collaboration with our maritime test partners to further refine the design and efficiency of the clean maritime cooling system.
For more information on SDI A/S go to www.sdti.dk.
VALUABLE COLLABORATIVE REFINEMENT
COOL4SEA has agreed on test cooperation with some of the leading Danish shipping companies and ship owners. This is done in order to get valuable and relevant input, insight and feedback from the test partners during the final development stages of the new development of the various parts and processes which is vital to make the technology work reliably and in optimal functionality. In this way, we ensure the technology will always meet, even exceed the maritime industry’s requirements and needs, with close attention to agile adaption into ship architecture, energy-efficiency, process application, utilization and on-going operation.