COOL4SEA MARITIME COOLING TECHNOLOGY®
Clean, COST-EFFECTIVE & ENERGY SAVING Cooling Technology for Wide/Large-scale Adaption inTO the Global Maritime Shipping Industry
COOL4SEA Innovation Lab is right now on the verge of introducing a new progressive type of clean, cost efficient and energy saving cooling system for wide/large scale adaption in the international maritime cargo, transport and cruise industry into the market.
Onboard ships of all types, sizes and cargos, the need for cooling is always present. However conventional cooling system solutions is powered by electricity created by combustion of fuel oil. This is expensive, adds considerably to the overall emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), and the systems often contain large quantities of harmful refrigerant gases (HFC/HFCFs) and other chemical compounds, which if exposed to the environment can cause great harm to the biosphere.
The COOL4SEA Maritime Cooling Technology harnesses its energy from surplus/untapped energy potential generated from other ship power processes, for instance waste heat in the cooling water generated by the ships main and auxiliary engines, to create the electricity needed to maintain and provide cooling. This nullifies the need for fossile 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.
With the implementation of the COOL4SEA Maritime Cooling Technology a typical average freighter ship will potentially save approx. 340 tons of fuel oil every year, which in turn saves the biosphere of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) of approx. 1200 tons annually. With the adaption in a large-scale shipping fleet or in widespread global shipping industry in general this would have a significant and crucial impact on the overall maritime shipping industry's environmental footprint and save a huge amount of money otherwise spend on fuel oil to provide the energy for onboard cooling at sea!
COOL4SEA’s cooling system ensures greater competitiveness and substantial fuel oil savings for the ship owner/shipping company by utilizing untapped/surplus energy resources, provides opportunity to better respond to the intensified emission rules (less emission of air pollutants/no use of harmful chemicals, less fuel consumption), — and it is very easily implemented and adapted into any ship architecture without disrupting valuable on-going ship operation (no shipyard docking needed).
Once implemented the cooling system also has the benefit of requiring almost no need of maintenance or upkeep due to its design architecture with almost no moving parts, which makes it reliable, durable and require almost no upkeep or ongoing maintenance.
WITH THE IMPLIMENTATION OF THE COOL4SEA MARITIME COOLING TECHNOLOGY A TYPICAL AVERAGE FREIGHTER SHIP WILL POTENTIALLY SAVE APPROX. 340 TONS OF FUEL OIL EVERY YEAR, WHICH IN TURN SAVES THE ENVIRONMENT OF CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS (CO2) OF APPROX. 1200 TONS EVERY YEAR.
WITH THE ADAPTION IN A LARGE SHIPPING FLEET OR IN WIDESPREAD GLOBAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY IN GENERAL THIS WOULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT, CRUCIAL AND SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON THE OVERALL MARITIME SHIPPING INDUSTRY'S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT AND ON ON-GOING OPERATION EXPENSES OTHERWISE SPEND On FUEL OIL TO PROVIDE THE ENERGY FOR ON-BOARD COOLING AT SEA!
HOW IT WORKS
A SIMPLIFYED VISUAL
OF THE Design Architecture
of the COOL4SEA Maritime
PERKS & BENEFITS
COOL4SEA MARITIME COOLING TECHNOLOGY ®
VISUAL MAP SUMMARY
THE BACKBONE OF THE TECHNOLOGY
A truly simple SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT
— BUT NOW ENABLED TO BE utilizeD AT SEA!
COOL4SEA cooling tech solution utilizes untapped/surplus energy contained in the cooling water (waste heat) from the ship's main- and auxiliary engines. This saves a considerably amount of money, otherwise spend on fuel cost, which in turn enhances and lowers the ship/ship fleets on-going operation costs. Beyond this, the design, components and setup minimizes the ship’s emission of environmentally harmful gases by reducing carbon dioxid (CO2) and need for HFC/HFFC gases entirely, and thus setting new standards of eco-friendly clean ship operation.
In 1930, Albert Einstein developed and patented, along with his former student Leó Szilárd, a new form of cooling unit made especially for home use. A device that has no moving parts and only requires a heat source to function. The vapor absorption refrigeration device operates on the principle of de-humidification by heating a humidified liquid lithium bromide medium. Nearly a hundred years later, this principle is still used in many ways — but not on ships (as of yet) due to the problem of making the principle work at sea. The way in which the principle is used today, it requires a 100 % stabile environment. Conditions which, of course do not exist at sea.
COOL4SEA has now developed a way to do this with great effect!
Our new maritime clean cooling technology is based on the same simple principle, but made exclusively for maritime use, that is able to withstand the conditions of sailing at high seas. A new durable and reliable design that can handle the vibrations, turmoil and volatile conditions a ship is exposed to on the high seas.
COOL4SEA's new cooling solution is able to fulfill exactly the same needs as the conventional cooling systems used onboard ships today. The main difference is, that COOL4SEA's clean cooling technology runs on "waste heat" from other power processes on board a ship, — energy contained in the cooling water from the ship's engine for instance — instead of electricity produced by combustion of fuel oil as most conventional systems operate at today. The cooling solution is simply driven by this surplus heat, nothing else. This saves a considerably amount of money, otherwise spend on fuel oil, which in turn enhances the costumer's competitiveness, minimizes ship’s emissions and eliminates the need and use of HFC/HFCS cooling gases and other harmful chemical compounds used widely today.
Key conditions/processes explained
Take a look at this explainer video to see what critical conditions helps our sustainable cooling technology harness energy and create cooling without the need of fuel. Once installed, its litterally selfsustaining and has no/very little need for on-going maintenance.
THE POTENTIAL OF THE TECHNOLOGY
THE MARITIME CHALLENGES OF TOMMORROW
Modern shipping business and industry is facing a new reality. In both small-scale and large-scale shipping fleets for transport, cruise and cargo, the need to decrease on-going operation costs and utilize new untapped and environmentally friendly energy sources is evident and becoming “The New Standard”.
The need for rethinking energy resources for propelling power and on—board power consumption and utilization is a top priority in most maritime and seafaring businesses, in the effort to grow better overall revenue and optimize energy at sea. New progressive, cost-effective and sustainable ways of providing energy for propulsion and on-board heating and cooling is becoming a more and more fundamental necessity and obligation. The utilization of untapped and alternative energy sources for on—board power consumption and efficiency is evident in most sea-faring businesses today. New clean and cost-effective ways of providing energy for propulsion and on-board heating and cooling and other processes would be a valuable“leap of evolution” towards a more sustainable and energy efficient future within the maritime industry. The development of COOL4SEA’s cooling technology can be an cornerstone “piece of the puzzle” to create better energy-efficient ship operation while also reducing/nullifying the need for fossil fuel and harmful chemicals/HFC gasses.
Onboard a ship, there are many processes which produce a lot of potential energy sources, — for instance untapped and unexploited energy in the form of waste heat, produced by a ships main or secondary auxiliary systems. On-board most medium and large-scale tranport, cargo and cruise ships, there is a huge demand for cooling of both goods and on board temperature conditions, so the technology is relevant to implement on ships of almost all types and scale. If this leaves out the need of cooling gasses and the burning of fossile fuel oil, all the better.
With this concept in mind, COOL4SEA Innovation Lab is in the final process of developing a new eco-friendly, sustainable and cost-effective cooling technology optimizedfor wide-scale use on transport, cargo and cruise ships. A clean, cost-effective and durable cooling system, which unlocks this opportunity and provides a low-cost evolutionary leap towards a more energy-efficient and sustainable future.
COOL4SEA MARITIME COOLING TECHNOLOGY®
RECOGNITION & SUPPORT
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.
2015 — AmCham EU Entrepreneurship Youth Award
AmCham EU (www.amchameu.eu) speaks for American companies committed to Europe on trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It aims to ensure a growth-orientated business and investment climate in Europe. AmCham EU facilitates the resolution of transatlantic issues that impact business and plays a role in creating better understanding of EU and US positions on business matters.
Late 2014 — Winner, The European Championship in Entrepreneurship
— Brilliant Young Entrepreneurs, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
Early 2014 — Winner, The Danish Championship in Entrepreneurship
— Innovation & 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 CEO 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
American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union
— Speaking for American Business in Europe:
“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”.