Three start-ups shortlisted in decarbonisation accelerator programme

A decarbonisation accelerator programme backed by Seaspan Corporation, Inmarsat and Lloyd’s Register has shortlisted three companies to progress to an ‘exploration phase’, with Rotoboost, Sealution and Spinergie emerging as the chosen applicants.

These startups will move forward to begin 12-weeks of workshops with the three Thetius:Zero programme partners to further develop and refine their technologies and ideas, working together to progress towards a proof of concept.

Rotoboost is a hydrogen company based in Norway offering a carbon capture system that is capable of turning waste CO2 into products such as graphene and graphite.

Sealution is a Belgian connectivity startup focused on vessel IoT for real time onboard sensor reporting, which is hoping to prove the viability of the technology for use in safety management of alternative fuels.

French maritime software company Spinergie was the third start-up selected, specialising in emission reduction and vessel optimisation, that pitched technology for improving emissions benchmarking.

“Thetius: Zero is a great platform for us to get exposure to innovative technology companies as we look for solutions to our decarbonisation challenges,” said Peter Jackson, Senior Vice President, Assets and Technology at Seaspan.

“We were very impressed with the quality and creativity of the solutions presented and we look forward to next steps.”

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