2021 Review: Top Innovators in Energy Transition

Darcy Partners
Mora Fernández Jurado

There’s no shortage of lists to summarize the past year. But here at Darcy, we have a unique data set with activity on Darcy Connect from over 10,000 energy company Connect Users. That data shows which innovators saw the most activity on Darcy Connect in the form of views, clicks, likes, follows, meetings scheduled, etc. Combined with analysis from our Research Team about technology developments and market traction, we have selected the Top 10 Innovators from 2021 in each of our coverage channels. This is our way of saying: these are the innovators that your peers are most interested in, so you should definitely go and learn more about them. In this article, you will find the Innovators that made it on the list in the category of Energy Transition.

But there is far more to detail to look at than what you’ll find here.

  • The Innovator names are all linked to their Storefront, where you can find in-depth information on their products, business model, our Research Team’s opinion, and Connect Users are even able to schedule meetings with the Innovators.
  • Utility users of these technology companies will share their experience deploying these solutions during the Energy Transition: Top Technologies from 2021 Darcy Live Event that will take place on January 25th at 10am CST.
  • In the month of January, you will (and may already have) find weekly articles like this with Top 10 lists from our Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, Sustainability, and Energy Transition research programs.
  • All articles will be followed by a Darcy Live Event. On the Event page, you can find the full Darcy Live schedule for Q1.

The Top 10 Innovators from 2021 in the Energy Transition space are (in random order):

  • Geothermal Technologies is a Technology Aggregator. They combine modern drilling and imaging capabilities from the oil & gas sector with other novel approaches, such as a new sculpting technologies, to generate geothermal power from deep-well, open loop systems that is environment friendly and clean.
  • Monolith Corp. (former Monolith Materials) is a turquoise hydrogen manufacturing company that uses a proprietary methane pyrolysis process to convert natural gas to hydrogen and ammonia while co-producing carbon black.
  • Project Canary offers a continuous emissions monitoring and data management platform. They are an Industrial Energy Systems (IES) company, so their monitoring and management tools are tied to the IES Trustwell Performance ratings for certification of responsibly produced hydrocarbons.
  • Nacelle is a company that supports the needs of the customers in terms of technology and in the design, the engineering, construction and operation of biogas plants. Nacelle also offers field gas conditioning programs to support upstream, production, and midstream operations.
  • ION Clean Energy is a post-combustion carbon capture technology developer. ION has developed a demonstrated sorbent that enables low-cost and high-efficiency carbon capture.
  • Fervo is a geothermal developer utilizing technology like horizontal drilling, fiber optics, and completions techniques developed for shale development in O&G to scale geothermal develop opportunities and dramatically reduce the cost in order to compete with other renewables and fossil fuels.
  • Silixa offers a dense array of data sets that enable operators to gain actionable insight into their assets and systems to increase efficiency, enhance safety, prevent loss and extend lifespans. Doing so with a significantly reduced environmental footprint.
  • Carbon Clean provides purpose-built carbon capture systems for industrial applications. The company’s CDRMax process uses proprietary solvents and process equipment designs that are scalable and can be designed for a range of off-gases.
  • Proton Technologies has patented a method to produce clean hydrogen by injecting oxygen into depleted oil wells. Using a palladium alloy filter in a production well-bore hydrogen is extracted and the carbon emissions are trapped in place.
  • Turboden is a clean tech organization that designs, produces and manufactures Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems to use with a wide range of sources to produce dispatchable energy from low temperature sources (as low as 80°C) with geothermal and industrial (waste heat recovery) applications among others.

About Project Canary

Project Canary is a SaaS-based data analytics company focused on accurate corporate climate ESG data for emission-intensive industrial companies. We are the leaders in holistic environmental assessments (air, water, land, and community). Project Canary scores responsible operations, delivering independent emission profiles via high-fidelity continuous monitoring technology to provide actionable environmental performance data. Our sensor portfolio includes high-fidelity spectroscopy-based methane detection and emissions quantification for the oil and gas sectors, plus Aeris Technologies’ laser-based gas analyzers covering other emissions, including ethane, nitrous oxide, formaldehyde, ethylene oxide, benzene, and more. Formed as a Public Benefit Corporation, Project Canary’s Denver-based team of scientists, engineers, and seasoned industry operators identify and quantify areas to reduce emissions. www.projectcanary.com

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