WWL is one of the cleanest shipping companies and each year, offers a grant to the best new clean-tech innovation.
We are hoping to raise as much awareness of this scheme as possible to attract some really high quality entries – the grant has been upped this year to $100,000 and last year’s winner has seen his idea (a concept to rival SkySails) being trialled on ships at the moment.
With just over a month to go until its 2011 Orcelle Grants application period closes, global shipping and logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics asked naval architects Per Brinchman and Per Tunell to share their insights into what makes a winning clean-tech idea.
This year, WWL has expanded the eligibility criteria for the Orcelle Grants to include alternative energy sources and energy-efficient technologies with applications for 1) commercial shipping and 2) terminal operations, reflecting WWL’s research and development into the E/SOrcelle, a zero emissions concept vessel, and the Castor Green Terminal, a zero-emissions terminal and cargo processing centre.
Applications are being welcomed from across the world from individual inventors, entrepreneurs and technology developers and are available at www.2wglobal.com/www/environment/OrcelleGrants. All applications must be submitted by Monday March 21, 2011. Winners will be announced in April 2011.
WWL head of environment, Melanie Moore, speaks to Per Brinchman and Per Tunell:
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (www.2wglobal.com) delivers innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo. WWL has approximately 3,300 employees worldwide, and deploys around 60 modern eco-adapted vessels. The company has a strong environmental focus and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions to reduce its operational impacts on the environment.