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Frontpage News 2016 Less pollution with cleaner technology

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With support through the Norway Grants, Skeleton Technologies have developed a revolutionary technology which reduces fuel and battery consumption in trucks Photographer: Eino Kink - Äripäev

Less pollution with cleaner technology

With support from Norway through the Norway Grants, Skeleton Technologies (ST) in Estonia is developing revolutionary technology which reduces fuel and battery consumption in trucks.

“We are a leading company in the business and we aim to help customers to reduce CO2 emissions and energy loss. This would not be possible without the intelligent module technology developed during the project,” says Chief Operating Officer, Oliver Ahlberg.

The support through the 'Green Industry Innovation' programme in Estonia has made it possible for the company to hire a world class team to develop a new generation of IT solutions.

During the project ST has developed two different types of technology: an engine starting module (ESM) for trucks and other vehicles and a 160V module to store braking energy to use for later acceleration.

Both of the modules developed save energy. The 160V module can reduce the fuel consumption of trucks by up to 25%. The ESM reduces fuel consumption and extends the lifetime of batteries as well as lowering their consumption.

 

In 2015 Skeleton Technologies won the Swedish Business Awards and was named as one of the top 100 cleantech companies in the world by the Cleantech Group.

The project is one of 15 large projects in a €6 million programme financed by Norway to increase the competitiveness of green enterprises, including the greening of existing industries, green innovation and green entrepreneurship.

Results at a glance

  • 39 Processes and smart solutions with IT developed and improved
  • 3 New environmental technologies successfully commercialised
  • 2 New environmental technologies successfully developed
  • 11 Projects with a Norwegian partner

Find out more

Read more about the programme

Read more about the Norway Grants to Estonia