Cleantech Blockchain Initiatives (Blockchain Report Excerpt)

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Along with our regular daily clean tech news coverage, CleanTechnica also produces in-depth reports on various aspects of clean energy and clean transport. One of the emerging technologies we cover that isn’t directly a clean tech innovation is blockchain, which promises to be a catalyst for innovation in the green economy in the very near future. Blockchain is probably most widely known to the public as “having something to do with cryptocurrency and Bitcoin, right?,” which is partially correct, but the technology itself has a wide range of applications, some of which will be crucial in the fields of distributed renewable energy, grid management and energy storage, and smart contracts, among others.

The full report Blockchain – An Innovation Enabler for Clean Technology, which was published in July, is a deep dive into blockchain and its potential, and we have been posting excerpts from the report over the last few months. (Read the last installment here.)

Blockchain clean technology solutions are spring up globally. At present we see 63 initiatives across 26 countries. Some are innovation efforts by major utilities and vendors. Others are fast-moving startups by cryptocurrency entrepreneurs. Many will disappear in the next year or two, but as a group they hold significant promise for innovation.

Initiative: 4New UK
Brief description: Waste to energy power plant entirely integrated on the blockchain network and dedicated to crypto-mining
Country: United Kingdom

Initiative: ACWA Power and SolarCoin
Brief description: Two 50 MW capacity solar plants generating electricity minting SolarCoins
Country: Saudi Arabia

Initiative: ASTRN Energy
Brief description: P2P energy trading
Country: Australia

Initiative: Bankymoon Bitcoin smart meter
Brief description: Pay-as-you-go-smart meter using cryptocurrency for immediate payments.
Country: South Africa

Initiative: Bas Nederland Payments
Brief description: Utility accepting Bitcoin to pay utility bills
Country: Netherlands

Initiative: Bittwatt
Brief description: Realtime grid electricity supply and demand matching.
Country: Romania

Initiative: Blockchain Mining Ltd.
Brief description: Quebec-based organization acquiring MWs of renewable energy capacity for sustainable blockchain mining
Country: Canada

Initiative: BlockchainPowerTrustneeTranseastern
Brief description: Renewable energy company pivots to powering cryptocurrency mining with renewables
Country: Romania

Initiative: Brooklyn Microgrid
Brief description: LO3 Energy Exergy used to manage payments between generators and users on a microgrid in Brooklyn.
Country: United States

Initiative: Chile National Energy Commission
Brief description: Committing national grid energy trades to Ethereum blockchain solution for transparency
Country: Chile

Initiative: Civitas solar with WePower
Brief description: Spanish solar through WePower
Country: Spain

Initiative: ClimateCoin
Brief description: Climate change ICO for investment fund
Country: Spain

Initiative: Conquista solar with WePower
Brief description: Spanish solar generation funded through WePower
Country: Spain

Initiative: Electrify Asia
Brief description: Blockchain-based retail electricity market for Southeast Asia
Country: Singapore

Initiative: Elera and WePower
Brief description: Large scale tokenization of energy data in Estonia
Country: Estonia

Initiative: eMotorWerks
Brief description: Peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging
Country: United States

Initiative: Enerchain European energy trading platform
Brief description: Large European utilities join blockchain energy trading platform
Country: Germany

Initiative: Energi Mine in UK
Brief description: Incenting efficient use of electricity with blockchain
Country: United Kingdom

Initiative: Energy Blockchain Labs Carbon Ledger
Brief description: IBM Blockchain used in the reporting and verification process of carbon asset development.
Country: China

Initiative: Energy Web Foundation
Brief description: Open-source, scalable platform for management of decentralized energy
Country: United States

Initiative: EnerPort
Brief description: Irish P2P energy trading startup
Country: Ireland

Initiative: Engie SA
Brief description: French utility using blockchain to certify that electricity purchased by customers comes from renewable sources
Country: France

Initiative: Exergy Energy
Brief description: Localized energy markets and devices
Country: United States

Initiative: Genercoin
Brief description: Coin for transacting in biofuels
Country: Canada

Initiative: Grid Singularity
Brief description: Event, publication and research organization focused on blockchain and clean technology
Country: Germany

Initiative: Grid+ IOT energy savings
Brief description: Uses blockchain to record and manage IOT home devices for energy savings.
Country: United States

Initiative: ImpactPPA
Brief description: Energy P2P trading
Country: United States

Initiative: Innogy Share&Charge
Brief description: Peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging
Country: Germany

Initiative: KWHCoin
Brief description: Funding power for the poorly powered in microgrids and small renewables globally
Country: United States

Initiative: LO3 and Power Exchange
Brief description: Linking microgrids in Europe to larger wholesale grids
Country: United States

Initiative: NAD Grid
Brief description: Peer-to-peer energy trading platform
Country: United States

Initiative: NEMoGrid
Brief description: P2P energy trading on distribution grid project with multiple utility participants in Europe
Country: Switzerland

Initiative: Nori Carbon Coin
Brief description: Nori is dedicated to removing carbon from the atmosphere by creating a cryptocurrency-based carbon removal marketplace.
Country: United States

Initiative: Novacorex solar with WePower
Brief description: Italian solar generation funded through WePower
Country: Italy

Initiative: NovaTeqni
Brief description: Powering the unpowered via microgrids and micropayments.
Country: Canada

Initiative: NREL and BlockCypher energy transactions
Brief description: P2P energy trading
Country: United States

Initiative: Nyuta
Brief description: Exploring fast Bitcoin utility payments via Lightning with 3rd largest Japanese utility
Country: Japan

Initiative: Origin Energy with PowerLedger
Brief description: 200 person microgrid trading electricity in Sidney
Country: Australia

Initiative: PowerLedger peer-to-peer marketplace
Brief description: Provides a blockchain-enabled peer-to-peer energy trading marketplace for
renewable energy.
Country: Australia

Initiative: Puerto Rico power trading
Brief description: Connecting small-scale generation with local partners using blockchain
Country: United States

Initiative: Pylon blockchain smart meters
Brief description: Smart meters enabled by blockchain
Country: Spain

Initiative: Qtum Foundation
Brief description: Philippines microgrid blockchain solution
Country: Philippies

Initiative: Restart Energy RED MWATT
Brief description: European energy trading platform
Country: Romania

Initiative: Robotinaico
Brief description: European organization creating a blockchain-based network that, by means of AI and smart physical devices would optimize energy consumption
Country: Slovenia

Initiative: Seoul KEPCO P2P energy
Brief description: Small-scale energy trading with local generators in Seoul, South Korea
Country: South Korea

Initiative: SolarBankers
Brief description: P2P energy trading
Country: Singapore

Initiative: SolarCoin
Brief description: Tokenized rewards for generating solar electricity
Country: United States

Initiative: SP Group
Brief description: Renewable energy certificates through blockchain
Country: Singapore

Initiative: TenneT-Sonnen eServices
Brief description: Blockchain used to record and balance battery storage on either end of a transmission link from North Sea wind generation.
Country: Netherlands

Initiative: TenneT-Vandebron EV Collaboration
Brief description: Blockchain acting as a distributed signal network for cars that plug into recharge
Country: Netherlands

Initiative: Tepco Electron
Brief description: Exploring use of blockchain in Japanese energy market
Country: Japan

Initiative: Thailand BCPG PowerLedger
Brief description: Renewable energy peer-to-peer trading in Thailand
Country: Thailand

Initiative: UN Climate Change Coalition about blockchain
Brief description: UN establishes working committee to investigate uses of distributed ledger technologies in combating climate change
Country: United States

Initiative: US DOE and Guardtime
Brief description: Blockchain cybersecurity technology to help secure distributed energy resources at the grid’s edge
Country: United States

Initiative: Utility Payments
Brief description: Payment gateways that allow paying utility bills with cryptocurrency.
Country: Mexico

Initiative: Verv
Brief description: Microgrid energy trading
Country: United Kingdom

Initiative: WePower
Brief description: Blockchain based energy trading platform.
Country: Gibraltar

Initiative: Xage IOT Security with ABB
Brief description: Grid IOT device endpoint security enabled by blockchain with industry leader ABB
Country: United States

Initiative: XiWatt
Brief description: Peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging
Country: United States

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