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Time for alternative platform systems: Five reasons to ditch traditional scaffolding

Time for alternative platform systems: Five reasons to ditch traditional scaffolding

Working at height and other hard to reach areas is common to a lot of industries. In the past, scaffolds were the only option for workers who had to execute tasks at height or other areas with very limited access. However, these steel installations can be considered a thing of the past. There are gamechanger technologies, such as  LOBO System, that combine the flexibility and strength of traditional scaffolding with the simplicity and mobility of tower systems. In this blog, written by Robert Bokros [Director, LOBO Systems Ltd.] five compelling reasons to move away from traditional scaffolding are discussed.

05-11-2021
Nancy Haegel

Solar PV Potentials in Driving Energy Transition

To explore the full potential of solar in driving global Energy Transition, along with the challenges that must be addressed to realise this, we invited Nancy Haegel from the United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to answer a few questions touching on the potential of solar photovoltaics (PV) in supporting the Energy Transition.

Nancy is Center Director of the Materials Science Center in the Materials, Chemical, and Computational Science Directorate at NREL. Prior to joining NREL in 2014, she was a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Previously, she held faculty positions at Fairfield University and UCLA.

02-11-2021
OCTOBER 2021 Technologies in the Spotlight

Hydrogen Production, Storage and Power Generation Technologies

Hydrogen is gaining momentum these days given its huge potential as a clean energy solution. As such, we are highlighting hydrogen production, storage and power generation technologies on the platform for this month’s Technologies in the Spotlight. In this list, you will find novel and proven technologies with technology readiness levels ranging from 7 to 9. 

Enjoy browsing!

 

15-10-2021
David Reid

Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry in the Energy Transition

Oil and gas companies are faced with the ongoing challenge to become more efficient and reduce costs amid volatile global prices. Energy Transition and the call for more renewable energy sources are also affecting the industry’s medium- to long-term prospects.

To discuss how the oil and gas industry can manoeuvre through these challenges, we invited NOV Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer David Reid. Here, he answered questions on how oil and gas companies can adjust their core business strategy to make themselves more resilient. He also discussed some key technological opportunities for the oil and gas industry in light of the global Energy Transition journey.

12-10-2021
Atty. Monalisa Dimalanta

Energy Transition in Developing Countries by Monalisa Dimalanta

The journey towards Energy Transition differs across countries, and it is highly anchored on the social, economic and ecological priorities of their respective governments and constituents. To further explain the developing countries’ journey to Energy Transition, we invited Atty. Monalisa Dimalanta, a renewable energy expert  and former chairperson of Philippine government advisory body National Renewable Energy Board (NREB). 

Read her insights below on the Energy Transition journey of developing countries, with the case of the Philippines as a major reference.

 

02-08-2021
How a tech page on the platform helped a tech supplier get its foot in an energy operator’s door

“I saw your technology on TechnologyCatalogue.com!”

How a tech page on the platform helped a tech supplier get its foot in an energy operator’s door

This is a case study of one of the suppliers on TechnologyCatalogue.com, Advanced 3D Laser Solutions or A3D.

A3D Director Colin Pittman said he received many interests for their technology from all over the globe, including a direct inquiry from a huge operator in Houston, Texas.

 

23-07-2021
Arjan van Dijk

HSE Challenges & Opportunities in Major Industries

Health, safety and environment (HSE) is a major theme that is central to major industries, especially in the energy sector.

As such, we invited Safety Delta Nederland (SDN) Director Arjan van Dijk to discuss HSE challenges and opportunities in the petrochemicals industry, an industry that is largely interlinked with the energy sector. Read his answers to key HSE questions in this blog.

15-07-2021
Miranda Taylor

A Whole-of-Economy Approach to Energy Transition by Miranda Taylor

The global population is heading towards nine billion people and the demand for energy and electricity continues to grow. At the same time many parts of the world have experienced first-hand devastating climate change impacts, and this is driving the global capital investment world to move into the energy and technology solutions needed to decarbonise all industries.

 

23-06-2021
Jaco Fok

Innovation and Culture: A Closer Look at Large Energy Companies

To give us insights on the innovation culture in huge energy companies, we invited Jaco Fok, an innovation and digitalisation expert, for an interview. Here, he discussed extensively how large companies change/improve/maintain certain aspects of company culture to welcome innovation and successfully embed it in their organisation. He also noted key opportunities for oil and gas companies that are at the intersection of Energy Transition.

14-06-2021
Free masterclass

FREE 2-hour MASTERCLASS: How to Build a Balanced Tech Portfolio to Reduce CO2 Footprint

Clearly, cutting CO2 emissions is becoming a top, if not a major, priority for everyone. Shareholders and society are becoming more and more outspoken about their expectations towards energy companies to reduce their CO2 footprint, pushing the latter to take action. To support companies with this, we offer a FREE two-hour technology selection and deployment masterclass. The masterclass will be organised per company and will be open to employees who are registered users of TechnologyCatalogue.com. 

08-06-2021
Building a tech portfolio to reduce CO2 footprint

Building a tech portfolio to reduce CO2 footprint

Large companies all over the globe are taking conscious effort to reduce the CO2 footprint of their activities. According to a report from Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit, over a fifth of the world’s 2,000 largest public companies announced net zero commitments. But then the question comes: how to realise those targets? 

19-05-2021
Loek Vreenegoor

Technology Replication in the Energy Sector by Loek Vreenegoor

In this blog, Loek Vreenegoor shares his experience on replicating valuable technologies at Shell. Loek has over three decades of experience at Shell, holding technical and leadership positions in-charge of lab experimentation, innovation and R&D, replication and commercialisation of technologies, among others. Read Loek's insights in this blog.

13-05-2021
blue tulip award

Blue Tulip Awards names TechnologyCatalogue.com as one of the top Dutch innovators

Blue Tulip Awards selected TechnologyCatalogue.com as one of the top 50 Industry and Infrastructure innovators in the Netherlands.

This recognition shows that Blue Tulip Awards sees TechnologyCatalogue.com as one of the innovators that are helping to achieve "inclusive and sustainable industrialization together with innovation and resilient infrastructure."

28-04-2021
Dr. Robert Perrons

Innovation and the Fast-Changing Energy Sector by Dr. Robert Perrons

Technological innovation has played a vital role in the growth of the global energy sector in the past years, especially the major energy players which have invested heavily on technologies to make their operations more efficient. With the rapid technological changes in the sector coupled with sustainability being a central concern for the industry, we find it helpful to thresh out some of the key issues surrounding technology and innovation in the energy sector.

As such, we invited Dr. Robert Perrons, professor of Technology Management and Strategy at the Queensland University of Technology, to answer a few questions on this matter. In this blog you can read Dr. Robert’s insightful answers to our questions on innovation in the energy sector.

13-04-2021
TechnologyCatalogue.com welcomes Rockstart as new investor

TechnologyCatalogue.com welcomes Rockstart as new investor

Fresh capital, bigger network to fuel further platform growth. 

TechnologyCatalogue.com, fastest-growing global platform for technology solutions in the energy sector, has recently formalised the entry of a new investor, global accelerator-VC Rockstart.

The new investment provides an opportunity for the company to expand the platform exponentially by exploring new territories and introducing new features and functionalities.

09-04-2021
InnovationQuarter joins the Netherlands Energy Technology Platform

InnovationQuarter joins the Netherlands Energy Technology Platform

InnovationQuarter has joined the Netherlands Energy Technology Platform (NETP), a digital exhibition exclusive to Dutch technologies. With InnovationQuarter on board the NETP, companies in their network have the opportunity to showcase their innovative technologies to potential clients abroad and get support for international business development activities.

08-04-2021
Mervin Azeta

Cultivating young female innovators in the energy sector by Mervin Azeta

March, Women’s History Month, is over. But we must be celebrating women and all their contributions and achievements whenever possible.

 At TechnologyCatalogue.com, we believe in the valuable contribution of women to innovation and technology not just in the energy sector but to all industries and fields. As such, we find it important to grow the number and proportion of women, who are actively pursuing studies and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

 For this week’s Faces of the Energy Sector insights blog, we invited Mervin Azeta --- an energy professional, a chemical engineer, a youth leader and a staunch advocate for greater numbers of females pursuing STEM studies and careers.

07-04-2021
Erik Vincent

TechnologyCatalogue.com and its Evolving Role in the Global Energy Industry

TechnologyCatalogue.com was established in March 2018 with the purpose of bridging the gap between technology suppliers and end-users in the global energy industry, but now it has also become an agent of change that accelerates the energy transition with technology and innovation.

In this blog, TechnologyCatalogue.com Co-founder and Managing Partner Erik Nijveld walks you through our journey from being a one-stop shop for technologies in 2018 to a platform for innovations in the global energy industry in 2021 and beyond.

31-03-2021
Dr. Syham Bentouati

Energy Transition in the Middle East: Insights from Dr. Syham Bentouati

The Middle East is home to many oil-producing countries and has been a key player in the global energy industry. However, socioeconomic and political events and pressures in the past several years, including an enormous increase in energy demand and the global pressure to reduce carbon emissions have forced the region to rethink its stance. 

To give more information on the overall Energy Transition journey in the Middle East, we requested our partner for Oman Dr. Syham Bentouati to answer some key questions about this subject.

24-03-2021
Mina Kamel

Tech Startups in COVID times, Insights from Mina Kamel

Technology startups also have differing stories of how the global pandemic has affected them. Some prospered as they answer to specific needs brought by COVID-19, some remained stable with appropriate strategies and/or a good runway, but some folded due to lack of funding or loss of clients.

To give us an idea of how tech startups are weathering the global pandemic, we invited Mina Kamel, CEO and one of the co-founders of Switzerland-based Voliro Airborne Robotics to talk with us.

11-03-2021
Bettina Bachmann

Energy Transition in the DACH Region: Insights from Bettina Bachmann

The DACH region, composed of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is joining this global energy transition journey as it is accelerating the integration of renewable energy sources in its energy system. To shed more light on this topic, we invited our DACH partner Bettina Bachmann to answer a few questions.

03-03-2021
Joseph Dischinger

Innovating versus Surviving: How the US energy sector innovates amid a belt-tightening business environment

With a volatile global market and uncertain national political situation, there is a need for companies to future-proof operations and be on top of solutions and strategies available in the market, including technological solutions. Renewables need to further drive their unit cost down to compete with traditional energy sources, while traditional energy companies see the need to diversify and explore emerging business streams.

To shed light on how innovations are playing a role in a challenging business environment that US energy companies are in now, we asked our US partner Joseph Dischinger to answer the following five questions.

24-02-2021
Anouk Creusen

Women in the Energy Sector: Insights from Anouk Creusen

The energy sector remains one of the least gender diverse sectors and closing this gender gap will be vital as women are key drivers of innovative and inclusive solutions. - International Energy Association

TechnologyCatalogue.com believes that real change can be achieved when there’s inclusion and diversity in both decision making and execution processes. There is just no match to many ideas laid on the table coming from people with different perspectives.

02-02-2021
Virtual expo

Opportunities for exhibition organisers in the COVID-19 era and beyond

COVID-19 resulted in drastic changes to ways companies and their employees  deal with their clients, mostly resorting to online interactions as restrictions in several countries do not allow for physical events such as meetings, conferences and exhibitions. Although the vaccines offer hope, it is not likely that people will be as comfortable attending live events as in the past especially that current situation exposed them to alternative, sometimes more effective and convenient, ways of doing business...

13-01-2021
survey

Emerging Operational Challenges in the Energy Sector: From the Perspective of Operators in the UK

Our goal is to connect End-Users with the right Technology Suppliers and provide support in the deployment process. 

To realise this goal more effectively, we reached out to over 500 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) Operators, Tier#1 Contractors, and many international and national oil companies to identify industry trends and establish their specific interest in learning more about Technologies that address key operational challenges. The goal is to listen to our UK End-Users so our platform will be more aligned to actual needs of the sector. One thing was clear as a result of this survey: Energy Transition is a top priority for UK operators. This will be discussed further shortly.

16-12-2020