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Exploring new technologies and emerging value chains
Our commitment to storing vital products with care helps both to meet the needs of a growing population and to reach society’s broader goals. These goals include providing access to affordable, acceptable, sustainable and reliable energy, and facilitating the introduction of cleaner, low-carbon fuels; improving air quality; and contributing to a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and contractors.
In line with these ambitions, we have set up Vopak Ventures to identify investment opportunities in start-ups and scale-ups in new technologies and emerging value chains. In this, we focus on two areas: Sustainability and Digitalization.
With our sustainability fund we focus on facilitating new sustainable solutions in areas like, zero emission fuels (like hydrogen), green feedstocks for the industry, recycling solutions, carbon capture storage, flow batteries.
With our digitalization fund we focus on new technologies to improve the service towards our customers and make our operations and our industry more efficient, effective, safe and reducing our environmental footprint.
Our basic investment principles
- Our typical financial investment over the lifetime of a venture varies from €0.5 to 10 million. We typically take minority stakes.
- We are active partners, often customers and frequently serve on boards.
Our current portfolio
|Hydrogen - Hydrogenious||The LOHC technology of Hydrogenious is a solution for a variety of applications in hydrogen logistics, as it enables the safe and easy hydrogen-handling by storing hydrogen in a liquid.|
|Hydrogen - HyEt Hydrogen||HyET Hydrogen is a leading SME in the field of electrochemical hydrogen compression. HyET has introduced a commercially viable Electrochemical Hydrogen Compressor (EHPC).|
|Solar - HyEt Solar||Extreme lightweight (5% of traditional glass panels) and low-cost raw materials (silicon based) are key enablers to produce solar power at the lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). Powerfoil is therefore suited for both large scale solar utilities and high-end building integrated applications.|
|Circular economy - Xirqulate||Xirqulate uses a proven technique that converts low-calorific residual flows and high-calorific waste flows into a clay substitute as a secondary raw material for the ceramic industry or as an additive in concrete products.|
|3D-scanning - A3D||
Specialist in the oil and gas industry, digitising process facilities using modern 3D scanning technology, mapping sites for analysis, modelling and documentation.
|Digital inspections - Falcker||Drones and robotics. Autonomous unmanned vehicles (UAV) help to gain inspection data from hard to reach or unsafe areas and ensure consistent inspection.||
|Industrial IoT solutions - TWTG||TWTG is an expert I-IoT company developing smart products for the industry.|
|Inspection confined spaces - Performance Rotors||Harnessing smart drone technology for confined and inaccessible spaces, protecting both man and infrastructure.|