atmosfair receives the Kanthal® Award donation
atmosfair gGmbH recently received a check for 5000 € because of Sunfire GmbH winning the 2017 Kanthal® Award. Sunfire won the award for developing a process converting regenerative power, CO2 and water into synthetic gas or a crude oil substitute (e-Crude) which has the potential to satisfy the key need for CO2-neutral transportation fuels for the sustainable society of tomorrow.
The Kanthal® Award includes a prize sum of 5,000 €, a statuette and a diploma. The prize sum is, however, not for the winner to keep, but is to be donated to a charitable organization which supports the same criteria the Kanthal® Award is based on – sustainability, health and safety. Sunfire decided to donate their award to atmosfair, a climate protection organization with a focus on travel. They actively protect the climate by compensating greenhouse gases using renewable energies. The donation ceremony was held at atmosfair’s office in Berlin the 20th of November, 2017.
“We would like to use the Kanthal® Award donation to set up an application to communicate with airlines and end users that there is a real solution out there for climate compensation. With 100 € you can compensate for a trip from London to New York and back. It doesn’t matter for the atmosphere where in the world you do the climate compensation, that’s why we can use donations for climate compensations in setting up renewable projects or small biogas plants for farmers in Kenya, solar plant systems for families in Ethiopia or energy efficient cook stoves for families in Rwanda, says Dr Dietrich Brockhagen, founder and CEO atmosfair gGmgH.
“Sunfire has developed a solution which in the future potentially could reduce the CO2 emissions in the aviation sector. There is a perfect match between the atmosfair and Sunfire organizations and I think the spirit of we receiving an award and then dedicating it to another great idea basically multiplies the joy of winning the Kanthal® Award”, says Nils Aldag, CCO Sunfire GmbH.
About Kanthal® Award
The Kanthal® Award recognizes innovations related to new solutions in Sustainability, Quality of Life and the field of Energy Efficiency. We believe in the power of sharing experiences, knowledge and ideas, evolving them and introducing them to the marketplace. All with one common purpose – to make a sustainable world for coming generations.
Over time our innovations within materials technology have given us amazing architecture, revolutionary new techniques and safer environments. But there is still a lot to do to ensure a more sustainable world for coming generations. We know that innovations can enable people to live safer, healthier and more sustainable lives by developing better and more effective processes. Most important are perhaps the ones related to energy.
The Kanthal® Award is a yearly event and has now been awarded three times. The first winner in 2015 was the ArcelorMittal Desvres site in France for their use of furnace rollers without water cooling, 2016 the winner was Proton Power Inc, USA for their green and clean energy supply. The 2017 Kanthal® Award was rewarded Sunfire GmbH, Germany for their potential to satisfy the key need for CO2-neutral transportation fuels for the sustainable society of tomorrow.