Transient Plasma Systems, which specialises in nanosecond pulsed-power systems, was chosen from 10 finalists and awarded 100,000 US dollars in prize money at the Ocean Exchange’s awards dinner at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Centre on October 14.
Ray Fitzgerald, WWL's President for Atlantic, congratulated the winner, saying the solution will benefit the shipping industry as well as it helps to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
“It’s a technology that can have a major impact on human health and the environment,” he says.
The Orcelle Award, which was established by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in 2008, supports clean-tech entrepreneurs who aim to make shipping and logistics more sustainable. The winner is selected from a carefully vetted shortlist by the delegates participating in the Ocean Exchange, an annual event that WWL has sponsored since 2012 to extend the reach of the Orcelle Award programme. This year there were 70 submissions from all over the world registered in the Ocean Exchange database.
"The Orcelle Award is a way for WWL to discover and promote new technologies that can help us achieve our vision of zero-emission shipping and logistics,” Fitzgerald says. “Previous winners are already making a difference in our daily business.”
To learn more about Transient Plasma Systems based in California, click here.