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Turbulent is a green-tech company developing vortex water turbines for low-head micro hydropower in rivers or canals. The Vortex turbine is designed to be a continuous, resilient and cost-effective alternative to the existing low-head hydropower, traditional hydropower as well as intermittent energy solutions such as solar systems, diesel generators and small wind turbines. Current development is focused in on-site generation for on-grid and off-grid installations.
Turbulent Quick Facts
Due to the intermittency of wind and solar production, hydropower is one of the most attractive and intriguing solutions to harness energy, yet there are not many types of viable technologies for low-head hydropower.
Turbulent low-head vortex turbines use the natural flow of the stream.
The turbines are designed for continuous energy, decentralized, damless, easy-to-install, low-maintenance, fish-friendly, remotely monitored, without flood risk and with a long operating life.
As a run-in-river technology, Turbulent has one of the lowest carbon footprint of all electricity generation technologies as it requires much less raw materials (steel, concrete) than most. (Source, UK Parliament)
The Turbulent micro-hydropower plant has a considerably lower cost than traditional hydropower and a competitive price to solar plant with batteries.
To produce the same amount of continuous power as a Turbulent turbine, you would have to install a solar plant the size of a football field. The Turbulent turbine needs only 8% of that space.
In 2018 Turbulent went viral, reaching more than 100 million views in social media. Since then, Turbulent has received more than 15,000 requests for its projects from distributors, customers and investors.
Prizes & Awards
2018 3rd place. EIT Venture Award. Budapest
2018 Winner. DemoDay, Start it KBC
2016 1st prize. CleanTech Challenge Belgium. Leiden, Belgium
2016 1st prize. Engie Endeavor Innovation South America. Santiago, Chile
2016 1st prize. Orcelle: Future Of Logistics Award. Ocean Exchange. Orcelle. Savannah, USA
2016 Innovators under 35, MIT Technology review, Boston, USA
2016 Winner P18 Incubator
2015 1st prize. Pitch Startup Nations Summit. Best startup in the world. Monterrey, Mexico
2015 1st prize. Startup Chile Incubator
2015 3rd place. Hello Tomorrow Challenge. Paris, France
2014 Winner of Cleantech Challenge Belgium. Leuven, Belgium
2014 2nd place. Cleantech Challenge International
Partners & Supporters
Inno Energy, Engie, KU Leuven, P18, Flanders Investment & Trade, Clean Tech Flanders, Start it KBC, Alliance for Rural Electrification among others.
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Latest Media Mentions
08/04/2020, Flanders Today
27/02/2020, The ASEAN Post
24/06/2019, The Edge Markets
24/06/2019, De Tijd
Na, Na, 2019, UNIDO
18/11/2018, De Tijd
08/08/2018, De Morgen
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