hi Sustainable Development Award was presented for the first time in 2019 and again in 2021. The Award is based on the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The project Brande Brint with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in front was this year's winner of 'hi Sustainable Development Award' for their contribution towards converting the transport sector to sustainable hydrogen. In the election of Siemens Gamesa as the winner of hi Award, the jury emphasised that Siemens Gamesa together with their local partners in Brande Brint has established the world's first and largest hydrogen plant based on wind power. This is according to the jury decisive for being able to convert the transport sector such as ships, flights and lorries from black to green energy, which is a prerequisite for avoiding the worst climate change.
- Insatech for the development of a unique technology, which purify polluted tap water easy, cheap and eco-friendly - literally by the speed of light via UV-light.
- Siemens Gamesa for in collaboration with local partners to have established the worlds first and largest hydrogen plant: 'Brande hydrogen' which can contribute to converting the transprot sector from black to green energy.
- Innocell for the development of a super capacitor, which can store large amounts of energy from sustainable sources such as sun and wind, like it also has a significant longer longevity than the traditional battery solutions.
- Lyras for creating a unique and effective method to cold pasteurisation, which reduces the energy consumption with 90% and the water consumption with no less than 60%.
The award takes its inspiration from the UN’s 17 SDGs, which together pave the way for a more sustainable future for people, animals, the environment and the climate.
The hi expo wants to shine a light on these global targets by celebrating and promoting the exhibitors who make a special effort to incorporate sustainable development into their company.
The jury consists of a wide section of experts from the industry and research environment with insight and knowledge regarding sustainability transition:
Line Gry Knudsen, ph.d. and acting director of education, Climate KIC
Line Gry Knudsen is ph.d. in organisation and management and also acting director of education in Climate KIC, Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative. Line is an expert in identifying innovative solutions and scaling them to become transformative solutions in the global transition.
Eva Harpøth, sustainability adviser and editor at CSR.DK
Eva Harpøth has lots of experience with and a profound insight into danish and international companies' work to integrate sustainability in the business.
Nette Kirkegaard, adviser and managing director, RETHINK Sustainability Consultancy
Nette Kirkegaard has worked with sustainability trends and business integration in Danish and international correlation for 15 years. Nette Kirkegaard has advised the hi expo regarding the founding of hi Sustainable Development Award and also compiled criteria etc. for the award.