Smart energy. With a mix of software and sensory, the company Seluxit can save industrial Denmark large amounts of energy. This is the conclusion of the completed innovation project AVES.
The cheapest and most sustainable energy is the one you don’t use.
Seluxit works for that bonmot. The company from Aalborg specializes in digital solutions that energy efficiencies everything from buildings to industrial production; among other things, through the product ShowMe, developed in the innovation project AVES under the auspices of Energy Cluster Denmark.
“We have linked the so-called internet of things to the energy sector and developed a complete set-up with dashboard, software and sensors for industrial production lines for monitoring in order to achieve energy savings through maintenance planning and production control,” says Daniel Lux, CEO of Seluxit.
I The AVES project tested the technology at a production company in Hobro.
“We put our sensors on different parts of the production, such as fans and compressors. That they didn’t turn off cost them 1000 DKK for one night. Their standby consumption could also be reduced. With the current energy prices, we just have to say that the product is relevant across many sectors,” says Daniel Lux.
The project also involved Aalborg University and the energy consultancy Systemize ApS, which has worked with industrial energy analyses since 1992.
“I’ve been doing manual analyses for many years. The new type of software helps me make the process significantly faster and easier through automation. I can offer my customers the same as before – just much faster and cheaper. And time is money,” says Poul H. Nielsen, CEO of Systemize ApS.
Seluxit currently has 15 active customers on ShowMe, which is sold as software as a service. The product can be used both to visualize companies’ energy consumption and to control power consumption, so it is used when the electricity price is cheapest – among other things through integration to Energinet’s data hub.
“Energy-efficient technologies are an important starting point for our path towards a climate-neutral future, which is why the AVES project is a good example of how it pays to collaborate on innovation. The companies involved have new products on the shelves – while at the same time making a positive difference to the industry’s climate footprint when energy is saved,” says Glenda Napier, CEO of Energy Cluster Denmark.
The AVES project ran from 2019 to 2021. The project was funded by Energy Cluster Denmark’s support program Energy Technology Innovation (ETI), which offered a 3-year support program where small and medium-sized companies could develop electronic innovative products with a focus on energy optimization. The ETI project was supported by the Regional Fund.