GLOBAL INNOVATION HUB

Your Access Point for Pilot Projects and New Clients

Looking for added support to scale your innovation? Swire Pacific is working with Cleantech Group to identify commercially-ready new technologies that could accelerate the group’s efforts to minimise its environmental impacts in carbon emissions, water, waste to landfill, and to promote the transition to a circular economy.

The innovators chosen for Swire Pacific's pilot projects will be awarded full funding for that pilot. If successful, there could be the opportunity to scale the solution across Swire Pacific's operations and portfolio of companies in Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

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Builiding Optimization

Challenge: DC Microgrids for Commercial Property

Swire Properties Limited has committed to aggressive carbon emission reduction targets across its property portfolio of over 5 million square feet. The challenge is to demonstrate the value of a Direct Current (DC) microgrid for existing DC and Alternating Current (AC) operated equipment in commercial buildings.

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Building Optimization

Challenge: Energy Optimization Across Hangar and Office Space

Electricity consumption across commercial office space and aircraft hangars is HAECO’s largest carbon emitter. The challenge is to analyse and control autonomously and in real time the electricity usage across hangar and office spaces while working with existing building management systems to reduce energy consumption.

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Maritime Transport

Challenge: Carbon efficiency for Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)

Swire Pacific Offshore’s fleet of 75 OSVs is responsible for most of its energy use. The challenge is to improve measurable carbon efficiency and performance through better understanding and management of Technical and Operational (T&O) improvements.

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Maritime Transport

Challenge: Low-carbon Fuel for Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs)

Swire Pacific Offshore’s  fleet of 75 OSVs is responsible for significant fuel usage. The challenge is to demonstrate value of a lower-carbon alternative to MGO in OSV operations to significantly reduce vessels’ carbon footprint while maintaining performance requirements.

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Vehicle Emissions

Challenge: Carbon Reduction for Ground Support Vehicles

Diesel consumption from ground support equipment (GSE) is a significant source of GHG emissions for HAECO. The challenge is to improve energy and productivity efficiency of ground support vehicles and machinery for airport operations to reduce GHG-intensive fuel consumed.

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Waste Reduction

Challenge: Commercial Tenant Waste Reduction 

Swire Properties Limited manages over 15,000 tons of waste across its property portfolio of over 5 million square feet. The challenge is to engage companies and tenants to reduce waste by monitoring and analysing waste generation and disposal and develop mechanisms to communicate and motivate personal behavioural change.

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About Swire Pacific Limited

Swire Pacific Limited (Swire Pacific) is a Hong Kong based international conglomerate with a diversified portfolio of market leading businesses. The company has a long history in Greater China, where the name Swire or 太古 has been established for over 150 years.

Listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Ltd. Swire Pacific is the holding company for the Swire Group’s principal businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore and elsewhere. Swire Pacific is a major shareholder in Hong Kong listed companies Swire Properties (82%) and Cathay Pacific Airways (45%), and has wholly owned businesses in the areas of Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

Swire Pacific’s commitment to sustainability helps to build the foundation for its growth and to provide opportunities for innovation and improved efficiency. Sustainable development is a strategic imperative for our businesses and integral to our overall approach to building long-term value for our shareholders. Get More Details

About Swire Pacific’s Sustainable Development (SD) Fund

Swire Pacific’s Sustainable Development (SD) Fund seeks primarily to fund proof of concept pilots of innovative technologies and approaches that, when scaled up more widely within the group’s various operations, have the potential to significantly positively impact environmental performance of operating companies within Swire Pacific’s portfolio.

 

The innovator chosen for a pilot project aimed at solving the challenge presented here, will be awarded full funding for that pilot. If results are successful, this partner may have the opportunity to scale their solution across the operating company’s operations and, where applicable, across Swire’s portfolio of companies in Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

About Cleantech Group

At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in London, Paris and Boston. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

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