It is not only renewable energies, smart grids or emobility that are hot topics right now. As someone interested in the potential of algae to fight climate change, I came cross a very interesting article few months ago about a bioreactor. I believe this is a great innovation for sustainability. The title could not be more attractive:
New algae-based bioreactor can swallow carbon dioxide 400x faster than trees
What a treat and privilege to have met Oriol Vila – one of the three founders of Holaluz at IESE! The school frequently hosts inspiring business leaders, but this event had a twist: the students thought it was just a standard class. One minute we’re discussing an unknown renewable energy start-up in 2012 and debating whether it’s possible to value or grow this tiny loss-making business. And then we find out this ‘hypothetical’ company is none other than Holaluz – Spain’s first online green electricity supplier that’s about to go public and is valued at €160m!
Challenges and opportunities associated with energy are closely related with electric mobility and smart urban systems. The annual Smart City Expo World Congress is therefore a hot ticket for the IESE Energy Club, as it provides a glimpse of global leading-edge trends and developments right here in the heart of Barcelona.
What a week during the London Energy Trek !
Every year, the IESE Energy Club has been organising its trek to meet companies that are having an impact in our industry but also society.
This year, we were in London from Nov, 6th to Nov, 8th, relentlessly taking the tube, walking all over town and downing pints! Eight companies accepted to open their doors and give some insightful information on how they are performing and what’s the future of the energy sector.
After a long day at the IESE Global Energy Day discussing renewables, green energy companies, who’s the best utilities, smart grid or mobility you deserve some good rest in a nice hotel. Where to stay in Barcelona should be the first question to have after booking your plane/train.