Creating Planet Proof zero emitters. We support organisations in their sustainable and circular journey.
Organizations want to become "Planet Proof". Zero emission is the new motto. However, that raises questions. Why do we want this, what do we want to achieve and how are we going to achieve it? Where do we stand and what does this mean for the cooperation with our partners in the value chain?
nlmtd has an iterative approach and uses a “zero emission maturity model” to help answer these questions and, usually together with their eco-system partners, innovate. We look at purpose, help define SBTI objectives and translate this into a programme. We are seeking a client who wants to learn and experiment. Defining the starting point together!
Inland shipping is more efficient than freight traffic. An average barge transports the cargo of 52 trucks and emits 30 percent less CO2. However, there are still emissions. So why can't we take a big leap forward? By electrifying inland shipping, that becomes possible. Not from high emissions to low emission, but from high to Zero emission.
nlmtd helped its client to make this ambition a reality. Questions that needed to be answered were, what do we want to achieve and with whom can we shape this transformation? And, once we have decided on our design, implement it. Step by step, feasible, identifying and mitigating risks. Working with eco-system partners to innovate.
This has led to the establishment of a new company, ZES, which will electrify inland shipping. ZES stands for Zero Emission Services. We are changing the driveline of inland vessels from fosil to electric and setting up "charging points", where vessels can"refuel" charged batteries.
There are still many steps to go, but the "design" has been validated, the goal and the direction are clear, we are on our way!
All households in the Netherlands must be natural gas-free by 2050 at the latest, according to the Climate Act signed in 2018. Anun precedented challenge, in which government, residents and companies will have to work together to initiate an energy transition. The municipalities have been designated as directors, but drawing up such plans does not only require financial and technical expertise; it also requires the involvement of residents and homeowners themselves.
Stichting Buurkracht has been able to involve residents in more than 500 neighborhoods in planning, decision-making and implementation of neighborhood actions. Leveraging our Innovation as a Service methodology, nlmtd developed a proposition together with this client for citizen participation to support municipalities in the energy transition: from planning to implementation.
The first municipalities joined as paying customers within a few months. After completion of the first successful projects, and extensive business development and further development, nlmtd gradually transferred the core tasks to the customer, and they were able to continue independently expanding the new proposition, on the way to natural gas-free municipalities.