Transforming Energy Industry Exponentially with WhatNext

Innovation Focus Areas
  • Energy Storage
  • Decentralised Energy Generation
  • New Energies
  • Distributed Energy Resources
Strategic & Tactical Use Cases
  • How can advanced simulation and modeling help improve the safety and reliability of energy storage systems
  • Efficient integration of different energy producers within smart grids
  • The decentralized control of voltage profiles
  • Can grey hydrogen be converted into green hydrogen?
  • Recycling of photovoltaic systems – can silicon and other valuable materials be recovered?
  • By when will alternative energy storage systems based on Na or Al be commercialized?
  • Microgrid Controllers to mitigate intermittent power generations from solar PVs
  • Geothermal energy storage solutions for microgrids
  • Next generations catalysts for Carbon dioxide capture and conversion?
  • What limitations will coupled utility put on the functionality of the grid-connected systems?

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Innovation Focus Areas
  • Carbon Capture & Storage
  • Circular Economy
  • Biofuels
  • Natural Gas
  • Transportation
Strategic & Tactical Use Cases
  • Which systems are able to provide both energy storage and carbon capture?
  • Are biofuels a viable and ethical correct way towards energy transition?
  • How can Direct Air Capture (DAC) get momentum in greenhouse gas mitigation?
  • Apart from Enhanced Oil Recovery, which potential end application for CCUS will mature at the earliest?
  • Investment opportunities for hydrogen production through biochar route
  • Are there more ecologic ways to mine natural gas besides fracking?
  • Advancement in thermochemical process for biomass processing?
  • Realistic calculations on the efficiency of synthetic fuels over the whole production process
  • Which efforts are necessary to utilize natural gas pipelines for hydrogen storage and transportation?
  • Is CCS a viable way to permanently bond CO2 within the soil?
  • How will the CCUS ecosystem evolve for Oil and Gas Industry?

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Innovation Focus Areas
  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Process Improvement & Digitalisation Efficiency in Consumption
Strategic & Tactical Use Cases
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technology – integration into smart grids?
  • Software requirements for hybrid and flexible CHP systems
  • Digital twin for batteries – implementation for test systems possible?
  • Which is the most efficient way to recycle biowaste?
  • How can regulatory issues be solved more effective throughout the EU?
  • Which monitoring possibilities are needed to ensure safe CCS?
  • Which are the main factors to improve efficiency of freight and logistics?
  • How can CHP be used to recover waste heat from data centers?
  • Advancements in long range wireless power transmission (Non-Wire Alternatives)
  • What is the cheapest way to implement waste heat recovery within detached houses?

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Innovation Focus Areas
  • Energy-On-Demand
  • Energy-as-a-Service
  • Charging & Swapping
  • Smart Homes
  • Smart Cities
Strategic & Tactical Use Cases
  • How can AI help to secure smart devices in general from hacking attacks?
  • Can energy-on-demand services be realistically based on renewable energies?
  • Advancements in peer-to-peer energy trading in transactive markets
  • What is the most efficient way to incorporate CHP into smart cities?
  • Which are the relevant needs of BEV-drivers for future battery charging infrastructure?
  • How can battery charging infrastructure be combined with smart cities?
  • Impact of battery swapping stations on distribution networks
  • How long can smart homes be powered in the case of a blackout?
  • Is Microgrid-as-a-service viable to Industrial Application?
  • Are there further ways to combine energy-efficient street lightning with low light pollution?

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Success Stories

Enabling businesses to stay one step ahead
of disruption

Case Studies

Digitalization: Identification of Technology Solutions & Partners

Case Studies

Technology Scouting: Large Scale (Grid) Energy Storage Solutions

Case Studies

Solution Scouting: CCUS at production

Case Studies

Technology Adoption & Transfer: De-Icing/Anti-Icing Solutions

Case Studies

Business positioning – Offshore

This is Why We Do What We Do

They are phenomenal. They think completely out of the box. And they are my go-to whenever I am challenged with the need for insight or opinion. They have made a real difference to my business over the last one year.

Head of Strategy

Integrated Oil & Gas Company
I have used WhatNext twice. Once for scouting out solutions and the second to get an answer to a troublesome business question. They connected me with some of the brightest people and have saved me tons of time.

Head of Scouting

North American Utility Company
We needed to develop an exponential transformation and future growth strategy, including the evaluation of potential technology scouting and acquisitions in Mobility industry.WhatNext’s one- on-one style of consulting with hand-picked industry experts was simpler to work with more focused engagements. Moreover, they helped us assimilate a great deal of foresights and distilled it into a workable strategic plan.

AVP – Energy & Utility

A European Mobility Major
The expert that they found now advises our board and management team. They got me connected in a week and delivered my project in just a few weeks.

Sr Vice President - M&A

A Global Oil Major
We were seeking an objective, yet constructive advisory that could challenge our organizational thinking approach while aligning our future strategic initiatives. We were right in choosing WhatNext and would recommend them highly to anyone facing situations that demand unbiased,practical, and timely advice.

Top CEO Of An European Mobility Company