Biosolventus Chosen as a Top 10 Finalist in the 7th Annual Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2016 With Turbine Warming System Powered By Physical Systems Integration’s (PSI)

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Biosolventus S. de R.L. de C.V., advances to the final round of Cleantech Challenge Mexico (CTCM) 2016 – an international competition that promotes the internationalization of clean technology companies. Biosolventus’ offer of Turbine Warming Systems, comprised of turbine warming blankets and control systems powered by Physical Systems Integration (PSI)), will be judged on September 1, 2016 in Mexico City, MX

“It’s exciting and unexpected news to be chosen a Top 10 Finalist in the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2016 from over 1466 entrants!” says Mr. Toralf Hey, Commercial Director of Biosolventus in Mexico

“It’s exciting and unexpected news to be chosen a Top 10 Finalist in the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2016 from over 1466 entrants!” says Mr. Toralf Hey, Commercial Director of Biosolventus in Mexico. “We want to thank our partner, Physical Systems Integration, Inc. (PSI), and especially Lyman Wilkes, Sr. Vice President, Energy Asset Optimization with Physical Systems Integration PSI) of Magnolia, TX., for their continued support of turbine warming systems, Biosolventus, and advocacy for the future of Cleantech technologies in Mexico.”

The Turbine Warming System (powered by PSI) integrates heated insulation blankets with a robust control system to maintain and monitor uniform heating across the steam turbine casing as an effective means of eliminating “cold” startup times and reducing both warm and hot startup times.

"The market is at an ideal time for the adoption of this turbine warming technology," noted a Cleantech semi-finalist judge. “The approach of focusing on peaking generation units, in areas with high consumption, is interesting and the business case for this technology improves with increased penetration of intermittent generation."

Semi-final jurors of the Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2016 included:

  • GreenMomentum – the event organizer
  • Academics
  • Start Up Incubators
  • Business owners
  • Investors
  • Social Businesses

“Turbine warming blankets and control systems reduce warm turbine startup times by nearly 50% – an exciting value proposition for power generation units participating in the newly created, competitive spot market in Mexico,” notes Toralf Hey, Commercial Director of Biosolventus. “The reduction in start times has a significant impact on fuel burn and an associated reduction in emissions, maintenance costs and metal fatigue on turbine components – thus supporting the sustainability goals of the Mexican energy industry.”

Cleantech Challenge Mexico 2016 finalists have the chance to win several awards among which is a cash prize of $ 250,000 MXN for first place and more than 1 million pesos in prizes and the opportunity to receive investment from private equity funds with co-investment capacity of up to $ 30 million.

Final judging of the 2016 competition is Thursday, September 1, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico.


Cleantech Challenge Mexico (CTCM) is a part of Global Cleantech Challenge, an international competition that promotes the internationalization of, and investment in, clean technology companies.

For seven years, Cleantech Challenge Mexico, supported by companies such as Banamex, AeroMexico, GreenMomentum, and ModuleSolar and multiple universities throughout Mexico, has identified the best clean technology ideas and systems within Mexico.

Winning companies must demonstrate how the technology minimizes the impact on the environment and has the potential to develop into a commercial enterprise. Winners have the opportunity to receive private equity investment up to $30M USD along with IP protection, licensing, and marketing mentorship.

Cleantech Challenge Mexico competitions have resulted in the creation of 381 companies and generated 5300 new jobs over the past six years.


Physical Systems Integration, Inc. (PSI) is a leading provider of Merchant and Asset Management software and services for the wholesale power and gas industries including Generation Owners and Operators, Transmission Operators, IOUs, MUNIs, and COOPs.

Formed in 2002 by information technology professionals to address the needs of energy companies to manage physical assets, PSI’s software products and compliance services are designed to minimize or eliminate day-to-day manual tasks and allow staff to concentrate on adding value to your business.

Lyman Wilkes                    
Physical Systems Integration


Biosolventus delivers market execution services, data analysis and optimization solutions for electricity consumers and generators in Mexico, serving mid-sized to large private as well as public clients. We help our clients to successfully forecast and trade renewable energy resources, commercially optimizing load and generation capacities.

The Biosolventus team has over 40 years of combined experience in the electricity and natural gas markets in Europe and North America, most recently having contributed to the successful creation and sale of a 4,000 GWh renewable electricity supply & trading venture in Germany.

Toralf Hey
Director Comercial
Biosolventus S. de R.L. de C.V.
+52 1 81 1575 3033

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