SafePower 1 (SP1) was established to bring renewable energy at an industrial scale to a world in need of clean, sustainable energy. This led to work in the Middle East and Africa. In 2015, the company was re-purposed to bring about change in the transportation and shipping infrastructure sectors, starting here in the US and North America as a whole. This led us to pursue companies currently in possession of "game-changing" technology. The first in our Que was Greenrail, a remarkable and innovative company based in Italy. In 2017, SP1 entered into a licensing agreement to bring their green, smart rail cross-ties (sleepers) to the US.
Built from a pre-stressed, concrete inner-structure, and an outer-shell made from recycled plastics and end-of-life (ELT) tires – Greenrail's (patented) Rail Tie System (Product 1) meshes safety, sustainability and unparalleled durability, with sound and vibration dampening, as well as, data and analytics, energy production and tech advances, for a railroad industry that after 186 years is on the brink of great change.
SP1 is also engaged in an aggressive R&D effort aimed at new product development and deployment, as well as, acquisition/licensing opportunities.
Product 1: Outperforms with a 50+ year lifespan - substantially reducing replacement and maintenance costs; Recycles approximately 49 tons of recycled plastics and EoL (End of Life) tires per mile; Moderates rail vibrations by 30+% - increasing safety and noise reduction for rolling stock; Utilizes standard concrete tie manufacturing systems with SP1/Greenrail modifications and “know-how”; Fits into and utilizes a conventional tie layers