We back entrepreneurs and companies who share our vision
We champion companies that think differently about solving them. Companies who want to promote multiple benefits, produce no by-products and don't think that toxic run off is the cost of doing business. That current way of doing business cannot continue.
Sierra Energy’s FastOx gasification waste-to-energy technology turns your waste streams into renewable energy. FastOx gasifier systems are a clean alternative to (and able to eliminate) landfills and incineration. It can take virtually any trash, including household trash, hazardous waste, tyres, medical waste, construction and demolition materials are converted into clean energy, without burning. This produces no waste or emissions.
Opus 12 have developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. The technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world's most critical chemical products. Their invention combines new catalysts with a novel drop-in component that reprograms existing hardware to split CO₂. It’s a capital-light solution that takes advantage of technology that has been commercialized for decades.
Evrnu is a textile innovations company. They have invented an entirely new kind of engineered fibre with extraordinary performance and environmental advantages, made from discarded clothing.Evrnu's suite of innovative technologies are designed to help the global textile industry grow by unlocking the full potential of the world's existing natural resources.
Using fly larvae fed on existing organic waste, AgriProtein has developed and tested a new large scale and sustainable source of natural protein. The bioconversion process takes organic waste streams from food factories, supermarkets, farms and restaurants, and recycles these into valuable products: an insect based complete protein – MagMeal™, an extracted fat – MagOil™ and a rich residual soil conditioner – MagSoil™.
Clara has disrupted the world with the first animal-free egg white and other protein-based products for sports nutrition, baking, and industrial uses. By using fermentation to turn sugars into proteins, Clara designs yeast to produce the same proteins people know and love but are produced completely animal-free, use less land and water, while matching the taste, nutritional value, and unique culinary properties.
Although not an investor in Vast Solar, we are a huge cheerleader of their amazing CSP technology, which delivers utility scale renewable energy generation with scalable, thermal storage. This delivers the ability to generate renewable energy during the day and to dispatch renewable energy 24/7 – during the day and night. By helping re-engineer the future of large scale energy storage, Vast Solar’s technology will help resolve intermittency challenges associated with variable renewable energy sources (VRES) as they deliver increasingly more ‘bulk’ renewable energy to the world’s power grids.
Ocean Rainforest cultivate seaweed in pristine Nordic ocean waters, improving people’s wellbeing and making a unique contribution to our blue planet. They seed, grow, harvest, and process seaweed themselves. Their gentle handling process is performed locally by a team of passionate experts, who ensure the seaweed stays rich in nutrients. They offer a collection of premium fully-traceable seaweed products, mostly to food and cosmetic producers.
Nature takes millions of years to create fossil oil. The Cat-HTR™ takes 20-30 minutes to create a renewable biocrude oil. Using water at near or supercritical temperatures, the Cat-HTR™ converts a wide variety of low-cost, waste feedstocks and residues into high-value products. Licella’s Cat-HTR™ process is significantly less energy intensive relative to other technologies, including gasification to Fisher Tropsch synthesis, which need to add external hydrogen. Cat-HTR™ utilisies the hydrogen in the water of the feedstock.
22 million kgs of plastic enters our ocean every day. That's one truckload every minute. It's increasing. Up to 80% of the world's ocean plastic comes from a lack of waste management infrastructure in coastal communities around the world. Ocean Bottle has designed a sleek, digital bottle. With the sale of every bottle, OB directly collect 11.4kg of plastic, equivalent of over 1000 plastic bottles for every Ocean Bottle.
Clean water is our most critical challenge. And opportunity. By 2030, the UN estimates that nearly half of the world’ population will not have reliable access to clean water. Desolenator integrates the power of solar energy to create a reliable, cheap and regenerative water supply. The direct carbon footprint of industrial desalination of water is estimated to be 76 million tonnes of CO2 per annum through fossil fuel and energy dependency. Desolenator uses sunshine and seawater to provide water to millions at low cost.
Blue Frontier offers a replacement for the Packaged Rooftop Units that dominate the commercial building air conditioning market. Conventional air conditioners are based on century-old technology, unfit to solve today’s problems. They are a leading cause of blackouts, high electricity prices, and fossil fuel consumption. Our system is smarter, greener, stores energy in order to shift demand, and slashes costs of cooling.