🌞 Shining Brightly – The Power of Off-Grid Companies in Africa; ☢️ Sniffer Robotics Sets The Standard For Detecting Methane Leaks and Gas Emissions; 💶 M Ventures, Merck’s Corporate VC Fund, Fills the Gap Between Internal R&D and M&A
📈 Growth Lessons That Helped EnergySage Get Acquired By Schneider Electric; ✍🏽 How To Talk To The SEC About The Proposed Climate Disclosure Rules; ☀️ Solar Is Changing The US Electric Grid – Not In The Way You Think; 💰 Evergreen Addresses The Capital Gap For Startups In The Midwest
🛢️ New SEC Rules On Fossil Fuels: What They Say; Why It Matters; 🛥️ The Most Promising Electric Solution For Boating Pollution; 💰 A Fast And Founder-First Deep Tech CVC fund
☢️ Nuclear Energy’s Role In Biden’s Carbon-Neutral Economy; 🤝🏽 How To Pitch A Prospective Corporate Partner; 🦾 Climate Robotics • A Modular AgTech And Carbon Removal Solution; 💰 The Fund Finding Sustainability Startups For LatAm
🔌 Would You Like A Quick Charge With Your Taco Bell Order? • ChargeNet; 🌾 Takachar: A Win-Win For Farmers and Air Quality in Rural India; 💰 The Fund That Has Been Investing In Climate For 20+ Years; 🥡 Ecotone • The Stand-Alone Unit For Food Waste
🔋 An EV Fast Charging Service That Comes To The Consumer • SparkCharge; 💰 NOVA • The Strategic Corporate VC of Saint-Gobain; 🌎 You Don’t Have To Drill Deep To Build Geothermal Plants • Innovia GEO; 🌊 Decentralizing Wastewater Management • Epic Cleantec
📈 Making Solar Financing Affordable By Allowing Everyone To Chip In • Finite; 🔋 A Novel Method For Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries • Princeton NuEnergy; 🔌 Charging Your EV While Eating Your Lunch • ChargeNet; 💰 Supporting Venture Scale Positive Impact Startups; 💡 The Biomass Replacement For Diesel • Farm to Flame Energy
🌳 How Cleantech is the New Conservation; 🏔️ Investing to Reduce 2.5 Gt of CO2e
🧭 How Blockchain & NFTs Power Nori’s Carbon Removal Marketplace; 💰 The Fund Transforming the Energy Ecosystem
The Power of Not-For-Profits to Drive Solar Deployments in Africa; Decarbonize the Economy One Startup at a Time
🌳 How Corporate Partnerships Unlock Key Commercialization Pathways for Climate Tech Startups; 💥 The 6 Question Approach That Unlocks Early Stage Climate Tech Growth; 🏔️ The Fund Bridging the Digital Divide
In your inbox: 🌤️ Debt Financing via International Investment; 💰 The Fund Bringing Energy Equity By Seeding Energy Founders; 🏠 CarbonCraft: Carbon Utilization For Sustainable Homes
In Your Inbox: 💰 The Fund That Interacts with Each Portfolio Company 800 Times a Year; 💧 Osmoses: Transforming Chemical Separations
In your inbox: 💰 The Fund Accelerating The Future of Deep Tech x Climate; 💥 Lake Kivu • The Danger Of A Limnic Eruption
In your inbox: 💰 Investing in Early Stage Impact Startups • City Light Capital; 📶 Infisense: An Important Company To Watch As Companies Decarbonize Through Rich Data
In your inbox: 💰 Funding the circular economy • Closed Loop Partners
🌱 An Alternative to Biochar for Carbon Sequestration • Exaquest Carbon; 💰 The Climate Fund that Welcomes Hardware Innovation
🌳 Have You Flown On An ELECTRIC Plane Before • Ampaire; 💥 How African Solar Addresses Energy Inequity; 🏔️ The Largest Venture Fund Focused On The Built Environment
💰 The Fund Reverse Engineering Unit Economics for Climate Startups
💰 This Climate Fund is Enabling Industrial Markets to Decarbonize; 💥 The Spheromak Approach To Fusion • CTFusion; 🌾 Precision Ag’s ‘Right to Repair’ Issue • Howe Neat
🥩 The Technology Bringing Texture to Alternative Meats; 💰 This Fund Drives Climate Impact Today; 🌳 A Recipe For Biomass-Based Carbon Removal
💰 The Fund Betting on Technologies That Have Derisked Since CleanTech 1.0; 🌱 Out on the Arctic Frontier: Exploring Pleistocene Park’s Attempt at Rewilding the Tundra; 🚗 Electric Vehicles – If It Doesn’t Make Dollars, it Doesn’t Make Sense
A Scalable Technology Decarbonizing Trucking • Remora Carbon; The Fund Finding the Climate Superheroes at the Seed Stage
📈 The Company Scaling Reforestation to One Trillion Trees; 💰 This Fund Scales Climate Impact Beyond Their Capital
🌳 Biomass-Based Carbon Removal; 💰 A Fund Identifying Top Climate Founders Before Product Market Fit; 🌿 An Alternative to Food Based Bio-Fuels
🌳 Bringing Transparency to Reforestation Efforts • Pachama; 💰 Climate Impact Investing at Pale Blue Dot; 🤔 What’s the Deal With Hydrogen?
💰 How to Get Funded by G2 Venture Partners; 🎋 Jute – A Key Material in Decarbonizing Plastics
📒 Defining ClimateTech investing; 🔮 Making climate-based business decisions a year in advance; 🌾 Climate Tech VCs may be missing out on compelling and under-invested Food & Ag opportunities
🌳 Reforestation’s Crucial Role as a Carbon Sink; 💸 The Future of ClimateTech Investing; 🌀 The Footprint Project Is Rapidly Restoring Climate Disaster Locations With Clean Energy
It’s pretty well known in the industry that Tesla is well ahead of all other automakers in terms of building a quality electric vehicle. This leads to an opportunity for strong teams to build companies to specialize in various parts of the “building an electric vehicle” process that all automakers are rushing into.
Buying and selling carbon offsets has become all the rage with new startups entering into the space with technology ensuring there’s 0 fraud when a reforestation or carbon sequestration project gets funded.
🤔 We need more hardtech solutions to fight climate change… Software will not be enough to decarbonize the globe. But even you may realize that to commercialize a hardware solution with decarbonization potential – it’s expensive, costly and time consuming. Expertise makes it affordable and genuinely possible to bring frontier climate technologies to market. This is why we’ve gotten […]
🌳 Everyone should understand the carbon cycle; 🚧 Yotta Energy is making storage easy to deploy on commercial buildings; ⚗️ Vistex Composites: enabling broader adoption of composites with improved manufacturing methods
🔋 Using Hidrilyte As The Chemistry For Long Duration Storage
They utilize a liquid which they call Hidrilyte to store hydrogen for long duration storage applications
🌳 Bhutan Is Carbon Negative – What The US Can Learn From Them; 💥 How To Convert A Diesel Engine To Run On Ethanol
🌳 Breaking down the aggressive carbon tax included in the Green EU Deal; 🍅 How an alternative to mineral salts can help vertical farming deliver truly organic foods
☀️ Solar Cell innovation can unlock hyper-growth for the solar industry… Leading Edge’s CEO sat down with Daniel Kriozere to share how he plans to help take their new cell architecture get to market after a 10-year lab incubation period and deliver higher power and larger solar panels.
In Your Inbox: Feature on Turntide; Feature on The Daily Catch
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 👋 We have some big deep dives coming up in the next few weeks. Can’t tell you how excited I am to share what our awesome team is working on. Curious what’s coming? Well you’ll have to stay tuned 🙃 – Swarnav S Pujari In Your Inbox: How to reach […]
In Your Inbox: An interview with Steelhead Composites; A new podcast with Orbillion Bio; Dissecting the real customer for clean energy
In Your Inbox: Solar panels that capture water; How to leverage towns and cities as initial DER customers; Climate First banking and Fintechs on the rise
In Your Inbox: A new way to fight wildwires; Using mycelium as a means to reduce plastic pollution
In Your Inbox: Fossil fuel subsidies are finally getting cut; Resources for startups from Amazon; Data to manage crops
In Your Inbox: Enabling the hydrogen economy; Bringing transparency to supply chains; Drones and climate change
In Your Inbox: Reservoirs as an ESS; Phytoplankton for carbon sequestration; Elon and water rights; Portable battery price parity
In Your Inbox: A startup aiming to drive hydrogen below $1.50/kg; Repurposing oil wells for energy storage and generation; A new startup aiming to rebuild the grid differently; Clean energy and Congress
In Your Inbox: The week that begins the Endgame for Oil; Umida AG and how they are reducing water loss using trenches; A company enabling sustainable fashion
In Your Inbox: How LevelTen Energy plans to accelerate us towards 100% Renewable Energy; Board Games as a solution to climate change; How climate tech startups fit into Doughnut Economics model.
In Your Inbox: Ho we can electrify America; How will oil companies transition to clean energy; How biomass can be used for power generation
In Your Inbox: A thesis on electrolysis becoming affordable like solar, using nuclear to recycle carbon, an interview with Sway
In Your Inbox: What is the value of avoiding climate tipping points; Organic Waste Management; Why we need to invest in climate tech now
In Your Inbox: Synthetic Biology and how it makes sustainable food; supply chain logistics for food; grant funding for cleantech ideas; portable batteries to replace diesel generators
In Your Inbox: A guest from Freewire on how to reduce EV infrastructure; Understanding plastic recycling; How CalWave makes wave power more affordable; How consumers can build ESG portfolios
In Your Inbox: Biden’s Tax Plan supports the clean economy in a different way; The EV race has heated up; How every job is a climate job; plant based building insulation materials
In Your Inbox: The potential value of bitcoin mining with solar; A follow up to Project Finance vs. VC with HG Ventures; Wave Power systems are getting the funding they need with new grants.
In Your Inbox: Sympower raises to grow Europe’s demand response markets; Cemvita is using biology to reverse climate change
In Your Inbox: TreeCard raises $5.1M in Seed Capital; David Energy & the future of retail electricity; Plant based tuna…and seafood
In Your Inbox: VC vs Project Finance for clean economy investing; evaluating solar panel recycling; TrueAlgae is making high quality algae; Carbon Capture investing heats up
In Your Inbox: An interview with Ampaire, which got acquired; Flowaste’s pre-seed round led by Plug & Play Ventures; An interview with Revterra who makes a high performance flywheel energy storage system
In Your Inbox: Circular economy overview; low cost desalination system to solve water insecurity; Bitcoin and the Climate
In Your Inbox: A new battery storage pilot in Canada; Algae based biofuel; A new approach to plastic; Contrarian Climate Ep. 1
Why GreenTech Media shut down; a startup recycling hard to recycle plastics; Alba Group partners with Singapore to recycle e-waste; Contrarian Climate Ep.1 Bitcoin and Climate Change
In Your Inbox: $20M funding round for smart electrical panels; Startup converting plastics into more plastics; Startup converting plastics back into oil
In Your Inbox: Storing energy in ice cream, startup Axiom Cloud raises a round for their software that makes refrigerators more efficient; A conversation with mobius
In Your Inbox: LAVO is releasing a hydrogen based storage system for homes; How a 50 year old recycling company thinks about sustainability
In Your Inbox: Turning CO2 into Gravel and other building materials; eradicating poverty with Agricycle’s upcycled food
In Your Inbox: Automated recycling; Evaluating the emergence of Atmos and Ando, two very interesting climate focused savings accounts
In Your Inbox: How one company is making ecommerce more sustainable; Hydrogen and zero emission flight is attracting big capital
In Your Inbox: A sustainable marketplace; Updates from the law that would extend the 26% ITC out another 2 years
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Hi ❄️ East Coast seems to be preparing for a rough winter – snow is in the forecast…which likely means more outages. If and when batteries can be demonstrated as a financially viable investment when compared to generators we might see more people on the east coast making the […]
In Your Inbox: Highlighting how coffee grounds can be used as oil or even hand sanitizer; How mycelium as leather can be a sustainable alternative to traditional leather; Breaking down what the $100M OhmConnect round means for the future of the electric grid
In Your Inbox: How Aum Energy has created a low-carbon, renewable natural gas solution; Plug Power raises $1B to build a Nation-Wide Hydrogen network; Mississippi Power is piloting “smart neighborhoods”
In Your Inbox: Upcycled Coffee startup raises seed round; The potential policy impacts of ZETA, the EV lobbying group; An amazing TED conversation between John Doerr and Hal Harvey
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 It was nearly 80 degrees here in NY this past week and now its in the low 50s and 60s. Fall weather is confusing… In Your Inbox: An overview of the sustainable food market; an evaluation of the opportunity in redeveloping solar farms. 🚀 STARTUPS & TECH Sustainable […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 Did you go vote? Awesome, continue reading! In Your Inbox: Apeel Sciences raises $30M; Panelclaw get’s acquired and the state of the solar industry 🚀 STARTUPS & TECH An Apeeling Raise Finding ways to extend shelf life of organics reduces food waste. (Image: Apeel Sciences) Apeel Sciences announced $30M in […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🎃 Have you ever checked out a Tesla solar roof install? Not the marketing stuff or the videos from fanboys. I am talking an actual installation of a Tesla solar roof… If not you’ll find this video interesting. What we found most interesting is how little it really differs […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Hello 👻 As it begins to get colder and darker quicker it got us thinking about how ready we all are for the end of the year coming. We are nearly at our annual anniversary for the Impact – for which we are going to launch some cool things. […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Boo 🎃 It’s the month of Halloween, which means I finally have the excuse I needed to break out a bunch of Halloween and Holiday themed emojis. Don’t you just love the end of the year. Q4 of any year is amazing – likely not financially unless you are […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Thursday Edition 💻 Missed us this Monday? Well day jobs got the best of us this week and you know we won’t rush a week just to have a newsletter in your inbox. It’s always gonna be quality first! We got some really cool interviews and consumer products this […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 Kind of a strange year. Lot’s of new things many of us never experienced before. We always believe that through a terrible storm a bright big rainbow will appear…hoping that is the case. Maybe the rainbow is coming soon for the climate as well… Want to know […]
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 We had a deep conversation internally this week wondering about how we should approach The Impact and what would make it better and more enjoyable to readers. As part of that discussion we decided that fewer, higher quality posts that dive into how we see companies and […]
In Your Inbox: Is Nikola intricate fraud; Vodka from CO2; A wrap up of the alternative foods space
In Your Inbox: Plant based cheeze; Vectren under fire for solar net metering; Quantumscape goes public; an interview with Gate Five
In Your Inbox: Another electric truck enters market; making sense of rolling outages in CA; an interview with Compost Crew; and an awesome podcast on EVs
Drones for solar inspections; Nickel-Hydrogen Batteries; An interview with SolarX Works; and a recap of our interview with Aric!
In Your Inbox: California in the dark again; Sustainable meat raises $2M; Hydrogen supercar; and an interview with Waterless
In Your Inbox: Startup automating trash sorting; Small acquisitions with big impact; Big moves for big tech in the energy industry; and an awesome interview with Renewal Mills!
In your inbox: Wastewater management is a industry of opportunity; $700M DOE loan project falls through; Organic waste recycling; a break down of Ecosia
In Your Inbox: What it’s going to take to decarbonize the grid; the impact of EVs on the electric grid; Ford’s 1,400 HP EV; Station A raises $3M to automate the discovery of carbon reducing strategies for entire cities; and more!
In Your Inbox: Plants that pull CO2 out of the air finally make financial sense; Hydrogen super cars and new pipeline development; Oatly raises $200M for non dairy milk; and public sector support for energy storage.
In Your Inbox: Deconstructing the Sunrun & Vivint Acquisition; An analysis of Sodium Ion Batteries; Planting trees isn’t enough and A New BIG FEET PODCAST featuring Ravi Mikkelsen
In Your Inbox: A conversation around grid modernization; car manufacturers unlock cheaper batteries; how ESS reduces the cost of microgrids and energy in general!
In Your Inbox: Another electric pickup truck; Tesla still trying to revive solar business; nanogrids and their role in grid modernization & more!
In Your Inbox: Pulling water out of air raises $50M; Dirt Cheap Hydrogen Production?; Lyft promising fully electric fleets and more!
NKLA stock surge and reopening the conversation between HEV vs BEV; Microgrids in California get a boost; Gemini Solar Project and Tesla’s V3 Solar Roof Tiles!
In Your Inbox: Digital circuit breakers continue to raise capital, emissions are set to rise all over again and natural gas is still a critical part of resiliency planning.
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 Thank you to everyone supporting our push for open source research and tools to help educate the community! We had a great response to our survey last week and hope to continue to grow the numbers to pass a goal of 100 responses before adding results to […]
In Your Inbox: Open source research efforts; De-Mystifying the conversation around the 1 Million Mile battery; Using your EV to help the grid and the trend of setting negative emission goals.
In your inbox: the humidity is coming way sooner than expected; emissions are expected to skyrocket and microplastics have made it into the air.
In Your Inbox: Data Centers experiment with load shifting; SoCal Gas is getting cabin fever from Quarantine and picking fights; Musk continues to tweet – this time about suing Alameda County
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Howdy 🤠 The weather has turned a corner and we are all spending more time outside on our balconies or near our windows soaking up the fresh air. Maybe the idea of working from home and reducing the needs for unnecessary travel will be a positive we can take […]
#decentralized EV charging; Flow batteries might have a fighting chance in the market and Shell is green-washing?
A new 3M is emerging; Shell is setting a goal to be net zero and the growing niche of “Advanced Solar Solutions”
The Impact To: The Impact Readers Greetings! 🧐 Spring seems to be finally here, even though we saw some snow earlier this week in NY. The environment is getting more attention and people have now – hopefully – canceled all of their unnecessary subscriptions and are learning more about the value of saving and resource management. In your inbox: […]
A Tesla Solar Roof type solution that can be used to turn historic buildings into power plants; how our oceans are doing and more.
Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla – which makes Electric Vehicles – now wants to make the “best HVAC” solution for your home; transparent solar panels are in the pilot phase; EPA temporarily dropping regulations on pollution and Hydrogen vs. Battery Electric debate begins to heat up even more.
Nikola Motor Co and their Hydrogen Powered Trucks and the even more massive assortment of solar panel selections for your home; Emissions are down since the winter 2019; and how the way utilities handle solar deployments can cause the slowing of solar adoption
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