Actuation Lab eliminate hydrogen losses
Switching parts of the economy to hydrogen has the potential to save 2.7 Gt CO2e/year by 2050. To do this we need to transport and store hydrogen without leaks, as H2 is a potent indirect greenhouse gas. Actuation Lab's redesigned valves eliminate fugitive stem leaks.
ClimateCrop enhance photosynthesis in crops
Land use change associated with growing crops accounts for over 2Gt of emissions per year. ClimateCrop edit the genes of crops to enable them to better use the energy from the sun and improve yields and resilience dramatically.
Carbon dioxide removal
RepAir suck CO2 out of the air
Even as we decarbonise our economy we still need to reduce the amount of CO2 already in the air. RepAir's modular, electrochemical solution to direct air capture of CO2 promises to be flexible and affordable.
Before starting our first fund, we made a number of Angel investments that we continue to be very excited about.
Lilac has developed a new ion exchange technology for lithium extraction which cuts capital and operating costs, accelerates project startup, boosts lithium recovery, and unlocks new resources.
Microbyre can rapidly domesticate novel bacteria strains, genetically modifying them to perform useful tasks more efficiently like creating biodegradable plastic feedstocks from organic waste or making fertiliser from nitrogen in the air.
CleanFiber make cellulose insulation enabled by materials science breakthroughs, using recycled cardboard boxes as a feedstock. Better insulating properties and superior fire retardancy than regular cellulose or fibreglass insulation.
Rebound's tech supercharges industrial freezers. A proprietary freeze point suppression cycle designed around a natural refrigerant uses 35% less electricity than legacy, ammonia-based systems and 55% less than thermal or chemical batteries.