level nine's nanozymes enable biochemicals
level nine creates nanozymes that have advanced performance over enzymes or metal catalysts for processing biological feedstocks into low emissions alternatives to petrochemicals. GHG emissions from extraction and processing of petrochemicals is 3.3 Gt CO2e/year.
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 2 gigatonnes of emissions per year. ClimateCrop edit the genes of crops to enable them to better use the energy from the sun and improve both yields and resilience dramatically.
Twig makes ingredients using microbiology
Twig makes ingredients found in everyday products using microbial fermentation instead of intensive agriculture or petrochemicals. By replacing palm oil and other ingredients, 1.2 Gt CO2e could be saved per year by 2050. Twig uses bioengineering and AI to rapidly achieve high yields, enabling cost competitive bio-ingredients.
Industry & transportation
Ammonia production today is responsible for 2% of global GHG emissions, and this is forecast to grow as it is a leading contender to decarbonise the shipping industry. By synthesising ammonia directly from water and nitrogen, NitroFix’s electrochemical cells can make ammonia without carbon emissions at the lowest cost.
Our angel portfolio
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.