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Renewable energy

Aed Energy's thermal battery enables renewable microgrids

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Aed Energy couple novel thermal battery materials, coupled with smart photovoltaics to enable very low cost modular long duration electricity storage. Their target is to help the millions of current and future microgrids to move from diesel generators to intermittent renewable powre while keeping the lights on.

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Bio-ingredients

Twig makes ingredients using microbiology

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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.

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Industry & transportation

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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.

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Carbon dioxide removal

RepAir suck carbon dioxide out of the air

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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 both flexible and affordable.

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Concrete

Biozeroc make cement the way nature does

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Concrete is responsible for 8% of annual GHG emissions. And cement is the main offender. Biozeroc use bacteria to create cementitious material in place bypassing the energy and process emissions of cement.

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Electric vehicles

Anaphite's graphene batteries change the game

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Range anxiety is a massive issue for EV adoption. Anaphite develop novel methods for incorporating graphene into lithium ion batteries, increasing capacity and enabling faster charging.

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Cultured meat

Multus Media feed your low-carbon food

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Cultured meat is an affordable, low carbon alternative to the growing demand for meat in a developing world. Multus Media's smart growth media makes it better, cheaper and greener.

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Electric vehicles

Echion's niobium anodes can drive EV adoption

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Echion's niobium oxide tech enables ultra-fast charging (<10 min) and high power applications that are currently out of reach for lithium-ion batteries. This will drive adoption and penetration of EVs across transportation.

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Biochemicals

level nine's nanozymes enable biochemicals

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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.

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Food & Agriculture

NetZeroNitrogen’s bacteria fix nitrogen from the air

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Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is responsible for 1 Gt CO2e/year in process and application emissions. NZN is harnessing the power of naturally-occuring bacteria in plants to fix nitrogen directly from the air.

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Industry

Actuation Lab eliminate hydrogen losses

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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.

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Agriculture

ClimateCrop enhance photosynthesis in crops

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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.

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Aviation

Phycobloom's algae make jet fuel from air

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Long distance flight is critical to the modern world. Fuel energy density requirements make electrification of such flights almost impossible. Phycobloom’s modified algae make affordable, carbon neutral jet fuel from the air.

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Bio-manufature

Epoch BioDesign reinvent industrial processes

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Industrial processes like recycling are inefficient and emit gigatonnes of CO2e per year. Epoch BioDesign discover and harness proteins to achieve the same results with dramatically lower emissions.

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Electrify everything

Ionate makes the clean grid smart

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Adding more renewables to electricity generation requires a smarter grid. By managing power quality, Ionate's Smart Transformer makes it possible to integrate even more renewables to the grid as it grows.  

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Our angel portfolio

Before starting our first fund, we made a number of angel investments that we continue to be very excited about.

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Lilac Solutions

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.

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Microbyre

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.

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e-Zinc

e-Zinc's zinc-based reactor technology system has the potential to provide long-duration, low-cost grid-scale energy storage. Electricity is turned into physically free zinc material.

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Sepion

Sepion develop a nanosieving membrane platform that drops in with existing manufacturing processes and exhibits broad utility in energy storage, water treatment, and chemical separations.

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CleanFiber

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.

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Rebound

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.

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Gradient

Gradient make a room air conditioner and heat pump that is twice as efficient and more accessible, that uses refrigerants with massively lower global warming potential.

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C-Motive

C-Motive makes the first commercially viable electrostatic motor, using unique dielectric fluid to improve performance.

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SkyCool

SkyCool's innovation is a radiative cooling material combined with a panel system to improve the efficiency of any vapor-compression based cooling systems.

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