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Gencores produces high-performance, lightweight materials for light-duty automobiles, increasing vehicle efficiency and range.
Mars Materials is commercializing a technique that transforms captured CO2 emissions into a compound used to produce low-cost, low-carbon materials for industrial use.
RenewCO2 is commercializing a proprietary catalyst and one-step process to convert CO2 into cost-competitive carbon-negative monomers, chemicals, and fuels.
Developing the first portable device for converting post-harvest crop and forest residues into bioproducts that can be used by even the most hard-to-access and underserved rural agricultural communities.
Phase Biolabs leverages modified microorganisms to recycle carbon dioxide more efficiently into cost-competitive carbon-negative chemicals and carbon-neutral electrofuels.
CemVision AB combines three different technologies into one process to reduce carbon emissions from cement and concrete production.
Unemit’s direct air capture technology is scalable to gigatons, swift in its path there, and sustainable.
Developing a new approach to using aluminum to replace the silver used on solar cells, reducing the costs and accelerating adoption of more efficient cell designs.
Conduit Tech develops tools that make it easier for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) contractors to install and maintain low-emissions residential heating and cooling technologies.
Enabling cheaper and more efficient clean hydrogen production that seamlessly integrates with renewable energy systems.
Litherm Technologies GmbH is electrifying key processes in lime and cement production to eliminate fossil fuel-generated CO2 emissions—and capturing remaining emissions for storage.
Developing the first high-temperature liquid-phase carbon capture materials for use in industrial processes that could substantially reduce costs and energy losses relative to incumbent technologies.
Molten Industries is developing a process to create low-cost hydrogen that avoids carbon emissions while consuming seven times less renewable electricity.
Renewable Iron Fuel Technology (RIFT) is leveraging hydrogen and the rusting properties of iron to produce carbon-neutral energy for heat-intensive industries.
CERT Systems Inc.
CERT Systems Inc. has developed an electrochemical process that uses only water and electricity to convert captured carbon dioxide into basic chemicals that can be used to make everyday products including green chemicals, fuels, and plastics.
Developing new porous membrane materials to reduce the energy needed to purify salt water and recover valuable metals.
Aikido Technologies has designed a self-erecting platform for floating, offshore wind turbinesto overcome key barriers to increasing offshore wind energy production.
Developing a hydrothermal processing technology to significantly reduce the energy consumption and cost for both carbon capture and carbon-neutral cement production.
Phycobloom has developed modified algae that produces an oil that can be used for biofuels while also capturing carbon.
Holocene is developing a direct air carbon capture system that utilizes organic chemical compounds to increase capture efficiencies and reduce energy consumption by lowering regeneration temperatures.
Hertha is developing an iron and steel manufacturing process that replaces coal with renewable power and hydrogen to reduce sector emissions by more than 95%.
Verne is developing high-density and lightweight hydrogen storage systems for trucks at low cost.
MetPeel is a new manufacturing process for making steel sheet and strip using a unique low-temperature, single-step process in place of conventional fossil-fired hot rolling.
Liquium is revolutionizing the ammonia production process, making it cleaner, cheaper, and scalable enough to decarbonize heavy industries, including shipping, aviation, heat and power generation, and chemical production.
Furno Materials is working to re-envision the way we make cement, leveraging oxyfuel combustion and a novel design to enable the production of zero-emission ordinary portland cement.
EvolOH (ee VOH loh) is blazing a path toward low-cost, green hydrogen production using innovative electrolyzer materials and hardware.
Dioxycle is a company that is converting carbon dioxide into valuable products through low-temperature electrolysis.
Chement’s patent-pending technology eliminates all CO2 emissions in cement production.
In addition to Breakthrough Energy Fellowships, we offer 12-month, one-time grant awards for promising early-stage research.