Gigacorn Investments

We are actively searching for companies that have the potential of becoming a “Gigacorn”.  These are exceptional companies that are ultimately capable of saving in excess of 1 gigatonne (1 billion tonnes) of CO2e emissions per year and are also commercially viable with scalable business models.

We assess Gigacorn potential by measuring and forecasting CO2e savings over time, and we place the evaluation of this at the core of our investment decisions. This means we only back companies that are capable of reducing at least 100 million tonnes of CO2e a year, either through direct technology impact or indirectly as a significant digital enabling force across sectors.

GA DRILLING

GA Drilling enables geothermal energy production, the missing element in our renewable energy mix, anywhere. Currently, ultra-deep geothermal drilling is cost prohibitive at greater depths. GAD has developed the first drilling equipment specifically designed to meet the challenge of unlocking thousands of gigawatts of energy at costs below any other baseload source.

Reduction Potential of Gigacorn:

3

Cut 2.9% of global CO2e emissions every year

325

Remove CO2e emissions equivalent to 325 million cars
38
Reduce 38% of EU's annual CO2e emissions

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

BLOOM

Bloom is the first company to valorize lignin at commercial cost. By extracting lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose straight from biomass, they will help to transform entire value chains in the aviation, shipping, fragrance, aromatics and plastics industries which currently rely heavily on petrol-based chemicals.

Reduction Potential of Gigacorn:

3

Cut 2.9% of global CO2e emissions every year

325

Remove CO2e emissions equivalent to 325 million cars
33
Reduce 33% of EU's annual CO2e emissions

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

BETTERIES

Electric vehicles are on the rise and so is the potential pile of hard to recycle lithium-ion batteries. By a process of dismantling and reassembling, betteries has found a way to give those batteries a much deserved second life and hence make e-mobility significantly more sustainable. The upcycled battery packs provide power in frontier markets and are an affordable alternative to fossil fuels.

Reduction Potential of Gigacorn:

1

Cut 0.4% of global CO2e emissions every year

50

Remove CO2e emissions equivalent to 50 million cars
8
Reduce 8% of EU's annual CO2e emissions

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

INERATEC

INERATEC is a 2016 spin-off from KIT university that builds and sells modular chemical plants for the production of sustainable fuels such as e-kerosene, CO2-neutral gasoline, and clean diesel. These are extremely important for hard-to-decarbonize planes and ships. 

Reduction Potential of Gigacorn:

2

Cut 2% of global CO2e emissions every year

230

Remove CO2e emissions equivalent to 230 million cars
21
Reduce 21% of EU's annual CO2e emissions

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

* We have no affiliation with the United Nations. The UNSDG-symbols are no indication for any endorsement or approval of our companies and their products by the UN. The symbols serve informational purposes only.