Portfolio

These are the companies we’ve invested in so far.

We are actively searching for companies that have the potential of becoming Gigacorns, meaning companies whose technology is ultimately capable of saving in excess of 1 gigatonne (1 billion tonnes) of CO2e emissions per year in a certain industry.

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.

Here is why hot rock energy is so important:

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Energy generation and usage is by far the biggest contributor to global CO2e emissions, amounting to 73,2% in total.

4

less space is needed for geothermal plants to produce the same energy as solar.
10
Is the depth needed for super hot rock energy, which GAD’s plasma drill can reach.

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.

Here is why we need substitutes for petrol-based chemicals:

12

of global oil demand is because of fossil fuel-based chemicals, making them a major driver for the fossil fuel industry.

30

of marine fuel is petrol-based aromatics. Those aromatics can be replaced by Bloom’s plant-based alternatives.
99
of all plastics today are made from fossil fuel-based chemicals.

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.

This is why we need to start reusing car batteries:

230

electric vehicles are predicted to be on roads by 2030. All these car batteries will then need to be recycled or reused.

80

capacity is when car batteries are being taken out of electric vehicles because they don’t reach their promised range anymore.
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life uses for electric car batteries increase their lifespan and reduce their footprint.

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. 

Here is why e-fuels are so crucial:

5

of global energy-related CO2 emissions are from the marine and aviation industry.

4

more space is needed to store hydrogen vs. kerosene so hydrogen planes need to be designed from scratch and won’t be market-ready earlier than 2050. Low emission e-kerosene can bridge that gap.
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of supplied aviation fuels by 2050 must be e-kerosene according to the European Commission.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

H2Pro

H2Pro has developed a technology that allows the generation of affordable green hydrogen. Currently, green hydrogen is a lot more expensive than grey hydrogen, produced from natural gas. H2Pro will allow providing hydrogen to very hard-to-decarbonize sectors like steel production and aviation.

Green hydrogen as a key for the energy transition:

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per kilogram will be the price of green hydrogen from H2Pro, which is about 6x cheaper than today.

29

of global CO2 emissions originate from industrial processes like steel and cement production.
700
dollars in green hydrogen sales are estimated for 2050.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

Modern Electron

Modern Electron aims to reduce the carbon footprint of homes, buildings, and industries currently heated via gas. They help consumers to save money, reduce carbon emissions, and increase resiliency during power outages.

The vital role of heating on our way to net-zero emissions:

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of all energy consumption results from heating, which relies mostly on natural gas.

80

of today's buildings will still exist in 2050 and must be retrofitted by then.
50
of global emissions are caused by heat generation.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals*:

LEKO labs

By integrating AI optimisation and robotics, LEKO labs produces wooden composites which can be used as an alternative to cement and steel in the building sector. Since wood naturally stores CO2, this can save gigatons of emissions.

Here is what makes wood such a great alternative to steel and cement:

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of global GHG emissions stem from the production of cement, steel and iron

39

of CO2 emissions come from buildings and construction.
75
of concrete and steel used in single building today can be reduced by LEKO's technology

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.