Meet the Companies in VFC Cohort 3
There’s not 10 but 20 early-stage companies in Venture For ClimateTech’s newest cohort. That’s right! VFC is doubling the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change by supporting even more promising companies. These innovators were selected based on their high-potential solutions and their ability to bring innovations to scale.
Take a look at what they’re working on to solve our most pressing climate challenges.
Active Surfaces – Ultra-light, flexible thin-film modules that will enable solar to be installed on previously inaccessible surfaces, such as weight-limited commercial properties. The MIT spinout’s technology offers a 100X lighter solution with comparable efficiency and significantly lower installation costs compared to existing options on the market (Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
Acuicy –Developing a business intelligence tool that uses AI to provide suppliers with tailored recommendations for a variety of industry-specific supply chain and emission reduction strategies. This includes data that aids the decision-making process, such as what the upfront investment, return on investment, payback period, and the emissions reduction potential will be (Halifax, CAN).
Amatec – Advanced building material called High-Density Gypsum that offers a stronger and less carbon-intensive alternative to concrete to support the low-cost, automated, and rapid construction of panelized and modular houses (Toronto, Ontario, CAN).
Ammobia – Adaptation to the Haber-Bosch process that enables distributed green ammonia production. Haber-Bosch fixes nitrogen with hydrogen to produce ammonia, resulting in a process that runs at 10X lower pressure than the standard process, and drastically reduces capital expenditures (CapEx) and production costs (San Francisco, California, USA).
Avol Aerospace – Hyper-efficient, autonomous electric cargo aircraft that features a novel blended-wing design. By delivering 60% larger internal volumes and 50% lower costs, carriers will be able to increase profit-per-flight by up to 10X (New York, New York, USA).
Banyon Power – Affordable, smart electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure technologies that catalyze grid integration and energy management, which will make EV ownership more attainable and accelerate the transition to electric mobility (Schaumburg, Illinois, USA).
Cascade Biocatalysts – Biochemical machinal “body armor” and natural enzymes that create a more sustainable manufacturing process for commercial chemicals by replacing fossil-fuel-based and intensive energy practices (Denver, Colorado, USA).
Cobalt Water Global –AI and machine learning platform that enhances wastewater and water utility management by accounting for and monitoring nitrous oxide, which is approximately 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide (Brooklyn, New York, USA).
EVA Greentech – Patent-pending technology that activates waste material so that it can be used as a supplemental cementitious material instead of the industry standard, carbon-intensive materials that are used today (Tel Aviv, ISR).
FarField Infrastructure WPS – Efficient, long-distance wireless power transfer system for charging and electrification that uses millimeter-wave-packetized energy to safely transmit power wirelessly over several kilometers (Boston, Massachusetts, USA).
Fluix Inc. – Automation of HVAC and cooling systems through AI to better manage data centers, raw material storage facilities, greenhouses, and other critical infrastructure to save up to 35 percent in energy costs, reduce operational CO2 by 45 percent, and preserve time and water resources (Tampa, Florida, USA).
HelioTrope – Lead-free glass coating technology that optimizes the sunlight reaching the panels instead of the underlying solar cell technology to increase efficiency of silicon solar panels by 8 to 15 percent (New York, New York, USA).
Hydronic Shell Technologies – Patented HVAC technology for multi-family buildings that pairs a cost-effective solution with a non-invasive installation process to overcome the management and tenant barriers to reducing the carbon footprint of multi-family housing (New York, New York, USA).
Janta Power – 3D solar design that replicates plant life and trees to more effectively harness solar energy and improve energy retention per square foot (Dallas, Texas, USA).
Metasorbex Corporation – Advanced materials enterprise that uses sorbents for carbon capture to transition cost centers for hard-to-abate industry sectors into a profit centers (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA).
Nanode Battery Technologies – Battery anode and manufacturing process that allows for the capability to fully charge batteries in minutes, transforming how portable electronics and electric vehicles are charged (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA).
PolyKrōm Energy Inc. – Commercializing fusion technologies that are being developed by the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics to further the realization of nuclear fusion power plants (Rochester, New York, USA).
Torev Motors – Patented next-generation electric motor design to significantly reduce the amount of rare earth metals traditionally required by electric motors used in the transportation sector, without sacrificing motor efficiency (Arlington, Virginia, USA).
UCharge – Localized network of high-speed EV chargers designed to address the challenges of owning and conveniently charging an electric vehicle in dense urban environments (New York, New York, USA).
Uuvipak – Patent-pending home-compostable and edible packaging solution designed to replace single-use plastics with clean organic food waste (Brisbane, AUS).