Mars Materials – Mars Materials (“Mars”) is commercializing technology that converts CO2 and biomass into low-cost and low-carbon feedstock used for thermoplastics and synthetic fibers such as 3D printing filament and carbon fibers, respectively. Mars estimates its technology can reduce carbon fiber production costs by 50%. Mars’ mission is to store a gigaton of CO2 into these and other everyday products (Oakland, CA).
Global Challenge Winner
Clean Ocean Coatings – For shipping companies who need an antifouling solution our product Ecoating is a toxin-free coating which is chemically and mechanically stable. Our magic is a uniquely smooth surface which is easy to clean. And it is at least 2 years more durable than conventional coatings. We want to revolutionise the commercial shipping industry. We believe that the antifouling management of tomorrow is a closed loop service of protection of the ship, automated easy cleaning and recycling of the biomass ( (Berlin, Germany).
Alchemr offers validated, stable and scalable water electrolyzers that generate hydrogen at cost parity with fossil fuel-derived hydrogen. The promise of a hydrogen economy is once again back in sight due to the falling prices of renewable power, the ability of green hydrogen to reduce more than 30% of global GHG, and market size of $200 billion by 2023. Alchemr is making green hydrogen a reality by developing water electrolyzers that cost one-third of today’s solutions. With our next generation of low-cost, stable, and scalable water electrolyzers based on anion exchange membrane technology, we are driving the world towards a day in which green hydrogen is as ubiquitous as natural gas and diesel fuel (Boca Raton, FL).