Startups to Watch This Month: March Series Recap 2024

Every week, we feature 5 incredible climate tech startups, companies, or projects that are leading the fight against the climate crisis. Now at the end of this month of March 2024, we provide a recap of the startups to watch in climate tech. 

These startups have covered a range of fast-growing industries such as AI, GHG Capture and monitoring, Energy production and storage, Fintech, Foodtech, Agtech, and much, much more.

The list below is a recap of all the startups we have featured over March with some insight into the innovative work they and their teams are doing. 

We hope you find this resource useful and that you can refer back to it anytime you are looking for companies to support, invest in, work for, or collaborate with.

These startups are all added to our running list, which we have categorized based off of fuel emission sector from the most detailed, recent data SBC could identify from the World Resource Institute 2016. 

Energy Use in Industry and BuildingS

Orus EnergyWeek 1

Orus Energy is catalyzing the energy transition by harnessing the power of AI to unlock the latent electrical flexibility within commercial buildings. Recognizing that the adaptability of the electricity grid is crucial for transitioning to a decarbonized and renewable electricity mix, Orus Energy offers a groundbreaking solution. 

IPG EnergyWeek 3

IPG Energy is on a mission to revolutionize power generation in hard-to-abate sectors with their innovative, fuel-agnostic renewable generator.  Their patented Flameless Combustion technology ensures that businesses no longer have to choose between energy security and environmental sustainability. IPG Energy’s generators can run on various fuels, offering a clean, reliable, and on-demand power source. 

ThorizonWeek 3

Thorizon is reshaping the landscape of nuclear energy by unlocking the untapped potential of existing nuclear waste. With a mission to secure a clean energy future and combat climate change, Thorizon’s innovative approach takes nuclear technology to new heights, offering safe, smart, and circular energy solutions. 

Waste (Water & Landfills)

LitechWeek 2

Litech is on a mission to detect incorrectly sorted batteries in fragmented waste streams, and the negative consequences that follow. 

ShaypWeek 4

Shayp brings real-time water flow analytics and non-invasive technology that helps reduce and prevent customer-side leakages. Using AI, Shayp helps you leverage water meter data to reveal water usage inefficiencies and leakages in all types of buildings

BioMetallicaWeek 4

Green and sustainable metal recycling at low temperatures.

Energy use in Transport

AeroFuseWeek 1

AeroFuse is redefining the future of flight with its commitment to cleaner, safer, and smarter aviation solutions.  Dedicated to drastically reducing aviation emissions.

AddionicsWeek 4 

Addionics provides a low-cost drop-in solution, creating the only high power & high energy battery, without compromises.

GHG Capture, Use and Storage

Octavia CarbonWeek 1

Using Direct Air Carbon Capture to stop climate change and reinvent humanity’s relationship with carbon. In Africa.

InfinaveroWeek 2

They are focused on removing methane from the atmosphere to avoid the collapse of regional food systems vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The captured methane produces a carbon-negative natural soil nutrient alternative to organic and synthetic nitrogen fertilizers. 

Banyu CarbonWeek 2

Banyu Carbon is developing a light-driven approach to carbon capture that promises to be cheaper and require less energy than competing technologies.

Sirona TechnologiesWeek 3

Their mission is to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future by leveraging technology to support nature’s carbon cycle through the removal of CO2 from the air and its return to the ground.

AirhiveWeek 3

Airhive, a DAC innovator is reshaping the carbon removal industry with its hybrid geochemical-DAC technology.

CotierraWeek 4

Cotierra (previously Terra Preta) removes carbon and improves farmers margins by enabling decentralized biochar production in the Global South at scale.

Sinkco LabsWeek 4

Leveraging a biogeo-mimetic approach to carbon sequestration, durably locking atmospheric CO2 at permanent timescales while producing carbon-negative compounds.

Cross-cutting enablers

ComundoWeek 1

 Comundo is revolutionizing carbon accounting and energy management with its plug ‘n’ play solution, offering real-time, accurate emission and energy consumption data for properties and tenants. As the only platform of its kind to provide building emission data based on actual consumption rather than estimates, Comundo empowers businesses to calculate, report, and optimize their CO2 emissions and energy usage with unparalleled precision.

NanomoxWeek 1

They develop sustainable and cost-effective advanced materials and thin films, such as metal oxide particles, with sizes ranging from nano to macro, for widespread applications of today and tomorrow.

Cascade BiocatalystsWeek 2

Creating more productive enzymes for economical biomanufacturing of sustainable chemicals. Cascade addresses the growing need for stable, long-lasting biocatalysts using our patent-pending enzyme immobilization platform. 

OpenvoltWeek 2

Openvolt is building the API for energy data across Europe. As the world accelerates its efforts to reach Net Zero, energy data is becoming increasingly important to enabling the efficient use of our energy resources. With an initial focus on smart meter data, Openvolt is removing the regulatory, financial and technical hurdles that impede energy innovators from integrating this data into the next generation of energy applications.

SonichemWeek 3

Sonichem biorefinery technology, developed by Bio-Sep is an ultra-clean way to convert low-value woody biomass (e.g. sawdust) into high-value green chemicals lignin, cellulose and hemicellulose sugars. The technology is being demonstrated on an industrial-scale pilot plant, whilst the company are developing plans to design and build a commercial biorefinery in the year ahead.

Find out more about each of these startups by reading the full articles below:

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How do these startups fit in with all the others we have looked at?

Check out our running list of the 400+ climate tech startups to watch we have featured. 


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With care,

The Startup Basecamp Team

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