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The Climate Tech Companies to Watch This Month: July Week 4

In this monthly series, we will be doing a weekly feature of incredible ClimateTech Startups, companies, or projects that are leading the fight against the Climate Crisis. 

We will be presenting 1 company from each of the 5 predefined main industry categories such as; EDUTECH, FINTECH, GREENTECH (including Energy and Transportation), FOOD & AG TECH, and CONSTRUTECH.

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Week 4:

FOODTECH STARTUPS:

1.FlowWaste Inc

 Founded: 2020, Chicago, IL

Founder: 
Rian Mc Donnell

Elevator Pitch:
FloWaste has developed a food analytics platform to reduce food waste.

Problem They Solve:
Food waste is an increasingly important climate issue, with 1/3 of the food we produce each year, eventually becoming lost or wasted. For those in the restaurant industry, trying to calculate food waste can be a time-consuming and inefficient process that ends up costing money and hours.

Impact:
Using kitchen data, FloWaste allows foodservice providers to optimize meal preparation, ingredient combinations, and portion sizing, while reducing labor costs, to maximize profits and minimize excess. Their technology uses High-resolution 3D video, machine learning, and computer vision to classify and quantify food waste instantly.

Stage:
Pre-Seed

Interested in FloWaste?
To find out more about FloWaste’s technology, or request a demo, see here

FOODTECH STARTUPS:

2.Zero Grocery



Founded:
2019, Berkley, California

Founder:
Zuleyka Strasner

Elevator Pitch:
Zero Grocery provides a grocery delivery service that is easy, efficient, and uses no plastic.

Problem They Solve:
Zero Grocery found that 90% of global plastic waste comes from food consumption. This problem goes hand in hand with the belief of many that waste is an unavoidable byproduct of convenience, a notion Zero is hoping to change.

Impact:
Zero offers a wide, and growing range of groceries to consumers which come in glass or compostable packaging, and are available for next-day delivery. Beyond this they also try to work with suppliers, some of which may not have been zero waste before, to ensure that plastic is cut from their supply chain as much as possible.

Stage:
Seed

Interested in Zero Grocery?
To find out more about their services and see if they deliver to your area, see here

ENERGY STARTUPS:

3. Chitendai Ltd


Founded:
2013, Edinburgh, Scotland


Founders:
Ainslie Chinembiri

Elevator Pitch:
Chitendai Ltd is a Scottish renewable energy technology company that combines advanced solar and microelectronic technologies to develop SMART solar installations.

Problem They Solve:
The Sun is one of the planet’s most plentiful renewable power sources, however current PV solutions are either not efficient enough, or too expensive to meet the needs of growing urban populations with growing energy needs.

Impact:
Chitendai’s technology, the iRadiance, doubles the efficiency of energy conversion by using an advanced semiconductor material and uses a unique low cost and lightweight Sun tracker. They can be installed on the rooftops of commercial, industrial and residential buildings, and generate electricity at costs below US$0.08c per kWh. This allows Chitendai’s technology to be 43% more efficient and generate up to 4 times more electricity than silicon solar panels.

Stage:
Series A

Interested in Chitendai?
To learn more about Chitendai’s technology, see here

MATERIAL STARTUPS:

4.envoPAP


Founded:
2015, London, UK

Founder: Kaushal Shah

Elevator Pitch:
EnvoPAP is creating sustainable packaging materials by using agricultural waste instead of materials such as wood.

Problem They Solve:
According to the WWF, the pulp and paper industry uses over 40% of all wood traded globally- making it a hugely environmentally heavy resource to produce and one that needs urgent reform.

Impact:
envoPAP have created the world’s most eco-friendly and commercially viable paper range: envoCOPY and envoOFFSET. These products, as well as their range of packaging materials, are 100% biodegradable, compostable, recyclable, marine-degradable, and energy-saving. This has allowed envopap to have a 38% carbon footprint saving compared to conventional paper, and 28% compared to conventional packaging.

Interested in envoPAP?
To learn more about envoPAP and see their range of products, see here

SMART CITIES STARTUPS:

5. Astrios


Location:
2021, The Netherlands

Founder: Francois LeGuillou

Elevator Pitch:
Astrios has developed a Geo-Based Visualization Platform to identify locations with the largest amounts of CO2 emissions due to wasted heat.

Problem They Solve:
In order to ensure efficient energy usage in future cities, homeowners, developers, and city planners need to understand where the most energy, or heat, is being lost. The energy lost in these areas can indicate where large amounts of CO2 are released from, and they can be combatted.

Impact:
Astrios’ satellite-derived heat detection solution delivers identification of heat loss intensity at urban levels so that corrective actions can target the highest emitters. This information can be quantified, visualized, and delivered as Interoperable data for smart city and digital twin platforms.

Interested in Astrios?
To learn more about Astrios’ technology or get in touch, see here.

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