5 Climate tech startups to watch April week 2

The Climate Tech Startups to Watch This Month: April Week 2

April Week 2, 2023: In this monthly series, we highlight 5 climate tech startups to watch by featuring the incredible startups, companies, or projects that are leading the fight against the climate crisis. 

Each month, we add these startups to our running list, which we have categorized based on fuel emission sector data from the most detailed, recent data SBC could identify from the World Resource Institute in 2016.

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Guillaume and the SBC TEAM

Energy use in Industry and Buildings

graphmatech copper climate tech graphene solution
Image: graphmatech.com/metal-graphene-composites-2

2017 – Uppsala, Sweden

Mamoun Taher

Elevator Pitch:
Graphmatech is enabling the green transition with graphene.

Problem they solve:
Graphmatech uses graphene for
– Metals for electrification
– Polymers for the Hydrogen economy
– Conductive polymers for 3D printing

Our unique Aros Graphene® is a patented graphene hybrid material technology which has solved the long-standing agglomeration issue in graphene applications.

Series A

Interested in Graphmatech?
To learn more about their technology or get in touch, see here

Quino Energy climate tech startup battery solution
Image: quinoenergy.com/about

2021 – San Leandro, CA, USA

Eugene Beh and Meisam Bahari

Elevator Pitch:
We create water-based flow batteries that store electrical energy in organic quinone molecules for commercial and grid applications.

Problem they solve:
Quino Energy’s process converts dyestuff raw materials directly into high-performance designer quinones using the flow battery system itself as the production reactor, enabling a new chemistry without a new factory while creating zero chemical waste.

Renewables and electrical storage are essential for the deep decarbonization of the global economy. Quino Energy is developing a redox flow battery targeted for 8 – 24 hours of energy storage, a segment for which no suitable battery technology has yet been commercialized.


Interested in Quino Energy?
If you are interested in learning more, see here.

Energy use in transport

Sycona Battery electric car
Image: siconabattery.com/technology/

2019 – Sydney, Australia

Christiaan Jordaan and Andrew Minett

Elevator Pitch:
Sicona has pioneered a simple & robust production process for high-performance silicon-graphite composite anode and polymer binder materials.

Problem they solve:
Sicona develops next-generation battery materials technology used in the anodes (negative electrodes) of lithium-ion (“Li-ion”) batteries that enable electric-mobility and storage of renewable energy. Sicona is commercialising an innovative silicon-composite battery anode technology, developed and perfected over the last ten years at the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM). Sicona’s current generation silicon-composite anode technology delivers 50% to 100% higher capacity than conventional graphite anodes and its anode materials can deliver more than 50% higher cell energy density than current Li-ion batteries.

Sicona’s technology makes it easy and cost effective to produce the final battery anode material, using off the shelf equipment and without the use of expensive silicon nanowires.


Want to learn more about Sicona Battery?
To learn more about their technology or get in touch see here.

Waste (water & landfills)

Atacama biomaterials climate tech startup
Image: atacama.bio

2020 – Cambridge, MA, USA

Paloma Gonzalez Rojas, Jose Tomas Dominguez Fuenzalida, and Jose Antonio Gonzalez Rojas

Elevator Pitch:
We are an AI-Robotics platform company developing renewable materials to accelerate the deployment of circular economy products around the globe.

Problem they solve:
We develop novel material formulas with AI reformulation and robotic manufacturing processes that will build the foundation of a sustainable economy and will regenerate earth.

We accelerate the deployment of renewable materials into global circular economies.


Interested in Atacama Biomaterials?
To learn more about this company, see here.

GHG Capture, Use, and Storage

Loamin 5 climate tech startups to watch - solution
Image: www.loamin.com/


Hugh Sturrock and Jonathan Smith

Elevator Pitch:
Loamin leverages on the ground data, satellite imagery and AI, Loamin’s tools provide a way to rigorously measure and monitor carbon removal projects around the globe.

Problem they solve:
Loamin provides tools to enable the efficient and robust measurement and monitoring of soil carbon projects at scale, unlocking the power of soil in the fight against climate change.

Leveraging soil sample data, satellite imagery and spatial machine learning, Loamin tools enable highly-efficient soil sampling and continuous monitoring of soil carbon stock at high spatial and temporal resolution. The end result is lower cost and lower risk to those financing and developing soil carbon and regenerative agricultural projects.

Loamin’s tools help to identify and verify the suitability of nature-based carbon removal project sites, lowering risk and maximising potential project impact.


Interested in Loamin?
If you are interested in learning more, see here.

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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 350+ climate tech startups to watch we have featured. 

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