The Climate Tech Startups to Watch This Month: November Week 4

November Week 4, 2023: In this weekly 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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Industry (chemical & cement)

1. New Iridium


Founded: 2017- Boulder, CO, USA 

Founders: Chern-Hooi Lim, Brent Cutcliffe and Garret Miyake

Elevator Pitch: Disrupting the $2.5 trillion value chain in pharma and chemical manufacturing with next generation light-driven photocatalysis.

Problem they solve: 96% of all manufactured goods depend on chemicals. The chemical industry is the third largest industrial emitter of CO2 generating more than 2.5 Gigatons of CO2 each year.

Impact: The chemical industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, generating almost a billion tons of carbon emissions each year. Their mission is to green the chemical supply chain by utilizing CO2 to create value-added products and reducing carbon emissions through highly efficient chemical manufacturing.

Stage: Seed.

Interested in New Iridium?
To learn more about their technology or get in touch, see here.

Waste (water & landfills)

2. Ever Dye


Founded: 2021 – Paris, FR

Founders: Ilan Palacci and Amira Erokh

Elevator Pitch: At Ever Dye, they are depolluting the textile industry by providing a greener, faster and energy-efficient dyeing process. No waste and an improved circularity with their recyclable and reusable dye.

Problem they solve: Textile dyeing is responsible for 20% of the ocean pollution and 52% of the fashion industry’s carbon impact. Lowering the impact of colors is priority for every brand aiming at improving the sustainability of their supply chain. Everdye offers a solution lowering the carbon emissions, the energy consumption and eradicating toxic chemicals from the dyeing process.

Impact: They aim at making the manufacturing and use of colors the cleanest it can be. To renew the relationship between humans, ecosystems and industries, they work on lowering the impact of every step of the dyeing process.

Stage: Series A.

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

Energy use in Transport

3. Anqalab


Founded: 2023 – London, UK

Founders: Luca Cilio and Othman Al Bahri

Elevator Pitch: Anqalab is revolutionizing the field of battery technology with a unique blend of quantum chemistry and AI. 

Problem they solve: The rapid evolution of technology demands equally swift advancements in battery materials to meet increasing performance and sustainability needs. However, traditional R&D processes for battery development are often time-consuming and resource-intensive. Anqalab addresses this bottleneck by providing a platform that leverages quantum chemistry and AI.

Impact: The ability to simulate and predict materials performance accurately leads to a reduction in waste during the development process and results in batteries that are more effective and have a longer lifespan, reducing the environmental impact of battery production and disposal. In essence, Anqalab’s technology is not just advancing battery technology, but it’s also contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable future.

Stage: Pre-seed.

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

Cross-cutting enablers

4. Sci-Lume Labs


Founded: 2021 – Oklahoma, USA

Founder: Oliver Shafaat

Elevator Pitch: Circular materials for a sustainable future in apparel, fishing, and beyond.

Problem they solve: The overuse of petroleum-based plastics, particularly in the textile and manufacturing industries, has led to significant environmental challenges, including pollution and sustainability concerns. Current alternatives often struggle to match the performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of traditional materials. Sci-Lume Labs confronts this challenge head-on with Bylon, a thermoplastic fiber that matches the properties of conventional fibers and can be seamlessly integrated into existing manufacturing processes, offering a realistic, sustainable substitute at the necessary scale and cost.

Impact:  Bylon represents a major leap forward in tackling the global plastics problem. As a biodegradable and high-performance material, it offers an environmentally friendly alternative to petroleum-based fibers, reducing pollution and facilitating a shift towards more sustainable production practices. The thermoplastic nature of Bylon means it can be adopted by current manufacturing systems without the need for extensive modifications, accelerating the transition to circular, eco-friendly materials. This innovation by Sci-Lume Labs™ could significantly diminish the environmental footprint of industries reliant on synthetic fibers, heralding a new era of sustainable and circular material solutions.

Stage: Pre-Seed.

Interested in Sci-Lume Labs?
To learn more about this company, see here.

Energy use in Transport

5. Entroview


Founded: 2020 – Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FR

Founders:  Gaetan Depaepe and Sohaïb El Outmani

Elevator Pitch: Entroview is enhancing battery technology with its innovative Battery Intelligent System (BIS), a groundbreaking addition to traditional Battery Management Systems (BMS). This advanced system, grounded in real-time thermodynamic measurements, offers a more comprehensive analysis of battery performance and health.

Problem they solve: Traditional BMS can fall short in providing the depth of analysis needed for optimal battery performance and lifespan. Entroview addresses this gap by introducing an extra layer of intelligence with its BIS. By incorporating real-time thermodynamic data, Entroview’s system allows for a more nuanced understanding and management of battery health, leading to safer, more efficient, and longer-lasting battery use.

Impact: By optimizing battery usage and extending their lifespan, the system reduces the frequency of battery replacements, thereby cutting down on the environmental impact associated with battery production and disposal. Moreover, the thorough analysis provided by the BIS maximizes the efficiency of batteries, which is crucial for renewable energy storage and electric vehicle applications, further aiding in the reduction of carbon emissions. 

Stage: Pre-Seed.

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

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