Cleantech Innovation

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Batteries

Northvolt is building a future for greener batteries

ESS Inc. Raises $30 Million From Investor Group to Expand Company and Deploy Next-Generation Flow Battery Energy Storage Systems

Corporations and private investors are backing new ‘green’ deals as climate worries mount

Energy Storage Start-up, LivGuard, Raises $32 Million

UK Battery Startup Moixa Lands $11M From Honda and Itochu

Gates, Bezos bet on flow battery technology, a potential rival to big bets on lithium-ion

Ion Storage Systems raises $8M for solid state battery development

In Search Of Solid State Battery Stocks

Y Combinator-backed Holy Grail is using machine learning to build better batteries

As Venture Investors Cool on Battery Tech, How Can Startups Get Traction?

Cal Energy Commission awards $3.75M to early-stage clean energy projects; 9 battery projects

Hydrostor raises $37 million for battery-free energy storage tech

Private equity investment in storage expected to increase as ECP buys Convergent

Asian Energy Company Bangchak Invests in Enevate’s Fast-Charging EV Battery Technology

UK Faraday Battery Challenge awards £23M to support development of electrified car batteries

Battery startup Group14 Technologies raises $14M to make materials for electric cars

Companies are finding they need to pair up to make a better battery

Norway’s State-Run Oil and Gas Giant Is Backing a Battery-Research Fund

Daimler invests $100m in Californian battery start-up

DOE Lab Investment Incubator Activity targeting advanced EV battery development

LG Technology Ventures & Mitsui Kinzoku-SBI Material Innovation Fund Join Forge Nano Inc. Series A

Low-Cost Renewable Battery Maker Form Energy Snags $40M in Series B

Battery tech startup Sila Nano lands $45 million and Tesla veteran Kurt Kelty

Global Syndicate Backs Advanced Battery Innovator

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Closes Investment Led by Schneider Electric Ventures and Energy Innovation Capital

Chrysalix RoboValley Fund Makes its First Investment in Feasible Inc., Developers of a Breakthrough Battery Intelligence Platform

Li-ion Battery Material Firm, Group 14 Technology Raises $18M

EU approves aid for battery cell production at Opel plant

Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures supports KoBold’s cobalt quest

Argentine oil company launches YPF Ventures to fund energy and mobility startups

Volta Expands Fund to $180 Million With Investment From Equinor and Hanon Systems

Battery startup Group14 Technologies raises $14M to make materials for electric cars

Massive Investment in Battery Technology Accelerates Energy Transition

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance invests in electric vehicle technology company

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions Closes Investment Led by Schneider Electric Ventures and Energy Innovation Capital

Atomberg Technologies lands $10 million in Series-A round

Energy Vault Raises $110 Million from SoftBank Vision Fund for Gravity-Based Storage

Hydrogen Truck Startup Nikola's Valuation Jumps To $3 Billion With Investment From CNH Industrial

FirstElement gets funding to boost hydrogen capacities

Bill Gates-led fund is investing in a startup to build a cheap battery using a “refrigerator on steroids”

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

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Electric Mobility

Disruption in plant-based protein market

Schneider announces venture capital for energy sustainability

Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup

Sustainability focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup

IAN’s fund, members scoot around on Zypp after lobbing cash at micro-mobility startup

These 9 cool mobility startups in Germany got funding in 2019

The Urban.Us and BMW Mini accelerator focused on urban innovation names its latest cohort

UK authorities invest nearly $100 million into electric vehicle research

Safran acquires stake in Li-Sulfur battery maker OXIS Energy; OXIS announces two JDAs

Northvolt is building a future for greener batteries

Battery Industry Leaders Invest $18 Million in Seattle Start-up: Group14 Technologies to Scale Li-ion Anode Material That Promises 30% Improvement in Energy and Cost

Transformation capital: A new investment logic for catalysing systems change

Schneider announces venture capital for energy sustainability

The 2019 Grid Edge Investment Landscape

Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels raises $50 million in latest funding round

Dutch E-Bike Brand VanMoof Seeks €2.5m Crowdfunding As Part Of €7.5m Investment Push

Naspers invests further in electric scooters start-up

Why are car giants investing in micro-scooters?

Lime Raises $310M For Micromobility Expansion

British investors back electric scooter business VOI in $85m funding round

Ex CHRO of Tata Motors invests in electric scooter startup BattRE

Voi Technology raises $85M to expand e-scooter services in Europe

Ather Energy raises $51Mn led by Sachin Bansal, plans 1 million unit factory

Electric bike-sharing startup Wheels raises $50 million in latest funding round

Ride Report Raises $3.4M in Seed Funding

Huddle partners with growX ventures for an electric vehicles acceleration programme

UK automotive industry is top in Europe for electric vehicle investment

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Volvo Group Venture Capital Invests in Wireless Electric Charging

Where Will The Electric Aviation Start-Ups Find $40B?

Berlin-based ubitricity raises €20 million in Series C funding for its mobile electric vehicle charging solution

Electric Truck Unicorn Rivian, Backed By Amazon And Ford, Lands $350 Million Investment From Cox

Venture capital investment in China’s electric car market accelerates, says KPMG

Early Investment In Tesla, SolarCity, Zola Electric, & More — Nancy Pfund on #CleanTechTalk

Proterra, the Tesla of electric buses, closes in on $1 billion valuation

Alliance Ventures invests in The Mobility House to boost electric mobility

Amazon Leads Investment Round Of $700 Million In Electric Vehicle Startup Rivian

Electric motor and controller manufacturer YASA closes £18m funding round, sets stage for rapid growth

How Micelio Will Help EV Startups To Transit From Ideation To Production

EV Connect Secures $12 Million to Scale Cloud-Based Innovations for Electric Vehicle Charging

Corporate investors pile into electric vehicle startups

Venture capital to China’s electric vehicle startups has dropped nearly 90%

Solar electric car startup Sono Motors is crowdraising $50 million in 30 days to survive

$50 million DoE funding for new low-carbon vehicle technologies

LGT Lightstone looks to fund AMP’s?India unit

Ujjivan small finance bank partners with Green Shuttle Technology to finance e-rickshaws

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Smart Farming

Ocado to plough £17m into vertical farming ventures

Infarm Raises $100M To Help Shoppers Harvest On Demand

Israeli Startup Shakes Up Fashion Industry With Sustainable, Digital Thread Dyeing

Australia’s Tenacious Ventures raises A$16 million for sustainable ag fund

xFarm, the intuitive agtech app, snaps up €3 million to digitalise farms

Biotech unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks looks to raise over $300M for Series E

Cultivian Sandbox Closes Third AgriFood Tech Venture Fund at $135 Million

Startup of the Month: Advanced Farm Technologies

BASF Invests in Equinom’s Plant-Based Food Applications

InvertiGro has scale-up plans for its innovative vertical farming solution

From Farms to Incubators: Poornima Parameswaran of Trace Genomics Inc.

The future of farming: How urban agriculture could make big money

Kimbal Musk’s Square Roots is on a mission to feed the world — and eventually astronauts on Mars

Combining Artificial Intelligence With Urban Farming Can Be A Game Changer for Developing Countries

Crop One Holdings Announces Launch of Vertical Farm Opportunity Fund in Major Farm-to-Table Initiative

Ocado to plough £17m into vertical farming ventures

Pink Farms secures early funding to bring vertical farming to Brazil

Why Venture Capital Likes Modular Farming

Investing In Vertical Farming: Five Take-Aways

Agriculture funds are investing billions to regenerate soil – and communities

Pioneering Ventures launches $70 M ‘Rural India Impact’ fund for agriculture and food sector

BASF invests in pioneering Israeli AgTech startup Equinom

Agritech startup Ecozen completes $6mn funding from IFA, Omnivore

Green farm funding: Government offers £20m pot for net zero farming innovations

xFarm, the intuitive agtech app, snaps up €3 million to digitalise farms

Venture Capital Investment of £2 Million to Fund Jersey Hemp's Further Development and Commercialisation of CBD Extraction

8 types of ag-tech startups with the right ingredients for sustainability

Iroquois Valley Farmland’s direct public offering lets smaller investors get a share of ‘soil wealth’

Cooks Venture Raises $12 Million to Develop Ag Tech Advancing Regenerative Agriculture Systems

Barn2Door Lands $3.4M To Help Farmers Sell Online

Carbon Yield Fund for midwestern farmers takes prize in sustainable investing challenge

CropX Adds Industry Veteran as President; Gets Strategic Funding Infusion

ETFs are expanding into organic farming and other new trends

FarmWise Raises $14.5 Million To Replace Herbicides With Roving Robots

H2O.ai raises $72.5 M in Series D from Goldman Sachs, Ping An

Cooks Venture Raises $12 Million to Develop Ag Tech Advancing Regenerative Agriculture Systems

Green farm funding: Government offers £20m pot for net zero farming innovations

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Renewable Energy

Former GE Ventures exec raises $250 million to make breakthrough energy investments

SkySpecs - Leader in Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Solutions - Raises a $17 Million Series C Round Led by McRock Capital Corporation

Dow signs supply agreement with pyrolysis startup

New Energy Risk Backs $260M Plastics-to-Fuel Plant with Innovative Insurance Solution

Waste Management, Total invest in Agilyx, waste plastics-to-crude oil pyrolysis

The First Tire Pyrolysis Plant in the World to Receive Cradle-to-Cradle Certification

This plastic-to-fuel startup has a patent that can help unclog the planet

Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

U of M helps startup Resynergi create energy from plastic waste and biomass

Nigeria’s Rensource raises $20M to power African markets by solar

Heliogen launches, achieves > 1,000 ?C from concentrated sunlight for industrial processes

Empower Energies and WGL Energy Launch Fund for Distributed Solar Expansion

Bosch entering strategic partnership with SOFC company Ceres Power; to make £9M investment

Alphabet’s Silicon-Based Thermoelectric Tech Gets $16M in VC

Drinks packaging firm shares £5.5m investment in world-first green energy plant

Japanese Giant Sumitomo Enters US Microgrid Market with Investment in LO3

£2m backing for coal waste pellets firm Silform

Pela Closes $5M Investment led by Marcy Venture Partners

Biomass firm wins £2.3m Mercia funding to finalise Teesside plant

Japan’s Blue Capital inks RM100 mln investment in Lahad Datu POIC

Suma Capital backs CS Energy

Harnessing the sun’s heat for industry could cut 10% of global carbon emissions

Biofuels developer LanzaTech secures $72m injection from Novo Holdings

SIMEC makes biofuel acquisition

DOE announces $79M for bioenergy research and development

Neev Fund backs biomass firm Punjab Renewable Energy Systems

Suncor Energy invests in Enerkem waste-to-biofuel projects

Delta invests $2M for study of potential facility to produce aviation biofuel from forest floor debris

Shell invests in biomass firm Punjab Renewable

US start-up launches venture to convert organic waste into hydrogen gas for biofuels

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider SolarHome raises $1 Million in Convertible Note Offering

Endiya Partners makes Series A investment in solar power solutions firm Cygni

Raptor Maps closes new round of funding for solar asset management software

Johnson Controls partners with Capital Dynamics to increase funding for solar or battery storage projects

IAN Fund Invests 124 Million in a Startup Providing Solar Panel Cleaning Solutions

Off-Grid Solar Solutions Provider BBOXX Raises $50 Million Funding Led by Mitsubishi

VC fund Alfa Ventures invests in Noida-based Skilancer Solar

Start-Up VC Invests in Beam-Down Concentrator for Solar Fuel

Bill Gates Funds A Second Concentrated Solar Thermal Startup: Heliogen

Soltage Secures Growth Funding from Prudential Capital Group

Interview with Jigar Shah: Operating A $200 Million Venture Fund and The Future of Clean Energy

Solar equipment maker Orb Energy raises $15 mn from OPIC, others

Solar Software Pioneer, Aurora Solar, Closes $20M Series A Round

Smart solar geyser startup Plentify wins EDF Pulse Africa

Shell picks up 20% stake in solar power firm Orb Energy

Aquanis wins grant to develop lightning-protection coating for turbine blades

Shell invests in African microgrid developer PowerGen Renewable Energy

Halo Energy Begins Manufacturing Shrouded Micro Wind Turbines

Here’s why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures

Billionaires invest in giant Australian solar farm to supply power to Singapore

Three Take-Aways From A Clean Energy Venture Capitalist

Arcadia closed a $30M Series C

CIMD Group's Intermoney sets up renewable energy specialist team and launches fund

A fusion startup backed by Jeff Bezos just raised another $65 million, signaling that investors are still betting on this 'Holy Grail' technology.

General Fusion Closes $65M of Series E Financing

Former GE Ventures exec raises $250 million to make breakthrough energy investments

GeoTermico – a new early stage geothermal investment fund being introduced

HyperSciences raises an untraditional $9.6M for its hypersonic drilling vision

Baseload Capital secures $12.5 million from Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Razor Energy Receives Funding for Geothermal Power Project

How A Moonshot Project At Google X Grew Into A Million-Dollar Geothermal Business

LevelTen Energy raises $20.5M in Series B; expanding renewable energy procurement platform

Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spin out, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

Breakthrough Energy Ventures joins funding vehicle for small-scale geothermal plants

Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos-backed fund invests in a global geothermal energy project developer

U.S. DOE announces $4.45m funding for early stage geothermal EGS tools & technologies

Borealis Ventures Launches New Early-Stage VC Focused on a Better Built World

Eavor Technologies attracts C$15m in Series A funding round from Asian venture fund

Clean energy technology was thought to be uninvestable. One fund thinks otherwise

Cleantech Incubator Powerhouse Launches Seed-Stage VC Fund

YPF Unveils Commitment to Energy Innovation, Launches YPF Ventures, Invests in Bird

Viridi Parente Raises $29 Million in Series B Funding To Fuel Growth

National Grid Partners invests $10M into analytics firm

Schneider Buys Stake in AutoGrid to Tap Its Software for Distributed Energy and Microgrids

Shell Ventures takes a stake in Corvus Energy

GE-backed firm raises $250 million to support solar growth

Sierra Energy raises funding to develop FastOx gasification technology

INTERNATIONAL ENERGY GIANT BUYS BIOFUEL FIRM

Saudi Aramco’s venture arm pumps cash into startups seeking to reshape the energy industry

Here’s why Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and other investors are pouring billions into clean-tech ventures

New VC Firm Piva Closes $250M Fund Focused On Energy Industry

DOE Announces Up to $26.1 Million to Advance Hydropower and Marine Energy

ARENA announces major research funding into end-of-life solar PV issues

Solar-powered home cooking system wins 2nd Elsevier-ISES Renewable Transformation Challenge

Bill Gates-backed Heliogen’s solar ‘breakthrough’ could replace fossil fuels in steel and other big-polluting industries

Inside India’s small-scale renewable revolution

$110 million clean energy innovation venture fund launches

Nikhil Vora of Sixth Sense Ventures Leads Seed Funding of Rs 2.65 Cr for ENpower, The B-School for Teens

Four off-grid clean energy projects chosen for India-US joint funding

Punjab Renewable Energy raises Rs 55Cr in Series B round

Indian solar energy solution provider Amplus gets acquired for Rs 2,700 Cr by Malaysian oil major Petronas

Godrej invests $1.2M in home-tech startup ZunRoof

8 energy startups led by women entrepreneurs bag $10,000 seed fund each from POWERED Accelerator

Shell, ENGIE invest US$20m in clean microgrids for India and Tanzania

Sumitomo Corporation Group Invests In Microgrid Innovator LO3 Energy

Engie Acquires 90 Percent Stake in Solar Solutions Provider Simpa Energy

Mitsui to acquire 49% stake in Mahindra solar unit

NIIF to invest in CDC's renewable energy platform Ayana

US investor Encourage Capital raises $40 million to fund rooftop solar for Indian MSMEs

Shell acquires 20 pc stake in Bengaluru-based solar power firm Orb Energy

Temasek-EQT joint venture to launch India green energy platform

D.light raises US$41 million to finance its solar and appliance business

CleanMax Solar raises funding of INR 275 Crores from Macquarie-managed UK Climate Investments

Fund raise: Alfa Ventures invests in Skilancer Solar

Sweden’s Trine Helps Finance Greenlight Planet’s Off-Grid Solar Projects in India

Four off-grid clean energy projects chosen for India-US joint funding

IAN Fund, Angels Invest $1.7 Mn In Cleantech Startup Nocca Robotics

Mitsui, Mahindra Susten to invest in distributed solar in India

Cleantech Solar to raise $200 million via ECBs

Three Take-Aways From A Clean Energy Venture Capitalist

Interview with Nico Wolf, CFO, Endless Energy – Winner of the EIT Climate-KIC Finance Incubator Competition

KIC cleantech start-up ZOLAR attracts 10 Million Euro Investment

9 corporate venture funds shaping clean energy innovation

Vast Solar completes capital raise for 50 MW CSP, PV hybrid project

Innovative financing in off-grid solar sector can power millions of African homes

DfT funding innovative solar rail, roads and footways trials

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Ecosystems

Chrysalix Venture Capital Announces Second Close for Global Fund Focused on Intelligent Systems for Resource Intensive Industries

Google is launching an accelerator for climate change startups

Stéphane Villecroze: Talk with the investor who manages Paris Green Fund

Unilever ventures backs new beauty search engine MIRA

Eco Plastics Receives Funding from Venture Capital Firms

33 Social Impact Investing Ventures Changing the World Through Finance

Sustainability focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

Helsinki-based Sulapac raises €15 million to become the number one sustainable material replacing plastic

P&G India sets up 200 crore fund to invest in startups focused on sustainability

Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

South African Bio-plastics Project Moves Closer To Reality Following Latest Investment

Your complete guide to investing with a conscience, a $30 trillion market just getting started

Cleantech venture capital rebounds with smarter, more patient investors

Startup Skilancer Solar Receives Funding from Alfa Ventures to Scale its Operations

How to unlock the finance needed for integrated landscape approaches

Circular-economy funds: fad or fashion?

Financing the Aquaculture Revolution

Saving The World From Plastic Waste Comes One Step Closer – Sulapac Raises €15 million

Sustainability focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

9 corporate venture funds shaping clean energy innovation

Government unveils £5m fund to spur UK green mortgage innovation

Bill Gates and the EU launch €100m clean tech investment fund

Centrica launches £100m energy innovations venture

How this bioplastics startup founder raised capital without giving up equity

Biotech start-up RWDC closes US$13 million Series A2 led by Vickers Venture and WI Harper to produce plastic alternative

Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

South African Bio-plastics Project Moves Closer To Reality Following Latest Investment

P&G India sets up ?200 crore fund to invest in startups focused on sustainability

Sky launches £25m ocean plastic innovation fund

Waitrose launches £1m grant fund to fight plastic pollution

Henkel revamps venture fund

Financing the Battle Against Marine Plastic Pollution

Trailblazing': Sky announces 10 plastic waste-busting firms share in £6m funding pot

The Better Cotton Initiative launches The Better Cotton Innovation Challenge with EUR 135,000 in prize money

Cleantech firm 75F raises $18M, A91 Partners backs Atomberg

Where climate cash is flowing and why it’s not enough

More innovation required for green bonds

Finance for a farming revolution

Here Is What 1200 Of The World’s Leading Impact Investors Focus On

Fund opens to reduce waste from plastic packaging and textiles

Investment fund launched for eco-friendly packaging

Sustainable packaging producer Genera secures $118m in funding

EU climate official: Innovation fund will help decarbonise metals production

Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. Launch $ 20 million Climate Change Investment Initiative

Activation Capital Grants $750K to 2 Richmond Startup Support Groups

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Biodiversity

Unilever ventures backs new beauty search engine MIRA

Eco Plastics Receives Funding from Venture Capital Firms

P&G India sets up 200 crore fund to invest in startups focused on sustainability

Green Dot Bioplastics Secures $6.5 Million to Expand Material Portfolio and Increase Production Capacity

South African Bio-plastics Project Moves Closer To Reality Following Latest Investment

Cleantech venture capital rebounds with smarter, more patient investors

How to unlock the finance needed for integrated landscape approaches

Saving The World From Plastic Waste Comes One Step Closer – Sulapac Raises €15 million

Sustainability focused Ecosystem Integrity Fund closes on $100 million

9 corporate venture funds shaping clean energy innovation

Government unveils £5m fund to spur UK green mortgage innovation

Bill Gates and the EU launch €100m clean tech investment fund

Biotech start-up RWDC closes US$13 million Series A2 led by Vickers Venture and WI Harper to produce plastic alternative

Waitrose launches £1m grant fund to fight plastic pollution

Henkel revamps venture fund

More innovation required for green bonds

Finance for a farming revolution

Here Is What 1200 Of The World’s Leading Impact Investors Focus On

Sustainable packaging producer Genera secures $118m in funding

EU climate official: Innovation fund will help decarbonise metals production

Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corp. Launch $ 20 million Climate Change Investment Initiative

Activation Capital Grants $750K to 2 Richmond Startup Support Groups

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