Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to advance global sustainability. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups developing carbon capture solutions in 2022, we analyzed a total of 284 global startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!
Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Carbon Capture Solutions to Watch in 2022
Out of 284, the 5 carbon capture solutions to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to identify relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 carbon capture solutions you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 279 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted startups developing carbon capture solutions based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.
Remora captures Semi-Truck Exhaust
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Livonia, Michigan, USA
Total Funding: USD 5,5 M
Engage with them to capture reduce vehicle emissions
Industries: Logistics, Automotive
Remora is a US-based startup that provides carbon capture solutions for semi-trucks. Cutting down emissions from diesel engines is a primary target in ensuring the sustainability of the automotive sector. The startup’s retrofit carbon capture unit attaches to the vehicle exhaust pipe and captures up to 80% of carbon emissions. Besides, coupling biofuel or renewable natural gas along with Remora’s solution makes the trucks carbon-negative. The captured carbon is then pumped into offload tanks at fuel stations and sent to concrete producers and other end-users.
P2X Solutions offers Synthetic Biofuel
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Total Funding: USD 2,33 M
Innovate with them for green hydrogen and synthetic fuel production
Industries: Automotive, Energy
Finnish startup P2X Solutions produces green hydrogen to make synthetic biofuel. The startup captures CO2 emissions from industrial plants to use in its 20-megawatt electrolyzer plant. Besides, the plant runs on renewable energy and also implements circular economy solutions throughout production to reduce environmental impacts. This is critical in transitioning to a carbon-free economy as hydrogen is emerging as the major energy carrier to accelerate decarbonization. Moreover, most hydrogen solutions utilize steam reforming of methane in natural gas with a high carbon footprint. P2X Solutions, on the contrary, collects industrial emissions and fights climate change.
Horisont Energi provides CO2 Ocean Storage
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Sandnes, Norway
Total Funding: USD 2,76 M
Collaborate with the startup to store captured carbon
Industries: All Emission-Intensive Operations
Norwegian startup Horisont Energi develops Polaris, a carbon storage solution at the Barents Sea. Unlike many ocean storage techniques that release solid CO2 at depth, the startup’s deep-sea sediment injection technology pushes liquid carbon directly into ocean sediments. Due to this, carbon dioxide is immobilized by capillary effects, dissolution in the aquifer, and reaction with minerals in water even though it is stored in structures beneath impermeable layers. Besides, CO2 is commonly stored in a supercritical state at subsurface geological reservoirs which increases storage capacity. In addition to carbon sequestration, Horisont Energi produces blue ammonia and blue hydrogen.
Noya advances Direct Air Capture (DAC)
Founding Year: 2020
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Total Funding: USD 1,2 M
Engage with them to generate revenue from cooling towers
Industries: Cement, Chemicals, Energy
Noya is a US-based startup that manufactures a direct air capture system. The startup’s retrofit DAC system contains a non-toxic CO2 absorbing chemical blend in cooling tower waters along with a piece of CO2 processing equipment that has a small physical footprint. In effect, Noya combines existing DAC solutions with already available energy-intensive infrastructure. Unlike traditional equipment that use large fans to ensure high-speed airflow, the startup’s systems reuse air from cooling towers, thereby reducing DAC costs.
Klimate.co offers Carbon Removal
Founding Year: 2020
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Total Funding: USD 0,73 M
Collaborate with them to achieve net zero-emission levels and tackle climate change
Industries: All industries
Danish startup Klimate.co provides carbon removal to empower companies in achieving net-zero emissions. The startup analyzes high-quality carbon-sequestering projects worldwide and allows customers to pick the ones that meet their budget and goals through its platform. These projects include DAC, bio-oil, biochar, soil sequestration, and forestation. In addition, the platform provides certificates for carbon removals and shares them on a public record, improving transparency. Klimate.co further adjusts the portfolio as the client’s goals change.
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