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Out of 145, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Startups
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The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 145 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 energy startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 140 CCUS solutions, get in touch.
Carbon Infinity advances Direct Air Capture (DAC)
Direct air capture is a technology that captures CO2 from the atmosphere. In solid DAC, solid sorbent filters chemically bind with CO2. The filters are then heated to release concentrated CO2, which is captured for storage or further use. DAC will help companies by eliminating the need for long-distance CO2 transportation, reducing land and water usage, and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Carbon Infinity is a Chinese startup that provides carbon-neutral fuels and industrial products using DAC technology. After capturing, atmospheric CO2 serves as a feedstock for the development of valuable carbon-based products. The startup’s solutions include synthetic fuels, carbon nanotubes, enriched concrete, and discharge air controllers, as well as solutions for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC). Carbon Infinity reuses CO2 present in the atmosphere instead of releasing carbon from fossil fuels, enabling net-zero carbon systems.
Silicon Microgravity facilitates CO2 Sequestration Monitoring
Leakage at injection locations or subsurface conditions results in carbon dioxide being released back into the atmosphere. Detecting leaks is vital to put an end to them, as well as to quantify the amount of leaked carbon. To quantify the amount of carbon dioxide released, should a leak occur or to closely watch stored CO2, several methods monitor both the surface and subsurface levels using seismic monitoring & InSAR satellites.
Silicon Microgravity is a British startup that develops technology to improve surveillance, appraisal, and production of O&G. The startup uses accelerometers and gyro meters to provide near-real-time borehole microgravity measurements. The solution resolves the dynamic advance of CO2 plume fronts and changes in fluids in the storage reservoir. The startup also offers saturation mapping and monitoring, flood front prediction and monitoring, 4D seismic and gravity monitoring, mapping salt domes, and permanent in-hole monitoring. The startup’s solutions offer a cost-effective alternative to the volumetric definition provided by currently available seismic surveys.
Industrial Climate Solutions builds a Regenerative Froth Contactor (RFC)
RFC is an innovative gas/liquid and three-phase contactor/reactor technology. It finds applications in O&G, fine chemicals, pharma, and cement production. High turbulence offered by RFC eliminates the fouling, particulate loading, and diffusion limit of gas. RFC is also highly efficient in mass transfer and process productivity. The RFC technology helps in significant weight, space, and cost reductions for post-combustion CO2 capture applications.
Industrial Climate Solutions is a Canadian scaleup developing a post-combustion CO2 capture technology for use in regional industrial emissions management systems. The scaleup’s patented Pulse-Enhanced Regenerative Froth Contactor efficiently captures CO2 from the industrial processes emissions, scrubbing, and continuous-throughput chemical reactors. The startup’s RFC provides high efficiency and capacity and saves costs for post-combustion CO2 capture for energy & chemical companies.
TerraCOH develops CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG) Technology
CO2 plume geothermal technology involves capturing the CO2 from waste emissions using carbon capture technology and injecting it into natural, highly permeable geologic formations to extract energy. CPG exhibited more reservoir temperature than the conventional engineered geothermal systems (EGS). Adding to the economic feasibility of carbon dioxide sequestration, startups generate electricity in conjunction with CCUS.
TerraCOH is a US-based scaleup offering expertise in geothermal engineering systems. The startup’s proprietary CPG technology aids environment-focused and energy companies to safely store CO2 underground in addition to producing energy from CO2. The solution enables the customers to save on both capital (CapEx) and operating (OPEX) expenditures. TerraCOH also offers services that include an earth battery, as well as reservoir management, and CCUS applications.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies works on Carbon Upcycling
Carbon upcycling chemically absorbs and stabilizes CO2 in the presence of low-cost powders, like fly ash and graphite, and converts them into useful products. Some high valued products are bioplastics, concrete mixings, corrosion coatings, paints, nanoparticles. Carbon upcycling supports building a more sustainable future, reducing the carbon footprint by transforming the products that are a part of our daily lives into high-performance products. By utilizing carbon in a sustainable manner, carbon cycling solutions also promote the circular economy.
Carbon Upcycling Technologies (CUT) is a Canadian scaleup that provides carbon upcycling solutions. CUT designs reactors of various types and sizes that treat materials using its patented Mechanically Assisted Chemical Exfoliation (MACE) process. The scaleup’s reactors range from 50 grams to 8 tonnes. The scaleup also creates CO2-derived products such as concrete, plastics, and anti-corrosion coating.
Discover more Energy Startups
Energy startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on renewable energy, P2P solutions, decentralization as well as digital monitoring. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the energy industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more energy technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Energy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.