Carbon13 invests £1millon in Net Zero ventures to reduce emissions
Each of the ventures has the potential to reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes or more per annum, across sectors including agriculture, food waste, energy storage, materials, and renewable energy. Each venture aims at an even larger target for “total avoidable carbon” — the 10 million tonne figure is our threshold for investing—a substantial enough aim that the ventures are potential “carbon unicorns”.
Why Carbon13 is different
Our talent-first and mission-focused approach means that our cohort is significantly more experienced than comparable programmes; on average our founders have over 14 years’ experience.
At the end of November, the ventures will be showcased in a series of events in Cambridge and London, aiming to raise seed investment to take them to the next level.
A look at the Carbon13 ventures
Agreed Earth’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of regenerative farming practices to reduce global carbon emissions and improve the profitability of the farms themselves. Their platform will leverage technologies such as digital twin technology, satellite imagery and relevant data sources to become the data and decision-making hub for the rapidly expanding regenerative agriculture supply chain within the $10 trillion agriculture industry.
Electric vehicles promise a future of clean mobility, but their supply chains are complex, opaque and far from clean. Infyos are building a future where every electric vehicle battery is sustainable. Using expertise in the battery industry and supply chain technology for large organisations around the world, Infyos will help car makers, battery manufacturers and mining companies map and measure the impact of their supply chain, identify hotspots, and enable collaborative action to improve impact and reduce supply chain risk.
Offgrid.Finance works with clean and productive-use technology vendors to provide financing to their SME customers in emerging markets. Our online platform uses advanced risk analytics and AI to connect green capital and impact investors to small and growing businesses and solve one of their biggest problems: access to capital, enabling them to both grow and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Tierra Foods is a food company for the 21st Century.
We are optimising the potential of highly nutritious, but under-used plants from the Central American rainforest into innovative, carbon-negative ingredients for B2B. At the same time, we are also enabling soil regeneration, restoring biodiversity and capturing carbon. A truly regenerative business, we are driving system change, demonstrating how agriculture and food production can be reinvented to work in harmony with nature and communities.
PuriFire Labs is a circular waste technologies company. Our patented technology converts plastic and other municipal waste into value-added products such as animal feed and electricty with minimal upfront sorting. Our solution makes waste management capital and energy efficient and will reduce millions of tons of CO2e from the waste management industry.
Materials Nexus is revolutionising how new low-carbon materials are discovered and developed using their AI platform. Typically, getting a new material to market takes 20 years but this can be markedly reduced using their new platform. Their initial focus is on novel alloys and ceramics, leading with high-strength, light-weight recyclable alloys to replace steel in the automotive industry, that promise up to 20% increase in fuel/battery efficiency.