We invest in technologies that have the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and that are economically viable. We are building a global network of partners and co-investors to achieve speed and scale.
Our focus is on innovative companies with promising technology and business models that are ready to be commercialized.
We are looking to work with driven and experienced entrepreneurs and teams that have the determination to turn their innovations into outcomes.
Areas we invest in
Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS)
The separation, capture, utilization and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a crucial element in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. To combat global warming, International Energy Agency (IEA) models project that substantive CCUS implementation will be needed.
We will invest in novel solutions that are economically viable and scaleable to separate, capture, utilize and store CO2. When required, we will also invest and partner in projects that can demonstrate the scaled efficacy and cost, thus reducing business and technical risks of these novel solutions.
Reducing Methane Emissions
Natural gas is a low carbon energy source which is already helping make substantial reductions in CO2 emissions. The Clean Growth Strategy from the UK has calculated that a drop of almost 50% in the U.K.’s greenhouse gas emissions in the power industry between 1990 and 2015 was largely the result of converting coal power stations to natural gas*, together with rolling out renewable energy. However, there is potential for further lowering the methane footprint of natural gas.
To expedite action, we will invest in technologies and solutions to reduce methane emissions, across the value chain from well to point of use. Additionally, we will work with member companies and third parties to validate and implement.
*The Clean Growth Strategy, HM Government, October 2017
Approximately 14% of GHG emissions come from transportation. To prevent global warming exceeding 2°C, substantial advances in vehicle efficiency are needed quickly.
Electric passenger cars are a great step forward, but developing emission reduction solutions for long-range freight vehicles, ships and aircraft is crucial for the transport sector to meet its emissions targets.
We want to invest in technologies and partnerships to accelerate reduction of transport related emissions.
Improving energy efficiency within oil and gas and the industrial sector by developing, or implementing, solutions is an area in which we can quickly generate outcomes.
We will focus on industrial efficiency, investing in hardware, software and business models to drive implementation. We will leverage our member companies as well as third party partnerships in order to scale and deliver.