Energy storage, fertilizers, and a host of other products demanded by the global middle class are underpinned by certain metals and minerals mined throughout the world. Simbol Materials uses proprietary technology to extract lithium, potassium, and other metals from geothermal brines, unlocking the value of these resources and creating a strategic asset.
Globally, the middle class is growing like never before. The first thing a population upgrades as it enters the middle class is the protein content in its diet. Bluwrap extends the fresh shelf life of proteins such as salmon, pork and other proteins, allowing it to be transported to market via ocean freight instead of more expensive air freight, making these proteins available at lower cost and with greater sustainability.
Techniques to convert cellulosic materials such as wood chips, grasses, and agricultural residues into fuels are being commercialized by ZeaChem. The results are renewable fuels competitive with $50 per barrel oil.
By pioneering a robotic approach to solar panel tracking that lowers the cost of electricity for large-scale plants, Qbotix is part of a group of new companies using software and silicon to deliver value in renewable energy.