Our Investments align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, our fund addresses the following SDG.
SpinDrive provides design, prototyping and serial production of active magnetic bearings (AMBs) for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). SpinDrive reduces energy losses in the machine by half. For a 500-kW unit, this solution mitigates 200 tons of CO2 emissions annually, which is equivalent to 2,000 barrels of oil burnt and enables 2-year payback time.
Sicona develops next-generation battery materials technology used in the anodes of lithium-ion batteries that enable electric-mobility and storage of renewable energy. Sicona’s current generation silicon-composite anode technology delivers 50% to 100% higher capacity than conventional graphite anodes, and its anode materials can deliver more than 50% higher cell energy density than current Li-ion batteries.
The Sydney-based company creates hardware and software solutions designed to bring solar-based power to developing markets. At present, it’s currently focused on Africa, with a renewal bent designed to reduce emissions as it brings more populations online. Okra has developed a Mesh-Grid, which shares power through an interconnected network of homes. A cloud-based system monitors usage and required maintenance, while allowing for remote control.
Concrete is the second most consumed material in the world (second only to water) and accounts for 8% of the global CO2 emissions. Concrete4Change Ltd. (C4C) is developing a technology capable of sequestering significant amounts of CO2 in concrete (up to 30%). The sequestration of CO2 results in the strength enhancement of concrete; hence, reducing the amount of cement required to produce equivalent-strength concrete. This technology has the potential to mitigate 2 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions, the equivalent of 4% of global CO2 emissions. The technology can reduce the production costs of concrete, mitigate CO2 tax and provide a significant carbon offsets from the product. As a result, the concrete is 70% cheaper and 100% greener compared to conventional concrete.