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.