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We research these industry groups and their cross-cutting underlying enabling technologies with a focus on sustainable innovation:
Technologies and services that make the production of food more efficient and effective
“Looking forward to 2024, alternative proteins will likely continue to attract a substantial share of Agriculture & Food funding. However, expect more of that capital to go to B2B players making ingredients, consumables, or infrastructure for alternative protein production…”
Jack Ellis, Senior Associate
Technologies, services and business models that accelerate the transition to renewable energy and optimize existing processes.
“With $18.2B of venture capital into [Energy & Power] technologies, 2023 saw the second highest year in terms of investments since Cleantech Group started recording this data.”
Selene Law, Senior Associate & Zainab Gilani, Associate
Innovations which enable the efficient production of basic materials such steel, cement, and chemicals, or advanced materials used in other cleantech sectors
“2023 saw strong development in the deployment of green steel production technologies. Leading the way is the production of hydrogen direct reduced iron which will add to demand for renewable energy and green hydrogen technologies.”
Ian Hayton, Group Lead
Technologies and services to protect and restore natural environments, sustainably source materials, prevent waste, improve the circularity of materials, adapt to climate change, and assess corporate environmental impact, carbon, and offset markets
“2023 saw an uptick in investment across the critical materials supply chain, with technologies such as direct lithium extraction (DLE) and battery recycling seeing more market traction, while regulatory pressures and high-water risks drove investment into wastewater management and treatment technologies.”
Holly Stower, Group Lead
Vehicles, technologies and services that move people and goods with zero or low emissions, or in a more resource-efficient way
“As the energy demand increases from newly electrified fleets, commercial vehicles such as transit buses and heavy-duty freight vehicles, charging and energy management solutions will be critical to stabilize grids, allow utilities to meet consumer power demands, and avoid extensive grid upgrades. NC”
Nicole Cerulli, Associate
Technologies to manage waste in an environmentally sound manor, compared to traditional methods
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“Within the climate tech community, the Cleantech Group's reputation is second to none. World Fund has partnered with Cleantech Group across a number of thought leadership initiatives, including our recent white paper - looking into the climate tech funding landscape and ecosystem. Our internal deep dives benefit a lot from Cleantech Group's research platform, helping us to analyse sectoral trends. Given Cleantech Group's strict definition of clean technologies, we can also rely on their prequalification in line with our climate performance requirements. We recommend every climate fund partner with Cleantech Group for their research and important ecosystem work.”
–– Craig Douglas, Partner, World Fund
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–– Steve Kloos, Partner, True North Venture Partners
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The Cleantech Group Taxonomy
Cleantech Group’s proprietary taxonomy reflects our up-to-date view on companies that are cleantech and innovative, applying the original and trademarked definition of the cleantech term (from 2003) to the market of today.
Each company is tagged with specific technology types, to allow users to make granular comparisons and contrasts. With over 1,400 unique tags in use, the Cleantech Group taxonomy provides users the ability to build a bottom-up perspective on cleantech innovation’s trajectory and impact on the market.