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Despite the economic downturn and perilous position many startups find themselves in, some industries are seeing continued momentum in terms of inwards investments — one of those is climate tech.…

Climentum backs startups with $157M to ‘accelerate Europe’s green transition’

Upcycling polyethylene (the normal ubiquitous plastic we are all familiar with) into high-value plastics that can compete with “virgin” plastic (meaning plastics made directly from petro-chemicals) is a fiendish problem…

Novoloop says it’s worked out how to upcycle plastic waste, raises $11M Series A

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Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Battery joint ventures have become the hot must-have deal for automakers that have set ambitious targets to deliver millions of electric vehicles in the next few years.

2:50 pm PDT • July 23, 2021
Automakers have battery anxiety, so they’re taking control of the supply

Royal Dutch Shell Group, one of the largest publicly traded oil producers in the world, just laid out its plan for how the company will survive in a zero-emission, climate…

EV charging stations, biofuels, the hydrogen transition and chemicals are pillars of Shell’s climate plan

Ali Amin-Javaheri grew up in the chemicals business. His father had worked for Iran’s state-owned chemical company and when the family fled the country in the nineteen eighties during the…

Knowde could make billions building the digital marketplace for the $5 trillion chemicals industry

We’re all familiar with text messaging groups for multi-person coordination. I’ve lost count of how many WhatsApp, Telegram and Facebook messenger groups I’m on! Other apps like Threema have started…

Flip raises $4M to pounce on the growing sector of employee messaging

The enterprise software and services-focused accelerator Alchemist has raised $4 million in fresh financing from investors BASF and the Qatar Development Bank, just in time for its latest demo day…

Unveiling its latest cohort, Alchemist announces $4 million in funding for its enterprise accelerator

Down in Christchurch, New Zealand a team of roboticists at Invert Robotics has commercialized an inspection robot that uses tiny suction cups on a series of treads and a specialty…

Inspection robots are climbing the walls to monitor safety conditions in hazardous locations

Neckties embedded with QR codes. Pants that make drum noises. “Uber for medical marijuana.” These are just a few of the goofy startup ideas that have cropped up in Silicon…

Why Silicon Valley Should Bring Unsexy Back
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BASF's magical nanocolors

7:29 am PDT • June 20, 2008

BASF just put out a podcast about odd nano-tech colorants for various surfaces. Called “mechano optical colors,” they change color when you stretch and pull them. Sure it’s a little…