Clean Technology

US firm Newlight Technologies pockets $9.2M in Series C round to turn greenhouse gases into low-cost plastics

Irvine, California-based firm Newlight Technologies pocketed $9.2 million in its third funding round to create low-costs plastics from greenhouse gases in a bid to help address climate change.

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International Finance Corp shells out $25.8M for wind farm in Pakistan

The International Finance Corp (IFC) is shelling out $25.8 million for the construction of a new wind farm in Sindh province of Pakistan to fill in the increasing energy deficit in the region.

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US-based cleantech firm LanzaTech lands $60M in Series D round to clean up toxic gasses

Illinois, US-based cleantech firm LanzaTech landed $60 million in a Series D funding round led by Mitsui & Co LTD to convert toxic factory gases into renewable fuel.

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Triton funds ink deal to purchase Norway-based oil services firm Cubility from Energy Ventures

Cubility, the maker of MudCube, has been bought by funds advised by Triton from Energy Ventures for an undisclosed price tag, a statement about the acquisition said.

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Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC backs Intelligent Energy Holdings with $63M

GIC, a sovereign wealth fund in Singapore that manages its foreign reserves, has supported UK-based Intelligent Energy Holdings with $63 million, a statement about the funding said.

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US Energy Department awards $17M to clean energy businesses

The US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded $17 million to clean energy businesses across 13 states to tackle the big problem of energy consumption.

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White House encourages data scientists to help with climate change initiative

The White House has made government data available to developers and researchers that will help them come up with simulations and help it in its efforts to prepare cities for climate change, TechCrunch reported.

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Brooklyn incubator Urban Future Lab opens to support cleantech startups

Brooklyn, US-based incubator Urban Future Lab has opened in partnership with NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and The New York City Economic Development Corp (NYCEDC) to support cleantech startups around the world.

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American electric bike firm Brammo lands $9.5M in Series D funding

Oregon, US-based electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo Inc landed $9.5 million in an on-going Series D funding round from Terracap Ventures and Aviva Investors amid efforts to cut cost and increase profitability.

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Quebec approves $10M equity investment in Orbite Aluminae

The government of Quebec approved a $10-million equity investment in Montreal, Canada-based alumina producer Orbite Alumniae Inc, with the funds coming from the government's financing arm Investissement Quebec.

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Electranova Capital and Total Energy Ventures back Germany-based Sunfire

An undisclosed investment amount was given to Germany-based Sunfire from Electranova Capital, the clean technology venture capital fund of Idinvest Partners sponsored by EDF, and Total's venture capital arm Total Energy Ventures.

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San Francisco-based d.light closes Series C round with $11M

For-profit social enterprise d.light obtained $11 million for its Series C funding round participated in by DFJ, Omidyar Network, Nexus India Capital, Gray Ghost Ventures, Acumen Fund and Garage Technology Ventures.

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German startup Changers closes $1.5M in Series A round to reward people who generate solar power

Berlin, Germany-based solar energy startup Changers closed $1.5 million in a Series A funding round led by state-backed fund BFB Frühphasenfonds Brandenburg to turn solar power creation into a rewarding game.

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North Carolina-based startup CycleWood secures $1.45M in funding for commercialization of biodegradable grocery bags

Fayetteville, US-based startup CycleWood Solutions Inc secured $1.45 million in funding from Dallas-based venture capital firm Trailblazer Capital LLC for the commercialization of its biodegradable grocery bags.

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Natural gas compression startup Simple-Fill receives tech grant from Ohio State-backed fund

Columbus, US-based natural gas compression startup Simple-Fill received an undisclosed amount of technology grant from the Technology Concept Fund, an investment fund backed by Ohio State University.

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