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We are very pleased to announce you the fourth e-pitch session we are organising in collaboration with Solar Impulse Foundation on September 8th at 17:00 CEST.

The fourth E-pitch exclusively for Solar Impulse Labelled Solutions.
Witness 6 of the finest startups pitching to you directly online.
You can register by clicking here.

Here is the selection:

TURKEY - Cleantech / Energy – Biogas & Organic Fertilizer from Paper Mill Sludge

The start-up has developed a paper production waste disposal technology, which enables the use of paper mill sludge in biogas/renewable energy and organic fertilizer production. Our technology is used in pretreatment of paper mill sludge and making it ideal for the biogas process. It helps companies to reduce their carbon footprint. The solution has already been successfully tested with the largest paper producer in Turkey.

10+ patents worldwide; First contract | TRL: 7 | TAM: €1.5bn/year | Next Step: Construction of first commercial plant | Amount to raise: €8.5M

GERMANY – Cleantech / Circular Economy – B2B marketplace for circular plastics

Born out of the Entrepreneur First Ltd (UK) talent investment program, the start-up is developing a global marketplace for recyclates and plastic waste feedstock on the backheels of sweeping new regulations (e.g. EU Plastic Tax) forcing brand owners to use more recycled plastic in all of their products. It connects the plastics value chain from end-to-end starting. By integrating logistics, testing, trade finance, credit insurance and certification, the start-up significantly lowers the transaction costs for recyclates and leverages AI to create a solid business case for the plastic industry to become more sustainable.

Launched on March 2nd |390 active companies from 49 countries – GMV (Gross Merchandise Value) on August 1st: €412 |TRL: 7 | €34bn |Next step: logistics integration | Amount to raise: €2m

FINLAND - Carbon removal / Circular Economy - High purity, conductive, functional biocarbons from waste
Commercialising a breakthrough technology in the carbon conversion domain. The patented technology has the ability to process a multitude of biomass waste in a semi-modular facility designed to be rapidly deployable on site. The resulting biocarbons are remarkably stable, high in fixed carbon and conductive, which is increasingly understood as a potential key to bacterial processes. They have €1m+ in LOIs and they are focusing on pre-sales now with still limited production capacity, as the team looks to scale up the production in 2020-2021 to meet growing demand from environmental remediation (water, soil, toxins) and novel materials.
TRL: 6 | TAM: €10+ bn | Next step: Building a deep demonstration of the technology and entering large scale pilots with customers  | Raising: €2-5m

FRANCE – Cleantech – The first substitute for gold

Spin-off from a French laboratory of excellence, the start-up has developed innovative materials and processes, which can both reduce gold consumption and open up new ways of using gold. The solution decreases the environmental impact of gold mining and is an alternative to the rising price of gold. The technology has firstly been successfully deployed on high end luxury and the start-up works now to implement it on the broader jewelry market. In the long term, this technology conceals other development opportunities in high value-added markets such as the biomedical and chemical industries.

4 granted patents worldwide; 15 paying customers | TRL: 8 | TAM: €20bn | Next step: industrialization | Amount to raise: €1m

FRANCE – Greentech / Cleantech – Recycling of plastic nets with an eco-friendly process
The start-up has developed a technology that allows the dry cleaning and recycling of plastic nets and fibers. The technology is patented and certified by an ETV (Environmental Technology Verification). The pilot made it possible to produce the world's first agricultural nets from recycled material in closed loop. The start-up has secured its upstream supplies and has pre-sales agreements for its PCR (Post-Consumer Recycling Resin).
Unique recycling solution worldwide – 1.75tCO² saved per ton of plastic | TRL: 7-8 | TAM (total addressable market): €1.95bn | Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: €4m

MEXICO - BioFabricated Materials - BioFabricated Leather-like material
We are creating leather from agroindustrial food-waste in one of Mexico's most important industrial corridors. This BioFabrictaed leather-like material is Animal Free and Plastic Free. Our solution has been awarded by MIT, Mass Challenge, Dow Chemical Company and INCMty. We have successfully launched a pilot plant and are negotiating agreements with international luxury, apparel and shoe brands. We are finalizing our Seed Round to scale our operation into a 15,000 sq.ft industrial facility that will allow us to deliver the first batches of the material.
3+ patents; 3 more to come by late 2020. 14 LOI´s from Luxury, Apparel, Shoe and Automotive Companies. | TRL: 6-7 | TAM: €45bn | Next Step: industrialization | Amount to raise: €3.5m

Rédigé par Pauline Avérous le Wednesday, September 2nd 2020
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