Friday Feature: Hear from the ladies leading EnergyCapitalHTX.com

Hear from the leading ladies behind the latest endeavor at Gow Media. Photo courtesy of The Green Insider

With the initial launch of EnergyCapitalHTX behind us, please turn your attention to the ECHTX Friday Feature–a rotating content share of intelligent and interesting podcasts covering relevant topics and people initiating transition across the energy industry.

Mike Nemer and Greg Frank, hosts of The Green Insider, graciously shared with ECHTX a recent episode to kick off the series.

In this shameless plug, listen in as Lindsey Ferrell, editor of ECHTX, and Misti Pace-Krahl, vice president of business development, discuss the details of the newest website for all things Energy Transition brought to you by Gow Media. Like its sister sites, CultureMap and InnovationMap, subscribers to ECHTX can expect to stay informed of the latest news, trends, and topics of interest across the energy industry.

The premiere sponsors of the ECHTX site, Greater Houston Partnership and Houston Energy Transition Initiative, known as HETI, support the site’s mission to connect the incumbent energy industry with cleaner and greener energy programs on a global level.

Be sure to subscribe for regular updates of how the world is leveraging the industry expertise, talented leadership, existing infrastructure, and established financiers of Houston to accelerate global transition to an energy abundant, low-carbon future.

Hear the entire episode below.

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A View From HETI

Here's what energy transition companies stood out to Rice Alliance's experts. Photo via Rice Alliance

At the 20th annual Energy Tech Venture Forum presented by Rice Alliance for technology and Entrepreneurship, 11 startups scored recognition from the event's investors who evaluated over 90 early-stage energy transition companies.

"The selection process was both exhilarating and challenging given the incredible ideas we've seen today," says Jason Sidhu, director of information services business engagement at TC Energy, who announced the top companies. "I want to extend my gratitude to every company that participate din this year's Energy Tech Venture Forum. Your commitment to solving energy problems and pursuing ambitions ideas is truly commendable."

In addition to the top 10 most-promising companies, the event's attendees decided the people's choice pick out of the 50 or so pitching companies. The winner of that recognition was Calgary, Alberta-based Galatea Technologies, which has created a tech platform to enhance workflows for operational, financial, and environmental performance.

The top companies, according to the Rice Alliance experts and investors, were:

  • Circular economy startup, Polystyvert. Based in Montreal, the company has created a unique dissolution recycling process that creates a material that can contribute to cutting carbon emissions by up to 90 percent.
  • United Kingdom-based Miricoprovides a tracking technology to its customers to measure climate gases (like methane, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and ammonia), across areas up to half a square mile and in all conditions.
  • ProteinEvolution, from New Haven, Connecticut, taps into a combination of green chemistry and enzyme technology to break down synthetic polymers.
  • Another Canadian company, Ayrton Energy, based in Calgary, created a liquid organic H2 carrier (LOHC) storage technology presents an opportunity for large, scalable and efficient transport of H2 over long distances.
  • Also representing New Haven, Connecticut, Carbon Loop is on a mission to make carbon capture and conversion scalable through carbon dioxide electrolysis using a proprietary catalyst to convert captured carbon dioxide into methanol.d
  • Based in London, Mobilus Labs has designed a new way for frontline communication with an in-helmet hardware and software solution. software solution designed for the frontline workforce.
  • 1s1 Energy, based in California, is working on producing low-cost green hydrogen by creating new materials to unlock unprecedented electrolyzer efficiency, durability, and more.
  • From Skokie, Illinois, Numat is specializing in solutions within Metal-organic framework (MOF) research to enhance the process of separating the hazardous chemicals negatively impacting human health and the environment.
  • Mantel, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, created a molten borate technology to capture CO2 in a new and efficient way.
  • The lone Houston-based company,Mars Materials is working to produce acrylonitrile using CO2 and biomass to enable decarbonization applications in carbon fiber and wastewater treatment.

Ten companies from around the world were named as most promising. Photo courtesy of Rice

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