Offshore wind is expected to become one of the main sources of power in Europe within two decades, and by 2030 wind energy could supply up to 24% of electricity demand. A key challenge, however, is finding the balance between the demand for rapid wind farm build-out and the need to mitigate biodiversity loss.
One of the main drivers in biodiversity loss is infrastructure development, 1 out of 5 bird species in Europe are threatened or near threatened by extinction, making biodiversity metrics even more important.
Spoor wants to make wind power nature friendly, helping industry and nature coexist. They offer clients monitoring of wildlife at offshore wind farms, eliminating human error and delivering, providing more robust data with fewer uncertainties. The digitalization facilitates compliance and reduces project risk.
Spoor’s software can detect and track birds up to 2 km away using video. Their proprietary model estimates a bird’s 3D flight path, providing insights on bird flight patterns both pre and post construction. Based on this, Spoor can detect possible collision and other flight activities near turbines, a first for offshore solutions.
With the current pressure on nature, biodiversity management and the global energy emergency, the sector is bound to see a new wave of regulations and increased pressure to monitor, measure and reduce its impact.
Spoor is currently in use in Norway and the UK, with a client list consisting of Equinor, Ørsted, Deep Wind Offshore and Cloudberry amongst others. Spoor is also planning on expanding into Europe and Asia.
If you find Spoor and their mission compelling, have a look at their website or contact them.
Negative macroeconomic trends can't stop Kale on their mission to feed the world sustainably.
Evyon is a Norwegian-based startup on a mission to enable the reused battery revolution for a fully renewable future for everyone.
Solar Foods, a Finnish startup, is developing protein out of thin air. Grown without farming and only in need of a fraction of the land, water and energy that animals or plants would need. The protein, Solein, can be produced anywhere, as long as there's access to air and electricity.
Carbon Crusher is working to solve a big part of the global infrastructure problem while reducing carbon emissions and connecting people safely.
Parkdressen is challenging the traditional clothing industry, moving the consumer from the buy and toss mentality, to leasing and a more circular way of buying and using clothes.
Life under and above the ocean is a central part of the Sustainable Development Goals, and an integral part of our climate, the economy and human lives in general. In no other realm is the importance of biodiversity for sustainable development more essential than in the ocean.
For the month of June we’d like to present Humble Bee Bio as technology of the month. They want to tackle plastic pollution by synthesizing the biology of bees to make novel bioplastics.
For the month of May, we'd like to highlight the Norwegian industrial company Miljø Norge, established in 2021. Their goal is to increase the circularity of products, and they're starting with fire extinguishers. Their vision: Save lives and the environment.
Heirloom Carbon Technology is developing novel, direct air capture technology to extract CO2 directly from the ambient air using common minerals.
Antora Energy delivers zero-carbon industrial heat and power. The thermal energy is delivered to costumer as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C. Making a significant change towards eliminating their client's scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.
In February, Kale United, a part of our Green River Fund and a holding company making impact investments in game-changing vegan businesses, expanded their portfolio with a second investment round. They selected 12 companies working to increase the availability of plant-based consumer goods.
For the month of February, we would like to present Hyperion Robotics as the technology of the month. They are on a mission to bring efficiency and sustainability to the way concrete structures are being made.
Sirken is a company that makes reuse practical. Sirken stands for circular engagement and that’s what they do. Engage!
From time to time, we would like to present startup companies fighting climate change and evolving the new solutions of tomorrow. This month, we have selected Hayk, a green mobility company, challenging the way we own and use our cars today.
Veganz got listed as an IPO just this week. The company is now traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the IPO represents the first of its kind for a Kale United portfolio company.
With all of the latest craze in emission reductions, it can be extremely difficult to decide where is best to place your company’s hard-earned cash when trying to mitigate your carbon footprint.
This week ClimatePoint passed a massive milestone; We made our very first investment into new sustainable climate solutions. Though initially small, ClimatePoint is now owner in many companies which, among others, include Beyond Meat Inc., e.l.f Beauty Inc., and Mighty Pea