Sustainable and Renewable Technology is a fast-growing, rapidly changing sector and our financing solutions in this area have been used for growth, operations, expansion, acquisitions, and deployment of facilities.
Below is a select list of our portfolio companies:
Agrivida, Inc. is the commercial leader in developing high-performance industrial enzymes and engineered crops for optimized production of biofuels, bio-based chemicals, and animal feed products.
Alphabet Energy commercializes breakthrough, inexpensive waste-heat recovery products, aiming to offer the most modular and scalable heat-recovery technology available.
AMSC generates ideas, technologies and solutions that are now powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally and enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks in more than a dozen countries.
Amyris is a renewable products company that provides sustainable alternatives to a broad range of petroleum-sourced products.
BioAmber is a sustainable chemicals company that combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, resins, food additives and personal care products.
BrightSource Energy, Inc. is a privately held company that designs, develops and sells solar thermal power systems that deliver reliable, clean energy to utilities and industrial companies.
Calera is a clean technology start-up company that is focused on CO2 reduction through both capture and conversion to products and low energy production of industrial chemicals.
Los Gatos, CAwww.calera.com
Comverge delivers a comprehensive suite of intelligent energy management solutions that enable utilities, grid operators, and commercial and industrial organizations to optimize their energy usage in order to reduce costs, meet regulatory requirements, and support sustainability initiatives.
EcoMotors is pioneering the next era of fuel efficiency and clean, affordable power by developing high-efficiency engines - specifically the unique OPOC™ engine - for use in cars, light trucks, marine applications, agricultural vehicles, stationary generators, etc.
Allen Park, MIwww.ecomotors.com
Enphase Energy, Inc. delivers microinverter technology for the solar industry that increases energy production, simplifies design and installation, improves system uptime and reliability, reduces fire safety risk and provides a platform for intelligent energy management.
Fluidic Energy delivers a revolutionary sustainable energy storage solution that supports critical loads and backup power applications worldwide.
Direct FuelCell® power plants are generating ultra-clean, efficient and reliable power at more than 50 locations worldwide. With more than 300 megawatts of power generation capacity installed, ready for installation, or in backlog, FuelCell Energy is a global leader in providing ultra-clean baseload distributed generation to utilities, industrial operations, universities, municipal water treatment facilities, government installations and other customers around the world. The Company's power plants have generated over four billion kilowatt hours of ultra-clean power using a variety of fuels including renewable biogas from wastewater treatment and food processing, as well as clean natural gas. For additional information, please visit www.fuelcellenergy.com, follow us on Twitter and view our videos on YouTube.
Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. is a leader in the development of renewable transportation fuel production in the United States that has developed a proprietary and innovative process to efficiently convert processed municipal solid waste - household garbage - to ethanol.
Glori Energy aims to sustainably and efficiently recover billions of barrels of oil trapped in reservoirs using existing oil wells through the deployment of its AERO™ (Activated Environment for Recovery of Oil) System, which makes use of existing non-potable water sources, optimizing the water quality to activate and sustain the indigenous reservoir microbial life with the desired metabolic activities.
GreatPoint Energy is the leading developer of highly-efficient catalytic hydromethanation technology, known as BluegasTM, by which coal, petroleum coke and biomass are converted directly into low-cost, clean, pipeline-quality natural gas, hydrogen and hydrogen-based power while allowing for the capture and sequestration of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.
iWatt, Inc. is a power control IC company that designs, develops and markets semiconductor and power system products for the computer, communication, consumer and industrial market segments.
Lilliputian Systems, Inc. is developing a next generation micro fuel cell system, which can provide a significantly longer run time than traditional batteries and are environmentally friendly, for portable electronics and wireless applications.
Modumetal is pioneering the manufacture of a new class of nanolaminated metals with applications across a range of industries including energy, aerospace, automotive and construction. Modumetal’s patented manufacturing approach uses electricity, rather than heat, as its primary energy input, enabling near room temperature operations and unlocking unprecedented materials performance at competitive costs. Modumetal has established partnerships with leading oil and gas, aerospace and technology companies.
Nanosolar designs, engineers, and manufactures innovative thin film solar cells and panels based on printing CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenium) and nanoparticle inks.
San Jose, CAwww.nanosolar.com
The architects of modern hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Plug Power has revolutionized the industry with its simple GenKey solution, elements of which are designed to increase productivity, lower operating costs and reduce carbon footprints in a reliable, cost-effective way. Plug Power's GenKey solution couples together all the necessary elements to power, fuel and service a customer. Plug Power is the partner that customers trust to take their businesses into the future. For more information about Plug Power, visit www.plugpower.com.
Polyera is a leading supplier of high-performance functional materials for the electronics industry and is pioneering a new era in functional electronic materials by combining world-class R&D with close customer relationships and top-tier technical support.
Propel Biofuels owns and operates a network of clean fueling stations, with the goal to provide customers easy access to high quality, clean fuels, and quantify the positive impact fuel choice.
Redwood City, CAwww.propelbiofuels.com
Proterra is a leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles that enable bus fleet operators to significantly reduce operating costs while delivering clean, quiet transportation to the community. Proterra has sold more than 155 vehicles to 16 different municipal and university transit agencies throughout North America. Proterra’s configurable EV platform, battery and charging options make its buses well-suited for a wide range of transit and campus routes. With unmatched durability and energy efficiency based on rigorous U.S. certification testing, Proterra products are proudly designed, engineered and manufactured in America, with offices in Silicon Valley and South Carolina. For more information visit: http://www.proterra.com/ and follow us on Twitter @Proterra_Inc.
Redwood Systems' building-performance lighting solutions facilitate lower cost, higher-performing workplaces in a single, flexible platform.
Rive is a developer of innovative materials-based solutions for catalytic and separations processes in the petroleum refining, chemicals, and biofuels industries. Through its Molecular Highway™ technology, an innovative materials science platform, Rive enables higher performing catalysts and adsorbents. Rive is commercializing its Molecular Highway technology for the petroleum refining industry, specifically fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), with W.R. Grace (NYSE: GRA) through jointly developed FCC catalysts. FCC catalysts powered by Molecular Highway technology allow refiners to profit by increasing production of high-quality fuels and by processing heavier crudes. For more information, please visit www.rivetechnology.com.
Monmouth Junction, NJwww.rivetechnology.com
SCIenergy is the global leader in providing a cloud-based energy management platform for building owners and operators.
Integrated Photovoltaics, Inc. (IPV) produces next-generation scalable solar-power solutions, which includes its innovative silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology that dramatically reduces solar generation costs while satisfying the solar industry's requirements for reliability, quality, and high-performance.
San Jose, CAwww.scifiniti.com
SiTime is a semiconductor company that offers silicon MEMS-based oscillators and clock generators that are rapidly replacing legacy quartz products.
SOLEXEL, INC. is developing high-efficiency, low-cost, crystalline silicon solar cell and module products for grid-tied residential, commercial, and industrial photovoltaic (PV) electricity generation applications.
Stion is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency thin-film solar modules based on state-of-the-art materials and device technology and proven production processes.
San Jose, CAwww.stion.com
Sungevity is a global solar energy provider focused on making it easy and affordable for homeowners to benefit from solar power. Leveraging proprietary remote solar design technology, Sungevity can deliver a quote without a home visit and provide homeowners with visibility to potential savings on their electricity bills. The company continues to grow its global customer base and now services 12 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Netherlands. Sungevity is also the residential solar partner to Lowe’s, and was recognized in 2015 by B Corp as one of the “Best for the World” companies for overall social and environmental impact. For more information, visit www.sungevity.com.
TAS Energy Inc. is a global technology company providing clean economic power solutions by focusing on the energy efficiency and renewable markets.
Tendril delivers personalized energy experiences for consumers around the world. Pioneering energy providers that want to establish a competitive advantage rely on our software and solutions to better acquire, engage and activate their customers. To do this we employ the latest in energy science and data analytics to unveil a complete understanding of the individual consumer, including their unique needs and propensities to act. With this granular understanding we help our customers unlock the true value of energy interactions. For more information, please visit http://www.tendrilinc.com or follow us on Twitter at @Tendril.
TPI Composites is a global provider of wind turbine blades and other advanced structural composites products, with more than 2,000 employees who are also expert innovators in the transportation and military vehicle markets.
Trilliant Incorporated provides hardware, software and service solutions that deliver on the promise of Advanced Metering and Smart Grid to utilities and their customers including improved energy efficiency, grid reliability, lower operating cost, and integration of renewable energy resources.
Redwood City, CAwww.trilliantinc.com
APTwater specializes in the development of membrane-led solutions for difficult to treat waters.
Long Beach, CAwww.ulturawater.com
Verdezyne is an industrial biotechnology company using proven and proprietary metabolic pathway engineering tools to develop unique yeast strains for cost-effective production of biobased chemicals. Current investors in Verdezyne include BP Alternative Energy Ventures, DSM Venturing B.V., OVP Venture Partners, Monitor Ventures, and Sime Darby. For more information, visit www.verdezyne.com or connect with the company on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.