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New-to-Houston cleantech incubator names inaugural members
A Somerville, Massachusetts-based cleantech accelerator has announced the 16 startups that will be a part of its new Houston incubator program.
Greentown Labs named the companies in the cohort this week just a few weeks after announcing the location of its new lab and workspace. The 40,000-square-foot space is being renovated from a former grocery store and is expected to open next spring.
"These early-access members are innovating across the key greenhouse gas-emitting sectors—including electricity, manufacturing, buildings, and more—and their solutions are helping create a sustainable future for all," reads a blog post on the company's website.
Here are Greentown Houston's inaugural members:
- Austin-based Applied Bioplastics is creating affordable plastic alternatives with plant matter to help reduce consumers' carbon footprint.
- Black Mountain Metals, based in Fort Worth, is focused on nickel and copper mining for lithium-ion battery cathodes.
- Carbon Free Technologies created a home battery system that can store electricity when rates are low.
- ClearValue uses pure hydrogen and oxygen as a sustainable power system.
- e^2: equitable energy is described as a "multi-brand cause-marketing platform" that connects consumers to sustainable energy solutions through promotion and incentivization.
- Eclipse Solar Projects builds, owns, and operates solar projects across the country through new technology and battery storage operations.
- Houston-based Ennuity Holdings allows users to have access to solar energy subscription service — even though they don't have access to installing panels themselves.
- Excipicio Energy , based in Houston, is taking renewable energy offshore by integrating wind, wave, and more into a single floating platform.
- Houston-based Quantum New Energy platform, EnerWisely, helps people and companies make smart energy choices "to maximize their monetary savings and reduce their environmental impacts."
- Spring, Texas-based Renu Energy is creating sustainable change through waste recycling and community engagement, according to its website.
- REVOLUTION Turbine Technologies, based in North Carolina, is working on a power generator that can be used in the offshore setting.
- Houston-based Revterra is developing a long-duration energy storage solution.
- Skylark, based in Houston, created a "broadband last-mile radio systems for internet service providers, with a focus on 40 million unserved Americans in rural markets."
- Austin-based swytchX is working on a cloud-based SaaS solution that uses blockchain technology to optimize renewable energy delivery.
- Houston-based Varea Energy, a software company, uses data to build business models focusing on eliminating barriers to green initiatives.
- California-based Veloce Energy develops faster electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
The 16 startups will move into the Greentown space when it opens in the spring. Image via greentownlabs.com