Championing disruptive thinking, giving nascent ideas the opportunity to grow

Through its external investments, Pella has backed a range of scalable technologies that are looking to accelerate the move to ‘net zero’.

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Energy Investments:

Through ERV and Prosemino, Pella is investing in pioneering clean tech, deep science opportunities, collaborating with some of the top academic institutions:

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Energy Revolution Ventures: investing in early stage energy and clean tech

An early-stage, deep-tech venture capital firm focusing on clean energy that has a positive impact on climate, Energy Revolution Ventures is committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable energy system.

ERV backs founders and startups at Pre-Seed, Seed and Series A that can develop and scale the technologies needed to look to avoid a climate disaster.

With a track record in ventures across energy, mining and high-tech ERV aims to bring revolutionary hard-tech to market at scale.

ERV in partnership with Prosemino delivers an incubator program for early-stage energy and clean tech startups.

This program fosters innovation by providing deep technical expertise on-site as well as leading lab and testing facilities, particularly in hydrogen and electrochemical tech.

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Prosemino: accelerating revolutionary clean energy technologies for a net zero world

Prosemino is on a mission to accelerate the transition to net zero by addressing the critical barriers to moving climate tech from concept to commercial deployment at scale. 

Prosemino’s two businesses are: Incubator-Venture Capital and Technology consultancy.

  • Prosemino is working closely with entrepreneurs to incubate early-stage innovation and accelerate the commercialisation of electrochemical and clean technologies, as well as energy materials.
  • Investments provide start-ups with access to hard-tech savvy capital, world-leading laboratories/facilities, industry, office space, technical expertise, mentorship and grant funding support.
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Neura has developed proprietary hardware, software and business applications that make it uniquely positioned to provide technological solutions for the energy sector in South Africa.

  • Comprehensive energy management solutions to help minimise costs, maximise profitability and enhance competitiveness
  • Demand side management solutions
  • Focused on energy efficiency, helping users save money and decarbonise

Energy Technologies:

Pioneering next generation technology that can enable net zero to become a lasting reality.

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Lithium-ion battery recycling – Li-Cycle (NYSE: LICY) has developed a sustainable process for recovery of critical materials from all types of lithium-ion batteries.

Li-Cycle is on a mission to leverage its innovative Spoke & Hub Technologies™ to provide a customer-centric, end-of-life solution for lithium-ion batteries, while creating a secondary supply of critical battery materials.

  • Low cost, safe, and environmentally friendly process
  • Unparalleled recovery rate of ≥95% of all materials.
  • Uniquely positioned to support a key element of the growing international movement towards zero carbon technologies.

End-of-life batteries as a resource, not a waste

Li-Metal’s mission is to create scalable technologies that support and accelerate the adoption of next-generation batteries.

Through their scalable Lithium Metal and Lithium Anode technology, Li-Metal aims to dramatically reduce the manufacturing cost of these batteries, in-turn accelerating market adoption and making tomorrow’s technology possible.

Technology designed for use in tomorrow’s batteries, today


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