Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Canvas Category Consultancy : Company : Venture Capital


Primary Location Kirkland, Washington, United States

Breakthrough Energy’s aim is to inspire the world to develop and scale the critical solutions we need to reach net-zero emissions—so everyone can enjoy affordable, abundant clean energy.

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Lilac Solutions Announces $145 Million Series C to Scale Lithium Supply for the Electric Vehicle Era

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Lilac Solutions, Mercuria, Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

Lilac Solutions, a leader in lithium extraction technology, announced the close of its Series C with $145 million of proceeds. This bring Lilac’s total capital raised to $315 million. The financing was led by Mercuria, Lowercarbon Capital, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures, with participation from all major shareholders including T. Rowe Price Association, Inc., Engine Ventures, Aventurine, Presidio Ventures (a Sumitomo Corporation Group Company), and BMW i Ventures amongst others, and Lilac welcomes Mitsubishi Corporation and The Nature Conservancy as new investors. The new capital will be used to support Lilac’s ambitious growth plans as the Company ramps up manufacturing capacity of its propriety ion-exchange (IX) material and commercial deployment at projects around the world.

Read more at Lilac Solutions Blog

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Electra raises $85M to electrify and decarbonize iron and steelmaking with no green premium

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Electra, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Amazon, BHP, Temasek

Electra, a green iron company, has raised $85 million to produce Low-Temperature Iron (LTI) from commercial and low-grade ores using zero-carbon intermittent electricity. Electra’s process emits zero carbon dioxide emissions and carries zero green premium, meaning it will cost the same or less than existing production methods powered by fossil fuels.

Electra, founded by entrepreneurs with decades of experience developing complex electrochemical systems, has created a novel process to electrochemically refine iron ore into pure iron at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) using renewable electricity and then convert the iron to steel using the existing infrastructure of electricity-powered arc furnaces. By comparison, 69% of steel today is made at approximately 1,600 degrees Celsius (2,912 degrees Fahrenheit) using coal, emitting about two tons of carbon dioxide for every ton of steel produced.

Read more at Businesswire

☀️ Terabase Energy Raises $44 Million Series B to Digitalize and Automate the Deployment of Utility-Scale Solar Power Plants

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🏢 Organizations: Terabase, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures, SJF Ventures

Terabase Energy today announced a $44 million Series B financing co-led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Prelude Ventures with additional participation by SJF Ventures and other existing investors. The round brings Terabase’s total funding to $52 million and will be used to support the company’s mission to reduce the cost and increase the scalability of solar by building a digital and robotic automation platform for the development, construction, and operation of utility-scale PV power plants.

Read more at PR Newswire

LuxWall Receives Funding Led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Prelude Ventures

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: LuxWall, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Prelude Ventures

LuxWall, Inc., a provider of vacuum insulated glass (VIG) solutions designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, today announced completion of a company financing. Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Prelude Ventures led the round with participation from Baruch Future Ventures.

Read more at Business Wire