Lowercarbon Capital

Canvas Category Consultancy : Company : Venture Capital


Primary Location New York, New York, United States

Lowercarbon Capital backs kickass companies that make real money slashing CO2 emissions, sucking carbon out of the sky, and buying us time to unf**k the planet.

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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

Sublime Systems Secures $40 Million Series A to Electrify and Scale Decarbonized Cement Production

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Sublime Systems, Lowercarbon Capital

Sublime Systems, a developer of technology to produce decarbonized cement, today announced that it has closed a $40 million Series A funding round, led by climate-tech focused fund Lowercarbon Capital with participation from existing investors including The Engine, Energy Impact Partners and others. Siam Cement Group, the largest cement producer in Southeast Asia, is also joining as a strategic investor. The company will use the new capital to ramp up production at its pilot plant, build its team, conduct product testing, and advance offtake commitments from new customers and partners.

Read more at Businesswire

Solugen raises over $200 million Series D to reimagine the chemistry of everyday life

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Solugen, Kennivik, Lowercarbon Capital, Refactor Capital

Solugen is reimagining the chemistry of everyday life with enzymes found in nature. We make chemicals better, faster, cheaper, and without fossil fuels from right here in Houston, Texas. Whether you care about the climate, local competitiveness, or just plain old profits, we have good news: it’s working!

Our first Bioforge has been operating for a year and Solugen is running a nearly nine figure business with high margins selling commodity and specialty chemicals. We have established ourselves with top tier customers for our existing solutions and fortune 100 technology partners to build a robust pipeline of future molecules that will help us achieve our goal of 10 mil tons of CO2 removed from the atmosphere.

Last year we raised over $300m to fund our first Bioforge. Now, we’ve raised over $200m, which increases our valuation above $2b. This capital allows us to break ground on our next Bioforge and start working on 3, 4 and 5, both in the US and abroad. We will significantly grow and advance our new molecule pipeline to enable an even wider range of carbon negative and low carbon solutions for our customers and for end consumers.

Read more at Solugen Blog

Zanskar Announces $12M Series A Funding for Geothermal Discovery Tech

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Zanskar, Union Square Ventures, Lowercarbon Capital

Zanskar, a geothermal exploration and technology company, announced the closing of a $12 million Series A financing. Zanskar has positioned itself as the leading AI company for geothermal discovery, using its proprietary platform to identify and de-risk new geothermal energy resources. The financing was co-led by USV and Lowercarbon, with participation from new and existing investors, including Munich Re Ventures, Safar Partners, Grantham Environmental Trust, and First Star Ventures. Zanskar will deploy the funds to advance its mission, which is to make geothermal power the cheapest form of widely-deployable, firm, carbon-free power generation on the planet, by advancing new partnerships with geothermal developers and accelerating technology development. The company is currently hiring for a number of high-impact roles.

Read more at Zanskar Blog