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Incorporated in 1974, Temasek is an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Supported by 12 offices globally, Temasek owns a S$403 billion (US$297 billion) portfolio as at 31 March 2022, mainly in Singapore and the rest of Asia.

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FAIRMAT announces €34M Series A round to make it easier and more sustainable to recycle advanced materials through robotic technologies

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Topics: Funding Event

Organizations: Fairmat, Temasek, CNP

Fairmat, the Paris-based sustainable deep tech start-up pioneering the recycling of advanced materials, announced today that it has completed its Series A funding round at a total of €34M, one of the largest Series A rounds for a deep tech startup in both France and Europe as a whole this year.

The company will use the funds to accelerate the deployment of its robotized industrial capabilities, including the ramp up of its newly inaugurated automated sorting plant, which will host over a hundred robots and be able to handle up to 3,500 metric tons of scrap per year. Additionally, the company will be expanding internationally into new markets, starting with the United States in 2023 and Spain, Germany, soon after. As part of this expansion, Fairmat will also grow its global team from 80 in 2022 to 400 people by 2025, seeking to recruit the best talent in robotics and data science.

Read more at PR Newswire

Samsara Eco raises $54M AUD for its ‘infinite plastic recycling’ tech

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Topics: Funding Event

Organizations: Samsara Eco, Breakthrough Victoria, Temasek

Samsara Eco, an Australian startup that uses enzyme-based technology to break down plastic into its core molecules, announced today it has raised $54 million AUD (about $34.7 million USD) in Series A funding. The company is planning to build its first plastic recycling facility in Melbourne later this year, with the target of full-scale production by 2023.

Samsara’s new funding will be used for expansion, building its library of plastic-eating enzymes and funding its first commercial facility, which it says will be able to infinitely recycle 20,000 tons of plastic starting in 2024. It will also grow its engineering team and expand operations into Europe and North America.

Read more at TechCrunch

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 Ventures, 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

JAKA Robotics raises $150M for collaborative robots

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Author: Brianna Wessling

Topics: Funding Event

Organizations: JAKA Robotics, Temasek, Softbank

JAKA Robotics has raised $150 million in Series D funding. This follows a $50 million Series C funding round earlier in 2021. JAKA plans to use the Series D funding to further support globalization of the company and the research and development of its collaborative robot (cobot) arm.

Read more at Robot Report

Series C Funding Brings the UPSIDE of Meat One (Giant) Step Closer

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Topics: funding event

Organizations: Upside Foods, Temasek, Cargill, Givaudan, Tyson Foods

Our $400 million Series C is the largest round of investment to date in the cultivated meat industry and will help us drive product innovation, partnerships, and the infrastructure needed to make cultivated meat at scale. With this round of funding, we will continue our industry leadership and commercialization push – including building a new commercial facility that will target making tens of millions of pounds of UPSIDE meat every year!

Read more at Upside Foods Blog