Waste Knot recycles wood waste that would otherwise be sent to a landfill. It provides an economic alternative to sustainability-minded companies by turning their wood waste into usable products. The bulk of the recycled wood is processed into biomass to create renewable energy. Other products include mulch, animal bedding and soil amendments.
The ReNewable Gas Company (RNG) is commercializing a high-temperature pyrolysis technology that converts waste (wood, MSW, non-recyclable plastics, etc.) to a ReNewable Gas. This high-BTU gas can be used for electronic or thermal applications and is suitable for use in off-the-shelf equipment, such as generators. RNG is the licensed developer for projects utilizing this proprietary technology inside the United States.
The Power Resource Group is a project developer converting landfill-bound waste to power and heat production for industrial uses. Utilizing a wide variety of clean, next-generation technologies, PRG is currently developing projects utilizing poultry and swine waste in the Carolinas and non-recycle-able plastics in various locations on the Mid-Atlantic Seaboard.
EntoGenetics is an ag-biotech startup in pilot-scale production creating inexpensive spider silk production from the common silkworm. Spider silk is five times tougher than DuPont’s Kevlar and at half the weight, a ballistic vest woven from spider silk could have the same stopping power, with much greater maneuverability and breathability. Spider silk is also highly anticipated for use in many biomedical and textile applications.
EV Fleet has developed the first highway-ready electric light pickup truck. Focusing on the commercial light duty market, the Company designed a roomy, Ranger-sized electric truck with a 1,000 pound payload and a range better than 100 miles between charges. Designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle that slips easily through the wind with an onboard solar charger, the Condor is 97% American made and able to run for a year on just about $521 worth of electricity.
FC Organics takes the by product from biomass energy units (biochar) and mixes it with food waste collected from the NASCAR Hall of Fame building in Charlotte, NC to create a beneficial soil amendment.
TerraMarCo (TMC) is an independent power producer, utilizing energy-from-waste and micro-hydro technologies to install energy production facilities in Africa. TMC utilizes ReVenture as an executive headquarters focused on strategy and technology with an for legal, admin and development operations in Washington, DC and satellite operations in Nigeria, Tanzania and Kenya.
Shift Equity is a carbon credit and REC trading firm placing environmental commodities in the volunteer and regulatory markets. Shift focuses on monetizing these commodities in unique ways–corporate sustainability programs, revenue-center (rather than cost-center) “green” marketing–and on building a bank of RECs and CCs to position itself properly for the proper pricing of carbon in the U.S. Shift also works to leverage this revenue stream into public and private finance for select projects.