Climeworks is a finalist in the Virgin Earth Challenge
Climeworks, a Swiss ETH Spin-off and venture kick winner was selected from 2600 submissions to be in the 11 finalists worldwide for the USD 25 mio Virgin Earth Challenge.
The founders of Climeworks Christoph Gebald & Jan Wurzbacher with COO Dominique Kronenberg
At the Global Clean Energy Congress in Calgary, Virgin Earth Challenge (VEC) has officially announce a group of leading organisations that it will be working with to take the challenge forward.
After a diligent technical review process covering more than 2,600 submissions, the VEC has identified 11 leading organisations as its current shortlist. These are Biochar Solutions, from the US; Biorecro, Sweden; Black Carbon, Denmark; Carbon Engineering, Canada; Climeworks, Switzerland; Coaway, US; Full Circle Biochar, US; Global Thermostat, US; Kilimanjaro Energy, US; Smart Stones, Netherlands, and The Savory Institute, US.
Co-founder Christoph Gebald participated in venture challenge in 2008 at ETH, before winning the 130'000 CHF of venture kick in 2009 and was supported by the Volkswirtschaft Stiftung in 2010. It was named in the Top100 Swiss startups earlier this month.
Launched by Richard Branson in February 2007, the Virgin Earth Challenge is a $25 million initiative for the successful commercialisation of ways of taking greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and keeping them out with no countervailing impacts.