Virgin Earth Challenge announces leading organisations
Today at the Global Clean Energy Congress in Calgary, Virgin Earth Challenge (VEC) will be officially announcing 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.
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.
At inno-swiss, we are particularly glad to see the Climeworks, a Swiss ETH Spin-off among the finalist . Climeworks was a full venture kick finalist, was supported by the Volkswirtschaft Stiftung, and has been named in the Top100 Swiss startups 2011.