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InnerPlant grows with new John Deere-backed millions for sustainable farming

September 20th, 2022 by techcrunch.com

Deere & Co. led the $16 million investment in California-based startup InnerPlant . The company uses plant physiology to gather data to make farming more efficient and sustainable . It uses sensing and satellite technologies so plants can “talk” to their growers . Deere and MS&AD Ventures, Bee Partners and UpWest have invested in the company .

Agriculture & Food

Tobacco Startup Raises $10M To Speed Up Meat Cultivation

September 12th, 2022 by nocamels.com

BioBetter uses tobacco plants to stimulate mass production of cultivated meat . The proteins needed to multiply meat cells currently cost as much as $500,000 per gram . New funding will allow the company to expand to a pilot plant within the Tel Hai Industrial Park, in the Upper Galilee Region of Israel .

Agriculture & Food

Agritech Startup Akshayakalpa Raises $15 Mn To Offer Organic Products

September 8th, 2022 by inc42.com

Agritech startup Akshayakalpa has raised $15 Mn in its Series B funding round.

Finnish startup Solar Foods is developing a single-cell protein it’s branding Solein. The product is essentially an edible bacteria; a microbe grown using gas fermentation. Production of Solein requires just a handful of ‘ingredients’: Air, water and energy.

Agriculture & Food

Discounted groceries startup Motatos raises €38m Series D

September 4th, 2022 by sifted.eu

Swedish grocery discounter Motatos has announced a €38m Series D, bringing its total funding to €130m . Motatos launched its online grocery store in Sweden in 2014 and has since expanded to Finland, Denmark, Germany and most recently to the UK. By selling surplus food, it limits the amount that ends up in landfill.

Air & Ecosystem

Carbon Direct caps $60M round to coach companies on cutting emissions

August 24th, 2022 by techcrunch.com

Carbon Direct secured $60 million last week in an equity deal led by Decarbonization Partners. Microsoft came knocking for a company to advise it on its carbon reduction plans.

IQM, the Finnish quantum computing hardware provider, has raised a 128m round led by climate tech investor World Fund — Europe’s largest quantum round ever.

Efficiency Series A

Novoloop Raises $11M Series A to Advance Upcycling for Plastic Waste

July 5th, 2022 by www.prnewswire.com

Novoloop is pioneering the chemical transformation of plastic waste into high-performance chemicals and materials. The company's proprietary process technology, ATOD™ (Accelerated Thermal Oxidative Decomposition), breaks down polyethylene into chemical building blocks. The first product based on Novoloop's ATOD process is Oistre™(OYST-rah), a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for use in high- performance applications.

Efficiency Series B

Twelve is recycling captured CO2 into fuel, sunglasses and more

July 1st, 2022 by techcrunch.com

Twelve, a self-proclaimed “carbon transformation company” is attempting to be part of the solution by turning captured CO2 into products usually made from fossil fuels . The company says it has already partnered with Mercedes-Benz, Procter & Gamble, Shopify, NASA and the Air Force .

Magical Mushroom Company (MMC) has raised £3 million seed round . Company combines agricultural waste with mycelium — the root structure of a mushroom . The result, claims the company, is biodegradable (in 45 days), durable and comparable in price to traditional packaging derived from fossil fuels like polystyrene .