SensorLogic | March 11, 2022
2.5 billion people rely on the annual snowpack for drinking water, hydropower, food crops, and more. Accurately predicting water availability has become a global priority due to climate change. SensorLogic is developing a range of new snow sensors that cost less to install and maintain, offer flexible placement options, and deliver real-time results over LTE, LoRa and satellite.
Bozeman, Montana: SensorLogic's SNOdar, a low-power, affordable and versatile sensor offers a new way for ski areas, water conservation districts, governments, private weather companies, and hydropower plants to accurately measure snow depth in real-time. SNOdars are currently deployed across US and European environmental agencies, hydro plants and ski resorts.
"Current snowpack sensing technology is outdated and expensive to install and maintain. These barriers prevent sensor deployment where they are needed most. This results in uncertain water forecasting during unusual winters, which are becoming more common, with potentially devastating outcomes for the 2.5 billion people who rely on the water stored in seasonal snowpack. SensorLogic's suite of new snow sensing technologies are a critical addition to predicting water availability."
- H.P. Marshall, a leading snow scientist and former group leader for the NASA SnowEx Project.
"Customer feedback on SNOdar performance has been incredible, especially in extreme environments or when compared to their existing ultrasonic or laser sensors, SNOdar is simple to set up and retrieve real-time results on smartphones, data loggers, or our SNOdar Cloud, even during severe storms where most sensors fail."
-Doug Roberts, founder of SensorLogic.
SNOdar Features and Benefits:
Accurate Seasonal Snow Depth and New Snowfall Measurement in Real-Time
Low Power/ Low Cost/ Low Maintenance
Flexible Installment Options
Direct to Cloud Data Capable
Estimated Snow Water Equivalency (SWE) Available via Upgrade
LTE, LoRa, and Commercial Data Loggers (RS-232 Port and SDI-12 Port)
Cornice Growth Monitoring
FCC & CE Compliant, and IP67 rated
About SensorLogic: SensorLogic is a remote sensing solutions and radar development company in Bozeman, Montana. Founded in 2006, SensorLogic has helped design remote sensing solutions for Google, Dorel Juvenile, John Deere, Xylem, and many others.
Ecologi | March 29, 2022
Voice, the NFT platform for creators, is kicking off Earth Month with a pledge to plant a tree for every NFT created on their platform during the month of April, supporting reforestation efforts that have a long-term impact on rebuilding the Earth's overall health. The pledge is part of the platform's commitment to leading the way in future-proofing Web3 and the creator economy.
"Every NFT minted on Voice is already carbon neutral, so we're focused on reforestation and moving towards carbon negativity, Building a sustainable NFT ecosystem can't be done only by offsetting. We must also build a greener future."
-Salah Zalatimo, CEO of Voice.
The month's programming includes partnering with relevant creators and companies on an #ICreateCleanNFTs campaign, and both digital and in person events.
Voice has partnered with Ecologi, a platform for real climate action. Ecologi facilitates the funding of carbon offset projects and tree planting around the world. All trees planted on behalf of the Voice community during April will be transparently viewable on the platform's virtual forest.
"We are delighted that Voice has partnered with us to celebrate Earth Month, pledging to plant a tree for every NFT created on their platform in April, By pioneering the world's first eco-friendly blockchain technology, and by encouraging other platforms to take responsibility for their emissions, Voice's dedication to changing this notoriously energy-intensive industry is remarkable."
-Linda Adams, Head of Partnerships, Ecologi.
Voice is built using EOSIO, the world's first major environmentally friendly blockchain. EOSIO enables low carbon emission blockchain transactions by using a Delegated Proof of Stake consensus algorithm (DPoS), which does not require huge server farms to mine for a solution. In DPoS, elected block producers (BPs) take turns producing blocks, with no need to solve complex mathematical problems. Therefore, the only carbon footprint created when using DPoS is the power associated with adding blocks of transactions to the blockchain.
Beyond pioneering an eco-friendly technology, Voice supports the Capricorn Ridge Wind Project, a wind generation plant in Texas. The company also partners with Google Cloud to ensure data usage is not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative. (source)
The blockchain industry at large has been widely criticized for its impact on the environment. Voice calls upon fellow platforms and organizations to consider a matching commitment to carbon negativity and to pursuing eco-friendly, sustainable initiatives year-round.
Voice is an NFT platform that is carbon neutral, easy to use and multi-chain compatible. At Voice, we believe that NFT technology will change the internet by introducing verified ownership to our digital world. We're building a way for creators and communities to be rewarded for their engagement–the way it should be.
Ecologi is a platform for real climate action and in 2021, the company was established as a certified B Corporation. It facilitates the funding of carbon reduction projects and tree planting around the world. Ecologi provides a simple but powerful subscription service to reverse climate change. To date, the company has planted over 38 million trees on the behalf of its subscribers and funded climate solution projects that have reduced over 1.5 million tonnes of CO2. Their mission is to reduce 50% of global CO2 emissions by 2040 and responsibly plant billions of trees every year.
Colossus | January 19, 2022
Colossus announced a $36 million Series A funding round, led by investors BuildGroup and including participation from Capital Creek, RTP Global, CEAS, & Poplar Ventures. This capital raise will bring total funding for the solar software start up to $41 million, including $5 million in seed funding from 2020.
Colossus is a software and service company focused on accelerating the clean-energy movement. Colossus's innovative solar software and marketplace model helps companies of all sizes integrate, optimize, and digitize their workflows to foster business growth and the adoption of clean energy at scale.
Our driving force at Colossus is to reimagine the fragmented and rapidly evolving solar marketplace through a unique portfolio of technologies and services that work together to streamline the deployment of clean energy. Solar energy installers are reporting increasing customer acquisition costs even as sales shift to online modes and confidence in the solar industry is at an all-time high. Our innovative software and marketplace model supports the rapid evolution of the solar + storage industry by developing tools that help drive sustainable business growth while accelerating solar adoption at scale."
Walid Halty, CEO and Founder of Colossus
Since its founding in 2017, Colossus (formerly Dvinci, Inc.) has rapidly grown its company, building a world-class executive leadership team with extensive experience in solar, software, demand generation, and workflow management.
"We were drawn to Colossus's leadership and vision to accelerate the transition to renewable sources of energy, which is inevitable for the future of our planet," said Lanham Napier, Co-Founder and CEO of BuildGroup. "Colossus is uniquely positioned to create software solutions that help level the playing field for clean-energy professionals and companies of all sizes, opening up possibilities to modernize the industry while effectively responding to growing consumer demand."
Colossus is an enterprise software and service company focused on accelerating the clean-energy movement. Founded by industry leaders, Colossus aims to reimagine the fragmented and rapidly evolving solar marketplace through a unique portfolio of technologies, services, and partnerships that work together to streamline the deployment of clean energy. Colossus helps solar companies across the nation reach more customers and lower their soft costsby leveraging proprietary data and technology. Colossus's innovative solar software and marketplace helps companies of all sizes integrate, optimize, and digitize their workflows to foster business growth and the adoption of clean energy at scale.
Cemvita Factory | February 18, 2022
The Gold Hydrogen Program, a coalition of organizations seeking to support the scale of this clean energy resource, announced its launch — and the debut of a pilot microbial Gold Hydrogen Process — during this week's 2nd American Hydrogen Forum.
A joint industry partnership to commercialize clean, gold hydrogen, the program's founding members include Cemvita Factory (innovator in low-carbon microbial solutions for energy and mining resource extraction, production, and renewal), and Chart Industries, Inc. (a leader in clean energy solutions). Other collaborators include EXP (a global engineering and consulting firm); and The Center for Houston's Future (a nonprofit organization devoted to fact-based strategic planning, collaboration, and action on issues of great importance to the long-term future of Houston).
Hydrogen can be naturally occurring or manufactured and when burned, its only byproduct is water. At almost double the efficiency of conventional fuel, it is a prized source of clean energy. However, conventional hydrogen production is energy-intensive; thus, hydrogen products are classified by colors — green, blue, grey, brown, and more — that describe the process used for creation (including electrolysis, steam-methane, oil, or coal production methods).
Found naturally deep in the Earth, "gold hydrogen" is an unparalleled resource that until now, has been cost-prohibitive to extract and not commercially viable. However, this could change with new subsurface biomanufacturing techniques, spearheaded by Cemvita, that hold the promise for efficient and clean extraction.
With the potential to revitalize and remediate thousands of depleted, abandoned oil and gas reservoirs around the country, the extraction techniques meld existing infrastructure with cutting-edge microbiology to scale clean energy solutions quickly while creating new revenue streams for heavy industry companies.
Gold Hydrogen presents a unique opportunity for innovative companies to serve and thrive in the transition to a clean economy. Replete with assets and infrastructure, skilled workforces, and global footprints, these companies can be leaders at a time when ambitious climate action is dramatically increasing demand for energy, resources, and minerals. But this will not be possible without scalable innovations to rapidly reduce the carbon footprint of operations."
Moji Karimi, CEO of Cemvita Factory
"Microbiology shows incredible potential for unlocking the promise of Gold Hydrogen in a clean, efficient way," said Zach Broussard, Head of Petroleum Microbiology at Cemvita and Gold Hydrogen Program Manager. "Through this program, we are looking forward to collaborating with companies who value innovation and are committed to leading the clean energy transition."
"The need for innovative energy solutions is paramount as the world continues to shift towards green energy. To help clients achieve their goals of outcome-focused, safe, and achievable energy solutions, we joined Cemvita and partners on this important initiative," says EXP's Business Development Director, Energy Services L.J. Guillotte.
"Cemvita Factory's work on building an alliance to commercialize Gold Hydrogen and to transform heavy industries for a net-zero economy shows how Houston companies can lead in low-carbon energy innovation," said Brett Perlman, CEO of the Center for Houston's Future. "The Center is creating a coalition of stakeholders, including Cemvita and its partners, committed to developing the Houston region as a clean hydrogen hub. Cemvita's work illustrates how Houston's deep energy industry expertise can drive this effort."
"We continue to believe that innovation and collaboration are critical to the future of hydrogen and the accomplishment of private and public carbon emission reduction goals," stated Jill Evanko, CEO of Chart Industries. "Cemvita has a unique approach to this, and we are pleased to partner with another application that is likely to utilize Chart hydrogen and cryogenic equipment."
Through the Gold Hydrogen Program, member companies collaborate to generate gold hydrogen cleanly, efficiently, and at scale to meet rising global demand. Program members receive early access to IP at preferential rates, and participation in the group is capped at ten members.
About Cemvita Factory
Cemvita Factory, Inc, is on a mission to reimagine the heavy industries such as Oil and Gas and mining for the net-zero economy. This is done by sustainable extraction of natural resources, low-carbon production of chemicals, and closed-loop renewal of waste as feedstock.
About Chart Industries, Inc.
Chart Industries, Inc. is a leading independent global manufacturer of highly engineered equipment servicing multiple applications in the Energy and Industrial Gas markets. Our unique product portfolio is used in every phase of the liquid gas supply chain, including upfront engineering, service and repair. Being at the forefront of the clean energy transition, Chart is a leading provider of technology, equipment and services related to liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, biogas and CO2 Capture amongst other applications. We are committed to excellence in environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues both for our company as well as our customers. With over 25 global locations from the United States to Asia, Australia, India, Europe and South America, we maintain accountability and transparency to our team members, suppliers, customers and communities.
With a mission to understand, innovate, partner and deliver, EXP provides engineering, architecture, design and consulting services to the world's built and natural environments. Our heritage dates back to 1906, when the earliest of EXP's predecessor companies started its engineering infrastructure practice.
Today, thousands of EXP professionals across North America provide the passion and experience needed to deliver successful projects around the world.
About Center for Houston's Future
Center for Houston's Future is a 21-year-old nonprofit that brings business, government, and community stakeholders together to engage in fact-based strategic planning, collaboration and action on issues of great importance to the region.