Guided by science, technologically groundbreaking and financially successful in their ambition to become planet positive. Here are some companies that make us inspired right now.



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Meat from animals is so yesterday.

“Using animals to make meat is a prehistoric and destructive technology.” - Impossible Foods found a way to make meat using plants, so that we never have to use animals again. Impossible™ meat has all the flavor, aroma and beefiness of meat from cows. Without any cows involved. Guilt free barbeque here we come.


Bio-bean makes hot coffee cool the planet.

The Bio-bean idea is there is no such thing as waste, just resources in the wrong place. Bio-bean recycles used coffee grounds, reducing greenhouse gas and outcompeting fossil fuels. Spent coffee grounds are highly calorific and contain valuable compounds, making them ideal fuel instead of trash.


Enemy turned best friend.

By turning our most dangerous waste into useful materials New light saves the world. They have built a technology that captures and turns the greenhouse gas methane, into a bioplastic called Aircarbon™. Simply making oil obsolete. Sorry Koch brothers.


Rethinking road transport from scratch.

Swedish startup Einride bet all the big players in the race for the first autonomous electrical truck. Their partnership with logistics giant DB Schenker means their truck is now in commercial operation. Einride claim intelligent movement as: zero emissions, zero waste, zero traffic deaths.


Bringing NASA to the bake off.

Kiverdi found a revolutionary technology created by the space giant and brought it home. Recycling carbon dioxide they use microorganisms to transform it into raw materials such as flour and oils. Baking your bread with the help of Kiverdi could halt global warming and feed a growing population in a sustainable way.


Upcycling CO2

Putting exhaust pipes to good work. OPUS12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. The technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some of the world's most critical chemical products. OPUS12 can reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product.


Crowdfund the sun

Trine connects people globally by merging megatrends solar energy and crowdfunding. Their platform helps you with a few dollars in your pocket find a campaign you like, invest and bring clean energy to emerging markets. And helps you who needs electricity to go about study, heat, and cook.


Magic mushrooms save the day

Ecovative has figured out how to combine the genius of natures and human engineering. They use mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms, which happens to be a programmable material, to develop the future of sustainable materials. From leather-like textiles to high performance building materials Ecovative seems to have cracked the code to the “internet of the forest”. Now you know.


The sky is the limit

This U.K.-based startup intend to plant 1 billion trees a year. CEO Lauren Fletcher says the only way to fight industrial-scale deforestation is with industrial-scale reforestation.


Growers delight

It may feel far off but you now can grow healthy greens at commercial scale in any climate or location. Freightfarms offer container farming, vertical hydroponic farming inside a 40-ft. shipping container. Their Leafy Green Machine™ makes it possible for any individual, community, or organization to grow fresh produce year-round. Ready, set, grow.