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2023, November 30

ENGIE New Ventures (ENV), ENGIE’s Research and Innovation investment fund dedicated to innovative start-ups accelerating the energy transition, has invested in Upstream Tech, Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company delivering tools to democratize access to environmental data.

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2023, November 30

ENGIE New Ventures (ENV), ENGIE’s Research and Innovation investment fund dedicated to innovative start-ups accelerating the energy transition, has invested in Upstream Tech, Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company delivering tools to democratize access to environmental data.

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2023, October 3

ENGIE New Ventures invests in MAGNOTHERM, a start-up specialising in hydrogen liquefaction

This German start-up was created in 2019 in Darmstadt. It is developing a hydrogen liquefaction process based on magnetic refrigeration. This disruptive technology, which can also be used for cold production (refrigerators, air conditioners), uses magnetic refrigeration to liquefy hydrogen, allowing it to be transported and stored in larger quantities.
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2023, June 22

ENGIE New Ventures invests in TreaTech, a startup that uses hydrothermal gasification to produce biogas

ENGIE New Ventures, ENGIE’s Research and Innovation investment fund for innovative startups that accelerate the energy transition, has invested in TreaTech. The startup technology is used to transform industrial liquid organic waste and municipal wastewater into biogas.

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2023, January 20

ENGIE New Ventures invests in Alpinov X, a start-up that uses water to produce cold

ENGIE New Ventures, ENGIE’s Research and Innovation investment fund dedicated to innovative start-ups that speed up the energy transition, has invested in Alpinov X. The Grenoble-based start-up, created in 2017, produces cooling systems with high environmental value using water as their refrigerant.
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2022, October 13

ENGIE New Ventures invests in the start-up SAMP: a shared reality solution optimising the management of infrastructures and industrial sites.

The investment fund of ENGIE, Research & Innovation division, dedicated to innovative start-ups that accelerate the energy transition, has invested in the French DeepTech start-up SAMP, alongside INNOVACOM and High-Tech Gründerfonds.
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July 13

First injection of synthetic methane into the french gas distribution network

The ENGIE Lab CRIGEN took part in the first test of injection of synthetic methane in the natural gas distribution network with an innovative technology developed by the French startup ENERGO.  The demonstrator produces synthetic methane with CO2 directly captured on the biomethane production site and hydrogen produced by electrolysis.
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July 12

ENGIE and SIT Announce Partnership to Advance District Cooling Across Southeast Asia

ENGIE and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore's first university of applied learning, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a district cooling centre of excellence in Singapore. The collaboration between ENGIE and SIT aims at cultivating a district cooling ecosystem in Singapore and the broader region and  will enable applied research, authentic learning spaces for SIT students, co-development of curriculum content, and knowledge sharing sessions for industry and community.  The construction of ENGIE’s District Cooling System (DCS) at SIT’s upcoming Punggol campus is well underway.
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July 2022

ENGIE Research & Innovation - Labs Annual report

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2022, June 30

GravitHy, the first carbon-free iron and steel production plant

Backed by EIT InnoEnergy, Engie New Ventures, FORVIA, GROUPE IDEC, Plug, and Primetals Technologies, GravitHy plans to build, own and operate its first green iron and steel plant in France, mobilising 2,2B€ worth of initial investment, creating over 3,000 new jobs. 

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2022, June 30

H2SITE raises 12,5M€ to scale membrane reactor breakthrough technology

Bilbao, Spain – June 30, 2022 – H2SITE, a deep-tech pioneer in on-site hydrogen (H2) production, announced today that it has raised 12,5 M€ in a Series A funding round led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), with participation from Equinor Ventures, ENGIE New Ventures, TECNALIA and institutional investors from the Basque Country (Capital Riesgo País Vasco (EZTEN FCR) and Seed Capital Bizkaia (SCB).

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2022, June 20

C-Zero Closes $34 Million Financing Round Led by SK Gas to Build Natural Gas Decarbonization Pilot

C-Zero Inc.a clean energy company that has developed a technology for natural gas decarbonization, announced on june 16 that it has closed a $34 million dollar financing round led by SK Gas, a subsidiary of South Korea’s second-largest conglomerate, the SK Group.
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2022, June 17

Connected Energy secures an additionnal £15 million from investors for second life battery energy storage

The second life battery energy storage specialist, part of ENGE New Ventures portfolio as secured 15m from five new major investors and will be welcome news to all those keen to see increased energy security, improved use of clean energy and extended lifetime use of electric vehicle batteries in energy storage systems (BESS).

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2022, May 2

ENGIE New Ventures designated Top Corporate VC Fund at the Climate 50 Awards

ENGIE New Ventures, the investment fund of ENGIE’s Research & Innovation division dedicated to innovative climate technology startups, was rewarded at the 2021 Climate 50 Awards in the category Top Corporate VC Fund for its investments in solutions for a net-zero future.

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2022, April 14

ENGIE New Ventures invests in start-up Raptor Maps, a SaaS platform for managing the life cycle of solar power plants.

ENGIE’s corporate venture capital arm dedicated to innovative start-ups which accelerate the energy transition, is one of a number of partners – including MacKinnon, Bennett & Co (MKB), Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Blue Bear Capital, DNV and Buoyant Ventures – to invest in Raptor Maps, a Boston-based start-up providing a leading SaaS platform for the lifecycle management of photovoltaic solar plants.
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2022, March 29

ENGIE New Ventures named  Best Cleantech Strategic Investor Global 2022

ENGIE New Ventures, ENGIE’s corporate venture capital arm dedicated to innovative start-ups that lead the energy transition, has won the 2022 global award for the Best Cleantech Strategic Investor Global, selected by a jury from the prestigious international financial magazine CFI.co. This award underlines ENGIE New Ventures’ contribution to the development of sustainable solutions and also the quality of the investments it has made as part of a long-term strategy of striving for a world without carbon.

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2022 January 20

Safran and Engie New Ventures invest in Ineratec, a German startup specializing in carbon-neutral synthetic fuels

Safran, through its Safran Corporate Ventures investment arm for high-tech startups, has teamed up with Engie New Ventures, Engie’s venture-capital subsidiary dedicated to innovative startups accelerating the energy transition, and with other partners—HTGF, MPC Capital, Extantia, Planet A and FO Holding—to invest in Ineratec, a young German firm offering technologies for the development and production of carbon-neutral synthetic fuels that could replace fossil fuels.

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2021 November 15

ENGIE Lab Singapore announced the next phase of growth in Singapore's research and innovation capabilities.

Supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), ENGIE will double its research team in Singapore over the next 3 years and work closely with local universities in scaling up its competencies in the local ecosystem.  This expansion by ENGIE is the latest milestone in a long-running series of investments that ENGIE has made in Singapore, which hosts its regional operating hub for Southeast Asia. Over the last 5 years, ENGIE has successfully grown and expanded its energy services capabilities in Singapore to include advisory, research, and venture building.

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2021 September 6

Zero Emission Services: first emission-free inland shipping vessel on energy containers

Zero Emission Services (ZES) commences today with the Alphenaar, the first Dutch inland vessel to use interchangeable energy containers for propulsion. The Alphenaar sails between Alphen aan den Rijn and Moerdijk transporting beer for HEINEKEN, ZES’s first end customer.

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2021 May 5

ENGIE New Ventures and Clean Energy Ventures invest in ndustrial energy management solutions

ENGIE New Ventures (ENV), the corporate venture fund of ENGIE, and Clean Energy Ventures (CEV), a VC firm investing in early-stage climate tech, announce a strategic investment in ndustrial, a provider of software and services that optimize industrial facilities to drive a sustained competitive advantage. ENV and CEV co-led the $6 million Series A; Orion Energy Systems and Lineage Logistics participated in the round. 

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2020 December 15

ENGIE’s startup collaboration strategy reaps accolades 

ENGIE has joined the world’s 25 most active companies in terms of open innovation and has been awarded a “Corporate Startup Stars” award by the international organisation Mind The Bridge and the International Chamber of Commerce. 

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2020 December 10 

ENGIE produces renewable gas from solid non-recyclable waste 

Located in the heart of “Chemical Valley” in Saint-Fons (Rhône), France, the GAYA semi-industrial Research & Development platform took a historic step forward in the production of renewable gas on 17 November. 

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