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Reinventing the material world

The stuff we make—from buildings to fashion—is the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, a whopping 31% to be specific. While manufacturers are working on reducing their carbon footprint via fuel switching and carbon capture, there is much more to do to reach the elusive goal of net-zero emissions across industry. Fortunately, there are now

Boston Metal’s Tadeu Carneiro: Decarbonizing Steel Production

Steel production is one of the most carbon-intensive industries in the world, representing close to 9% of global CO2 emissions. To address how steel fits into the emerging climate tech ecosystem, the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 20-21) is delighted to have Tadeu Carneiro, Chairman and CEO of Boston Metal, join us on the program.

Form Energy’s Mateo Jaramillo: Making renewable energy reliable energy

Advancing the conversation on climate tech energy, Form Energy CEO Mateo Jaramillo joins the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 20-21). Don’t miss his message, register now. The biggest issue of wind and solar is that they are variable and intermittent. To remediate this challenge, we need low-cost, multi-day energy storage. Currently, lithium-ion batteries are expensive

Pivot Bio’s Karsten Temme: Using biology to make sustainable fertilizer

Dr. Karsten Temme, co-founder and CEO of Pivot Bio, will join the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct. 20-21) to share the company’s vision on supporting sustainable, productive, and resilient farms. Register now. It’s free. Most corn, wheat, and rice cultures make use of synthetic nitrogen, produced via the Haber–Bosch process, designed over 100 years ago.

Vinod Khosla is searching for the “instigators” who will make a difference

Inquiring minds want to know: Were the reports of cleantech’s death greatly exaggerated? What’s different a decade later? And how big an impact on the future can climate tech startups really have? We plan to find out at the SOSV Climate Tech Summit (Oct 20-21) during this interview with Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures

Idealab’s Bill Gross: Converting radical ideas into climate tech companies

Bill Gross founded Idealab, the world’s longest running technology incubator, and he knows a few things about why startups succeed or fail (see his TED talk on this topic here). Over the past 30 years, he has started more than 150 companies, leading to more than 50 IPOs and acquisitions, including 7 billion-plus exits. Gross