Clean Energy, Advanced Materials 
& Environment Sustainability
Focus Areas

We help build companies that are engaged in select clean energy, advanced materials, and environment sustainability industry sectors. Within these focus areas, we are biased toward value chain positions and markets that our team deeply understands, we avoid the rest. Within each focus area are operational, infrastructure and technology opportunities and many are of interest to us. We pursue opportunities that have strong drivers for market adoption and disrupt the status quo to create significant returns as well as large benefits for society and the environment.
Clean Energy
Alternative Fuels: vehicle technologies, energy storage and conversion, critical services and fueling infrastructure.  We look for the next-cleanest technology whether natural gas replacing diesel, electricity replacing gasoline or tomorrow's energy type replacing today's traditional energy type.
CASE (connected, autonomous shared, electric): new mobility technologies with an emphasis on commercial vehicle applications.
Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy: solar, combined heat and power, energy storage, smart-grid technologies, and microgrid-grid integration with an emphasis on downstream applications and novel components that allow complete systems to perform better.
Advanced Materials
Bridging the gap from proof-of-concept scientific discovery to commercialization through close relationships with universities, national labs and industry.
Targeting nano and micro-scale materials (to inhibit or enhance optical, thermal, redox, electrical, ionic or other properties) for application to traditional materials or devices as well as novel materials.
Primary areas of interest include efficient lighting, energy storage and generation, catalysts, advanced manufacturing (such as additive manufacturing), performance materials and life sciences. 
Environment Sustainability
Disruption of the animal agriculture industry through products and business models that bring plant-based proteins, cultured meats, and dairy and egg replacements into the mainstream of consumer adoption.
Reduction in greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants through application of new, economic technologies for key industries such as power generation, energy consumption, lighting, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Replacement of materials that degrade the environment such as consumer-use petroleum plastics that cause significant environmental damage to oceans and other waterways.