Q&A with Andrew Newman, Armstrong Energy Global

Andrew Newman will be among the speakers at ‘Investing in Indian Solar’, a LEIF roundtable discussion in London on June 30th. For details on the event, please click here. Guest blog: Julia Hawkins, Ashden PR and Digital Media Manager Andrew Newman is Director and Co-Founder of Armstrong Energy Global.I found out why he is convinced that India's … Continue reading Q&A with Andrew Newman, Armstrong Energy Global

Chemical corporate venture capital gets interesting

This blog accompanies the LEIF programme on advanced materials venturing, which is sponsored by Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV). A report on advanced materials venture investing, which will be written by LEIF and Global Corporate Venturing, will be launched at an invitation-only event in London on March 26th where SEAV’s Richard Riggs will be one … Continue reading Chemical corporate venture capital gets interesting

Q&A with Veronique Hervouet, Total Energy Ventures

This interview is an extract from the 2014 LEIF Brief on Water Innovation in Oil and Gas, in association with Global Corporate Venturing, which will be published on November 12th.  Total Energy Ventures (TEV) is the corporate venture arm of French oil and gas major Total. Its investments support the development of companies with innovative technologies … Continue reading Q&A with Veronique Hervouet, Total Energy Ventures

Comparing 2001 cynicism towards internet with 2014 cynicism towards cleantech

Remember the pub bores of circa 2001 who were adamant that the internet was a flash in the pan? At the time, with share prices of many internet pioneers in free fall, they may have seemed right. They weren’t. Facebook, Amazon, Linkedin and one or two others have done rather well in the intervening years. … Continue reading Comparing 2001 cynicism towards internet with 2014 cynicism towards cleantech

But what goes in must come out: Four separation start-ups to watch

While chemicals can solve or reduce some water problems, they can also create others. Chemicals and compounds injected into oil or gas wells will reappear mixed into the ‘flowback’ water, adding to the already complex challenge of produced water treatment. “The separation and recovery of viscosified polymer-rich produced waters is a huge challenge for the … Continue reading But what goes in must come out: Four separation start-ups to watch

Some chemicals in your water-energy-nexus? Six chem-tech start-ups impacting water in oil and gas

This is an extract from the LEIF Brief on Water Innovation in Oil and Gas, in association with Global Corporate Venturing, which will be presented on October 15th at a round table event in London, and published soon thereafter by Global Corporate Venturing. Click here to download an executive summary of the LEIF Brief, which … Continue reading Some chemicals in your water-energy-nexus? Six chem-tech start-ups impacting water in oil and gas

Ten Desalination Start-ups Focused on Oil and Gas

This is an extract from the LEIF Brief on Water Innovation in Oil and Gas, in association with Global Corporate Venturing, which will be presented on October 15th at a round table event in London, and published soon thereafter by Global Corporate Venturing. Click here to download an executive summary of the LEIF Brief, which … Continue reading Ten Desalination Start-ups Focused on Oil and Gas

The LEIF Brief: Water Innovation in Oil and Gas 2014 – Executive Summary

The LEIF Brief: Water Innovation in Oil and Gas 2014, in association with Global Corporate Venturing The LEIF Brief: Water Innovation in Oil and Gas 2014 will be presented at ‘Venturing in the water- energy Nexus’, a round-table discussion and seminar in London on October 15th, and published soon thereafter by Global Corporate Venturing. The … Continue reading The LEIF Brief: Water Innovation in Oil and Gas 2014 – Executive Summary

Airbus innovation takes flight

What technology do you spin out? Around what technology should you form a subsidiary? What technology do you need to bring in? Large companies who recognise that innovation is fundamental to long term survival constantly ask themselves these questions. They also want to know whether corporate venturing is their ultimate answer, only part of the … Continue reading Airbus innovation takes flight

Four things I learned at the GCV Symposium in London

1. Multi-corporate VCs make clean-tech sense Zurich-based Emerald Technology Ventures and Vancouver-based Pangaea Ventures are two good examples of VCs with growing rosters of corporate limited partners. Emerald’s backers include Unilever, Volvo and ABB. Pangaea’s backers include BASF, Sabic and Solvay. Evonik is committed to both. What’s interesting is that all of these corporates do … Continue reading Four things I learned at the GCV Symposium in London