Research from Argonne National Laboratory will support the advancement of emerging battery technology backed by Volta Energy Technologies, which is funded by corporates Equinor, Exelon, Albemarle and Hanon Systems.
The firm’s portfolio fell to a $61.8m net loss during 2018 amid difficult market conditions for listed small-cap businesses and the consolidation of its former peer Touchstone Innovations.
Meyer Burger picked up an 18% share in solar film manufacturing spinout Oxford PV, following a recent $41m first series D close for the spinout.
Goldwind, Legal & General and Equinor have all taken part in a series D that achieved a $41m first close and boosted the Oxford spinout’s total equity and debt to more than $118m.
Stephen Larter has become Calgary’s associate vice-president for research and innovation, adding to his duties as chief scientist of the university’s CDL-Rockies accelerator for energy startups.
Based on OSU research, Pellucere Technologies is to begin selling its soil resistant solar panel coating having previously disclosed a $3m equity investment in November last year.
The energy supplier's corporate venturing subsidiary has put an undisclosed sum into Oxford's smart water boiler spinout Mixergy.
Kaust is preparing for the third phase of its Taqadam startup accelerator, which is supported by a host of Saudi Arabian academic institutions and claims to have achieved a 35% female participation rate.