Cleantech Ventures is a specialist venture capital fund manager focused on investments in companies developing clean technologies.
Cleantech, or Clean Technologies, are technologies which generate superior commercial benefits to customers whilst simultaneously addressing significant environmental concerns such as global warming, water scarcity, water quality and waste. These technologies include renewable energy, energy storage, biofuels, cleaner fossil fuel processes, water purification and waste water treatment, recycling, energy efficiency, pollution reduction and advanced materials (including nanotechnologies).
Clean technologies are emerging as the enablers of the modern industrial society, the next and necessary wave of venture innovation in a natural resource constrained world. While the environmental benefits of clean technologies can be significant, the primary drivers for investments in them are the commercial advantages offered by the technologies to underpin their successful commercialisation and quality returns for investors.
The Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies (CEGT)
The Centre for Energy and Greenhouse Technologies (CEGT), a private company, is an investment and service provider focussing exclusively on the development of new sustainable energy and greenhouse gas reductions technologies.
Investment in new sustainable energy technologies is the largest sub-sector of the fast growing cleantech (clean technology) investment sector. Cleantech technologies are those that provide superior commercial returns compared to incumbent technologies while simultaneously addressing significant environmental and resource issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity and quality, waste and recycling.
By identifying and attracting new technologies that require investment to reach the demonstration or commercialisation stage, the Centre in conjunction with co-investors aims to generate venture capital grade returns on its investments by meeting the growing Australian and global demand for these technologies.