To mitigate the threat of runaway climate change by collaborating with pioneering companies to realize a carbon-balanced economy by 2045.
Identifying and developing business opportunities in the renewable energy field.
Initiating and developing concepts that move society towards a carbon-balanced energy supply.
Investing in organizations that have unique capabilities in carbon reduction within growing markets.
FreeThem Generation, based in Sweden and Canada, has been active since 2000 within the cleantech and clean energy fields. From an initial focus on consulting and facilitating technology transfer (between Sweden and Canada), FreeThem has evolved to become a strategic clean energy firm, driving the development and implementation of innovative cleantech solutions.
FreeThem brings together the following major trends and technology shifts that will affect how energy and fuel are converted, stored and utilized:
Electrofuels, CO2 reduction, and carbon-neutral fuels:
Scaled production of electrofuels (by combining renewable hydrogen and upcycled carbon dioxide) is set to be a fundamental shift in fuel production. This will allow for a carbon-neutral transportation sector in the medium to long term.
Carbon capture from point sources and maritime vessels:
As point source carbon capture develops in parallel with floating solar/hydrogen generation, it will be possible to generate, store and distribute carbon neutral fuel from a floating base.
Energy storage and DC high-power charging:
The possibility of storing and supplying electricity from high energy-density batteries has the potential to change how our societies and transport networks function.
Ocean-based renewable energy generation:
The ocean will increase in importance as a source of energy over the next 50 years. Oceans can and will be used for wind, solar, wave and tidal energy generation.
Taking Charge has created a DC-powered ultra fast charging system for electric cars in inner city environments. The optimized energy system in buildings combines the latest technology in energy storage, power electronics and vehicle charging. This creates a fast charging system that reduces load on the local power grid, thereby enabling cost effective charging.
Liquid Wind’s vision is to store surplus wind and solar energy as liquid electrofuel. The company has completed Final Investment Decision for FlagshipONE, the first large-scale renewable methanol facility in Sweden. The methanol will be made from renewable energy and carbon dioxide. Liquid Wind is on track to develop many more high-capacity facilities for carbon neutral electrofuel.
Seabound is a London-based climate tech startup that builds carbon capture equipment for ships. The equipment is installed adjacent to a ship's funnel to trap up to 95% of the CO2 from the exhaust, using patent-pending technology. To date, Seabound has built 2 working prototypes, secured 7 LOIs from major shipowners, and raised $4.6M in seed funding from Lowercarbon Capital, Eastern Pacific Shipping, and others.