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Cincy inno article by liz engel

July 05, 2023 | LIZ ENGEL

Cincinnati, OH. Staff Reporter of Cincy Inno, Liz Engel, penned Metasorbex™ in her article - "Climate change-minded Metasorbex Corp. lands spot in MassChallenge accelerator".


Teknovation article by tom ballard

JUNE 19, 2023 | TOM BALLARD 

Knoxville, TN. Tom Ballard of PYA reported and featured Metasorbex™ in his article, “Spark Cleantech Accelerator alum selected for two accelerator programs". 

https://www.teknovation.biz/spark-cleantech-accelerator-alum-selected-for-masschallenge-program/


Metasorbex selected to Venture for ClimateTech

June 13, 2023 | GlobeNewsWire

Venture For ClimateTech has selected 20 early-stage companies to participate in its third cohort and advance innovations to reduce carbon emissions and fight climate change. The press release is here.


Invited to 2023 MC Cohort

June 12, 2023

MassChallenge has invited Metasorbex™ Corporation among 186 #startups to participate in the 2023 U.S. Early Stage Program. We are looking forward to seeing the innovations from all over the world from this year’s cohorts! (Metasorbex™ Corporation is formerly Groundstar LLC.)

Meet the Cohorts: https://hubs.li/Q01SWpXR0

The press release is here.

IEA – Credible Pathways to 1.5 C

May 25, 2023


The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a concise report in April 2023 on “Credible Pathways to 1.5 C”. It is a good read. A quick summary is as follows. Three scenarios were analyzed – 1) aspirational (Net Zero Emissions 2050), 2) national pledges and 3) projects on the ground (Stated Policies Scenario). Different scenarios lead to different median temperature rises, the degree of overshot and the duration of overshot. In communicating climate change, citing the climate forcing function effect is as important as quoting a temperature rise. In other words, overshooting a degree for one day is fine but overshooting a degree for a decade can cause persistent warming across the planet. In the IEA analysis, methane from agriculture and land use contributes a large amount of peak warming (30% or 0.2 C above NZE in Figure 4). The tools to minimize the forcing function are well-understood (Figure 2), e.g. massive renewable deployment, fuel alternatives, energy efficiency, and carbon management. For the latter, it is a no-regret strategy for all three scenarios. This includes carbon capture storage, carbon capture utilization, and carbon removal.


https://www.iea.org/reports/credible-pathways-to-150c

Investors expect financial discipline in sustainability projects 

April 28. 2023

This is for early-stage founders in climate tech (hard tech, fintech or marketplace). And it is just one man’s opinion who is on the ground in this space.

 A recent report by PricewaterhouseCooper (Figure 3 see link below) indicates that investors demand financial discipline in sustainability projects. On the survey, 81% of global investors (227) will accept no more than a 100-basis point reduction in the rate of return on those activities. The respondents surveyed were primarily institutional investors, not early-stage VCs. Notwithstanding, this sets a tone for the business trajectory at exit (strategic or public offering). Because these investors are likely to own the equities of our customers, the value we deliver to our customers should be earnings accretive to their bottom lines. It is an old-school value creation 101. Isn’t it?

https://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/esg/global-investor-survey-2022.html

EPA to propose ghg regulation

April 23, 2023


The EPA is expected to issue rulings proposal on GHG reduction for coal-fired and natural gas electricity-generating-units by the first week of May, the Journal reported. This is likely to require carbon capture technology. See the GSA website for the exact language.

Is 1.5 oC a Big Change in Climate? Why?

April 09, 2023

As compared to human physiology, a persistent 1.5 oC rise in core body temperature can cause health complications. In the context of climate change, it can impact human survival. See the blog here.

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