Year of investment: 2018

Vertoro is developing a technology to enable the production of high-value applications such as Crude Lignin Oil (CLO) and char, from lignin, a waste bi-product of biofuel and paper production, thereby improving the economics of biofuels and reducing dependence on fossils.

Kriya Materials

Year of investment: 2017

Kriya Materials is an innovative coatings company that focuses on high value coating formulations. It develops and manufactures its own tailor-made nanoparticles which form the basis for a wide range of coatings with unique, high-end properties.

Applications include displays, solar panels, window films and glasses.

Ioniqa Technologies

Year of investment: 2015

Ioniqa Technologies has a patented technology that uses magnetic colloidal systems with nanoparticles to break down PET into a re-usable monomer. The unique feature of this technology is its ability to remove pigmentation which opens up the range of available PET feedstock that can be recycled economically.

Black Bear Carbon

Year of investment: 2015

Black Bear Carbon converts used tires into prime grade carbon black and green energy via a proprietary pyrolysis process. Black Bear is an example of the circular economy, addressing an important societal need to re-use resources and reduce CO₂ emission.

QC Polymers

Year of investment: 2014

QC Polymers operates a polymer recycling plant with a nameplate capacity of 50,000 tons/year in Sittard-Geleen to produce polyethylene and polypropylene compounds from post-consumer and post-industrial waste. Typical applications are bottles, crates, pipes and automotive parts.

Ekompany Agro

Year of investment: 2011

Ekompany Agro is a manufacturer of controlled release fertilizers using a proprietary and patented process. The company operates a 60,000 ton/year name plate capacity coated fertilizer plant and integrated 150,000 ton blending plant in Born (Netherlands). The assets were acquired by Shandong Kingenta Ecological Engineering early 2016.