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Introducing the Companies in The Clean Fight’s latest Accelerator Program

Seven companies have been selected to take part in The Clean Fight’s accelerator program aimed at scaling decarbonization solutions for the food services industry in New York State.

We are delighted to announce the seven ground-breaking companies that will make up the fourth edition of The Clean Fight’s Accelerator Program. This edition is dedicated to solutions focused on decarbonizing the storage, distribution, and retail of food. Although attention is paid to the significant environmental impacts of the agricultural system, the GHG emissions of the post-farm food supply chain are often overlooked. The companies selected offer ready-to-install, high-impact technologies that address key sustainability challenges in this tight-margained  industry, ranging from refrigeration and food preservation, to HVAC and heat recovery, and cold chain energy management. 

The goal of The Clean Fight’s accelerator program is to speed the adoption and scale of high-impact climate tech solutions in New York State. To facilitate this, each of the selected companies is eligible for up to $125,000 per company to support demonstration projects and capacity building in New York State; hands-on matchmaking with industry-leading customer and capital partners; bespoke support services; and expert insight into navigating the New York State market.

“With 2,400 large supermarkets in New York State each having on average the equivalent carbon footprint of over 600 passenger vehicles, there is a massive opportunity for easy-to-adopt, scalable decarbonization solutions. We are excited to welcome our newest cohort of companies that will help this consequential industry deploy their proven solutions to help both the sector and New York State meet their climate goals” said The Clean Fight Managing Director Kate Frucher.

The selected companies are:

  • Air Water Global’s technology purifies the air in food storage and retail spaces without added chemicals, filters or residues. Their solution increases the storage and shelf life of fresh produce and other food items while reducing the need for energy intensive air purifiers and contaminants.

  • Bedrock Energy provides ultra-efficient clean geothermal heating and cooling systems. Their proprietary drilling and technology platform drives down the cost, space, time, and risk of constructing geothermal systems by 3-5x, and makes geothermal increasingly accessible for buildings in space constrained urban environments.

  • Blue Frontier is a groundbreaking cooling and dehumidification liquid desiccant dedicated outdoor air system. It slashes electricity use by up to 90%, shifts consumption to clean energy generation using embedded energy storage, and removes the use of high global warming potential refrigerants.

  • Energy Machines enables buildings to generate, store, and reuse their own energy, with the goal to make every building a high-performance energy system. Their combined heat pump and chillers provide properties with simultaneous heating, cooling, and domestic hot water, operating on a continuous cycle, efficiently moving and storing heat from ground, air, and waste heat sources.

  • Flipturn offers a unified platform for EV fleet, charger, and energy management. Their system can monitor the location and state-of-charge of all vehicles, track availability of chargers, auto-schedule charging, and provide visibility into critical issues, all from a central dashboard.

  • Glacier Grid has developed an integrated hardware, software, and data science solution for refrigeration and HVAC monitoring and energy management. Their system mitigates refrigerant leaks, prevents food loss, and reduces overall energy costs.

  • Ndustrial is a cold chain energy management system, helping plants and warehouses globally to measure energy and carbon intensity, maximize refrigeration efficiency, maintain temperature compliance and manage fleet electrification.

The seven companies selected to joint The Clean Fight's food service decarbonization program.

We are excited that Albertsons Companies, Carrier, Con Edison, NYC/EDC, and Walmart have joined the program as Customer Collaborators. This stellar group will join the cohort with an aim to to drive towards mutually beneficial learnings and real world deployment projects.

“As innovative technologies and solutions continue to play a key role in reducing emissions in the grocery industry, we are excited to have our stores be part of the conversation to scale these efforts in New York. Improving energy and refrigerant use is an integral aspect of our Recipe for Change and a way we can make a difference in the communities we serve and the planet we share.” – Suzanne Long, Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer at Albertsons Companies

“As we work toward decarbonizing our operations across Walmart, scalable, cost-effective innovations remain a critical driver in our transformation. We are thrilled to learn more about these clean tech innovators and look forward to collaborating with them to explore potential opportunities as part of The Clean Fight’s Accelerator Program,” said Clayton Casteel, Senior Director for Strategic Partnerships at Walmart.

“Carrier is thrilled to support innovative solutions that address key sustainability challenges in the food supply chain. The companies selected for The Clean Fight’s Accelerator Program are pioneering technologies in refrigeration, HVAC, heat recovery, and cold chain energy management. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside these companies to help implement solutions that reduce emissions, enhance food quality, and minimize waste.” – Hakan Yilmaz, SVP Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, Carrier

In addition to our customer collaborators, The Clean Fight’s annual capital partners will work closely with cohort companies to find the right financial solutions to support their growth, from venture capital, venture debt, credit, project finance, working capital, and more. Capital partners include Aligned Climate Capital, BMO Impact Investment Fund, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Broadscale, Energy Impact Partners, Fifth Wall, Generate Capital, Greenbacker Development Opportunities Fund, Homecoming Capital, HSBC Innovation Banking, NY Green Bank, NYCEEC, S2G Ventures, Sustainable Future Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Spring Lane Capital, and Wellington Management.

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