2D Membranes catches carbon at the source and wins 3rd prize

Of course also a shiny spotlight for 2D Membranes from Switzerland. With their idea they can make a huge impact on the reduction of carbon dioxide, the key challenge of climate impact. No surprise that they won the third prize during the Global Grand Final!

Reducing CO2 in the air is the main challenge to combat climate change. Switzerland has also committed itself to the Net Zero target in 2050. 2D Membranes can play a major role in this. With their carbon capture units they capture CO2 at the source: the factories. And that’s great news for the environment.

Companies are also interested because it can save them a lot of money. European taxes on emissions are so high that they could save millions by purchasing a carbon capture unit. An important motivation to make production more sustainable.

The jury was impressed by the team and the applied technology. “I’m also very proud of that,” says Mojtaba Rezaei. “Karl and I were the representatives, but we are a huge team. ClimateLaunchpad was also a way for us to grow as a team. We sounds like techy geeks and researchers, but made the next step to being entrepreneurs.”

They have big plans for their innovation, says Karl Khalil: “I think we have the potential to have a big, big impact on climate change. Because it’s a problem at scale and we are tackling it at scale.” This is also reflected in the ambition the start-up shares in its pitch: to become the dominant carbon capture company in Switzerland. And: have a significant role in combatting global climate change utilizing their technology.

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