The Global CleanTech 100: Larta Companies Driving Sustainability

Larta Insitute
January 19, 2021

The 2021 Global CleanTech 100 list is your guide to the companies delivering sustainable innovation. “From revolutionary digital technologies to robotic farming equipment and electric charging solutions to carbon capture, our latest report will give you invaluable insight into the innovators, business models, and technologies that are poised to transform our world in the coming decade.” -CleanTech Group

A part of this list is some of our amazing alumni that are doing amazing work to transform the world into a sustainable planet. Here are some of the Larta company highlights from the list:

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Mango Materials – Mango Materials is a renewable bioproducts company located in the San Francisco Bay Area that strives to be the global leader in the bio-manufacturing revolution. Their technology uses waste biogas (methane) to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) powder, a valuable biopolymer that is converted into a variety of eco-friendly, plastic products such as cosmetic packaging and a polyester replacement for textiles. Their climate-positive technology transforms greenhouse gas emissions into a biodegradable material for fashion and products, making a plastic substitute that is better than conventional plastics.

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Benson Hill – Benson Hill moves food forward with Cloud Biology® and the CropOS™ platform, a leading food innovation engine that combines data science and machine learning with biology and genetics. Benson Hill empowers innovators to unlock nature’s genetic diversity from plant to plate, with the purpose of creating healthier, great-tasting food and ingredient options that are both widely accessible and sustainable.

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Pivot Bio – Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in crop nutrition. Their proprietary ON Technology™ harnesses the power of naturally occurring microbes to provide more nutrients to crops. It’s a smart, sustainable way for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population.

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Vesatron – Vestaron is leading a peptide-based revolution in crop protection. We are committed to providing growers with novel, effective chemistries that address proven targets. Our peptides overcome existing resistance issues while offering a desired safety profile for workers, beneficials and the environment.

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New Leaf Symbiotics – NewLeaf Symbiotics® is at the forefront of sustainable agriculture technology, with a singular focus on the identification, development, and commercialization of the beneficial microbes called pink pigmented facultative methylotrophs (M-trophs). This new class of agricultural microbes is helping transition agricultural products and production to deliver better quality crops, with less impact on the environment — a win-win for growers and those of us who depend on their success.

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Modern Meadow – Modern Meadow is pioneering a new age of biologically advanced materials. The company harnesses the power of design, biology, and materials science to produce the world’s first biofabricated materials that are animal-free and incur less harm to the environment. Modern Meadow materials enable new design and performance possibilities, and by partnering with some of the world’s most cherished and innovative consumer brands aim to bring new life to the material world.

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