Our current portfolio consists of companies whose technology accelerates new circular solutions and the fight against climate change.
In 2022, Neste made an equity investment into Netherlands-based Circularise, a supply chain traceability and transparency startup. The investment was made together with Neste, Brightlands Venture Partners, 4 Impact VC and Asahi Kasei and the total amount was EUR 11 million. The goal of the investment is to accelerate the transformation to more sustainable materials within the polymers and chemicals industry by providing new digital solutions to boost traceability and visibility of material flows along value chains.
Alterra Energy is a US-based company that has developed a proprietary thermochemical solution for liquefaction of hard-to-recycle plastic. In 2020, Neste made a minority investment in Alterra Energy. The collaboration includes joint technology development and global technology licensing, enabling the partners to collaborate in commercializing Alterra’s proprietary thermochemical liquefaction technology in Europe.
German cleantech company Sunfire is a leading technology developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. The company’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen as well as the direct conversion of water and CO2 into raw material for petrochemical products. In 2020, Neste madea minority stake in Sunfire. Sunfire provides the high-temperature electrolyzer to Neste’s renewable products refinery in Rotterdam as part of the MultiPLHY project collaboration.
ECBF is a venture fund exclusively focused on the bioeconomy and the circular bioeconomy in Europe. In 2020, Neste madea limited partnership investment in ECBF and is supporting Europe's transition to a more sustainable economy and society.The role of fund investments for Neste is to provide access to dealflow, co-investments, and learning.