Cleantechnologies

The VIVES fund invests in technology start-up, with a particular emphasis on “cleantech” or « green-technologies ». This sector is defined by VIVES as all the products, processes and services that create economical value while optimizing the production and use of resources and energy and reducing the generation of pollution and waste. Covered fields are presented hereunder and demonstrate the wide scope of concerned markets and technologies: eco-industries, renewable energies, green chemistry, industrial biotech, integrated farming,…

Cleantech development relies on technological research. This allows creating new activities but also an evolution of activity fields that are and will remain dominating in the development of the economical and societal models.

The significance of investments in the cleantech area is given by the fact that cleantech development is driven by fundamental trends like climate change, energy security, urbanization, resources scarcity, that will stay mankind main challenges over the next decades.

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resources environment energy transport materials

ENERGY

Renewable energy:

  • Solar (PV, thermic)
  • Wind
  • Hydrogen
  • Biogas, Gasification

  • Wave farm

  • Biofuels 2e and 3e generation

Supply – Intelligent Infrastructures

  • Smart Grid
  • Energy storage

Energy efficiency

  • Industrial Processes
  • Heating, insulation
  • Green IT

TRANSPORT
ECO-MOBILITY

Vehicles

  • Energy efficiency
  • Materials
  • Propulsion
  • Emissions
  • Recycling

Network

Eco-mobility

Green-cities

CHEMISTRY
MATERIALS

  • Green Chemistry
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Biorefining
  • Biosourced materials
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  • Recycling
  • Eco-conception, eco-construction, insulation

RESSOURCES

  • Diversification
  • Reduced use
  • Sustainable production
  • Sustainable management
  • Recycling

ENVIRONMENT

AIR:

  • Emissions decrease
  • Depollution

Water:

  • Consumption reduction
  • Re-use
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Effluent valorisation

Ground:

  • Sustainable use
  • Depollution