Skytree featured in Fast Company

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Skytree is proud to be featured in Fast Company in an in-depth article about the Direct Air Capture industry. Read our contribution below: Skytree, a Dutch startup that makes technology that is already used on the International Space Station to maintain safe levels of CO2, is currently testing ways to …

Skytree wins Top Presenting Company

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Skytree has won the Top Presenting Company award at the Tech Tour 2017 Cleantech Summit. This is an initiative of the Tech Tour and the International Venture Club (IVC), hosted by the City of Rotterdam on the 22nd and 23rd of November 2017. The event focused on showcasing the best …

Skytree at Energy Fest

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The Skytree team was happy to be present at the 2017 edition of Energy Fest. We made a good number of connections with potential corporate and academic partners! Here is a short description of the event: EnergyFest revolves around the business opportunities opened up by the energy transition: the worldwide …

Skytree featured in Sprout

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Skytree was featured in an article on the Sprout website. The article was about us reaching the top 3 of the BMW Startup Challenge. We shared the second prize with Wellsun and LeydenJar Technologies came in first. Below is a transcript of the article (in Dutch): Nederlanders winnen startupwedstrijd van …

Skytree featured in Financieel Dagblad

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Skytree was featured in an article in ‘Het Financieel Dagblad’, which is the leading financial newspaper in the Netherlands. The article looked closer at the 10 finalists of the BMW Startup Challenge and Skytree was one of them. In fact we made it all the way to a shared second …

Skytree featured in The Independent and Reuters

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Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting …

Innovative Carbon Management Pathways for a Sustainable Future

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Skytree’s Alina Chanaewa represented Skytree at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, which is the second meeting in this series following the successful inaugural meeting in 2015. This GRC-CCUS will present cutting-edge research in the fields of carbon capture, utilization and storage including CO2 conversion to …

Skytree at the ESA ESTEC Open Day

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ESA has sites in several European countries, but the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, is the largest. ESTEC is our technical heart – the incubator of the European space effort – where most ESA projects are born and where they are guided through the …

Space for Inspiration

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The Space for Inspiration event took place at the Science Museum in London on the 14th and 15th of September 2016 and looked at how the unique environment of space is creating opportunities to meet key challenges here on Earth. A cross-section of expert speakers gave perspectives – including first-hand …

Skytree at Cradle to Cradle Summit in Iceland

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As a result from our participation at the Circulair Challenge in Hoofdorp earlier this year we were connected with William McDonough, author of the Cradle to Cradle book who is considered one of the leading influencers in the sustainable development sector. Our presentation impressed him so much that he invited …

New Skytree HQ

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From now on Skytree will have its offices and laboratories at the Science Park Amsterdam! We left our current start-up co-working space “Startuporgy” (TSO) at the Groenburgwal and moved to the Matrix XI building where we will be surrounded by companies such as Fokker, ACG Chemicals and Lighthouse Instruments. The …

The Breakthrough Energy Coalition

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This is a great new initiative that focuses on investing in companies that deal with answers when it comes to climate change. Below an excerpt from their website including a video message from Bill Gates. Technology will help solve our energy issues. The urgency of climate change and the energy …

Skytree opens Euronext Stock Exchange

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Shell LiveWIRE Award 2015 finalists, Alexander Gunkel of Skytree, Marcel Fleuren of ECO-L, and Maja Rudinac of Robot Care Systems open the trading day, Alexander Gunkel sounds the gong.

Skytree featured on RTLZ program ‘Toekomstmakers’

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Skytree was interviewed for the program “Toekomstmakers” for RTLZ on Dutch television. Toekomstmakers (Makers of the Future) is an informative program with themes around leadership, innovation, inspiring entrepreneurs and smart scientists. The program is investigating mainly where the BV Holland is earning its money in the future. This episode is …

Skytree in finale van LiveWIRE Award

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Dertien jonge innovatieve ondernemers hebben vandaag gestreden om een finaleplaats voor de LiveWIRE Award 2015 bij Shell in Rijswijk. Vier van hen wisten een plek in de finale te bereiken die op 3 december a.s. plaatsvindt. Finalisten Marcel Fleuren van EXO-L: “We hebben hier keihard voor gewerkt en zijn heel …

Skytree raises €400.000 investment capital with InvestInFuture

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Investment Ready alumnus and ESA spin-out Skytree  raised €400.000 of new capital with venture investor InvestInFuture. Skytree, formerly known as Giaura, will use this investment for further development of their air purification technology, which can capture and store CO2 from the air on living room level. This CO2 can be re-used directly in domestic applications, for instance to grow plants or …

Re-brand: presenting the new Skytree name

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Over the last few months we have been working on a new name and identity. Although we still feel Giaura is a good name, it was becoming more and more apparent that we needed a new one. Something that more reflected what we are all about and was more recognizable (and perhaps …

European Patent Office makes video about Skytree

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The European Patent Office (EPO) approached Skytree to make a video about our company and patent process. In this video Max Beaumont, our CEO, explains his plan to use a sorbent material designed for a space station to capture CO2 directly from the atmosphere. The material can release it, as a clean, …

A New Frontier for Start-Ups

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An in-depth article on Skytree (formerly Giaura) in the November 2014 edition of the Renewable Matter magazine. Below you can read a transcript of the entire article. A New Frontier for Start-Ups by Carlo Pesso As the business of renewable matter expands across material streams, Giaura – an European Space …