Checkerspot designs performance materials at a molecular level. It does this by optimizing microbes to biomanufacture unique structural oils produced in nature, but not previously accessible at a commercial scale. The company is currently commercializing three materials: a light-weight urethane-based composite (Algal Core) and a cast urethane (Algal Wall), both commercialized initially through the brand WNDR® Alpine, as well as algal oil formulated into MiDori® BioWick and sold in partnership with Beyond Surface Technologies to clothing brands worldwide. Checkerspot empowers product designers and innovators, including Beyond Surface Technologies, Gore, and WNDR® Alpine, with better materials to develop improved consumer and B2B applications for a post-petroleum future.
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EQUANS brings together ENGIE’s UK & Ireland services-led activity under a new brand. All of ENGIE’s UK & Ireland activity in technical services & facilities management, energy efficiency and regeneration are now part of EQUANS – along with our specialist energy related capabilities: in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.
Formed by ENGIE Group in July 2021, EQUANS is a new global market leader in the sector with 74,000 employees, leveraging over 200 years of expertise. It has revenues of €12 billion and a presence in 17 countries, mostly across Europe but also with significant interests in North America, Latin America and Australasia.
Expanding on ENGIE’s purpose to make zero carbon happen, EQUANS has the mission to connect, power & protect – empowering businesses and communities to not only fully embrace the energy transition, but also the digital & industrial transitions that are also reshaping the way we move, work and live.
To find out more visit engie.co.uk/equans
Providing quality & innovation since 1910, OASIS is one of the world’s leaders in sustainable water dispensers. We offer a wide range of re-usable water bottle filling stations, water coolers & fountains, filters & chillers. Made with quality material, engineering and design. Eco-friendliness and energy-efficiency are at the core of all our products and technology.
ReLondon is LWARB, renamed – a partnership of the Mayor of London and London’s boroughs to improve waste and resource management in the capital and accelerate our transition to a low carbon circular city. Our mission is to make London a global leader in sustainable ways to live, work and prosper by revolutionising our relationship with stuff and helping London waste less and reuse, repair, share and recycle more.