This article showcases our top picks for the best Massachusetts based Environmental Engineering startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Environmental Engineering industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Massachusetts Environmental Engineering Startups
Form Energy develops and commercializes a low-cost battery system that can store wind and solar energy for a long duration. It aims to make batteries that can dispatch energy for days, expanding the ability to supply electricity generated from wind and solar power to the grid.
The company’s technology transforms the electric grid by making renewable energy dispatchable year-round, as well as extending transmission capacity without building new wires, and replacing the need for conventional thermal generation. Its core technology was invented at MIT and is supported by investors which include Breakthrough Energy Ventures, MIT’s The Engine, Macquarie Capital, Eni Next, Capricorn Investment Group, and Prelude Ventures.
Their team members are active learners who like working on tough technology problems that can only be solved with a combination of scientific innovation and hard work. Co-founders Marco Ferrara, Mateo Jaramillo, Yet-Ming Chiang, William Woodford, and Ted Wiley headquartered the company in Somerville, Massachusetts in 2017..
VionX Energy is an energy company manufacturing power and energy storage products to deliver long run-time and cost-competitive operation. The company’s system delivers unrivaled Levelized Cost of Storage at discharge durations greater than 4 hours due to low capital and operating cost and a product life of over 20 years with no performance degradation.
It also focuses on renewables integration, EV charging, industrial and commercial micro grinds, and grind applications. The VIONX VNX product family employs a modular architecture based on 1 MW power and 2 MWh energy building blocks that have been engineered to meet grid reliability standards and have undergone significant durability testing demonstrating up to 40 years of stack life.
VionX Energy was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts, United States.. .
AMSC offers an array of proprietary technologies and solutions spanning the electric power infrastructure â€“ from generation to delivery to end use. Skills include alternative energy, providing proven, megawatt-scale wind turbine designs and electrical control systems.
The company also offers a number of Smart Grid technologies for power grid operators that enhance the reliability, efficiency and capacity of the grid, and integrate renewable energy sources into the power infrastructure. These include superconductor power cable systems, grid-level surge protectors and power electronics-based voltage stabilization systems.
AMSC â€™s technologies are protected by a broad and deep intellectual property portfolio consisting of hundreds of patents and licenses worldwide. AMSC is the world’s principal vendor of high temperature superconductor wire and large rotating superconductor machinery and a world-leading supplier of dynamic reactive power grid stabilization products.
AMSC’s HTS wire and power electronic converters are at the core of a broad range of new electricity transmission and distribution, transportation and industrial processing applications. The company is headquartered in Devens, Massachusetts, USA..
Aircuity manufactures integrated sensing and control solutions that cost-effectively reduce building energy and operating expenses while simultaneously improving its indoor environmental quality. Aircuity’s first product, a portable air monitoring system known as OptimaTM, it was developed in collaboration with Environmental Health & Engineering, the primary research contractor for the EPA’s Indoor Environments Division.
It was incorporated in 2000 and is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts.. .
change:WATER Labs is developing disruptive technologies to expand safe and dignified sanitation to the poor and vulnerable non-sewered household and communities. change:WATER Labs creates a waterless, portable, compact toilet that was built with sustainability and global change in mind.
The change:WATER Labs team is dedicated to developing and deploying safer, smarter, more dignified sanitation for communities in need.. .
Raise Green is a financial technology company designed to create a healthy, just, and sustainable future. By offering everyday people a platform to invest in clean energy and climate solution projects, Raise Green will democratize renewable energy ownership, increase community resilience, and help facilitate the transition to a decarbonized future while creating new investment pathways accessible to everyone.
We are relentlessly passionate about using financial technology to democratize the ownership of renewable energy, create new income streams, and empower communities to drive solutions to climate change. Together we can build and own the decarbonized future we want and need.
Raise Green is the first inclusive funding portal focused on climate solution projects with a social mission. We combine the proven investment models of project finance and crowdfunding to provide innovative pathways for non-accredited investors to access sustainable investment opportunities in a low-risk, low-cost, and impactful way.
We aggregate small investments to provide investors with equity into project finance companies. Initially, this will take the form of community solar projects with a predictable rate of return assured through power purchase agreements.
As we scale, we plan to support the financing of an suite of climate solution projects and even ventures themselves.. .
Carbix transforms atmospheric carbon dioxide into carbonates to build industrial products. Its novel bioreactor takes enriched CO2 from power and cement plants and in just hours converts it into cement and aggregates for the $900 billion construction industry, and home and yard goods for consumers looking to support the environment with their purchasing power.
Carbix can sell state and federal carbon credits as a result of their impact on industrial emissions.. .
Urban (controlled) agriculture is on the rise! Vertical and Container farms are popping up here and there and there is increasing need to make urban agriculture more sustainable. AdaViv is a hardware-enabled, predictive agriculture company.
Keeping “24/7 eyes on the plants”, our sensing and AI + computer vision uncovers hidden plant biometrics and translates data into actionable insights for growers. From disease prevention to rapid experimentation, improving yields and quality optimization, AdaViv helps producers grow smarter.
Founded by an interdisciplinary team of MIT researchers and alumni, AdaViv recently emerged from MIT Delta V, the capstone entrepreneurship accelerator at MIT , and the MIT DesignX accelerator. In 2018, AdaViv was selected as one of the first grantees of Microsoft AI for Earth..
PanelClaw Inc. develops and markets photovoltaic mounting and balance-of-system solutions in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
It offers flat roof solutions, such as solar mounting solutions; and ground mount systems, such as ballasted racking systems for ground applications. The company has a strategic partnership with Powerway Renewable Energy Co Ltd.
PanelClaw Inc. was founded in 2007 and is based in North Andover, Massachusetts.
The company has additional offices in San Francisco, California; and Düsseldorf, Germany.. .
GEI Consultants, Inc. brings to their clients a refreshing blend of technical expertise, collaborative spirit and innovation that is rare in their profession.
they are a trusted source of technical expertise to hundreds of clients nationwide who value high quality service and work products, and who seek a strong partner to achieve their desired project outcomes. Founded in 1970, they have completed more than 35,000 projects in all 50 states and 25 countries.
Their work and relationships with clients, partners and their own employees are based on high standards of safety, as well as personal, business, and professional honesty, integrity and ethics. Doing business this way creates mutual trust.
Relationships built on such solid foundations enable successful projects. GEI is licensed to provide professional engineering and science services in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces.
Services in New York State, Michigan, and North Carolina are provided by GEI Consultants, Inc., P.C., GEI Consultants of Michigan, P.C., and GEI Consultants of North Carolina, P.C., respectively. References in this website to “GEI” include all GEI companies..
Founded in 1994, FilterSense is a division of Impolit Environmental Control Corp., a privately owned Massachusetts C corporation. Under continuous management since their inception, FilterSense has consistently demonstrated results and customer satisfaction over their history as reflected in the chart below.
FilterSense’s customers are leading global industrial corporations. They have over 1,000 customers worldwide and more than 10,000 installation points.
FilterSense can provide specific customer references upon request at the discretion of the customer. They market and support their products directly through inside and traveling regional sales engineers, local factory-trained representatives, international distributors, industry partners, resellers, and OEMs.
First-class office, engineering, R&D, and manufacturing operations are located at the Cummings Center in Beverly, Massachusetts. The Cummings Center is one of the Boston area’s most desirable technology business parks.
It is the site of the former United Shoe Machinery Company (aka The Shoe) built in 1902. The site is one of America’s most important architectural and corporation landmarks..
Con-Test Analytical Laboratory
Established in 1987, Con-Test, Inc. was founded by Thomas and Kathleen Veratti and provided environmental consulting and testing services to a variety of clients throughout Western Massachusetts.
Initially, their laboratory testing division was limited to Industrial Hygiene analysis mainly in support of in-house consulting services. But, they rapidly expanded their capabilities to include numerous techniques in air analysis, classical (wet) chemistry, metals, and organics..
Babcock Power Environmental, Inc.
Babcock Power Environmental, Inc. provide fully integrated environmental solutions for utility power plants, waste-to-energy facilities, and large industrial applications.
With more than forty years of experience in planning, designing, fabricating, constructing and commissioning environmental control systems, Babcock Power has developed into one of the market leaders in the field of environmental air pollution control technology.. .
The Divaqua team is committed to mitigating environmental degradation and improving access to potable water by developing and commercializing higher performing, safer, and more cost-effective technology for toxic chemical removal. We are currently focused on integrating MIT-developed polymeric materials to support wide-reaching water and wastewater treatment process innovation.
Our patent-pending polymer works by ultra-selective cation adsorption on the surface. The variant depicted above has a high affinity for heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, copper, and cadmium.
We are developing a similar polymer technology for selective selenium and arsenic adsorption. Divaqua has developed a cost-effective polymer that selectively removes lead and retains beneficial minerals better than any currently available water filter.
We intend to bring pitcher water filters that incorporate this novel polymer to market by 2018.. .
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