This article showcases our top picks for the best Texas 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 Texas Environmental Engineering Startups
Microvast is an energy company that designs, develops, and manufactures ultra-fast charging, long-life battery power systems with superior safety for electric vehicles. Specifically designed to address the critical constraints currently facing electric vehicle development, its electric vehicle battery system solution paves the way for mass adoption of electric vehicles.
The company is continuously working towards our Clean City Transit (CCT) solution, finding ways to provide economical, fully electric urban transportation applications. In addition to electric bus applications, Microvast has also expanded its business to serve other markets, such as electrified trucks, mining processes, and grid-scale energy storage.
The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Stafford, Texas.. .
Skyonic Corporation operates as an environmental technology company that converts carbon dioxide emissions to solids for long-term storage. The company offers SkyMine, a post-combustion carbon capture and sequestration technology that addresses the issue of climate change through the mineralization of CO2 as carbonate compounds.
Its SkyMine technology removes heavy metals, acid gases, and carbon dioxide from conditioned at-temperature flue gas and stores the carbon emissions as stable sodium bicarbonate for long-term storage as land or mine fill and returns the flue gas to the plants stack for release. The company also provides construction, installation, and maintenance of facilities and equipment.
Skyonic was founded in 2005 and is based in Austin, Texas.. .
Liquid Environmental Solutions
Liquid Environmental Solutions is committed to controlling costs so they can continue to provide you with the best overall value in liquid waste related services. Other than investments Liquid Environmental Solutions is purposefully making towards cleaner technologies and reducing their overall impact on the environment, rising fuel prices and environmental compliance-related costs are something they cannot fully control.
Their Energy/Environmental Charge is meant to help them cover these increased costs and achieve an acceptable operating margin.. .
Vertex Energy is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. Its primary focus is recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-product streams.
The company purchases these streams from an established network of local and regional collectors and generators. Vertex also manages the transport, storage, and delivery of the aggregated feedstock and product streams to end users, and manages the re-refining of a portion of its aggregated petroleum streams in order to sell them as higher-value end products.
V Vertex sells its aggregated petroleum streams as feedstock to other re-refineries and fuel blenders or as a replacement fuel for use in industrial burners. The re-refining of used motor oil that Vertex manages takes place at its facility, which uses a proprietary Thermal Chemical Extraction Process (“TCEP”) technology.
The company provides services enabling the transporting, processing and re-refining of these distressed hydrocarbon-based streams into viable commodity products that off-set the United States’ dependence on foreign crude oil in a safe and regulatory compliant manner. Vertex Energy was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA..
KMX Technologies, an Antelope Water Management company, is a Vacuum Membrane Distillation technology provider. KMX Technologies membrane distillation systems provide unique, proven and low cost solutions for brine concentration and organic solvent recovery.
Our primary technology applications include: Mining, Desalination, Oil and Gas, Environmental Remediation, Industrial Wastewater.. .
AdBm Technologies is an acoustical engineering company that specializes in developing high-performance, low-cost, and easy-to-deploy noise abatement technology for marine environments. The company focuses on the fields of environmental engineering, marine technology, and mechanical engineering.
It was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Austin, Texas.. .
ICE Thermal Harvesting
ICE Thermal Harvesting was founded as a partnership between like-minded individuals who view the global energy supply holistically. We desire to help piece together the energy mosaic that will provide for the society of the future.
ICE Thermal Harvesting is based in The Woodlands, TX and focuses on supplying zero-emission power in various regions around the world.. .
Tervita is the environmental solutions provider for customers in the energy, industrial, and natural resource sectors. Since 1979, Tervita has been advancing and expanding Its services to stay a step ahead of the industry’s exacting standards and your ever-evolving needs.
Tervita Corporation is a leading North American environmental solutions provider. Its integrated earth, water, waste, and resource solutions deliver safe and efficient results through all phases of a project by minimizing impact, maximizing returns.™ More than 3,000 dedicated employees are trusted sustainability partners to oil and gas, construction, mining, government, and communities.
Safety is its highest priority: it influences its actions and shapes its culture.. .
Mustang Extreme Environmental Services
Mustang Extreme Environmental Services delivers environmental solutions. It offers solutions for complex in-ground lining systems, above-ground storage tanks, secondary containment, composite ground matting, and a full array of general contracting services related to water storage.
Mustang Extreme was formed in 2011 with the merger of Extreme Plastics Plus which was founded in 2007, Mustang Energy Services, and the acquisition of Aria Rose Oilfield Solutions in 2019. Mustang Extreme is part of the Blue Wolf Capital Partners portfolio..
Tanknology is the largest provider of UST and AST compliance solutions in the world. Their crews provide inspections, testing and related services at more than 50,000 sites each year, for customers ranging from the largest oil companies to the smallest individual operators, all across the country.
Their services include compliance testing, including tanks, lines and leak detectors; secondary containment testing; periodic inspection services and much more. Their international operations span more than 26 countries around the globe.
Their licensees provide service to customers outside of the United States and they continue to seek new licensee partners in many areas of the world.. .
Skillicorn Technologies LLC (Austin, Texas) and Skillicorn Technologies Ltd. (London) serve to maximize deployment of The Skillicorn Technologies System (STL System) globally.
The STL System effects a circular economy built around highly efficient recovery of all nutrients, energy and water inherent in circumstantial volatile wastes and their leveraged (photosynthetic and ambient heat) monetization. Overlaying this system, and integral to it, is highly efficient use of solar PV, solar thermal, wind, in-line hydraulic kinetic energy capture and energy storage: to produce the lowest cost firm, on-demand 100% renewable power in any defined circumstance.
The STL System also works to absolutely limit evaporative water losses in every circumstance it engages: agricultural, storage, canal, riverine, urban municipal and rural. The STL system achieves the most efficient production of plant proteins, plant starches and plant-based minerals and vitamins.
The STL System achieves the most efficient production of fresh, organic vegetables, herbs, salad makings, vine fruit and cannabis. The STL System achieves the most efficient production of bio-plastics and plant-based materials.
The STL System achieves the most efficient production of meat-based proteins and lipids. The STL System achieves the most efficient production of white fish and prawns.
The STL System allows treatment and recycling as potable, all municipal and mixed municipal-industrial wastewaters, as well as most industrial and mining wastewaters. It does so while generating a significant net profit on investment and operations absent any requirement for fees, tariffs or subsidies.
Clean Energy Technology Association
CETA invents, develops, and commercializes technologies that are environmentally sustainable and uses natural resources in a practical, cost-effective manner. It is an innovative energy technology company that is positioned to bring commercially viable and environmentally sustainable solutions to energy problems.
The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Fairfield, Texas.. .
Varea Energy is a progressive professional organization providing environmental engineering services. Our engineers have had a leading role in the design and engineering of projects of varying size and complexity, which include commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
Varea Energy maintains strong relationship with highly qualified mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and instrumentation engineers possessing a broad range of experience within their respective disciplines. Design of electrical, mechanical, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, fire alarm, and security intercom systems have been a significant part of our consulting.
We specialize in systems using advanced technologies such as computerized controls, variable air volume (VAV) systems, variable volume pumping, cogeneration, high efficiency lighting systems, etc. Energy conservation studies and energy conservation retrofits have been a major part of our work, and we have gained design expertise to minimize disruptions to operations during construction.
We have made a commitment to providing our clients with efficient, high quality engineering services. In keeping with this commitment, Our cost-conscious designs and our commitment to maintaining schedules have resulted in the completion of projects in a timely, cost effective manner.
Confidence in our professional capability and satisfaction with our services has resulted in long lasting relationships with our clients.. .
SIA Solutions is a professional services engineering and consulting firm specializing in program and project specific solutions in Environmental Consulting, Engineering, Remediation, Radiological Services, Infrastructure Asset Management, Public-Private (P3) and Public-Public/Public-Private (P4) partnerships (P3/P4), Energy, and Water Resources. The company executes an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to Asset Management that includes holistic planning, development, and disposition of man-made and natural infrastructure in order to optimize utilization and value.
SIA was founded in 2012 by Srini Neralla and is based in Houston, Texas.. .
Encino Environmental Services
Encino Environmental Services, LLC (Encino) is an environmental consulting firm that specializes in emissions testing, leak detection, and repair (LDAR), and continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMs). Encino’s innovative custom environmental solutions and proprietary data systems assist customers to adhere to federal, state, and other rules and regulations as well as identify, measure, and minimize emissions.
The company is also developing programs that enable customers to establish, meet, and report corporate ESG efforts.. .
EVCARCO, Inc. operates as a new car franchised dealership company.
The company engages in the sale of environmentally conscious automobiles, including new electric and pre-owned vehicles. It operates a dealership in Fort Worth, Texas.
The company primarily serves retail customers and other dealers. EVCARCO, Inc.
was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.. .
Ecosystem Planning and Restoration
Ecosystem Planning and Restoration is an environmental restoration company that offers environmental services to improve the science and application of stream and wetland restoration through innovative projects and applied research. EPR staff has designed projects throughout the eastern United States and in the emerging market of the Gulf Coast Region that represent a wide range of conditions and challenges.
Its experience is unmatched and includes hundreds of stream and wetland restoration projects, design and construction, development of regional curves and reference reach data sets, and monitoring of past projects to continually advance the science.. .
LoneStar Ecology LLC
Lonestar Ecology, an operator of a centralized wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater treatment includes oil water separation, neutralization, precipitation, filtration, and clarification.
Pretreated water is direct discharged to the Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority Bay Area Boulevard facility via pipeline. We built a new, from the ground up warehouse and processing building for handling containerized waste.
It is designed for 125 miles per hour wind force with all galvanized supports and protected with the latest Harris County, Texas fire protection standards. The facility is fully permitted to handle RCRA, CRCLA and non-hazardous waste.
There is capacity to store 3,479 drums for a year. Eight dock high shipping and receiving bays have plenty of capacity to minimize transporter turnaround times..
Dexter Field Services
Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Dexter Field Services provides a range of leak detection and repair, monitoring and other specialized technical environmental services to industrial companies. Dexter provides its clients the ability to outsource their equipment inspection and monitoring requirements.
These technical services include environmental monitoring and analysis of piping components (valves, flanges, pumps), cooling towers, wastewater drain systems, groundwater wells, storage tanks and other process related equipment. Dexter has over 150 employees servicing more than 60 clients throughout the United States.
Dexter’s deep bench of talent and industry experience give the Company a unique understanding of the needs of an environmental manager.. .
In 1992, Forms On-A-Disk began producing computerized forms for the Texas environmental industry. As their reputation spread, their product line expanded to meet the needs of a variety of industries, from oil and gas to workers’ compensation.
Started by Susan Parma and Christopher (“C.K.”) Lester, Forms On-A-Disk grew with friendly customer service and a devotion to helping customers become more efficient and productive. The original Forms On-A-Disk website was started in May, 1998, to serve as an on-line brochure.
It grew into an Internet resource for their customers to receive technical support, browse or download catalogs and order forms, place orders for forms, and find links to other relevant internet resources. For twenty-five years, Forms On-A-Disk provided products and services second-to-none.
But the name and the site grew dated, and their software is now distributed via the Internet! So, they closed down Forms On-A-Disk and opened High Tech Forms in its place!. .
Geo-Marine, Inc. provides engineering design, construction management, environmental planning and programming, and archeological services in the United States and internationally.
It offers environmental resources services, such as wetlands, biological surveys, pest management, remote survey technologies, marine sciences, and GIS mapping and analysis. The company also provides cultural resources services, including cultural resource management, archeological investigations, public outreach, human osteology, historic architecture, ethnography, and 3D laser scanning services.
In addition, it offers environmental engineering services, which include due diligence, RCRA/CERCLA compliance, spill prevention plans, remediation planning, remediation oversight, asbestos and lead, based paint surveys, and demilitarization services. Further, the company provides energy engineering services, such as energy analysis, mechanical and electrical design, energy controls, construction management, design-build commissioning, and ESPC services.
Furthermore, it offers terrestrial services, marine services, facility engineering, and natural resources services. The company serves government, industrial, and commercial clients.
Geo-Marine, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is based in Plano, Texas..
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