Energy hardware startup secures pre seed round

Berlin, November 20, 2023 – Meloon, a pioneer of point source carbon capture technologies in industries, today announces the completion of apre-seed investment round.

Meloon specialises in the development of high performance membranes for a lean carbon capture process. This technology aims to reduce the CO2 emissions from production processes and capture them before they enter the atmosphere. Despite the enormous potential of this technology, there are also challenges and risks that can arise during technical development.

Stefan Nottensteiner, Meloon Co-founder and CEO, comments: “This is an extremely exciting time to be in this sector. Our journey to develop high-performance membranes for carbon capture, alongside our dedicated team, is making a significant impact on the path to reducing CO2 emissions from production processes. We're not only addressing the challenges and risks, but also driving innovation that can reshape the green energy industry. With this substantial support from IBB Ventures and our valued partners, we're advancing towards a greener, more sustainable future.”

The capital will be used for the further development of Meloon's technology, the expansion of the team, and to increase presence, to further support the energy transition with technological solutions.

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