Impact Investment to Accelerate Climate Solutions
Virya, LLC invests nimbly in ventures with high potential impact on eliminating global greenhouse gas emissions or sequestering CO2. We invest across electricity, industry, agriculture, and waste systems. Our hope is to find things that wouldn’t happen nearly as fast without our investment, and to get involved as a supportive partner of each company – helping to tell its story or raise future investment rounds. We accept high risk and we vet each company with a focus on whether, if proven and scaled, it could achieve at least a gigaton of emissions impact per year in the next couple decades.
Sage Geosystems – 24/7 renewable electricity at competitive costs; geothermal power plants that don’t need to be sited near volcanoes; re-employing fossil fuel workers to drill for clean energy
ThorCon – 4th gen nuclear power plants mass-manufactured in shipyards to provide the lowest cost energy in the world, all the time and in any region
Proton Power Inc and Resilient Energi – turning waste biomass (sustainable forestry scraps, crop residues, even municipal solid waste) into graphene-quality biochar and carbon-neutral diesel
Origen – production of lime for industry with 100% carbon capture, in a system that can eventually be repurposed to capture billions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere