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The list of startups selected as finalists in the 7th Hello Tomorrow Challenge dedicated to deeptech, in which IFPEN is a partner, has been announced. The competition aims to identify the most promising technological and scientific projects addressing the societal, environmental and industrial challenges of tomorrow in several key sectors.

7 short-listed start-ups  
As part of an international jury of experts, IFPEN was involved in the process to select the seven finalists in the “Energy and Environment category” that it sponsors. 
•    BeFC Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (France) proposes energy production solutions based on enzymes, carbon electrodes and microfluidics applied to paper.
•    Electro-Active Technologies Inc. (USA) uses bacteria to convert organic waste into hydrogen.
•    ENERGO (France) produces eco-friendly and competitive methane from waste.
•    Enzinc (USA) is developing a high-performance, low-cost, rechargeable, zinc-based battery.
•    Mag REEsource (France) recycles rare earths contained in magnets.
•    NEU Battery Materials (Singapour) is working on a low-cost, sustainable and scalable lithium battery recycling technology.
•    Oxyle (Suisse) is developing a solution designed to remove highly persistent organic pollutants from municipal and industrial waste water.

The start-ups selected will deliver a pitch before a jury at the final to be held from 2 to 3 December as part of the Hello Tomorrow Global Summit, the must-attend global event for the emerging technology ecosystem.
Learn about the 75 projects that stood out across all the categories (aviation, data and AI, industry 4.0, etc.) for their technological innovation, their economic viability, their leadership, their team and their potential impact.

Did you know?
For more than 30 years, IFPEN has been supporting innovative companies in their R&D projects via two mechanisms: “Boost & Link” and “Corporate”.
>Find out more about the support mechanisms aimed at innovative start-ups and SMEs