The increase in the world population, the growth of sectors that supply the demand of people, the preference of fossil fuels for the energy required for agriculture and industry have caused climate change over the years.
The research, authored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 1st Working Group and described by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as “a red alert for humanity”, verified that the private sector and individuals have an impact on the warming of the atmosphere, seas, and landmasses.
At this point, the devastating effects of the climate crisis necessitate developing solutions that are handled with a holistic approach in cooperation with individuals, institutions, government and non-governmental organizations. It is critical to invest in innovative ideas that deliver answers to the world’s challenges if we are to live in a sustainable world. That is why, as TRAngels, we pay close attention to the fact that the investments we make are in a system that generates both sustainable solutions and solid business concepts.
Ideas that find solution for future’s challenges
Among the individual investments made by our company and member investors of TRAngels Investors Group in the last 4 years; RePG, Nanomik, Bugamed, Batron Energy, Laska, Baktek, Lumos Laser have ideas that provide solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s needs in areas such as environment, energy, health and recycling.
RePG Energy, for example, generates electricity from the humidity and heat exchange in the air/environment. Energy and potable clean water can be created using the difference between day and night in deserts or evaporation at the coast since latent heat, waste heat, sunthermal and geothermal resources are limitless. We believe that this concept can help to alleviate worldwide water and energy problems.
In the event of future power disruptions, it is also vital to store energy and generate its own electricity. Energy is required to keep education, health, and production running smoothly. Batron Energy also strives to build the most ecologically friendly and practical energy storage and battery management technology possible. It provides up a new avenue for smart energy management by allowing things to store solar energy and save on electricity bills.
Patentable technology with circular economy approach
What about the idea of producing fuel from waste tires? Every year, at least 1.5 billion end-of-life tires are produced around the world. Because these tires, some of which are burned and others tossed into the environment, are unable to be used appropriately, major environmental issues arise. With its innovative, environmentally friendly, and sustainable production methods, Laska propels end-of-life tires forward. With its patented technology and circular economy strategy, Laska contributes to 9 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals by producing two distinct products from end-of-life tires: carbon black and renewable fuel. As a result, it aims to avoid the negative effects and high costs of fossil fuel consumption.
Baktek leads studies on the purification of waste oils and has created an innovative, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly solution for infrastructure difficulties caused by temporary formulae. Based on bioremediation technology, Baktek uses live organisms such as bacteria to solve wastewater pollution, which is an environmental problem. The zeolite tablets utilized in the system, which can be monitored over the internet without the need for an operator, are a special mineral produced in our country and are 100% natural.
While approximately 2.5 billion tons of fresh fruits and vegetables are produced every year, almost 25 percent of the total amount is lost due to to logistics or shelf waiting times.
Efficiency and savings ideas from technology-driven startups
When we ask how a sustainable solution to food safety can be, our paths cross with Nanomik. While approximately 2.5 billion tons of fresh fruits and vegetables are produced every year, almost 25 percent of the total amount is lost due to to logistics or shelf waiting times. Chemicals used to combat the problem contain components that are toxic to humans, animals, and the environment. Nanomik, a company that develops natural preservatives to extend the shelf life of agricultural products, helps both food safety and waste management. Since 70 percent of product loss happens after the harvest, Nanomik’s preservative is aimed at reducing all these losses.
Bugamed Biotechnology has the answer to the raw material and product development needed in R&D studies for future health. Bugamed, which uses its patented technique to evaluate organic wastes and manufacture domestic “Medical Collagen,” aims to solve the problem of biomaterials and high-value raw materials in the health industry.
What if we could cut aircraft fuel usage by nearly 10% by cutting microscopic holes in the wings? What if we could make the batteries we use last longer? LUMOS LASER takes a fresh approach to laser technology, creating devices that can process materials up to 1000 times faster than their competitors. These lasers, which have applications in a variety of fields such as mobile phones, implants, and automobile molds, will soon appear in a variety of domains ranging from fuel economy to energy efficiency.
All our projects have one thing in common: they are all focused on technology. They are developing solutions for existing problems not only nationally, but also globally. That is why we strive to contribute to social and economic development by funding projects that protect our country’s and then the world’s natural resources, prioritize the environment and health. We are and will be proud of supporting initiatives that take this approach.