GHGSat, a Montréal-based provider of global emissions monitoring services, has raised nearly $13 million (US$10 million) in a Series A2 financing.
The round was led by U.K.-based OGCI Climate Investments. Other investors included Schlumberger, Space Angels and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).
Founded in 2011 by CEO Stéphane Germain, GHGSat is focused on remote sensing of greenhouse gas and air quality gas emissions from industrial sites using satellite technology.
The company, which has so far raised more than $26 million (US$20 million), including government financing, will use the latest funds raised to accelerate commercialization, expand its custom analytics services, and launch an additional satellite.
GHGSat monitors greenhouse gas emissions from individual sites anywhere in the world.
GHGSat Raises US$10M in Financing Led by OGCI Climate Investments
New round accelerates growth as company prepares to launch new satellite and aircraft sensors in 2019
MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ – GHGSat, a company providing global emissions monitoring services, today announced a US$10M Series A2 financing led by OGCI Climate Investments. Building on GHGSat’s pioneering achievements in detecting and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world, the company will use the new capital to accelerate commercialization efforts, expand its custom analytics services for its growing customer base, as well as fund the launch of an additional GHGSat satellite.
GHGSat’s Series A2 funding round includes financial backing from OGCI Climate Investments, Schlumberger, Space Angels, and the Business Development Bank of Canada. To date, GHGSat has raised over US$20M, including financing from the governments of Canada and Alberta.
“This funding accelerates the commercial deployment of our service by growing our team and adding both capability and capacity,” said Stéphane Germain, CEO of GHGSat. “It also secures access to some of the largest customers in the world for our services. We’re very excited for this next stage of our growth.”
In 2016, GHGSat launched the world’s first satellite designed to measure greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world. This demonstration satellite will be followed starting in 2019 by two new satellites, as well as an aircraft sensor. GHGSat uses its technology to offer emissions monitoring and measurement services to several sectors, including oil & gas, power generation, mining, waste management and agriculture.
About OGCI Climate Investments
Climate Investments is a $1+ billion fund established to lower the carbon footprint of the energy and industrial sectors. The fund was created by the CEOs of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative to take practical action on climate change. We invest in innovative companies with promising technology and business models that are ready to be commercialized. We collaborate with global co-investors and industrials to achieve speed and scale.
GHGSat’s vision is to become the global reference for remote sensing of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas emissions from industrial sites, using satellite technology.
GHGSat’s novel technology enables GHG and air quality gas measurement with better accuracy at a fraction of the cost of comparable alternatives. Owners of industrial facilities can monitor all of their facilities, local or remote, anywhere in the world, with a common technology. Significantly improved emissions information enables industrial operators to better measure, control, and ultimately reduce emissions of GHGs and air quality gases.
To learn more about GHGSat, please visit www.ghgsat.com
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