Decarb Connect Next Gen Awards

Applications now closed - register your interest for 2025 to hear when applications open.

Huge congratulations to all winners and finalists of the Decarb Connect North America 2024 Next Gen Awards

The Decarb Connect Next Gen Awards took place at Decarb Connect North America this year and truly highlighted the outstanding innovation within the community.

A huge congratulations to all finalists and winners:

Industrial Electrification 

Sponsored by:

Shell Ventures

Judge: Brian Panoff,  Partner, Head of Boston & Houston Teams, Shell Ventures 

This category was open to start-ups that contribute to the use of low-carbon electricity from both grid and onsite renewable generation sources and the replacement of fossil fuel driven processes. Sponsored by Shell Ventures.  

2024 Winner: Rondo Energy
2024 Finalist: Brenmiller Energy

DCNA24 - Award Winner - category 1



Sponsored by:

Judge: Sunil Vyas, Technical Director Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, Fluor 

This category was open to start-ups that can demonstrate an innovative solution for the any aspect of the capture, transportation, storage or utilization of CO2. - Sponsored by Fluor.  

2024 Winner: Mantel Capture
2024 Finalist: Ardent

DCNA24 - Award Winner - category 2


Low-Carbon Fuels and Energy Sources 

Judge: William Flederbach, President & CEO, ClimeCo

This category was open to start-ups with solutions that utilizes Substituting low-and no-carbon fuel and feedstocks and reduces combustion associated emissions for industrial processes. 

2024 Winner: Syzygy Plasmonics
2024 Finalist: Terra CO2

DCNA24 - Award Winner - category 3


Energy Efficiency

Judge: Brenda Petrilena, Director – Global Decarbonization & Program Management, U. S. Steel

This category is open to start-ups that are focused on the cost-effective option for CO2 reduction in the short term.

2024 Winner: Vigilent
2024 Finalist: Nanotech Technologies

DCNA24 - Award Winner - category 4

Applications now closed - register your interest for 2025 to hear when applications open.

What's in it for you as a Next Gen Award Winner?

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Present and demo your solution on the main stage to 200+ attendees – with over 40 industrial companies seeking solutions in attendance!


2 x all access pass to attend Decarb Connect Europe and winners receive a professional video interview onsite, along with discounted upgradeable booth

Network, network, network – partake in roundtable discussions, 1-2-1 meetings and more by simply attending Decarb Connect Europe as a VIP Next Gen Finalist

Feature in the Decarb Connect monthly newsletter and on the Decarb Connect podcast with an audience of 42,000 downloads

Virtual Mentoring with Decarbonisation Leaders Network Members (minimum of three virtual meetings)

Exposure in the Decarb Connect Tech Disruptors report – shared with our network of over 8000 financiers, venture capitalists and private equity.