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The D3 Insights Blog

Insights from the front lines of climate innovation

Spotlight: TekUncorked Bringing Reliability and Resilience to India’s Grid

In Third Derivative’s “Ecosystem Spotlight” series, learn about the people, ideas, and companies...

Low-Carbon Cement: Key Considerations for Investors

Concrete is one of the planet’s most used materials, second only to water. No other material can...

D3 Announces Two New Cohorts, Including First Focused Group on CO2 Removal

As part of our effort to move the needle—and the market—on climate tech, Third Derivative (D3) is...

Three Pathways to Innovation in Low-Carbon Cement

Concrete and cement have helped form the complex and varied built environment of the 21st century....

Celebrating Cohort 417: D3's Inaugural Startups Move On

Congratulations are in order for Third Derivative’s inaugural group of trailblazing entrepreneurs—...

Bringing Low-Carbon Cement To Market

Cement is quite literally the glue that holds much of the modern world together. It is the most...

Ecosystem Spotlight: The long-duration energy storage solutions we need now

Solar and wind energy may be practically limitless—but we’re still limited in the ability to...

Three Approaches to Ocean CDR

In the 200-plus years since the industrial revolution began, human-caused carbon emissions have...

Announcing Cohort 22-1

Comprised of 16 startups working on some of the most important emissions categories, today we're...

How (And Why) We Measure Climate Impact

Many new and promising climate technology startups are emerging today, but investors do not yet...

The Future Is Electric: BasiGo’s Vision for Bus Transit in Africa

In Third Derivative’s “Ecosystem Spotlight” series, learn about the people, ideas, and companies...

Announcing First Gigaton Captured

We’re thrilled to announce that Third Derivative (D3) is joining forces with the preeminent Jeremy...

Three Areas of Innovation for Direct Air Capture Startups to Seize This Decade

Direct air capture, or DAC, is a fledgling technology that essentially reverses that...

Ecosystem Spotlight: Reeddi’s Clean Energy-as-a-Service Solution

In Third Derivative’s “Ecosystem Spotlight” series, learn about the people, ideas, and companies...

A Look at the Philippines’ Clean Energy Ecosystem

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. Sea level...

Why Aren’t More Grid-Edge Startups Investable?

In today’s era of energy transition buzzwords, “decarbonization” is the belle of the ball. But...

Driving Window Innovation to Combat Climate Change

From urban construction trends to aesthetic appeal and the many benefits of natural light indoors,...

Why Deploying Climate Tech at Scale Is So Hard

The science is clear. To combat climate change, we need to deploy trillions of dollars a year into...

Climate Tech’s Four Valleys of Death and Why We Must Build a Bridge

For such technologies, it’s an especially challenging path from idea to first product to broad...

Why We Need Faster Climate Tech Innovation

In 2014, Reinventing Fire mapped a path to greater than 80 percent reductions in carbon emissions,...

Innovating to Solve Two Crises at Once

COVID-19 is a cataclysm of epic scale that has disrupted life as we know it globally.