Top 5 Startups helping India to become CO2 emission-free by leveraging technology



In our day-to-day busy life, we may not notice but, the recent abnormally high temperatures, natural catastrophes, forest fires, and poor air quality all over the world are the effects of global warming & climate change. Nations worldwide are coming up with many significant policy changes to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 45 percent to attain net zero by 2050.

India as the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter is also trying its best to achieve its target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. To achieve this target to help India achieve sustainability in the long run, many Indian startups are leveraging technology. From new-age battery technology for vehicles to waste management technology to adopting renewable energy — Indian startups are coming up with innovative and effective ideas and plan to fight climate change.

1. Plug Mobility

Founded by Mr. Rajiv K. Vij, Plug Mobility is India’s first electric vehicle (EV) mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform, that aims to offer clients clean and sustainable mobility solutions. With a mission to reduce carbon footprint and lead the commercial car industry to transition to EV fleets, it offers a comprehensive bouquet of services to Global and Indian corporates for their Business Travel and Employee Transport requirements, dedicated fleets for Central and State Government Departments, and PSU organizations, Crew Transfer and Limo Services for Airlines and Hotels, Airport Taxi Services as also all kind of commute requirements for local and inter-city travel of SME’s to name a few.

Other than offering electric vehicles to its clients for noiseless and emission-free commute, Plug Mobility offers Carbon/Co2 emission savings and helps with accomplishing ESG targets, alongside decreased fuel costs on additional KM run.

2. Banyan Nation

Banyan Nation was founded by Raj Madangopal and Mani Vajipey in 2013.  It uses tech-based methods to collect plastic from corporations and unauthorized recyclers. The trash management start-up collects plastic garbage from businesses and employs a cutting-edge technique to generate recycled plastic that looks and feels like virgin plastic for additional usage.

3. Ace Green Recycling

The battery recycling business Ace Green Recycling claims to have created a clean and effective lead-acid battery recycling method. According to the startup, its battery has zero air emissions, works at room temperature, and minimizes heavy metal emissions, and wastes, all of which contribute to much less environmental harm.

The cleantech business has also stated that it is attempting to commercialize lithium-ion battery recycling in a way that is environmentally friendly.

4. Clairco

An Internet of Things (IoT) firm called Clairco enables the monitoring and cleaning of air quality. It makes use of low-drag air filters that can be adapted to any style of air conditioning to transform them into air purifiers.

By incorporating air purification into existing AC systems, it enables organizations to ensure clean air in an economical and quantifiable method. It provides filter technology for MERV-13 filtering with a low-pressure drop, monitors PM2.5, PM10, CO2, VOC, and other air quality data, and keeps air filters and purifiers in top condition throughout the year.

5. Devic Earth

Devic Earth, a cleantech firm, develops scalable solutions for industries and vast areas with its “Pure Skies” air pollution management technology. Air quality is improved through Pure Skies. Specific pollutants, such as particulate matter smaller than 10 microns, are reduced using the Pure Skies technology system (both PM10 and PM2.5). In extremely polluted places, the air quality index often improves in less than three months.

With its clever wifi-based technology, Pure Skies can address airborne gaseous and particle contaminants in homes, businesses, and cities. At 20 m, just one button press can help to eliminate 40–50% of nanoparticles.