Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream.


Google Ventures, the venture-capital arm of the search engine giant, has invested an unknown sum in CoolPlanetBiofuels, a company developing alternative fuels with byproducts that help remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Google would not release the specific details of its first biofuels investment, but a Google spokeswoman said that it was not the lead investor in the $20 million Series B funding round.

CoolPlanetBiofuels, headquartered in Camarillo, Calif., makes “negative carbon biofuels” out of raw biomass like wood chips and algae. A solid form of carbon is produced as a byproduct and then converted into a soil conditioner, sequestering both the carbon from the biomass and additional carbon trapped by the plants in the soil.

Google’s contribution will be used to accelerate the development of CoolPlanetBiofuel’s technology, according to a press release.

[Image via CoolPlanetBiofuels]

VentureBeat

VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member