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September 1, 2022

Ascend Elements, Orbia Venture’s portfolio company has successfully completed the first closing for its C round of financing, including a $50 Million investment by SK ecoplant.






July 11, 2022

Osmoses has been selected to receive a grant by the 2022 seed program of the ARPA-E and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

This program aims to support emerging companies developing disruptive energy technologies and Osmoses will focus on helium recovery. While Helium is a critical asset for the economy and particularly the High Tech industry and chip manufacturing, supplies are gradually diminishing and global demand keeps rising.




June 24, 2022

This Technology Makes Any Sprayer Smarter

Greeneye's achievements receive great recognition from the AgWeb Farm Journal.








April 25, 2022

Verdagy and Ascend Elements recognized as "One of the most promising sustainability startups in transportation according to top VCs."

Business Insider asked top VCs and investors to pick the most promising startups racing to make transportation more sustainable. Both Verdagy and Ascend Elements were on the list!



March 15, 2022

Orbia Ventures team is attending the Energy Tech Summit!

The annual Energy Tech Summit will take place April 26-28, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland. The summit will host top global energy and mobility investors, entrepreneurs and government leaders discussing the latest developments in the field.






March 15, 2022

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

This month, Eitan Dekel, Managing Director of Orbia Ventures, will visit the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, an annual meeting for the global ag-tech ecosystem in San Francisco from March 22-23. Growers, agribusiness leaders, entrepreneurs and investors come together to exchange insights, be inspired and identify future partners. At Orbia Ventures, we are always on the lookout for new opportunities in this ever-evolving ecosystem. We look forward to seeing you there!

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March 15, 2022

A study concludes recycled materials from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries outperform new material.

Recycled materials recovered from end-of-life lithium-ion batteries can outperform new commercial materials, according to recent research results. The research was led by Yan Wang, chief scientist and a co-founder of Battery Resourcers and published in energy research journal, Joule.



February 17, 2021

Ascend Elements and Koura Unveil Innovative Technology Yielding 99.9% Pure Graphite from Used Lithium-ion Batteries

Ascend Elements, a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and engineered materials company and Koura, an Orbia business and one of the world’s largest producers of fluoroproducts and technologies, today announced the launch of a proprietary process technology yielding battery-grade graphite material from spent lithium-ion batteries. Orbia is serving as a development partner to Ascend Elements to scale the company’s technology for commercial production. Orbia has also backed the company through several investment rounds.


February 11, 2021

BASF Venture Capital and Orbia Ventures Invest in Israeli Biotech Company FortePhest

FortePhest is leading in nature-inspired development of novel substances. New herbicides inhibit the growth of herbicide-resistant weeds and invasive plants.






February 9, 2021

Orbia Ventures Joins $25M Investment Syndicate in Funding Verdagy, A Green Hydrogen Technology Innovator

Orbia joins TDK Ventures, BHP Ventures, Doral Energy Tech Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Shell Ventures and Temasek in scaling electrolysis technology for sustainable industrial applications.




January 13, 2022

Ascend Elements, (formerly Battery Resourcers) is a key player in the emerging battery recycling market.

The battery industry for EV and battery storage is booming and the battery recycling market is expanding. Following the market demands, Battery Resourcers is building a new plant that will be capable of recycling 30,000 metric tons of lithium-ion batteries per year.



December 24, 2021

Wavin, Orbia’s Building & Infrastructure Business, Joins Forces with Vectus to Provide the Indian Market with Access to Water and Sanitation Solutions

Wavin B.V., a global solutions leader for the Building and Infrastructure industry and an Orbia business, announced today that it will acquire a majority stake in Vectus Industries Limited (“Vectus”), a privately-held manufacturer of plumbing and drainage pipes and the market leader in water storage tanks in India.

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October 11, 2021

Orbia Ventures, Koura Lead $70M Mid-Round Funding Investment in Battery Resourcers and Engage in New Battery Circularity Initiatives

The Wall Street Journal reports that Orbia leads again with an additional $70 million in funding to support Battery Resourcers in expanding its global operations in commercial lithium-ion battery recycling. 



May 11, 2021

“Innovation in a startup is completely different than innovation in a large multinational"


Shai Albaranes talks to Michael Matias, 20 Minute Leaders, about Orbia and how he oversees a variety of programs that inspire new ideas.





April 14, 2021
Orbia Invests In Battery-Recycling Startup

Orbia (Mexico City, Mexico) announced its fourth venture-capital investment through Orbia Ventures. Orbia led a $20 million investor syndicate in backing Battery Resourcers (BR), a vertically integrated lithium-ion battery recycling and manufacturing company. Written by Mary Page Bailey, Chemical Engineering.


April 12, 2021

Battery Resourcers raises $20M to commercialize its recycling-plus-manufacturing operations

As a greater share of the transportation market becomes electrified, companies have started to grapple with how to dispose of the thousands of tons of used electric vehicle batteries that are expected to come off the roads by the end of the decade. Written by Aria Alamalhodaei from TechCrunch.



April 12, 2021

Orbia Ventures Invests In Battery Resourcers to Advance Battery Circularity

Investment is uniquely designed to accelerate the shift to a circular, clean energy-driven future.