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Climate tech startup Sesame Sustainability launches software platform to reduce heavy industry's CO2 emissions

Climate tech startup Sesame Sustainability launches software platform to reduce heavy industry's CO2 emissions

Sesame Sustainability, a climate tech software startup building an industrial decarbonization platform, has announced $2.4 million seed round co-led by Flybridge and Powerhouse Ventures.

Sesame Sustainability's platform offers economic, environmental, and systems analysis capabilities to accurately evaluate industrial decarbonization solutions at scale. Its analyses are highly credible, use standardized methodologies across decarbonization pathways, and enable users to conduct iterative scenario analysis delivered through an intuitive UI/UX that is accessible to stakeholders at all levels of expertise.

The industrial sector accounts for 34% of global greenhouse gas emissions. While commercial and regulatory pressures mount, the leaders of industrial companies struggle to plan and enact deep decarbonization initiatives. Solutions that currently exist in the market are slow and don't adequately address the considerable complexity related to industrial decarbonization technologies.

Sesame's software suite simulates and optimizes the costs and emissions associated with decarbonization investments in heavy industry. Sesame's technology combines plant-level information with curated databases and flexible first-principles models to capture all relevant technical, economic, and regulatory aspects necessary to vet emerging technologies (e.g. hydrogen, electrification, and carbon capture) and develop robust portfolio investment and operating strategies. Sesame enables rapid analysis and serves as a single source of truth across large enterprises and multi-scenario analyses.

Emily Kirsch, Managing Partner, Powerhouse Ventures: "The Sesame Sustainability team is uniquely suited to build a scalable platform for techno-economic analysis and lifecycle analysis. These capabilities enable industrial companies to understand the economic and environmental implications of decarbonization opportunities, and to optimize their decarbonization strategies at scale."

Chip Hazard, General Partner, Flybridge: "Based on over seven years of applied research at MIT, Sesame brings a unique set of capabilities to the decarbonization space. Sesame's expertly curated data and models are particularly well matched to help industrial companies make optimal decisions in their drive to decarbonize."