PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator

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The Greenhouse Accelerator: APAC Sustainability Edition is designed to help startups in APAC region markets develop and bring their ideas to market. The 2023 accelerator’s 10 selected finalists came from a variety of markets across the APAC region and brought a diversity of new solutions for circular economy, packaging sustainability, and climate action.

The Journey

In 2023, 10 outstanding innovators across the APAC region were selected to be finalists in the inaugural Greenhouse Accelerator: APAC Sustainability Edition.

Enwise

Enwise empowers zero carbon factories with quick and visible impact by providing its own bioenergy technology and data solution. Enwise builds and operates OSCAR, a high-efficiency dry anaeerobic digester to produce renewable and clean energy for its customers.

Adiona

Adiona's powerful last-mile delivery route planning and optimisation SaaS products have powered over 25 million sustainable global deliveries, preventing the emission of almost 7 megatonnes CO2 equivalent versus traditional technologies.

HRK Group

HRK Group is fighting plastic pollution from the source. They have the first waterproof paper food packaging that is 100% biodegradable, 100% recyclable, and has excellent barrier properties.

REMAKEHUB

REMAKEHUB provides creative and impactfull recycling solutions-promoting resource reuse and transforming waste into the new generational lifestyle productsthrough high-tech innovative material and sustainable design.

Muuse

Muuse provides a track and trace technology platform that offers reusable packaging as a service to replace and reduce single use takeaway packaging waste.

REMAKEHUB

REMAKEHUB provides creative and impactfull recycling solutions-promoting resource reuse and transforming waste into the new generational lifestyle productsthrough high-tech innovative material and sustainable design.

Aspiring Materials

Aspiring Materials is building a low-carbon future by providing a variety of solutions and products to reduce and sequester carbon dioxide emissions. With years of engineering and geoscience experience, Aspiring materials are working to biuld a low carbon future.

Green2Get

Green2get's digital platform and application promotes the circular economy by connecting stakeholders in the recycling value chain, facilitating efficient trading of materials, and encouraging sustainable recycling behavior modification.

MEDS Venture

MEDS' DECAPLAN tool is the only digital platform in the world that allows end-to-end multi-energy and multi-objective optimization and decarbonization of industrial sites.

TURN Systems

TURN is the world's leading reusable cup system for events and businesses. TURN gamifies reuse and uses smart technology to rid the planet of single-use plastics

Powered Carbon

Driven by green electric power from solar, wind and hydro-powered stations. Powered Carbon uses electrochemistry and synthetic biology to transfer carbon dioxide from industrial exhaust gas into valued chemicals, which can be use as raw materials for products.

At the program launch on june 19, 2023 in singapore, we...

Welcomed and congratulated the 10 startup finalists

Overviewed the PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator mission and objectives, program timeline and journey

Offered networking opportunities with program leaders, PepsiCo mentors and Executives, including:

Invited each finalist to share the story of their company, mission and solution

Held a breakout session wherein mentor-startup pairs could spend time discussing their goals, action plans, and opportunities for collaboration

All finalists were privy to an unparalleled mentorship experience, gaining insights and expertise from PepsiCo’s vast reservoir of industry experts.

This Mentorship was instrumental in refining startups’ business models, fortifying their market strategies, and enchancing their potential impact.

Meet the 2023 Mentors: Video 1. Video 2.

Throughout the 2023 program, the curriculum of Learning Modules offered expert insights into critical topics such as...

Founder to Founder fireside chat with Rabih El Chaar, Co-Founder and CEO at Nadeera, winner of the PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator MENA Sustainability Edition

Sustainable Landscape with Nicholas Jenks, PepsiCo APAC Climate Impact Manager

Pitch Advice with Jason Stamm, Principal, PepsiCo Ventures

Commercialization and Channel Strategies with Sudipto Mozumdar, PepsiCo’s APAC Chief Commercial Officer and GM for the Snacks business in Thailand and Vietnam

Sales & Marketing with Lilly Yip, APAC Chief Marketing Officer and GM of PepsiCo Greater China Beverages

Fundraising with Ellen Martin, Chief Impact Officer for Circulate Capital

Ventures with Anna Farberov, General Manager, PepsiCo Labs

Building a Team for the Future with Teerawat Udomyingcharoen, Head of Talent Management & Organization Development, Asia at PepsiCo

Halfway through the program, startups attended a Midpoint Virtual Event during which we reflected on….

Experiences and momentum built during the first half of the program

Progress to startup goals and Accelerator Action Plans

Collaboration with PepsiCo mentors and experts

…and discussed opportunities to continue sharing insights, driving growth, and learning together for the course of the program

At the Final Event on October 19, 2023 in Singapore…

Startups presented their final 5-minute pitches

Each startup pitch was evaluated by judges, who assessed the potential of each solution based on its innovation, feasibility, go to market readiness and alignment with PepsiCo’s sustainability objectives

At the end of the event, we announced the winner of the 2023 PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Edition: Powered Carbon!

  • Powered Carbon’s remarkable solution, which champions the principles of the circular economy and the imperatives of climate action, demonstrated an innovative approach to sustainability, in line with our pep+ vision of fostering a resilient and environmentally-conscious future. Powered Carbon converts carbon dioxide into useful chemicals using clean energy. This reduces greenhouse gases emitted during manufacturing processes for commonly used industrial components, such as fertilizer.

  • As the winning startup, Powered Carbon will utilise the additional grant of USD $100,000 to further develop and implement a sustainable food system while maintaining excellent produce quality. With a groundbreaking technology that utilises CO2 to cultivate bacteria for eco-friendly fertilisers, their innovative approach can reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly as compared to traditional fertilisers

  • The eco-friendly fertilizer component has since been tested on potatoes in PepsiCo’s China Shandong Farm and pilot results are expected in Q4, 2023

At the end of the event, we announced the winner of the 2023 PepsiCo Greenhouse Accelerator Edition: Powered Carbon!

  • Powered Carbon’s remarkable solution, which champions the principles of the circular economy and the imperatives of climate action, demonstrated an innovative approach to sustainability, in line with our pep+ vision of fostering a resilient and environmentally-conscious future. Powered Carbon converts carbon dioxide into useful chemicals using clean energy. This reduces greenhouse gases emitted during manufacturing processes for commonly used industrial components, such as fertilizer.
  • As the winning startup, Powered Carbon will utilise the additional grant of USD $100,000 to further develop and implement a sustainable food system while maintaining excellent produce quality. With a groundbreaking technology that utilises CO2 to cultivate bacteria for eco-friendly fertilisers, their innovative approach can reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly as compared to traditional fertilisers
  • The eco-friendly fertilizer component has since been tested on potatoes in PepsiCo’s China Shandong Farm and pilot results are expected in Q4, 2023

Pilots

Powered Carbon


SOLUTION: Powered Carbon is changing the game in CO2 emission reduction by creating fertilizer components from renewable electricity.

PILOT: Powered Carbon partnered with PepsiCo's agriculture team to test out their innovative fertilizer at our farm in North China.


HRK Group


SOLUTION: HRK Group is working against plastic pollution by developing waterproof paper food packaging that is 100% biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable.

PILOT: Together with PepsiCo, the team is exploring secondary packaging solutions in our Vietnam plant.

Adiona


SOLUTION: Adiona's SaaS solution focuses on last-mile delivery-route planning and optimization, based on real-time data.

PILOT: Adiona's collaboration with PepsiCo Australia leveraged their SaaS platform to significantly enhance route efficiency, culminating in a data pilot at the Tingalpa plant, with the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions.

REMAKEHUB


SOLUTION: REMAKEHUB provides creative and impactful recycling solutions—promoting resource reuse and transforming waste into new generational lifestyle products through high-tech innovative material and sustainable design.

PILOT: Their upcycling process transforms plastic waste into sustainable packaging alternatives, launching a pilot that merges waste reduction with cost savings in retail packaging in China, as well as working on potential opportunities in Thailand.

Green2Get


SOLUTION: Green2Get offers a digital platform that promotes a circular economy by connecting people to recycling options.

PILOT: Enhancing recycling efforts in Thailand, they've connected consumers with recycling opportunities to increase plastic collection rates and promote the principles of a circular economy. This initiative included running a successful consumer campaign with Lay's Thailand.


Dr. Lin Xia
CEO, Powered Carbon

“We are beyond thrilled to have been selected as the winner of the inaugural APAC Greenhouse AcceleratorProgram by PepsiCo and are very grateful for this recognition. PepsiCo’s financial support and invaluablementorship over the past few months has helped build our confidence to grow the business at a scale wecouldn’t have envisioned before the program.


We look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with PepsiCo where we can tap on our technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

During the 2023 program, over 200 media articles about the APAC Greenhouse Accelerator were generated across the region, as well as 3.1 million impressions on our LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

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