Nucleation [n(y)ü-klē-ˈā-shən]: the earliest stage of a major shift. In chemistry, the nucleation point is when atoms re-arrange themselves for a change of phase, such as from liquid to solid. We invest in ventures working to enable our shift from a global economy that emits huge amounts of carbon to a net carbon-negative global economy.

We invest in innovative companies enabling the carbon-managed economy of the 21st century, primarily advanced nuclear energy, advanced smart grids and deep decarbonization ventures.

A carbon-managed economy?


The world needs powerful, clean, reliable, carbon-free energy solutions so that we can power our planet without destroying it.  As global electricity consumption grows in the coming decades, we need to prevent new emissions and draw down on existing emissions in order to restore a safe climate for ourselves, our children and future generations.

The "Aurora" by Oklo, a Gen IV design concept


Along with deployments of renewables, we believe that safer, smarter and far more cost-effective advanced reactors will be critical components of the carbon-free electric grids of the future.  These advanced reactors, designed by a new generation of nuclear engineers, will solve the problems facing conventional designs while increasing grid reliability, resiliency and our capacity to power carbon removal.


We believe that energy growth combined
with the urgency to eliminate CO2 emissions will
 demand a more integrated and sophisticated combination of clean generation that doesn’t rely entirely on intermittent sources but which utilizes excess capacity to power a wide range of climate services.  In this scenario, modular, high-capacity
reactors help the world thrive by disrupting demand
for carbon-emitting fossil fuels and powering CCUS.