Renewable Matter # 1 / Next Europe

A New Frontier for Start-Ups

by Carlo Pesso

As the business of renewable matter expands across material streams, Giaura – an European Space Agency (ESA) spin-off based in Amsterdam – offers a highly innovative approach to CO2 capture.


“Giaura stems from the ancient Greek words for earth and air” says Max Beaumont, the 30-year-old founder of the company, “because it turns the Earth’s biggest waste stream, namely CO2, to a resource. And by doing so it may generate a profitable and sustainable business.”

The origin of Giaura is breathtaking: recycling of exhaled, CO2...

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