NGIF
Capital

Invests in clean technology startups with viable solutions that lower the emission intensity of natural gas, support market share growth of cleaner natural gas, and drive investment returns.

Saad Sarfraz

Manager, Technology, Intake and Evaluation, Industry Grants Program, NGIF Accelerator

Ashutosh Pohary

Senior Manager, Contracts, Industry Grants Program, NGIF Accelerator

Ali Ali

Lead – Contracts and Partnerships, Industry Grants Program, NGIF Accelerator

Rosalby Guerrero Messia

Projects Coordinator, Industry Grants Program, NGIF Accelerator

Samaneh Ashoori

Program Manager, Emissions Testing Centre, NGIF Accelerator

Iftikhar Huq

Executive Director, Technology and Innovation Programs, NGIF Accelerator

Jose Beleno

Analyst, Technology Evaluation, Industry Grants Program, NGIF Accelerator

OVERVIEW

NGIF Capital is a venture capital firm with a dedicated team of professionals that operates current and future investment funds. NGIF Capital is unique in how it brings energy industry leadership to every investment with strong connections to every part of the value chain. NGIF Capital currently operates Cleantech Ventures Fund I.

Cleantech Ventures Fund I

Cleantech Ventures Fund I is a $55 million industry-led venture capital fund that primarily invests in early-stage clean-technology companies. The objective of the Fund is to invest in technologies that lead to environmental performance in the energy industry.

These solutions are typically focused on existing natural gas production, transmission, distribution, storage, and end-use applications, as well as increased production of renewable natural gas and hydrogen. Learn more here: Cleantech Ventures Fund I

Our Strategic
Areas

Our strategic areas are what guides NGIF funding decisions for clean technology based on our goals, risk tolerance and future needs for capital.
Hydrogen

  • Lower cost lower carbon hydrogen
  • Production, storage, and end-use

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

  • Advanced processing of feedstocks
  • Low-cost conversion and gas cleanup

Carbon Capture Storage and Utilization

  • Reduce carbon emissions and pull CO2 out of the atmosphere
  • Including Carbon sequestration, and utilization

Methane Mitigation

  • Reduce and eliminate methane emissions
  • Targeting natural gas assets

Emissions Monitoring

  • Emissions detection and measurement
  • Targeting natural gas value chain

Heat and Power Generation

  • Increase performance and reliability of heat and power generation systems
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Energy Efficiency

  • Improve energy efficiency of processes and equipment
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Fuel Switching

  • Switch to natural gas from high carbon-intensive fuels
  • CNG and LNG process optimization 

Natural Gas Production and Recovery

  •  Improve natural gas production
  • Increase performance of recovery operations 

Digital Transformation

  • ESG reporting and carbon management
  • Advanced sensors, analytics and machine learning

Transportation

  • Efficient natural gas engines, increased performance
  • CNG, LNG, H2 powered engines and fueling stations 

Value-Added Products

  • Natural gas to higher value-products
  • Targeting the natural gas value chain

Waste Heat Utilization

  • Efficient recovery of low-grade waste heat, improvements over ORC 
  • Geothermal for depleted gas wells  

Water Management

  • Effective treatment of flow back and produce water treatment
  • Reduce freshwater requirements 

Land Reclamation

  • Reduce land disturbances
  • Enable Land reclamation 

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