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BV IgniteX Program


Partnerships and investments with
start-ups and other innovative companies


Grants, in-kind services, and
investments over past 5 years


Combined valuation

What is the BV IgniteX Program?

BV IgniteX is a DOE EPIC Prize-recognized 12-week, primarily virtual, cohort program designed to empower start-ups offering scalable solutions for critical human infrastructure. Program participants partner with Black & Veatch experts to co-develop, pilot, and market their new technology. Benefits include mentorship, access to our vast industry network, product testing opportunities, pitch development coaching, and investor introductions to name a few. Participants receive up to $35,000 in non-dilutive grant funding and in-kind services and potential equity investment funding of $50,000 to $100,000.

For prospective clients interested in learning more about Black & Veatch's commitment to innovation, please visit bv.com/innovation. For job seekers interested in innovative career opportunities at Black & Veatch, please visit bv.com/careers.

Announcing our 2024 Cohort

Black & Veatch is teaming up with RTI International, a leading independent research institute, to provide technical and commercialization support to program participants. We're thrilled to announce our six program participants, selected from more than 50 applicants:

  • Aeon Blue uses seawater and renewable energy to make a drop-in replacement for fossil fuel while capturing and storing CO2 from air.

  • Ebb Carbon is pioneering a new marine carbon dioxide removal solution by enhancing the ocean’s natural ability to safely store CO2 with an electrochemical technology.

  • Rhoic is enabling CO2 removal using electrospun nanomaterials – processing huge amounts of air quickly, with minimal energy, and at low costs.

  • Heimdal builds machines that use mineral sorbents to permanently capture and store atmospheric CO2.

  • Holocene is a direct air capture (DAC) technology developer and CDR service provider building liquid-based, continuous and low-temperature systems.

  • Parallel Carbon uses renewable power with integrated DAC and water electrolysis processes to reduce costs and maximize value.

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