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Bill Gates joins $20m investment in efficient AC concept

USA: Blue Frontier, the developer of an air conditioning system combining sensible cooling with liquid desiccant dehumidification, has received a $20m investment co-led by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures. The series A equity investment is also led by the 2150 Urban Tech Sustainability Fund and VoLo Earth Ventures. Blue Frontier’s current commercialisation partner Modern Niagara is also participating …

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Bill Gates’ BEV backs air conditioning startup Blue Frontier

The Blue Frontier founding team testing a prototype at Oak Ridge National Labs. From left to right: Matt Graham (VP of Engineering), Daniel Betts (CEO) and Matt Tilghman (CTO). Air conditioning has the potential to keep people cool as climate change keeps making the planet hotter. At the same time, conventional air conditioning technology uses …

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