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Historically, Mercuria’s investment focus has predominantly been on upstream and midstream assets in the oil and gas sector.

In 2021, Mercuria CEO Marco Dunand made a public pledge that by 2025, 50% of our investments would be into the energy transition.

As such, more recently, we have been increasingly and actively supporting investments in over 50 companies that are involved in lower carbon, more sustainable energy  and the technologies associated with it.

These investments enable Mercuria to combine its expertise, ambitions and capital to support investments in technologies and energy generation that will support the global energy transition.

A ClearFlame Engine Technologies heavy duty truck that has switched from diesel to ethanol to reduce emissions

We have been making substantial progress and at the end of 2022 we were well ahead of our goal. As shown in the chart, the growth in Mercuria’s asset base is dominated by investments related to the energy transition.

Recently, the IPCC finalized its Synthesis Report for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) which summarises the state of knowledge of climate change, its widespread impacts and risks, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The report suggests that the adverse impacts from human-caused climate change will continue to intensify. And whilst implementation of both adaptation and mitigation options has progressed, gaps exist and will continue to grow at current rates of implementation since global financial flows are insufficient. Key barriers to progress include limited resources, lack of private sector and citizen engagement, insufficient mobilization of finance, low climate literacy, lack of political commitment, limited research, slow and low uptake of adaptation science, and low sense of urgency.

Deep, rapid and sustained mitigation and accelerated implementation of adaptation actions in this decade would reduce projected losses and damages for humans and ecosystems, and deliver many co-benefits, especially for air quality and health.

The report suggests that near-term actions involve high up-front investments and potentially disruptive changes. The following chart shows that there are multiple sectors of investment opportunities for scaling up climate action that cost less that $100 per tonne of CO2e. Their quick implementation could reduce global emissions by at least half of the 2019 level by 2030.

Since 2019, we have been increasingly and proactively investing in projects and companies across each and every one of these sectors. Investments that are helping the world to decarbonize and to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable and low-carbon or zero-carbon sources of energy. Examples of the types of companies that we have invested include:

  • Renewable energy
  • Low-carbon fuels
  • Critical minerals and metals needed to power the energy transition
  • Green and electric mobility
  • Batteries and energy storage
  • Low-carbon technology and innovation
  • Climate, agriculture and nature-based solutions

Some of the exceptional companies that we have been investing in over the past few years are featured in the Partner Profiles section of this website.

Partner profiles

Here you can read about some of the companies that we have invested in or partnered with as part of our contribution to the future transformation of the energy sector.

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