2x local food production and consumption by 2030
70% reduction in waste by 2030; Carbon neutral by 2045
Aloha+ Challenge; Act 33
100 million gallons per day in new, reliable fresh water capacity by 2030
Hawaiʻi Fresh Water Initiative
100% clean ground transportation by 2045
84% renewable energy by 2030; 4300 Gwh energy saved by 2030
Transcending Oil; Hawaiʻi Clean Energy Initiative
We co-fund collaborations amongst startups, local businesses, and government agencies that help startups scale, helps local businesses and government agencies innovate, and helps Hawaiʻi reach its cross-sector commitments.
Plant Trees. Feed Our Islands.
Nearly 90% of the cattle born in Hawai‘i are shipped live to the U.S. mainland for processing. This is largely due to the high costs of transporting feed, which makes it cheaper to get the cattle to market weight on the mainland, process it, and then ship the meat back to the islands. TerViva and Kunoa worked together, with the support of Elemental Excelerator, to raise Kunoa’s cattle on TerViva’s pongamia-based animal feed.
Blue Pillar helped build the data backbone for the University of Hawaiʻi’s energy management strategy. The company integrated its Aurora energy IoT platform throughout the University of Hawaiʻi’s Mānoa and West Oʻahu campuses. This project is one of the first instances of a university connecting such a wide array of distributed assets into a single, vendor-agnostic platform.
Our goal is to inspire and actualize policy and regulatory solutions that remove barriers for new clean technology and create a platform for a just transition to a clean and resilient future.
In April 2018, we released a report called Transcending Oil: Hawaiʻi’s Path to a Clean Energy Economy that tells the story of how Hawaiʻi can move faster off of oil than we originally thought, and the faster we do it the more money we save and the more jobs we create.
We support future generations of entrepreneurs who are eager to make something where there was nothing before, find a gap, an injustice, or an opportunity, and then DO something about it.
Root + STEM
In August 2019, we launched Root + STEM, a living directory of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education programs in Hawaiʻi. It is designed to help learners of all ages find the programs that fit their interests and to help educators identify the gaps in Hawaiʻi’s STEM education pipeline.
Join us at Town Square
Friday, October 11, 2019
2:30 – 5:00 p.m. with a reception to follow
Elemental Excelerator essentially acts as a town square funding startups and engaging with state and local stakeholders to bring the startups’ technologies to market and address our most urgent needs.
Join us at Town Square on Friday, October 11. You’ll hear from our latest cohort of Earthshot companies, selected from over 800 who applied from 67 countries. They are growing ground-breaking companies tackling affordability, inclusivity, self-reliance, climate resilience, and environmental intelligence.