The Breakthrough Energy Fellows (BE Fellows) program identifies and supports the best and brightest individuals and teams across the globe working to develop, scale, and commercialize technologies that have the potential to reduce carbon emissions by at least 500 million tons per year by 2050.
In some cases, this means nurturing ideas until they are ready for venture capital investment. In others, it means enabling technology acquisition, non-traditional financing, government partnerships, joint ventures, or other pathways.
Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 represent 63 Fellows focused on technologies that will be critical to move the world to net-zero emissions by 2050, including electrofuels, cement, steel, hydrogen, carbon capture, long duration storage, food and agriculture, and more.
Over time, the program will fund a global portfolio of Fellows, each year expanding its geographic reach and technology focus areas. To learn more about our program and the projects we support, click here.