KCP 2019 Finalists Overview


KCP Finalists in Carbon Capture & Utilization:

BLuefield Technologies, inc.

Cost-effective, sensitive, and precise monitoring for methane leaks using microsatellite-hosted sensors and AI.

Opus 12

Developing a device to recycle carbon dioxide into cost-competitive fuels and chemicals via electrochemical conversion of carbon dioxide.

Regen Network

Blockchain technology and track and monitor soil health from sensors and remote sensing to create a data marketplace for governments and other institutions.


Securing a resilient coastline to help protect communities, economies, and ecosystems from climate change impacts in the Gulf of California.

KCP Finalists in Energy Access:


Fostering regenerative international development through sustainable innovation; developing and financing renewable energy projects in markets lacking access to energy.

African Clean energy (ACE)

Producing the ACE 1 solar biomass energy system: an advanced cookstove which reduces smoke to negligible levels while offering solar energy.

oorja Development solutions, ltd.

Solar water pumping irrigation systems for last mile rural markets replacing diesel as fuel.

solar sister

Delivering trusted, sustainable energy access, and building climate resilience in remote and underserved communities.

KCP Finalists in Climate Finance:

California clean Energy fund (calcef) and New energy nexus (nexus)

Forming a qualified Clean Energy Opportunity Zone Fund to allow developers to improve economics and the project level and deploy resources to higher risk projects.

clean energy works

Accelerating investments in distributed clean energy through inclusive investments, or Pay As You Save (PAYS).

Ma’Anshan Rural Commercial bank

The first green commercial bank in China, aiming to establish a credible model of green transformation in small and medium-sized banks in China and around the globe.

odyssey energy solutions

A software company that facilitates the financing and development of off-grid distributed energy projects address rural energy poverty in developing countries.

KCP Finalists in Social & Cultural Impacts:

Doc Society (Mothers of Invention)

A podcast supporting new voices and narratives in the climate debate by talking about climate solutions through a climate justice and gender lens.


A digital platform to inspire, educate, and activate behavior change and emissions reduction with targeted campaigns.

science based targets

Providing companies with a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

World Council of Churches

Worldwide partnership supporting adolescents engaging in climate justice through church-run schools, Sunday schools, and summer camps.

KCP Finalists in Transportation:

Bridges to Prosperity

Providing economic mobility to rural communities in developing countries while reducing the need for vehicle infrastructure by building pedestrian footbridges for crucial ‘last mile’ connections.

Green Gas

Embedding voluntary carbon offsets into gas purchases in order to raise money for verified carbon reduction and sequestration programs.


Using technology to establish and enforce improved reliability, safety, and security in mass transit systems to mitigate congestion and waste caused by single-passenger transit options.

Three Wheels United

Using technology and finance to decarbonize the rickshaw market while putting the autorickshaw drivers first by empowering them to own and operate electric vehicles and to integrate with public transport.