Investment Powers Up Clean Technology Start-Up

Lightanate’s technologies aim to address global environmental and energy challenges

Story courtesy of UniQuest, Australia

April 1, 2009

UniQuest start-up company, Lightanate Pty Ltd, has secured a major, confidential seven-figure investment to commercialise titanium-based technologies developed at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Functional Nanomaterials, based at The University of Queensland.

Lightanate’s technologies aim to address global environmental and energy challenges. In the fields of low-cost solar cells and water treatment, Lightanate is developing innovations that are more energy efficient and less reliant on hazardous chemicals. The capital from Uniseed and Cleantech will focus on developing and demonstrating a revolutionary platform of titanium-based technologies. UniQuest’s Managing Director, David Henderson, said the investment will give Lightanate a significant boost towards becoming a major player in the cleantech economy.

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