We think about Ecomerit’s long-term direction in the context of the planet’s population growth, the burden on nature’s systems, and depletion of natural resources, which create tension in our global social and economic fabric. There is a growing need for new technology and processes to accelerate the transition away from a high-consumption, carbon-based economy. We look for emerging products and processes that may be economically viable now, and if they are not, how do you get them to competitiveness? Here is our approach:

  • Detailed technical risk assessment related to new technology and processes.
  • Fatal flaw analysis to identify optimal resource allocation among technology solutions.
  • Identification of the development steps to retire the greatest amount of risk.

This approach is constrained by the resources we can access, but still provides opportunity for progress toward the creation of new sustainability-related industries.