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Carboncloud – a top 30 clean-tech company

CarbonCloud, the Swedish food tech start-up that helps the global food service industry to lower its carbon footprint while improving profit margins, was today selected one of Europe’s 30 most promising cleantech start-ups by EIT Climate-KIC.

In connection with the relaunch of the Investor Marketplace on 23 September 2018, the 30 most investor-ready companies from the EIT Climate-KIC’s start-up accelerator were identified and invited to take part in a preparatory program towards the annual Venture Competition taking place at Slush in Helsinki in December 2018. EIT Climate-KIC is running the world’s largest cleantech start-up accelerator, and these 30 have been identified to be the ones most ready for investors to help scale up operations and open new doors.

It’s a great honour and inspiration to be selected one of the 30 most promising cleantech start-ups in Europe says David Bryngelsson CEO and co-founder of CarbonCloud. The support from Climate-KIC accelerator has been extremely valuable and we are looking forward to connect with the international investor community at Slush.

CarbonCloud started as an idea based on a research project at Chalmers University of Technology and their carbon labeling service CarbonAte helps restaurants calculate the climate impact of each ingredient used in cooking and also gives the restaurant guest a clear climate calculation for each dish presented on the menu. CarbonCloud was earlier this spring selected as technical partner for WWF and their One Planet Plate campaign and was also recently awarded the sustainability award by The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Center.

Europe’s top 30 cleantech start-ups have been selected


For more information, please contact:

David Bryngelsson, CEO CarbonCloud
Tel: +46(0)704 – 40 21 25
E-mail: david@carboncloud.com

Mikkel Trym, Head of Climate-KIC Entreprenurship program in the Nordics
Tel: +45-51801566
E-mail: mikkel.trym@climate-kic.org


What is Climate-KIC?

EIT Climate-KIC is the EU’s largest public-private partnership addressing climate change through innovation to build a zero-carbon economy.

EIT Climate-KIC is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union that boosts innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe. The EIT has created numerous “Knowledge and Innovation Communities” (KICs) focused on different societal challenges, and EIT Climate-KIC is the innovation community addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Climate-KIC has brought together a world-class network of partners—from businesses of every size, academia and the public sector—who share a common interest in tackling climate change. We create new partnerships to integrate research, business and technology in order to transform innovative ideas into new goods, services and jobs.

Climate-KIC offers services to entrepreneurs to help them create their businesses, and we train students to use their climate change knowledge in the business world.

Climate label on all meals at Roskilde Festival


Food tech start-up CarbonCloud has entered a collaboration with the Roskilde Festival to support them in their sustainability work. Through CarbonCloud’s innovative climate impact calculator, CarbonAte, all 400 food options served during the festival by 100 different food vendors will be marked with climate labels. This will make it easier for visitors to make sustainable climate smart choices and enable the festival to measure the climate impact of its food operations.

The carbon footprint from all meals served during this year’s festival has, with the help of CarbonCloud’s unique and scientific solution, been calculated and the food stall menus have been complemented with CarbonCloud’s climate-label system. The Roskilde Festival, with its strong focus on sustainability, has for a long time been looking for ways to reduce the climate impact their food sales. Thanks to this collaboration, the festival will be able to calculate the total climate impact from food and build a foundation for its future climate strategy.

The ambition for the Roskilde Festival is to be an influencer and pave the way for a green transformation. Our goals are set high in an effort to inspire our partners, food vendors and visitors. Not only during the festival but long after it has ended. It is a natural step for us to begin to work with the impact the festival food has on our climate, and to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions of all meals sold. Therefore, we are very pleased to have entered a collaboration with CarbonCloud, who will measure the total carbon footprint from all of our 400 different dishes served during the festival. Thanks to this, we will be able to build a foundation from which we can and will continue our sustainability work,

says Lars Orlamundt, Division Manager, Roskilde Festival.

We are very happy to collaborate with the Roskilde Festival. Music festivals are visited by lots of young people who are concerned about climate change and our future, and the goal is to expand our festival operation and climate label the food at many more festivals to come, in Sweden, Scandinavia and the rest of the world,

says David Bryngelsson, CEO of CarbonCloud.

CarbonCloud started out as research project at Chalmers University of Technology and is part of EIT Climate-KIC’s EU-financed accelerator for start-up companies working towards zero-carbon solutions. CEO and co-founder David Bryngelsson has a long research career centered around climate change and what can be done to prevent further emissions, with a focus on the impact of food.

CarbonCloud and their climate labelling service CarbonAte enable restaurants to quickly and easily calculate the carbon impact of each ingredient used in their cooking, combined with inspiring, pedagogical menus with carbon footprint labels for each dish. Since March this year, CarbonCloud collaborates with WWF, World Wildlife Fund, and their One Planet Plate food concept. In May, CarbonCloud was awarded The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre’s sustainability price for its innovation CarbonAte. And today, the collaboration with the Roskilde Festival commences.

The Roskilde Festival is not the only place where sustainable food is a hot topic; it is also one of the focus areas at the ongoing politician week at Almedalen, Gotland. CarbonCloud participates in numerous seminars and panels throughout Almedalen, and is together with WWF, the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish think tank Fores one of the organizers of the competition “The most climate smart food in Almedalen”. If you wish to learn more, steer your browser to smartklimatmat.se.


For more information, please contact:

David Bryngelsson, CEO of CarbonCloud
Tel: +46 (0)704 – 40 21 25
E-mail: david@carboncloud.com

Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre stipend

Today CarbonCloud was awarded a stipend from The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre for its innovation CarbonAte, the climate labelling tool that makes it easy for restaurants to calculate the climate impact of food and for their customers to make sustainable choices.

The stipend of 100 000 SEK is yet another proof that CarbonCloud’s climate labelling tool CarbonAte is a timely product that helps the company reach an ever more mature market that demands a simple and pedagogical climate labelling of food.

What we choose to eat makes a large difference for the climate. This is a well-established fact in the research community, but we felt that those who make the decisions about food, both those who prepare it and those who consume it, did not have the right information available. We saw that awareness about sustainable choices related to what we eat grew but that there were no simple tool that clearly shows what climate impact is associated with what we put on our plats. Our climate labelling solution solves this problem, which both restaurateurs and their guests have welcomed with great enthusiasm. The feedback has been very positive, with large reductions in emissions and more satisfied chefs and guests. The wonderful award from The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre is gratifying and helps us in our work, which is very valuable for a start-up with limited resources but large potential, says David Bryngelsson CEO CarbonCloud.

The motivation for Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre award is: “CarbonCloud has been awarded the stipend since their service has a positive impact on climate and profitability while it is easy to use for chefs in the food sector, and therefore also benefits tourism”.

We see an enormous potential in CarbonAte. It is an innovation where digitisation and sustainability go hand in hand and that creates utility for the environment, restaurants and individual guests and visitors. Sustainability is an important area for all our activities. It is present in our thinking, both as a meeting place and workplace. Sustainable development is a natural part in the whole organization and the restaurants are no exception. Our own restaurant West Coast is first to try CarbonAte, says Carin Kindbom, CEO The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre.

CarbonCloud started as an idea based on a research project at Chalmers University of Technology and has since then taken off. David Bryngelsson, CEO and co-founder, has centered his research on the climate problem and what can be done about it, focused on the food sector.

CarbonCloud and their climate labelling tool CarbonAte help restaurants calculate the climate impact of each ingredient that is used in cooking and also give the consumers a lucid climate calculation for each dish on the menu. CarbonCloud collaborates since March this year with World Wildlife Fund WWF, which has launched the concept One Planet Plate. A part of the collaboration consists of developing and designing Matkalkylatorn, which makes it possible for private consumers to calculate the climate impact of different types of foods.

About The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and Gothia Towers together form one of Europe’s largest fully integrated meeting places with a city-centre location. Every year, around 1.8 million people from all over the world choose to meet, eat, stay overnight and to develop business, products and ideas with us. We offer everything from hotels, shops, theatres, spas and restaurants to exhibition halls and various meeting facilities. Everything under one roof, and with city life just outside the door.

Read more at www.svenskamassan.se

For more information, please contact:

David Bryngelsson, CEO CarbonCloud
Tel: +46(0)704 – 40 21 25
E-mail: david@carboncloud.com

Nils Sjöberg, The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Tel: +46(0)701 – 61 68 50
E-mail: nils.sjoberg@svenskamassan.se

Partnership with WWF – matkalkylatorn.se

Today WWF lauches the food concept One Planet Plate – meals that fit within one planet and are compatible with the Paris agreement goal of maximum 1.5 degrees of global warming. The concept also benefits biodiversity. Food suppliers, restaurants and schools are now preparing to try the concept. In order for private consumers to gain control over their emissions, WWF also launches a digital food calculator (Matkalkylatorn), developed by CarbonCloud. 

It is easy for the user to specify what they will have for lunch or dinner by pulling different sliders in the calculator for meat, legumes and vegetables. A meal with a large steak, rice and cream sauce will definitely show red. A plate with lots of legumes and vegetables will probably show green and reach the goal of limiting the emissions to 0.5 kg carbon dioxide equivalents, says Anna Richert, Food Expert WWF


It is tremendously inspiring that WWF chooses CarbonCloud as their technical partner in their new food concept One Planet Plate. It shows that they have high confidence in both our competence within the climate impact of food, and in our ability to build efficient and user-friendly digital tools for the future food and restaurant industry, says David Bryngelsson, CEO CarbonCloud


CarbonCloud, responsible for the development of Matkalkylatorn, started as a research project at Chalmers University of Technology and David Bryngelsson, CEO and co-founder, has for a long time done research on the climate issue, focusing on the food sector. An important driver behind the start up of CarbonCloud is to contribute to more sustainable food habits, which also is the point of departure for the WWF One Planet Plate concept:


Eating is pleasurable, essential and good. We see an enormous potential in more flavorful, tastier and healthier meals, where plant protein is the base and meat is the spice. Everybody would be a winner if we ate less but better meat and more plant based food; the planet, the animals and us, says Håkan Wirtén, secretary-general, WWF.


CarbonCloud and their climate labeling service CarbonAte help restaurants calculate the climate impact of each ingredient they use when cooking and also give the customer a lucid climate calculation for each dish presented on the menu. CarbonCloud is also since autumn 2017 part of EIT Climate – KIC’s  EU financed company accelerator for start-ups that work with solutions to the climate problem. 


For more information, please contact:

David Bryngelsson, CEO CarbonCloud
Telephone: +46 (0)704 – 40 21 25
E-mail: david@carboncloud.com