Utilising space tech for sustainable needs: Skytree featured in ‘I amsterdam’

We were delighted to be featured on the ‘I amsterdam‘ website.  Read the start of the article below:

As he hopped his foot across the surface of the moon, crunching it into the dust and debris of a place no human had ever graced before, Neil Armstrong never knew just how portentous his “one giant leap for mankind” proclamation might be. Not only because it signalled a new era in human history, an advancement of technology which reshaped the world we live in today, but also because it was space travel, and the science needed to keep people alive outside the earth’s atmosphere, which might ultimately help mankind endure.

If this all sounds a little grand, well, it is. But in fact an epic origin story is exactly how Amsterdam startup Skytree came to be. It’s unique technology, used to extract carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air, was originally developed to make longer space missions possible by extracting the CO2 exhaled by astronauts in space. Now Skytree is developing and evolving that technology to use for commercial purposes – including indoor-air purification, fuel synthesis and improving plant growth in farming.

Full article here: https://www.iamsterdam.com/en/business/key-sectors/ict/testimonials/skytree