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GreatPoint Energy

Founded Year



Project Finance | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$830M | 11 yrs ago

About GreatPoint Energy

GreatPoint Energy is commercializing a new process to produce low cost substitute natural gas from coal. The company is developing an advanced catalytic gasification technology to convert low grade sub-bituminous and lignite coals to a high value pipeline grade gas. In addition to lower cost, GPE aims to provide a domestically sourced fuel gas with substantially less price volatility than natural gas and a similarly clean environmental profile. The goal of the company is to build, own and operate gas production facilities and to sell substitute natural gas to distressed natural gas power plant operators and large industrial users.

Headquarters Location

222 Third Street 16th Floor

Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02142,

United States


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GreatPoint Energy Patents

GreatPoint Energy has filed 48 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Chemical processes
  • Fuel gas
  • Industrial gases
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Industrial gases, Chemical processes, Fuel gas, Synthetic fuel technologies, Hydrogen production


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Related Topics

Industrial gases, Chemical processes, Fuel gas, Synthetic fuel technologies, Hydrogen production



Latest GreatPoint Energy News

Mintz Levin Advises on Top Greentech Deal of 2012

Jan 9, 2013

January 08, 2013 05:40 PM Eastern Standard Time BOSTON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--The $1.25 billion joint venture between Mintz Levin client GreatPoint Energy and Wanxiang Holdings has been named the number one greentech venture capital deal of 2012, according to Greentech Media. The landmark transaction paved the way for the construction of the world’s most efficient coal-to-natural gas production facility in China. “This transaction represents a major milestone in the advancement of the greentech industry and we are delighted that Greentech Media has ranked it at the top of its 2012 list,” said Tom Burton, Chair of Mintz Levin’s Energy and Clean Technology Practice and a Member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Section. Tom Burton represented GreatPoint Energy along with Sahir Surmeli, Co-Chair of the Energy and Clean Technology Practice and a Member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Section, and Katya Daniel, Paula Valencia-Galbraith and Jeff McCourt, also of the Corporate and Securities Section. Providing additional assistance were Members John Dellapa, Bruce Sokler, Jonathan Cain, Mark Riedy, Meryl Epstein and Kevin Walsh. Since January 2006, Mintz Levin attorneys have closed 300 transactions in the energy and clean technology sector including: venture capital transactions (representing companies and investors), initial public offerings and follow-on offerings, private placements, M&A deals, technology licensing and joint venture transactions, totaling approximately $5.4 billion in transaction value. In addition, the group handles the development, financing, and construction of hundreds of megawatts of energy generating facilities. For more information on Mintz Levin visit . Contacts

GreatPoint Energy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was GreatPoint Energy founded?

    GreatPoint Energy was founded in 2004.

  • Where is GreatPoint Energy's headquarters?

    GreatPoint Energy's headquarters is located at 222 Third Street, Cambridge.

  • What is GreatPoint Energy's latest funding round?

    GreatPoint Energy's latest funding round is Project Finance.

  • How much did GreatPoint Energy raise?

    GreatPoint Energy raised a total of $1.38B.

  • Who are the investors of GreatPoint Energy?

    Investors of GreatPoint Energy include Wanxiang Holdings, Peabody Energy, Threshold Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and 12 more.

  • Who are GreatPoint Energy's competitors?

    Competitors of GreatPoint Energy include Pacific Canbriam Energy, Trident Exploration, Spring Energy Norway, Reaction35, Broad Oak Energy and 10 more.

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