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Manta Biofuel

Manta Biofuel

Early Stage

Reinventing crude oil, renewably this time

Reinventing crude oil, renewably this time


Raised this Round: Raised: $542,021

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Owings Mills, Maryland

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Manta Biofuel, with a valuation of $8.9 million, is raising funds on StartEngine. The company is using algae to make a renewable and cost-efficient replacement for crude oil. The algae biofuel will have net negative carbon dioxide emissions and will be a direct fossil fuel replacement. Manta Biofuel has raised funds from the US Department of Energy and the State of Maryland and has signed $1 million in LOIs. Ryan Powell founded Manta Biofuel in June 2018. The current crowdfunding campaign has a minimum target of $14,998.20 and a maximum target of $1.3 million. The campaign proceeds will be used for marketing, research and development, company employment, operations, and the cost of goods sold.

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Financials as of: 03/09/2023
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Raise History

Offering Name Close Date Platform Valuation/Cap Total Raised Security Type Status Reg Type
Manta Biofuel 09/19/2023 StartEngine $8,983,563 $542,021 Equity - Preferred Funded RegCF
Manta Biofuel 07/14/2021 Republic $6,000,000 $1,861,738 SAFE Funded RegCF
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Company Updates

When we think of making the switch to renewable energy, we often think in terms of electrification: switching from coal to wind and solar, powering cars with batteries instead of gasoline, or installing heat pumps and electric stoves in houses instead of gas furnaces and stoves.

But electrification only solves part of the energy problem. Some equipment needs lots of energy delivered at high power rates without taking up too much space. Think airplanes, boats, trucks, and factories. For these use cases, batteries are currently too big, too expensive, and too weak.

That’s why the world still needs fuels. And startups like Manta Biofuel are working to develop sustainable and petroleum-free fuels.

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Security Type: Equity - Preferred
Valuation: $8,983,563
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