Actor and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio has joined the newly formed strategic advisory board of Energy Vault, one of the few startups looking to commercialize gravity storage technology using solid materials.
Driving the news: The move by DiCaprio, who is also an investor in the company, is part of Energy Vault’s broader announcement this morning of new advisers and board members.
- Other members of the strategic advisory board working with Energy Vault — which was recently made public as part of a SPAC deal — include officials from CEMEX Ventures, BHP Ventures, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Enel Green Power and more.
What they say : DiCaprio, who recently starred in the climate-focused Netflix hit “Don’t Look Up,” praised the company’s “innovative” technology that “allows clean energy to be used 24 hours a day. on 24” and the use of recycled materials and waste to manufacture the composite blocks in its system.