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Energy & sustainability

Roujia Wen

Co-Founder & CTO, Seabound

Year Honored


Roujia Wen is the co-founder and CTO of Seabound, a London-based climate tech startup that develops carbon capture equipment for ships. Seabound’s novel system can be installed on both existing and new ships to trap up to 95% of CO2 emissions, providing a cost-effective solution to meet new global regulations and reduce emissions in shipping.

Shipping is a major and growing source of CO2 emissions and, as one of the world’s last, hard-to-abate sectors, faces remarkable challenges to decarbonize. Emerging technologies such as ammonia and methanol are still 10 to 20 years away from being in sufficient supply and unlikely to benefit the existing global fleet of around 100,000 ships with lifespans of 25 to 30 years.

Furthermore, new global regulations from 2023 mandate emissions reductions per ship with shipowners unprepared to comply due to a lack of available technologies.

The platform can future-proof ships for global regulation, increase their operational lifetime, and reduce their negative impact on the planet.

Wen’s background is in mathematics, computer science, and physical sciences with prior R&D experience in materials, fluid dynamics, and particle physics. Before Seabound, she built machine learning products at Amazon’s Alexa AI, and completed a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.