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About Terrament

Terrament was founded at the start of 2020. We have been awarded one US Patent, and we have two more pending patent applications. We are now seeking $1 million in pre-seed funding.

Terrament's gravity storage design was inspired by a related technology called Underground Pumped Hydro Storage, or UPHS. In fact, the company was born out of a research project exploring the feasibility UPHS. By leveraging our UPHS research to spark discussions with industry experts and validate our market assumptions, we demonstrated that Terrament's concept was not just viable, it was urgently needed.

We are proud to have been selected to join the CEBIP accelerator program. CEBIP, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program, is supported by Stony Brook University and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

We're also grateful to have been selected as a 2023 Fellowship Founder at Newlab. The founder fellowship is run in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)’s Venture Access NYC initiative.

Our Team

Eric Chaves

Founder / CEO

Eric is a technol­ogist and entre­preneur with a diverse background spanning architecture, industrial design, and software. He is a Founder Fellow at Newlab, and a member of the CEBIP accelerator at Stony Brook University. With a passion for design and experimentation, his broad experience empowers a multidisciplinary approach to entrepreneurship. Terrament is his third company. His former companies include a media-tech startup called Antenna, and a software and design studio called Syllable.

Announced Soon

Co-Founder / Finance

Extensive experience in private equity and development.
Closed $1b+ deals in energy & infrastructure.
Built two previous companies, and grew revenue by 1,000% YoY.
More details announced soon...

Dr. Wei Li, Advisor

Geo-scientist, Civil Engineer, PhD
Professor, Stony Brook

Dr. Jon Longtin, Advisor

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Dean, Stony Brook

Steven DeCarlo, Advisor

Electrical Engineering, MBA
Grid Utilities + Pumped Hydro

Kathryn Gardner, Advisor

Mining Engineer, P.E., MBA, Esq.

Courtney Reich, Advisor

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.
Battery Tech, Statistics

Rich Delmerico, Advisor

Electrical/Industrial Engineering
Business M.S.

Etinosa Ogiesoba, Advisor

Electrical Engineer, ME, MBA

Colin Bateson, Advisor

Mechanical Engineer, PhD

Isabelle Heye, Advisor

Mechanical Engineer, ME

Stay in Touch

Eric Chaves, CEO
Terrament, Inc.
19 Morris Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205
[email protected]

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