Cleantech 2010 predictions: venture capital rises, natural resource worries do too

Elsewhere, they see greater investor focus on waste-to-energy, geothermal and better fish-farming methods.

“With current approaches to aquatic farming proving largely unsustainable, and increasing concerns over ocean toxicity and species imbalance, new thinking and technologies are emerging about how to sustainably harvest food from the sea,” their forecast states.

“We believe aquaculture is poised to become a breakout agriculture category, in much in the same way biology-based natural pesticides have become an important area of focus for innovation and private investment,” they conclude.