SCALE UP – Success stories


Since its inception, Cambridge Cleantech has played a key role in helping corporates and cleantech innovators meet and build partnerships together. This impact has been amplified by our involvement in the SCALE UP project, which connects five successful cleantech clusters in Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden, North Germany and the United Kingdom.

Together, SCALE UP partners have successfully connected more than 500 innovative SMEs to corporate buyers.

Successful collaborations

The following are some of the successful partnerships Cambridge Cleantech helped bring to fruition:

Ekogea Ltd meets Anglian Water

Anglian Water, the largest water and water recycling company in the UK, wanted to get the most from sludge so the company could become carbon neutral by 2030.

Ekogea ltd developed a 100% Marine Algae derived additive, which is a prebiotic stimulant for microbes. Anglian Water is running a trial digester rig to test various additives which have the potential to improve the amount of methane produced and in turn, the amount of electricity they can self-generate.

Reduction in CO2 emissions: NA


Dearman meets Bidfood 

Bidfood is one of the largest food wholesalers in the UK. Bidfood’s 350 lorries deliver daily to 25,000 supermarkets and restaurants. Their refrigeration units are environmentally unfriendly and noisy. With their liquid nitrogen fuelled Transport Refrigeration Unit, Dearman was able to reduce CO2 emissions (35%), NOx emissions (100%) and PM emissions (100%).

Reduction in CO2 emissions: 35%


Act&Sorb meets Port of Rotterdam

Port of Rotterdam wants to become the world’s smartest port by 2030 by implementing circular business concepts to reduce, re-use and recycle waste. Act&Sorb is the first company which provides a clean technology to turn MDF-waste into active coal and green energy and will design a full scale demonstration plant for Port of Rotterdam.

Reduction in CO2 emissions: 100%

To learn about more collaborations under SCALE UP, download the full report here.