Pioneers in cleantech innovation
Learn about some of the game-changing innovations being built by members of Cambridge Cleantech.
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Aurelius Technologies, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, is commercialising a green process for the recycling of waste lead-acid battery paste. The technology enables processing of the spent paste in water rather than in fire. This reduces the carbon footprint by 80-89%, eliminates noxious gases at no added cost, and saves around 7,000 mWh per 10,000 tonnes of battery throughput.
The Aurelius team is working hand in hand with smelters and battery producers to deploy recycling systems in all continents. Early electrochemical testing carried out at the University of Cambridge has shown an improvement relative to current lead-acid batteries by an order of 30%.
The Cheeky Panda is one of the UKs top 100 start-ups. This multi award winning business turns bamboo the worlds fastest growing plant into tissue instead of using trees. A natural alternative to stretched resources the business is growing as fast as bamboo and in 3 years has achieved multi-million pound turnover and is available in 15 countries.
With a range of products from toilet tissue, facial tissue to wet wipes the Cheeky Panda is listed with some of the worlds biggest retailers including Boots, Aldi, Monoprix, Carrefour and Amazon. It even has celebrity fans such as Joanna Lumley and Judi Dench, showing that you can have high quality green alternatives that don’t cost the earth.
Epicam is an advanced engine development company focused on bringing to market an engine providing post-carbon clean power. The company’s technology is capable of harnessing energy storage from liquid air to provide a clean source of power with zero carbon emissions, and can be used to store extra energy generated from wind turbines and a range of static and transport power solutions.
BeeBee organic cotton and beeswax wraps are your compostable, breathable solution to single-use plastic, helping to reduce plastic pollution and food waste towards a more sustainable life.
BroadBit Batteries has installed and qualified a new cathode pilot production process that is exceptionally low cost and environmentally friendly. The pilot process can produce a constant thickness of cathodes over one meter in length. Uniquely, it does not use slurries, heating ovens, complex ventilation or any of the traditional high cost and energy-intensive manufacturing steps used in the traditional lithium-ion cathode manufacturing process. This reduces energy use, space and CapEx (Capital Expenditure) costs and eliminates the environmental and safety problems associated with traditional toxic and combustible slurry components.