Energy Catalyst Brokering Event,
Birmingham, 04 June 2014
Please find below the full and unedited company profile
templates submitted by delegates who attended the above
brokering event. The templates are in alphabetical order by
organisation name.
List of organisations
AGM Batteries
Atkins
Cambridge Design Partnership
Cambridge Heat Transfer
Clive Hadfield
Cobham
G-STEP
Goldmine BD
James Corbishley
Leeds University
Liverpool University
Lockheed Martin
MTC
Nottingham University
Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
Samad Power
SEEN
Sheffield University
Storelectric
UnicornPower
Organisational Profile
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AGM Batteries Ltd develops and manufactures battery cells at it’s plant in Scotland, UK. The company has recently been acquired by a team which includes
Engineers and Managers from the UK battery industry. Although an SME, the business has significant manufacturing capability and focuses on pulling new
energy storage chemistries through to industrial scale manufacture at it’s UK plant.
The business has access to a number of innovative new cell chemistries which have the potential to make an impact on energy efficiency in several key UK
market sectors including Oil & Gas, energy infrastructure, transport and portable power. The business works with companies and universities developing
new chemistries as a development partner and as a sub-contract manufacturer, and with end users looking to solve energy storage problems.
Our interest in this competition is
AGM Batteries aims to work with partners in this competition to both further develop our key technologies and assist partners in achieving their goals
where energy storage solutions are an enabler. Our primary focus for this competition is an identified need for a high temperature battery in the Oil & Gas
industry, whilst we are keen to discuss other projects where energy storage solutions are fundamental
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AGM Batteries has access to a new Li-ion chemistry which can
operate safely and reliability at high temperatures (>125C). This
has been proven at Laboratory scale. We are looking to partner to
develop this technology initially for Oil & Gas instrumentation
We can provide assistance to partners developing products where
energy storage solutions are an enabler
We can provide development and manufacturing assistance to
companies working in the energy storage domain
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We are looking for partners to work together on a project to further develop
high temperature cells, integrate high temperature Battery Management
electronics and prove the system in harsh environments relevant to the
initial application in the oil & gas extraction market.
o Electronics partner with Battery Management capability
o Electronics partner with High Temperature Electronics capabilities
o Oil & Gas Instrumentation partner & or end users
o High Value Manufacturing partner
Contact Details
Name : Ian Whiting
Position : Sales Director
Telephone : 01847 808029
Mobile : 07508 643519
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.agmbatteries.com
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Atkins is one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies:
 17,407 employees worldwide (Staff number at 30 September 2013)
 Revenue: £1.7 billion (Full year ended 31 March 2013)
 Established in 1938, Chief executive officer: Prof Dr Uwe Krueger.
 The world's 14th largest global design firm (ENR 2013)
 The 21st largest international design firm (ENR 2013)
 Third largest engineering and architectural consultancy in Europe (Svenska Teknik & Designföretagen Sector Review 2013)
 One of the top 10 firms in the Middle East (ENR 2013)
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UK's
largest engineering
consultancyis
for the last 15 years (NCE Consultants File 2013).
Our interest
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Our Energy business is an international provider of high-end design and engineering for the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Renewables, Power Generation and
Power Distribution sectors. Our interest is to collaborate with others in the development on innovative technical solutions applicable to these sectors.
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
We are offering the support of a broad based engineering
capability and access to a variety of niche skills in the
development of innovative technical solutions.
We are a global company with access to national and
international customers and with a reputation established over
decades of delivery across the Energy sector
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Atkins invites discussions from innovative SMEs looking for engineering
support, project management, and/or customer engagement with
proposals meeting the energy ‘trilema’.
Contact Details
Name : Terry Hewitson
Position : Head of EC&I
Telephone : 01925 238 817
Mobile : 07815 243 786
Email :[email protected]
Website : www.atkinsglobal.com
Cambridge Design Partnership
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Cambridge Design Partnership is a technology and new product development consultancy. We are staffed by scientists, engineers (electronic, mechanical
and software), designers and human factors experts who provide a full range of services from user research, concept generation, prototype construction
through to the transition to manufacture.
Energy is one of our focus markets and we have undertaken development projects for leading utilities, manufactures and a number of start-ups serving
this sector. We also participate in, or lead, projects supported by grant funding from TSB and DECC for example. Most recently this has included the
development of advanced heat storage technologies for BDR Thermea and Glen Dimplex. We have also designed Smart Meters and a range of control
systems for gathering and interpreting remote condition monitoring data for system performance optimisation.
Our interest in this competition is
The Energy Catalyst competition is well aligned with our fields of expertise and business focus on the Energy Sector. We believe that our ideas for
developing user interfaces, control systems, and improving the efficiency and the life time of domestic boilers are well aligned with the competitions
objectives. TSB support will enable us to fund and progress these concepts and identify suitable partners to develop and commercialise the technology.
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We are seeking the following :
Concept for improving domestic heating boiler efficiency, utilisation,
reliability through remote condition monitoring
Technical expertise across wide range of scientific and engineering
disciplines
‘State of the art’ development laboratories for technology
development and prototyping
Track record of successful grant funded projects
Links to leading utilities and manufacturers
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Links to beneficiaries of improved heating proposition (eg housing
associations, large scale user groups, boiler manufacturers, service
and maintenance providers)
Information to support business case
Novel sensors aligned to boiler instrumentation
Energy Management Systems providers to explore development and
integration opportunities
TSB funding and support !
Contact Details
Name : David Lewis, James Baker
Position : Business Development
Phone : 01223 264428
Email : [email protected]
[email protected]
Website : Cambridge-design.co.uk
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Cambridge Heat Transfer are system integrators: we develop operating strategies and control solutions to improve the efficiency, capital asset utilisation,
and overall cost effectiveness of systems. Our speciality is pairing existing hardware with optimisation systems that improve end-to-end network
performance whilst respecting control authority boundaries.
In heat networks this means giving the end-user absolute authority over building temperature thresholds whilst relinquishing control of how this is
achieved to the network. This maximises opportunities for demand shaping (reduce peak load and tailor part load/no load operation to improve
efficiency) without violating end- user authority: mimicking real world stakeholder relationships in the control system architecture.
Our interest in this competition is in demonstrating how integrated control solutions improve margins on energy and return on capital assets. More
widely we believe utilities should expand their revenue and asset bases by moving the meter closer to the consumer (sell heat not gas) and developers
should be outsourcing the cost of heating provision to the utilities and occupiers to avoid lowest capital cost solutions and minimise overall lifetime cost.
Our interest in this competition is
Actively managed micro heat networks: Heat networks aggregate demand to enable the economically viable deployment of flexible, efficient, and
resilient energy eco systems that are subject to minimum scale or load factor dominated economic constraints. Small networks serving low heat density
areas are considered uneconomic due to low utilisation (high peak loads/low diversity) and high standing losses from pipework. We believe active
management of the network can address these and would like to prove this. We’d like end-customer commercial input to inform the resulting solution.
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Novel hybrid heating system designs
Cross sector systems integration
Control system design and optimisation
Pilot study design, monitoring and evaluation
Consortium management
Architects
Developers
Masterplanners
iGTs / iDNOs
Retail utilities
Contact Details
Name : Marko Cosic
Position : Technical Director
Telephone : 01223 967 607
Mobile : 07774 524 114
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.cambridgeheattransfer.co.uk
Clive Hadfield C.Eng, C.Env, MRSPH, MEI, MCMI,
AMIChemE (Retired) formerly of Clive Hadfield and
Associates Ltd.
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Clive Hadfield (Retired) is the only known UK source of “know how” on gas distributed and scrubbed horizontal liquid film technology. This is an
established (40 years/200 installations) technology for the internal packing of very large diameter gas absorption columns. Based on the particular and
unusual concepts of the original technology, CH has developed and improved and tested and patented and established a competent manufacturer for
improved versions. CH is retired but reluctant to see the loss of the “know how” to CCS developments. CH seeks a competent successor.
The technology works by using gas flow kinetic energy to effect self distribution of liquid and to promote a very high mass transfer co efficient by high
Reynolds Number scrubbing at a modest horizontal surface. There are particular potential advantages for CCS operations.
Our interest in this competition is
To find a competent person or organisation to exploit the technology…
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
Access to “know how” and measured results from witnessed
testing
Use of patent
Free loan test equipment up to 600 mm diameter
Loan of Complete pilot plant, materials and instruments for CO2
absorption testing in line with Perry 7th 14-68
Access to manufacturing
Intellectual support
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An organisation or competent person to exploit the “know how” -
Contact Details
Name : Clive Hadfield
Position : Retired
Telephone :01455 552777
Mobile :
Email : [email protected]
Website :
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Cobham Advanced Composites is part of the Cobham Group (Global company with turnover of £3b, with 15,000 staff worldwide). Cobham Advanced
Composites is a company that manufactures composite components for the aerospace, defence and automotive markets. We have two sites in the UK
manufacturing composite components (Shepshed Leicestershire & Stevenage Herts). The company has a turnover of around £25m and has 230 staff.
Cobham manufactures composite components by the majority of available fabrication processes, including autoclave, compression moulding, vacuum
bagging, filament winding, RTM.
Our interest in this competition is
We are looking to exploit the use of composite components in these new markets, including electric power generation and storage. Another composite
company in the Cobham Group, based in the US, manufacturers 1000kg high speed composite rotors for energy storage.
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
Concept design
Detailed structural, electrical and CFD modelling
Tooling design and manufacture
Component manufacture
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Companies interested in developing high speed large composite flywheels
for energy storage.
An interest in electric vehicle power trains, rotors and flywheels
Potential applications where low mass and high structural performance
gives an advantage over metallic components.
Contact Details
Name : Russ Meddes
Position : R&T Progs Manager
ProgramMManaager
Telephone : 01509 501452
Mobile : 07590 050392
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.cobham.com
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In January 2014, the Chancellor said that he wanted the UK's space industry to triple in size in the next 20 years. The industry is currently worth
£9bn and supports 30,000 jobs, but the ambition is to gain 10% of the global space market which is predicted to be worth $400bn by 2030. The
Satellite Applications Catapult was set up by the Government to promote this growth. G-STEP was launched in 2009 by the University of Leicester
with similar aims. In April of this year G-STEP became part of EMBRACE which is the Midlands Centre of Excellence for the Catapult. G-STEP
aims to promote the uptake of Earth Observation data by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The organisation is part-funded by the European
Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and over the past 5 years has interacted with over 400 local companies, attracted over £1m of investment in
the region and helped to create and to secure jobs in the industry. G-STEP specialises in taking data and images from satellites orbiting the Earth
to help businesses create new products and services or to enhance their existing portfolio. G-STEP also has expertise in Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) to help to combine and make sense of a series of data sources to provide useful, accessible information.
Our interest in this competition is
To help companies who wish to exploit Space-derived data to create products and services.
We are offering the following :
We are seeking the following :
G-STEP has access to the research and knowledge base at the
University of Leicester and can help companies to access this
to improve business performance. We can also help
companies interested in making applications to UK and EU
funding bodies with a view to developing an idea or a project
requiring additional resources. Our help is free and could
range from a simple visit for some advice to a 4-week
placement by a graduate to work on a project of the client’s
choice.
We are looking for companies who have an interest in using Earth Observation or
other Space-derived data to develop products and services. If you have fewer
than 250 employees and a turnover of less than 50 million Euro, you might be
eligible for our help.
Contact Details
Name : Rhys Cowsill
Position : Business Manger
Telephone :0116 229 7845
Mobile :
Email : [email protected]
Website : www2.le.ac.uk/projects/gstep
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GoldmineBD is the business development arm of a network of SME installers of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency technologies for the
built environment. We collaborate in order to offer the most comprehensive and systematic set of solutions for individual building needs.
The group is keen to help with the development of BIM systems that will create a connecting "bridge" between the upper end of our supply chain
(architects etc.) through the installers (us) and on to the end-user end of the supply chain (building managers, Facilities Management practitioners) so
that technologies speak to each other and "soft landing" commissioning can be achieved.
We are also keen to develop new ways of producing green energy from hydropower, small-scale storage of energy (at the individual buildings).
Our interest in this competition is
Our most recent work involves the proliferation of micro/pico hydropower turbines in small rivers with the aid of software to identify sites with
potential. The mass deployment of micro hydro will be facilitated, in part, by the improvement in performance of pipework (penstocks) leading to the
turbines. This, in part, will be achieved through the application of hydrophobic coatings to the internal surfaces of pipes.
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Bid Management
Bid Writing
Research
Report Writing
Installation of technologies
Building energy assessment
Hydrodynamics expertise
Coatings application capabilities
Hydrophobic coatings development
Micro hydropower turbine development
Energy storage technologies
Contact Details
Name: Martyn Cowsill
Position: Director of Development
Telephone:
Mobile: 07827 017796
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.microgenrenewables.com
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I am an individual inventor developing a new approach to compressed air energy storage.
Our interest in this competition is
I am hoping to further investigate and develop the approach both from a technical aspect and also in terms of economic feasibility. Viable energy storage
systems are seen as enabling technology for the widespread use of renewable energy which are abundant, and potentially emissions free and low cost.
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
I have secured IP rights on the basic concept in the UK and have
further patent applications pending. The IP rights are available
for licensing.
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I am looking for individuals, companies, or other organizations who would
be interested in collaborating or partnering with me to develop the
product further and bring it to market.
Contact Details
Name : James Corbishley
Position : Inventor
Telephone :
Mobile : 07773 766551
Email : [email protected]
Website :
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The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) and the Institute of Themofluids (iTF) represent a multidisciplinary group of researchers focusing on
experimental and theoretical studies encompassing reactions at fluid and solid surfaces and interfaces. iFS and iTF are internationally recognised for their
leading reputation in the following areas:
Tribology and surface engineering , corrosion and erosion-corrosion, thermofluids and combustion, engineering fluids and micro/nano-fluidics
Our interest in this competition are
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Carbon Capture and Storage - Identifying and developing novel methods to mitigate corrosion in CO2 transport (coatings, chemical application).
iFS possess a series of high pressure systems to simulate conditions representative of CO2 transport.
Systems requiring Computational Fluid Dynamics/Heat Transfer/Microfluidic modelling – examples of systems modelled in the past include
filtration systems, electronic cooling, multiphase flow, combustion modelling, fluid structure interactions, aerodynamics and vehicle optimisation
Applications of nanotechnology/development of coatings to mitigate corrosion/tribo-corrosion effects in a variety of systems
We are offering the following :
We are seeking the following :
Expertise in:
An organisation seeking to:
 Corrosion, Surface Engineering and Material testing –
 establish the technical feasibility or the technological development of a product
high temperature and pressure systems to simulate
 develop novel methods for corrosion mitigation in a variety of system
very aggressive environments
 assess the suitability of material/coating for a particular tribological
 Surface Engineering and Surface Analysis
regime/corrosive environment under high temperature and pressure conditions
 CFD/Heat transfer Modelling/Validation/Optimisation
 develop and understanding of the implications of impurities in the CO2 stream for
for numerous systems
transport in CCS
 Coating Analysis/Evaluation in corrosive/tribological
 validate and optimise systems with the aid of computational methods
systems
Contact Details
Name : Dr Richard Barker
Position : Research and
Teaching
Telephone
: 0113 343
2206
Email : [email protected]
Website : http://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/functionalsurfaces/
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The Technological Plasma Group at the University of Liverpool is one of the leading plasma groups in the UK and EU. We have been working on
interdisciplinary research at the interface of plasma physics and plasma chemistry direct towards environmental and energy applications. Our work
mainly focused on the development different atmospheric pressure low temperature plasma technologies for (1) ozone generation; (2) removal of organic
pollutants in waste gas streams and waste liquids; (3) CO2 conversion and utilisation; (4) conversion of CH4, Hydrocarbons or tars into clean fuels and
value-added chemicals; (5) low temperature synthesis of carbon nanomaterials; (6) hazardous waste gasification and vitrification, including the treatment
of nuclear waste. We have the expertise in modelling complex plasma chemical reactions and process control and optimisation. Our lab has been well
equipped with cutting edge gas analytic (FTIR, GC, MS, etc) and plasma diagnostics (Spectrometers, probes, lasers, fast imaging, etc) equipment. Working
with our commercial partners, we have gained experience in the scale-up of plasma systems, the development of pilot plants and commercial products
and conducting field trials.
Our interest in this competition is
To develop a cost-effective and new plasma technology for environmental pollution control (waste treatment, gas purification, etc), CO2 utilisation and
renewable energy production
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
Thermal plasma technology (gasification/vitrification) for
waste treatment including biomass, MSW, nuclear waste
Ozone generation for the removal of organic pollutants in
waste gas streams and waste water
Low temperature plasma-catalysis technology for the
conversion of greenhouse gas (or biogas, hydrocarbons, tars)
into syngas and value-added chemicals
Low temperature plasma-catalysis technology for gas
purification and ordour control
Low temperature plasma synthesis of carbon nanomaterials
Modelling of plasma processing and process optimisation
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We are looking for industry and academic partners (with expertises in
waste treatment and management, environmental pollution control,
engineering manufacture, low carbon technology and energy conversion)
who are interested in these relevant areas and would like to work together
to develop effective and new technologies to address key challenges in
environmental pollution control and renewable energy.
Contact Details
Name : Dr. Xin Tu
Position : Lecturer
Telephone : 01517944513
Mobile : 07466855686
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.liv.ac.uk
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Lockheed Martin UK (LMUK), part of Lockheed Martin Corporation, is a leader in systems integration, working on major programmes spanning the
aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Lockheed Martin UK works with more than 100 business partners and employs more than 3,100 people at sites
across the UK.
The UK is Lockheed Martin’s largest international market. Headquartered in Central London, LMUK operates 21 sites and directly had $1.3 billion in sales
last year. The company and its UK supply chain sustain employment for more than 10,000 individuals dedicated to the security and well-being of the
United Kingdom.
Our interest in this competition is
To present Lockheed Martins Energy Security System concept for funded research as well as help pull trough innovative technology and enable SMEs to
realise their game changing concepts
We are offering the following :
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We are seeking the following :
To help pull trough innovative technology and enable
SMEs to realise their game changing concepts
Lockheed Martins proven track record to pull through advanced
technology and realise it on a global scale
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Energy Security System team members with expertise in:
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Data collection and information creation
Understanding energy security risk and opportunities
Evaluating the options
Enabling decision making
Markets, Governance, Environment & System operation
Contact Details
Name : Michael Harper
Position : Business Lead
Telephone : 01525 843773
Mobile : 07500083633
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.lockheedmartin.co.uk/
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The MTC has been established to be a leading manufacturing research, development and demonstration organisation supporting industrial companies,
and their supply chains, in bringing about major improvements in the UK.’s manufacturing competitiveness. It is operated by a research partnership
comprising Loughborough University, the University of Birmingham, the University of Nottingham and TWI Limited and is a partner in the HVM Catapult.
The MTC has a demonstrated track record in solving problems relating to simulation and cost modelling of complex production systems and the predicted
impact on these systems’ outputs and KPIs from innovative, disruptive technology introduction, through the CASIM2 (ERDF) project and is currently
applying this experience within the Proving Factory (AMSCI) project, SELSUS (FP7) project, S-CONTACCT (TSB) project and CE-POWER (TSB) project. The
MTC also applies the findings from these simulation outputs to the design and modelling of future facilities and supply chains using 3D modelling and
virtual reality technologies.
Our interest in this competition is
Simulation and modelling service provider for evaluation and optimisation of proposed innovative solutions’ assimilation within facilities and supply
chains.
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Simulation and modelling capabilities
Virtual reality visualisation capabilities
Validation and optimisation of innovative energy solutions
Hardware and software integration for energy efficiency
Design for energy efficiency: manufacturing and assembly
capabilities within product and process design
Supply chain design and optimisation for energy security
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End users of innovative technologies for energy efficiency (e.g. facilities
owners and operators)
Providers and developers of innovative technologies
Software and hardware vendors
Contact Details
Name : Jim Rowley
Position : Technology Mgr
Telephone : 02476 701679
Mobile : 07720 090935
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.the-mtc.org
University of Nottingham, Energy and Sustainability/Power
Electronics Research
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The University of Nottingham is ranked 7th in the UK for Engineering and Technology. Research undertaken within the Energy and Sustainability
Research Division addresses issues of global importance in the area of sustainable design and development and the technologies and decision making
tools to support it; focusing on energy and the environment. Driven by internationally recognised leaders in each of our core areas, much of our work is
cross-disciplinary (chemical, mechanical and environmental engineering; chemistry; mathematics; applied physics) and multi-agency; supported by
outstanding experimental, analytical and computational facilities. The Power Electronics Research Group is a world leading research team in the field of
electrical power conversion and works with leading international industry in Transport (Airbus, Boeing, Nissan), Transmission and Distribution including
HVDC (e.on, Alstom) to research and commercially develop solutions for the control and management of most electrical power applications.
Our interest in this competition is
Energy management technologies for small and medium sized communities, including Demand Side Management and load shifting as well as
incorporating appropriate energy storage (EV battery, hydrogen) together with highly compact, direct AC-AC or AC-DC power converter topologies. Work
is validated using extensive microgrid facilities and the Creative Energy Homes – 7 dwellings on the campus. Work in power management for surface
naval vessels includes protection and self-healing distribution systems.
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Energy and power management algorithms
Extensive simulation models
300kW microgrid experimental facility
Live dwellings for further validation
Expertise in power electronics
Expertise in intelligent protection systems
Expertise in energy storage systems
Partners to develop and commercialise our technologies and ideas
Partners who we can support to develop their technologies and ideas
Test sites – housing estates, shops, factories
Partners with application areas for compact AC-AC or AC-DC power
converters
Contact Details
Name : Mark Sumner
Position : Prof Electrical Systems
Telephone :0115
9515549
Mobile :
Email : [email protected]
Website :
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The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is a technology and innovation centre created by the Technology Strategy Board, where the very best of the UK’s
businesses, scientists and engineers work side by side on research and technology innovation to accelerate the development of wind, wave and tidal
energy. With offices in Glasgow and test facilities at the National Renewable Energy Centre (NAREC) in Blyth, the ORE Catapult employs over 110
employees.
We are working with a wide range of OEMs, SMEs and academia to transform the UK’s innovation capability from concept to commercialisation, through
Technology Readiness Levels 3 to 8.
Our interest in this competition is
Collaborative project opportunities in innovative component and system technology to reduce the Cost Of Energy of wind, wave and tidal stream energy.
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Engineering skills
Test facilities
Business/commercialisation services
Links to academia and industry
Project leadership
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Innovative proposals to support large (GW scale) wind, wave and tidal
stream developments.
Offshore wind blade monitoring
Environmental sensors
Tidal stream drive train reliability simulation
Composites for ORE components
Contact Details
Name : Simon Cheeseman
Position : Strategy &
Commercialisation
Telephone : 0333 04 1424
Mobile : 07834 737250
Email : [email protected]
Website : ore.catapult.org.uk
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Samad Power Ltd has designed and developed a secondary power source utilising the regular gas supply within a typical household. The company
has developed a compact combined heat and power generation system for domestic users, which is capable of producing up to 2KW of electricity
whilst simultaneously providing hot water and space heating for household (approximately 10 kW). Micro CHP boilers already exist, but the
fundamental challenge to high volume deployment of micro CHP boilers is the cost to the end users (currently the average cost of micro CHP
boilers is £7000.00). Samad Power has resolved this problem by developing a gas turbine version of micro CHP boiler that has less than half of the
parts used in other CHP technologies, one moving components and utilising 70 years of deployment in other industries. This allows the company
to provide its micro CHP boiler at a significantly lower price (expected to be at least 50% of the cost of other technologies). The company is being
supported by TSB and DECC for the initial stages of development as its product deliver significant benefits to end users, environment and
government economically.
Our interest in this competition is
Samad Power is taking the existing prototype and going through certification and field trial. The company would like to form a Pre-commercial
technology validation consortium for its micro CHP boiler. It is proposed to produce 500 to 1000 units for market introduction and pilot launch.
By the end of this project Samad Power can embark on volume manufacturing and mass deployment of world’s first micro turbine CHP boiler.
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Leading partner
Project management
Fabrication of the whole systems
Testing of the units and maintenance
Required match funding
Commercialisation partner
High profile academic institutes to do various R&D work on the subsysems
Boiler manufacturing partner
Contact Details
Name : Seyed Mohseni
Position : CEO
Telephone :01908260688
Mobile :07900055803
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.samad-power.co.uk
Staffordshire Environmental Energy Networks
Biomass – It’s a burning issue…
Organisational Profile
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SEEN is a sustainable biomass fuel production Company. We are investing in a mobile biomass processing plant that can operate ‘off grid’ to covert
feedstock on-site into biomass pellets and briquettes. Our first plant can process approximately 3 tonnes of feedstock per hour. We are working on a wood
gasifier power plant to operate our 125 kVa generator set, eliminating our need for both electrical grid connection and/or fossil fuels.
LLP of two with added non-executive Directors who have specific skills in environmental management and sustainability, emissions control processes,
corporate governance, engineering and operations control systems.
We commit to make real changes to society by returning at least 50% of profits to community based fuel poverty mitigation projects.
We need to offer opportunities and diversity in employment by recruiting our staff from the long term unemployed and special needs groups.
Our interest in this competition is
To increase the availability of ethically sourced, locally produced, sustainable biomass fuel products. We see a need for portable off-grid biomass
processing systems for use in rural areas and developing Countries where access to a mains electricity supply may not be possible.
We want to work with anyone interested in developing sustainable fuel production equipment and processes.
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We are seeking the following :
Mobile biomass fuel production service.
Processing of Customer biomass feedstock on site at a fixed rate per tonne.
Land management to maximise biomass harvesting opportunities and
creation/maintenance of habitat diversity.
Training and assessment in the use of biomass harvesting and processing
equipment and machinery.
Long term contracts for domestic and commercial biomass heating and hot
water supplies.
Sustainable rural employment and training opportunities
Access to Carbon reduction processes including Carbon trading.
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Organisations with access to biomass feedstock and/or
sufficient land bank to sustain short rotation coppice.
Anyone with a need for diversity of supply and resilience in
energy production.
Anyone with high base load heating and/or cooling
requirements.
Equipment manufacturers and suppliers interested in
developing wood based gasification power systems.
Organisations undertaking fuel poverty mitigation projects
Development of micro-CHP wood gasification generators
including WID compliant systems for domestic/commercial use
Contact Details
Name : Brian Smith
Position : Technical
Manager
Telephone : 01782 627734
Mobile : 07984163780
Email : [email protected]
Website : StaffsEEN.org.uk
Organisational Profile
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The Electrical Machines and Drives group at the University of Sheffield has considerable experience in the areas of power electronics and
energy storage. We are involved in a number of projects looking at power conversion (DC-DC) and bi-directional mains interfaces for energy
storage systems, together with high power localised and centralised energy storage interfacing experience.
We have a centralised 1MWh, 2MW, 11kV grid connected centralised storage facility and would be interested in carrying out comparative
studies with systems of a more localised and distributed nature. We are also experiences in high efficiency dc-dc and dc-ac conversion for grid
connected storage and EV charging in addition to battery management systems and modelling of system stability for the power distribution
system
Our interest in this competition is
Our interest is in the development of interfaces for localised energy storage, and in carrying out stability and comparative studies between our
centralised storage facility, and localised projects. The aim of our involvement would be as the academic partner in a TSB project
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We are seeking the following :
High efficiency power conversion experience – design
and build of bi-directional converters
Battery management experience / development,
including state of charge and state of health monitoring
for all chemistries
1MWh, 2MW, 11kV connected facilities.
Second life battery usage experience, and development of
battery management systems
Power system stability analysis
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SME partners for product development / research.
 Industrial uptake of power conversion technologies.
 Partners in the TSB call.
Contact Details
Name : David Stone
Position : Professor
Telephone :0114 2225046
Mobile :07968 288550
Email : [email protected]
Website :
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Storelectric Ltd
Organisational Profile
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Grid-scale energy storage using advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) to store Gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity in underground salt
caverns. Our patented technologies use proven technologies innovatively to transform efficiencies. Our innovative CAES will store electricity that is
generated when not wanted (e.g. overnight wind power, weekend solar) for use at peak and other times when needed. It also enables traditional power
stations to generate more efficiently without stop-starts, thereby making them also both less polluting and more profitable. Storelectric matches supply
with demand, reduces energy costs and periodic network overloads, eliminates disgruntlement with the renewables obligation. All our technologies and
materials are intrinsically safe. This is the only truly grid-scale storage technology that is currently market ready, with the scalability and affordability to
make renewables cost-effective without subsidy. We have the support of Siemens, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 2 other multinationals and 4 universities;
Siemens have already underwritten 63% efficiency (and rising fast) using off-catalogue equipment with minimal modifications. A full scale installation
will both store and generate 500MW, initially for 3-6 hours. Potential is thousands of plants world-wide.
Our interest in this competition is
To win the £25m funding needed to build our 40MW pilot plant. We already have offers of work, salt caverns and other in-kind support from our partners
but there is much that needs cash. We are also looking for an energy generation company and/or grid to join the consortium, and roll-out JV partners.
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We are seeking the following :
Rapid installation (1-2 years to active electricity trading)
Proven equipment and technologies => highly reliable
Innovative configuration => patents, market leadership
Support from multinationals, DECC, politicians
Highly profitable business case
Dynamic, fast-moving management that has achieved or
exceeded all objectives so far
First mover advantage in a brand new global industry for
which the demand is well proven and growing fast
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Partnership with an electricity generating company operating in the UK, that can
provide both supply and demand contracts, and trading support – for which we will
offer improved profitability and asset values on existing assets
Partnership with National Grid to help us support the Balancing Mechanism
Partnership with energy companies European and world-wide, for roll-out JVs
Partnership with a medium/large engineering business experienced in large energy
infrastructure design and construction
Businesses with existing solution mined salt caverns which we can transform from
costly burdens into revenue streams, and the capability to make more caverns for
future extensions / installations and growing revenues.
Cash – not necessarily the full sum
Contact Details
Name : Mark Howitt
Position : Director
Telephone :
Mobile : 07910 020 686
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.storelectric.com
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Organisational Profile
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The company is active in the area of energy and chemical applications of cold-plasma technology, such as waste-to-power, waste-to-chemicals,
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using feedstocks such as : agro and forestry biomass (straw,
 Project-related partnerships (e.g. renewable power generation)
cobs, branches, grass clippings, grass, rice husk), food
 Modest financing to build plant demos & release sales
industry waste (animal parts, feathers, dairy wastes)
 Improved emissions for ships, trucks & stationary gensets
 Raw gas conditioning (from oil & gas industry), enabling the
gas to be used to generate power and/or fuels, and
preventing wellside gas flaring
 Mobile, self-powered waste scavenger plants
 Mobile hazardous waste plants (e.g. out-of-date pesticides)
Contact Details
Name :
Martin Mizera
Position : Managing Director
Mobile : 0796 854 3607
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.unicornpower.eu (constr.)