Arda Biomaterials Co-founders

Arda

Arda Biomaterials is on a mission to transform waste into a valuable leather-alternative material that is entirely animal and plastic-free. Leveraging chemistry and materials science, Arda’s first transformation is turning the waste grain from the beer brewing industry into a leather alternative for use in the fashion industry, as well as for home goods, upholstery, and more. 

Carbon Re

Carbon Re is developing a leading edge artificial intelligence platform, Delta Zero, which uses deep reinforcement machine learning to address complex process optimisation challenges within the foundation industries. Delta Zero will enable process plants to radically reduce carbon emissions and operational costs.

Futraheat

Founded in 2021, Futraheat is pioneering the development of a high temperature heat pump for industry that will target applications in 100°C-200°C process heating. This hard-to-decarbonise temperature range is currently responsible for over 3% of total global emissions – more than the entire aviation industry.

Holiferm

Personal and homecare cleaning products such as detergents, shampoos and laundry powders are manufactured on an industrial scale and rely on vast quantities of petrochemical surfactants. Consumer conglomerates are demanding more environmentally friendly feedstocks and Holiferm is satisfying this with natural, low-cost biosurfactants produced by fermentation.

Hydregen

HydRegen

HydRegen is pioneering the production of bio-based catalysts that enable cleaner, safer and more energy-efficient manufacturing processes for the global pharmaceutical and chemicals industries. Their innovative biotechnology aims to deliver huge CO₂ savings and operating costs by replacing toxic metal catalysts with environmentally and economically friendly bio-based alternatives.

Nuada

Nuada is a vertically integrated pure-play carbon capture company that is poised to decarbonise heavy industries through its next generation point-source capture technology. The company builds energy-efficient CO2 filtration machines that enable industrial emitters in hard-to-abate sectors to achieve their Net Zero targets whilst minimising the impact on their bottom line.

Vector Photonics

Vector Photonics is a Glasgow-based laser developer commercialising PCSELs (Photonic Crystal Surface Emitting Lasers). This new class of laser offers high speed and power and can be manufactured at low cost. The world relies on lasers…datacentres use lasers to power their communications networks. Globally, these datacentres account for 2-3% of electricity usage and this demand is forecast to grow by up to 400% by 2030.