Our Investments

Our Investments

The Carbon Trust has set up and invested in a number of innovative and pioneering low carbon companies. We are also working with Corporate and Government clients to identify, evaluate and incubate early stage companies.

Eight 19

Eight19

A dynamic renewable-energy company manufacturing flexible, robust and lower cost solar cells, principally for off-grid use.

Low Carbon Workplace

Low Carbon Workplace

Helping organisations acquire, refurbish and manage high-quality, low carbon office space.

Solar Press

Solar Press

An exciting new company seeking to commercialise Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) technology for global use at unbeatable prices.

Future Blends

FutureBlends

A consortium of British businesses pioneering the development of a world-class, commercially viable biofuel process.

ITM Power

ITM Power

ITM Power designs and manufactures hydrogen energy systems for energy storage and clean fuel production.  With support from the Carbon Trust’s Polymer Fuel Cells Challenge, ITM Power is developing fuel cell technology for motor vehicles that leverages its unique high power density membrane.

Ilika

Ilika

Ilika is an advanced cleantech materials discovery company.  The Carbon Trust’s Polymer Fuel Cells Challenge is supporting commercialisation of Ilika’s proprietary high performing electro-catalysts for use in fuel cell vehicles  as a platinum replacement.

Venture Capital Portfolio

We have made early stage venture capital and seed investments to accelerate the commercialisation of clean energy businesses in the UK.  350 Investment Partners LLP advise us on these investments. Current investments are listed below.

4Energy

4Energy

Innovative energy efficiency provider of solutions to reduce the cooling requirements for electronic data centre and telecommunications equipment.

CamSemi

CamSemi

Fabless power management IC company, helping customers find more ‘cost-efficient’ ways to design and manufacture energy-efficient power conversion products.

Intamac

Intamac

Intamac offers monitoring, automation and control services for the connected home via a cloud based service management platform.

Open Energi

Open Energi

Open Energi helps energy users to unlock new revenues from their energy loads, with a range of energy demand management solutions.

Oxsensis

Oxsensis

Oxsensis is pioneering in a new breed of optical instrumentation for precision control in super-harsh environments such as power generation, aero engines and airframes, oil and gas production and exploration, industrial processing and heavy transport.

Green Biologics

Green Biologics

Develops and utilises environmentally friendly microbial biotechnologies, with a focus on the global renewable chemicals and biofuels markets.

Acal Energy

Acal Energy

Innovative chemical company developing and licensing a ground‐breaking platinum free liquid catalyst, FlowCath®.  They are the world's leading developer of low cost Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) systems used to power fuel cells.

Pelamis wave power

Pelamis

Widely recognised as the world’s most advanced wave power developer, Pelamis Wave Power is the inventor, designer, manufacturer and operator of the Pelamis wave energy machine.

Concurrent Thinking

Concurrent Thinking

A fresh approach to data centre management: system management and design of scalable computing products to meet the requirements of the next-generation data centre.

Plaxica

Plaxica

Plaxica is a technology and licensing company focused on the production of next generation biopolymers and platform chemicals from renewable resources.

AM Technology

AM Technology

AM Technology specialises in innovative solutions for the manufacture of high value chemicals, and are a global leader in the design and manufacture of dynamically mixed continuous flow reactors.

Evince Technology

Evince Technology

Evince Technology was founded in 2008 to bring to market a radically new family of electronic devices that exploit the unique properties of diamond.

Our Exits

Below are links to a selection of companies which we have exited.

Arieso

Arieso

A leading provider of subscriber experience geo-location and automatic network optimization solutions for wireless networks.