Econic Technologies awarded Innovate UK grant

Econic Technologies awarded Innovate UK grant to support further development of its’ pioneering technology to help fight climate change.

Econic Technologies has been awarded an Innovate UK grant under the Sustainable Innovation Fund framework to support further development of its’ pioneering technology to help fight climate change by facilitating the use of waste CO2 as a raw material, replacing expensive oil-based feedstocks, in polymer manufacture.  The grant, which supports a nine-month programme of innovation, was secured by the Econic team to allow greater resource focus on the process of recycling Econic’s innovative catalyst and will contribute to Econic’s R&D expenditure.

Dave Walker, Head of Process Development, Econic Technologies, commented:

“This is fantastic news for Econic.  This grant will allow us to support and accelerate our development, bringing enhanced performance to our already world leading technology package”.  


For more information contact:

Mr Leigh S Taylor, Head of Sales & Licensing at Econic Technologies
+44 (0)1625 238 645 | l.taylor@econic-technologies.com


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Econic Founder Awarded OBE in 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Econic Founder and CSO, Prof. Charlotte Williams

Econic Technologies is delighted to announce that that founder and inventor, Professor Charlotte Williams, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list 2020

Professor Williams, currently Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, has received her OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) for services to Chemistry.

Rowena Sellens, CEO, Econic Technologies, commented:
Charlotte’s passion for chemistry has continued to drive both her thriving academic career and contribution to Econic Technologies. We are delighted to work closely with Charlotte within Econic while she continues to deliver world leading research in a busy academic role.  Without doubt everyone is proud of such deserved recognition of her achievements.”


For more information, contact:
Mr Leigh S Taylor, Head of Sales & Licensing at Econic Technologies
+44 (0)1625 238 645 | l.taylor@econic-technologies.com


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Econic named 2019 Global Cleantech 100 company

Econic Technologies, a British cleantech pioneer helping turn waste carbon dioxide into an asset for the plastics industry, was named in the prestigious 2019 Global Cleantech 100. The Global Cleantech 100 is an annual guide published by Cleantech Group to the leading companies and themes in sustainable innovation. It features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.

“Econic’s technology allows plastics manufacturers to recycle their captured carbon dioxide into existing plants to make products at lower cost, with improved properties and more sustainably. Carbon dioxide is incorporated directly without the need for energy and resource intensive transformation, turning it from an expensive problem to a profit enhancing opportunity at the same time as reducing the reliance on oil as a raw material, thereby cutting harmful emissions in the industrial process.

“Adoption of this technology in the first market will see the equivalent of 4M cars worth of carbon dioxide emissions saved annually, and we are thrilled that the Global Cleantech 100 has recognised both Econic Technologies and the potential of carbon dioxide as a raw material. This is a further vote of confidence in the growing carbon capture utilisation sector”, said Dr Rowena Sellens, CEO of Econic Technologies.

The list combines Cleantech Group’s research data with qualitative judgements from nominations and insight from a global 87-member expert panel comprised of leading investors and experts from corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting. From pioneers and veterans to new entrants, the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community and results in a list with a powerful base of respect and support from many important players within the cleantech innovation ecosystem. The list is sponsored by Chubb.

“Our tenth edition is dominated by innovations for the future of food and mobility, and a decentralized and digitized future not only for energy, but for the industrial world more generally,said Richard Youngman, CEO, Cleantech Group. “This is a far cry from the dominance of hardware, solar and biofuels in the inaugural Global Cleantech 100 in 2009.”

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on 28 January at the 17th annual Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.


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Alex Kane, Farrer Kane: +44 (0) 20 7415 7154 | alex@farrerkane.com
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To find out how we can help turn waste CO2 into added value for your business, please contact:
Richard French, Business Development Director Econic Technologies | +44 1625 238 644

Author, Anthea Blackburn

National awards nomination for Econic Technologies

Econic Technologies is pleased to announce that Kelsey Lynn Skinner has been nominated for the 2018 Non-Executive Director Awards.

Organised by The Sunday Times and stockbroker Peel Hunt, the awards are intended to honour the often-unsung heroes of the boardroom – non-Executive Directors – who have made a significant contribution to an organisation.

Since joining Econic Technologies in 2013, when the company was at the earliest stage of its development, Kelsey has provided invaluable support, helping secure essential funding, developing a growth strategy and extending the shareholder base. Kelsey has brought essential sector experience to the company and is crucial in helping Econic realise its full potential.

Dr Rowena Sellens, CEO of Econic Technologies, commented: ‘It is great to see Kelsey nominated alongside a fantastic list of companies. Anyone who has had the pleasure of working with Kelsey will know just how much energy and experience she has brought to the role. Her contribution is highly valued internally, so it is great to see her hard work recognised nationally, too.

‘Kelsey has been integral to Econic Technologies’ growth and we look forward to continuing to work with her. As we help manufacturers across the world unlock the potential of carbon, Kelsey has played an essential role in helping us, as a business, unlock our own’.

Kelsey’s fellow nominees include: Elisabeth Stheeman of the London School of Economics; Wendy Becker of the Prince’s Trust; Lord Leitch of Bupa; Shirley Garrood of Hargreaves Lansdown; and Andrew Griffith of Just Eat.


For more information on Econic or to inquire about our catalyst technologies, please contact:
Richard French, Business Development Director Econic Technologies | +44 1625 238 645

Author, Anthea Blackburn

Econic Technologies is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List

Alderley Park, Cheshire, UK – November 7, 2017: Econic Technologies, a chemical company that supplies pioneering catalyst systems capable of incorporating bespoke amounts of waste carbon dioxide into polymers for use in the plastics industry, today announced it was named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list, produced by Cleantech Group (CTG).

The GCT100 Ones to Watch list seeks to highlight a group of up-and-coming companies that are catching the eye of leading investors and corporates in the market. The companies listed made the top 250 in this year’s Global Cleantech 100 program and carry pockets of strong support among the GCT100’s Expert Panel, albeit they did not have quite enough market support (yet!) to make the 9th edition of the Global Cleantech 100 list itself (which will be published on January 22, 2018). As such, these companies represent this year’s Ones to Watch.

“The Global Cleantech 100 program is our annual in-depth research exercise to identify the innovation companies leading players in the market are most excited by right now,” said CTG’s CEO, Richard Youngman. “By the nature of the list, the Ones to Watch truly represent the next cadre of exciting disruptive companies.”

“We are delighted with this recognition of the potential of our catalyst systems to benefit not only the environment with regards to the utilisation and reduction of waste carbon dioxide, but also the economy in terms of the value we can add to our customers’, and their customers’, existing products,” said Rowena Sellens, Econic’s CEO.

This year, a record number of nominations for the annual Global Cleantech 100 list were received: 12,300 distinct companies from 61 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 312 companies, with these nominees reviewed by the 86 members of Cleantech Group’s Expert Panel. The Ones to Watch list, a sister list to the annual Global Cleantech 100 list, is created from the top 250 of the shortlist. To qualify for either list, companies must be independent, for-profit cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

The complete list of the Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch list was revealed on November 7, 2017. See the full list at https://i3connect.com/gct100/watch-list

The complete list of Global Cleantech expert panel members is available at https://i3connect.com/gct100/panelist

About Cleantech Group
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Richard French, Business Development Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 238645
Email: R.French@econic-technologies.com

Author, Anthea Blackburn