Energy efficiency is essential for SMEs in the UK. Good business energy management means firms can make substantial savings and reduce carbon emissions. A number of green companies that have launched recently support sustainable development. These ambitious start-up businesses aim to transform the way people use energy by offering eco-friendly products and services. Here are some examples below*;
An innovative green energy company, Bio-Bean, collects waste coffee grounds and turns them into fuel. Co-founded by Arthur Kay and Benjamin Harriman, the company aims to produce localised energy and provide a cheaper form of renewable energy. Bio-Bean has a patented technique to process waste coffee grounds discarded by coffee shops, roasters and instant coffee producers, into second-generation biomass pellets and biodiesel.
The sustainable supply chain will recycle coffee grounds and create a product that can be used for heating and transport. The green start-up is focusing on the waste streams of large-scale coffee factories in and around London.
The eRad System works by using infrared radiant heat to warm the objects in a room rather than heating the surrounding air, thereby resulting in a more even distribution of heat.
Quantum Waste has developed a low-cost technology for businesses looking for a green waste management solution. Using a limited amount of energy, the simple technology transforms food waste and wet waste into organic fertiliser.
The waste management company’s intention is to provide a one stop solution for businesses. It manages the permits, installs the technology, collects the waste, operates the units and will market the fertiliser that’s produced.
The company has recently trialled its small-scale waste composting technology in London with businesses including Crossrail and Imperial College. It now plans to use the franchise model to grow the business, aiming to establish two or three similar plants in London by 2015.
*British Gas has not validated any of the claims made by third party organisations mentioned in this article, nor do we endorse either the named companies or their products or services.