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Celtic Renewables

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Oct 27th 2020 - Nov 26th 2020

Celtic Renewables (CR) converts residual by-products from Scottish Whisky production into high-value, low-carbon sustainable chemical and biofuel products using its patented Acetone-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) fermentation process. CR asserts that the end products, Acetone, Butanol, Ethanol & high-grade animal feed, play an important role in daily human lives. The company argues that these are potential applicants in industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food production, hygiene products & advanced sustainable biofuels. CR states that the downstream markets for ABE biochemicals would be worth over £130 billion by 2025. It aims to be a leading contender in this segment. It also endeavours to replicate its ABE technology in global markets. CR has been named the 'Most Innovative Biotech SME' in Europe. The company will use the investment to bring its first industrial-scale plant into full operation by Q1 of 2021 and capitalise on commercial opportunities.

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Celtic Renewables combines the expertise of a world-class team to create a business built around resource efficiency for the modern world. The Founder is an internationally recognised expert and award-winning innovator in microbial biofuel production, particularly biobutanol. He is the inventor behind the Celtic Renewables process, and he was awarded an honorary OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list – one of the very few Irish citizens to receive the accolade. The CEO is an entrepreneurial leader and commercialisation specialist and responsible for growing start-up business in the renewable energy sector. He has won numerous investment pitching and business presentation awards on behalf of Celtic Renewables and has built a strong and dynamic team at the company. The MD John is a Chartered Project Professional and Registered Project Professional and is skilled in Client, Contractor and Consultant roles across the Public, Private, PLC, Multi-National and start-up arenas covering a wide array of stakeholders and shareholders. The Head of Research is an industrial biotechnologist who heads up research and innovation at Celtic Renewables. She is an award-winning and passionate scientist and has been invited to present her research and share her expertise on the global stage, from Helsinki to Hong Kong. The CFO is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has expertise in Financial & Operations Planning and Management, Auditing & Year-End Financial Reporting, Risk Management, Internal Controls, Stakeholder Engagement and Relations, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Costing, Business Modelling and Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Team Development, and Leadership.


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    27 Oct 20 Crowdcube £3,797,654 / 217% 57.67%
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