Reconstructing construction with Adaptavate's Breathaboard
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1w ago
In the latest episode of Talks with Turquoise, Managing Director Ian Thomas finds out more about a company that aims to revolutionise the construction industry. He spoke to the founder and CEO of Adaptavate, Tom Robinson. Adaptavate's Breathaboard is a direct, drop-in alternative to plasterboard, but one that is bio-based and carbon sequestering, resulting in a recyclable, lower-carbon product. Ian and Tom discuss: Adaptavate's goal to decarbonise the built environment and reduce waste with low-carbon and carbon-negative building materials. Potential partnerships with ..read more
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Jiva Materials' game-changing solution for e-waste
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4M ago
With rapidly increasing sales of electronic items, e-waste has become one of the fastest-growing waste streams. In the UK alone, half a billion small electronic items will end up in landfill each year.  One UK business is innovating to address the huge challenge of e-waste. Jiva Materials has created the world’s first fully recyclable printed circuit board laminate. Currently, printed circuit boards are responsible for the biggest share of the overall carbon footprint of an electronic device. In this episode, Turquoise International’s Ian Thomas spoke to Jiva Materials’ CEO Dr Jonath ..read more
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Net Zero Now's sector solution to measure carbon emissions
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6M ago
As the UN Climate Change Conference Cop 28 gets underway in Dubai, businesses are grappling with ever-changing requirements for their path to net zero.  Whilst some race to catch up, others want to get ahead of the game. But the route to reducing emissions varies hugely from sector to sector.  In this episode of Talks with Turquoise, we hear from a business that helps organisations measure and monitor their greenhouse gas emissions by providing sector-specific solutions. Luke Jackson, a senior associate at Turquoise International, speaks to Neil Ross Russell, co-founder of Net Zero N ..read more
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Pioneering energy storage with Connected Energy's Matthew Lumsden
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1y ago
Advances in battery technology have played a major role in the car industry's shift towards electric vehicles. Whilst batteries have become more efficient and affordable, they typically become redundant when their capacity falls by just 25%. That’s why reuse in other applications is essential to maximising the environmental benefits of EVs. Connected Energy's pioneering energy storage solution almost doubles the life of an EV battery's lifespan.  In this latest podcast, the second instalment of our low-carbon transport series, Ali Naini, a managing director at Turquoise, intervi ..read more
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Spark EV's Justin Ott talks intelligent range prediction
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1y ago
The global automotive industry is undergoing a monumental change with the shift from internal combustion engines to electric vehicles. It’s a topic that is being discussed in Brussels at the Future of Transport Conference. One of the big challenges for drivers of electric cars is range anxiety: how far can they travel before they need to stop and charge up? It's an issue that puts off many from buying an electric car.  But for trucks, the challenge of predicting range is arguably more important and it's firmly on the agenda of global haulage firms looking to upgrade their fleets to e ..read more
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Flying green with Cranfield Aerospace Solutions CEO Paul Hutton
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1y ago
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions is developing the world’s first zero-emissions hydrogen fuel-powered aircraft. In the latest episode of Talks with Turquoise, Cranfield CEO Paul Hutton speaks to Ian Thomas, managing director at Turquoise International. They discuss: - Why hydrogen is more suitable than hybrid electric - Why the BN Islander was the best choice of plane - When the technology can be transferred to larger aircraft - How the transition to bigger aircraft will be funded - What the UK’s domestic aviation sector must do to achieve its target of net zero emissions by 2040 To find out more ..read more
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Talks with Turquoise: Llewellyn Kinch, co-founder of Switchd
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1y ago
In our latest podcast, Ian Thomas, managing director of Turquoise International, interviews Llewellyn Kinch, co-founder of Switchd. The Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 (LCIF2), managed by Turquoise, recently invested in Switchd as part of a capital raising round of more than £1.2m. Based on the three key principles of saving time, saving money and saving hassle, Switchd helps consumers to automatically switch their energy provider and make their home greener. The podcast covers topics including the ever-changing energy market, the rise of decentralised self-generation, how data can be used to adv ..read more
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Talks with Turquoise: Chinese Outbound M&A
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1y ago
In our latest podcast, managing director Ian Thomas interviews Turquoise colleagues Francis Wright (managing director) and David Wright (director, China) on the topic of Chinese outbound M&A. Turquoise advises Chinese corporates on acquisitions in the UK and Europe. This podcast covers topics such as: - The opportunities Chinese companies are seeking with outbound M&A - How the requirements of a Chinese buyer differ from those of other acquirers globally - Key issues to be aware of around regulatory restrictions - Advice for those looking to develop relationships with potential Chinese ..read more
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Talks with Turquoise: Dr Don Arnone, CEO of TeraView
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1y ago
In our latest podcast, managing director of Turquoise Ian Thomas interviews co-founder and CEO of TeraView, Dr Don Arnone. TeraView is one of the businesses in the portfolio of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund, managed by Turquoise. LCIF invested in this deeptech company on the back of its leading work in the area of terahertz light. This podcast covers topics such as, what is terahertz light and why it’s important, its various industrial applications, and how TeraView has managed to commercialise a new area of fundamental science. Find out more about us here: www.turquoise.eu ..read more
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Talks with Turquoise: Capital Raising Investment
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1y ago
Turquoise International is a leader in venture capital finance, specialising in energy, environment and efficiency. In this podcast, Managing Director Ian Thomas and Director David Casale discuss capital raising. They explore what entrepreneurs should consider when looking to raise capital including common mistakes, valuation and dilution. Ian and David also give their thoughts on what most impresses investors. Find out more about us here: https://www.turquoise.eu ..read more
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