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Securing funding for cleantech ventures

Cleantech businesses and projects are notoriously difficult to get off the ground, with cyclical changes in the cost-effectiveness and market potential for technologies having a big impact.

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Bowman Power is hoping to take its heat recovery technology to new markets

Octopus returns to Bowman Power to fund global growth of energy firm

Heat recovery business Bowman Power has raised £3 million of new growth capital so that it can grow its footprint.

Xeros and Bill Westwater have been successful with VC funding so far

Smart laundry business Xeros makes move towards public markets

Xeros is set to build on the venture capital funding it has already received by floating on London's Alternative Investment Market.

Chelsea owner: Roman Abramovich has also backed telecom firm Truphone

Roman Abramovich's Ervington Investments backs biotech company Weedingtech

Weed management business Weedingtech has added to the funding it received in the summer of 2013 by bagging a further £750,000.

Iceotope's cooling technology installed at the University of Leeds

Iceotope raises £6 million of VC capital two years after entering administration

Cleantech start-up Iceotope has closed its Series A fundraising round with help from venture capital firm Aster Capital.

Cleaner: Econic polycarbonates result in 30-40 per cent cost reductions

Cleantech spin-out Econic Technologies closes £5.1 million Series A round

Technology commercialisation investor Imperial Innovations has led a £5.1 million investment into cleantech business Econic Technologies.

As Cameron headed east, UK cleantech went west

Visiting Colorado with the best of the UK cleantech sector to develop contacts with investors and partners.

Green Biologics is in the biofuels space, and now hopes to grow in the US

New investors added by Green Biologics through £15.4 million round

Green Biologics has now raised over £28 million of venture capital investment following an eight-figure Series B round.

Hydrodec acquired the principal business and assets of OSS in September

Fundraising follows September acquisition for Hydrodec

AIM-listed Hydrodec Group has raised £20 million to help pay down its debt.

L-R: Connection's Bernard Dale with Earthmill's Mark Woodward and Steve Milner

Largest deal in history for Connection Capital sees wind turbine business backed

Private client investment business Connection Capital has facilitated a £4.1 million fundraising for Earthmill.

PVC Recycling uses waste from demolished housing in its green activity

Cleantech deal sees Manchester business secure £500,000 from VC backer

PVC Recycling is planning on developing satellite depots around the UK after securing £500,000 of new growth capital.

Tech Innovators 2013: Bactest FD Andrew Taylor

Tech Innovators 2013: Bactest

Bactest has pivoted away from its initial concept but is finding strong growth in the bacterial detection market for users such as sewage treatment facilities.

Tech Innovators 2013: Fullsun Photovoltaics founder Hugh Rudden

Tech Innovators 2013: Fullsun Photovoltaics

Creating a more carbon neutral future for all of us will ultimately provide businesses, like Fullsun Photovoltaics, with a lot of new opportunities.

Tech Innovators 2013: WheelRight

With a FTSE 100 and angel investor career already behind him, it's no surprise that John Catling's WheelRight business is achieving solid growth.

Tech Innovators 2013: Moixa Technology founder Simon Daniel

Tech Innovators 2013: Moixa Technology

Cleantech entrepreneur Simon Daniel is never short of an innovative idea, and his Moixa Technology business is making waves in the energy storage market.

Emerald Isle: The new cleantech project is being built in Londonderry

UK Green Investment Bank closes first deal in Northern Ireland alongside Foresight Group

An investment of £20 million by Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank will be used to build a wood fuelled combined heat and power station in Northern Ireland.

Tech cluster: The incubator will be in East London, dubbed Silicon Roundabout

Tech City-based EcoMachines Incubator set to shake up the energy and cleantech funding space

A new business accelerator aimed at energy and cleantech ventures has been launched in London.

Father and daughter: Lucian and Michelle Gill used the pension pot for funding

Using a pension to fund the business after war upheaval 

When Michelle Gill decided to return to the UK to help run her father’s business, the last thing on her mind was their pensions. But, they proved to be a business saviour. 

Plugging in: Chargemaster has identified government help as reason for growth

Chargemaster picks AIM to fuel its future growth efforts

Electric vehicle charging business Chargemaster has outlined plans to list on London's Alternative Investment Market in July.

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