Resident Companies

 

Arid Agritec Ltd

Arid Agritec Ltd was formed for the sole purpose of delivering state-of-the-art research knowledge and technology in sustainable crop production into countries challenged by arid climates. Their focus is on manipulating the growing environment, using the very latest technology in crop cover and tunnel structure design, to deliver the perfect climate for growth.


Working In Partnership

Arid Agritec and LEC are working together to develop cutting-edge research in plant photobiology and applied crop-cover use for improving yield and quality. They are also researching developments in irrigation science and sustainable methods of pest and disease control.


Contact Details

Dr Wagdy Sobeih
Room B5
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510 275
Fax: +44 (0) 1524 510 277
Email: wagdysobeih@aridagritec.com
Web: www.aridagritec.com

Bowland Analytical Support Ltd

Bowland Analytical provides services to laboratories in the environmental, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Our primary activities focus on the repair, maintenance and validation of Agilent LC, GC, GCMS and LCMS analytical instruments. We also offer training courses on troubleshooting and maintenance of analytical instruments.


Working In Partnership

The company is currently supporting a research project in the Lancaster Environment Centre investigating the occurrence, fate and remediation of pharmaceutical compounds in surface waters. This emerging class of pollutants has raised concerns given the increasing use of medicines for human and animal care. Catchment studies will aim to establish background levels and identify point sources of pharmaceuticals. A strategic goal of this project is to develop an appropriate remediation process for waste water treatment plants.


Contact Details

Keith Waterhouse
Room B5
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Mob: +44 (0) 7881 633 835
Email: keith@bowlandanalytical.co.uk
Web: www.bowlandanalytical.co.uk

Carbon Action Ltd

We are a small Niche consultancy specializing in industrial ecology and symbiosis solutions. We work with companies who seek a solution for either waste currently going to landfill or who wish to push waste up the value chain.

We also assist businesses who seek alternative resources for their processes.

Our service not only works to find the solution or material but also project manages the development to a successful commercial outcome ensuring all areas of the plan are considered including logistics, storage, processing, technology and IP.

Our goal is to drive innovation in order to take resources on a journey from low value waste to high value product, eliminating liability and creating opportunity.

Are you a waste management company with waste streams you seek to divert away from Landfill or increase revenue for? Or are you a manufacturer or Building products company with a process that could benefit from a recycled, more efficient or more stable resource stream? If so then you could benefit from Carbon Action's years of experience and vast network in the Industrial ecology Field.


Contact Details

Richard Thompson
Room B5
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ


Email: contact@carbonactionlimited.co.uk
Web: www.carbonactionlimited.co.uk

Envirofly Consulting UK Limited

Envirofly specializes in designing, developing and deploying innovative and sustainable models of business entry and growth in the African and developing economies market especially in environment, education, extractives, media, service and technology sectors. Our services include setting up strategic partnerships; conducting feasibilities studies and market research; strategy and business development; research and development; supporting in full business set up; human resource development and staffing; delivering policy advise; coordinating business tours to Africa; developing and managing projects, programmes, events and initiatives relevant to our core business areas. We cover and have extensive links in over 20 African countries and our business is driven by market intelligence, an experienced team of consultants and extensive strategic partnerships.

Dr Akanimo Odon
B05, Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University 
LA1 4WA

E-mail:akan.odon@envirofly-group.com

www.envirofly-group.com

 

Enterprise Generator Business Solutions

Enterprise Generator works closely with with both industrial partners and system providers to develop, trial and commercialise future technologies. Jonathan Lutwyche, the company founder, has worked extensively within the chemicals industry managing commercial activities for commodity producers, fine chemical manufacturers and distribution businesses. Having gained a BSC (Hons) in mathematics from the University of Durham his particular focus now lies in identifying and developing new business solutions that support various industrial sectors.


Contact Details

Jonathan Lutwyche
Room C27
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel : +44 (0) 1524 510 278
Mob: +44 (0) 7739 899 843
Email: sales@enterprisegenerator.com
Web: www.enterprisegenerator.com

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency’s principal aims are to protect and improve the environment, and to promote sustainable development. We play a central role in delivering the environmental priorities of central government through our functions and roles.

We're responsible for:

• regulation of major industry • flood and coastal risk management • water quality and resources • waste regulation • climate change • fisheries • contaminated land • conservation and ecology • navigation

The Environment Agency is working with the Environment Centre to strengthen current relationships and encourage collaboration and engagement in the future to deliver greater environmental outcomes through joint research and innovation.

Contact Details

Ellyse Maddocks
B05 The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YW

E-mail - ellyse.maddocks@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

Hybrid Instruments Limited

Hybrid Instruments is a Lancaster University spin out specialising in the design and development of high speed electronic systems for real-time acquisition and analysis of signals arising from radiation detectors. Our focus is on delivering novel measurement systems for innovative and bespoke applications.

Since 2003 we have designed, manufactured and supplied systems of this type to public and private sector organisations across the world. Our techniques and products have been validated by leading authorities in the field, including: the NPL (UK), IAEA (UN-Vienna), and EU-JRC (Europe).

These laboratories have called our technology “the enabling technology in the field” and “a significant advance in safeguards technology”. They have also described it as “fundamental to many industrial applications”

Working In Partnership

Hybrid Instruments regularly collaborates with universities, institutions and agencies on pressing research topics to provide the most cutting-edge instrumentation. Collaborations with Lancaster University have included joint funding awards from NDA, NERC, and Innovate UK. A current joint-project addresses real-time measurement of water-borne tritium. We have sponsored several PhD students including a CASE award and frequently employ undergraduate or postgraduate interns.

Contact Details

Frank Cave
B16, The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YW

Tel: +44 (0)1524 595048
e-mail: frank@hybridinstruments.com
web:  www.hybridinstruments.com

Levity Cropscience

Levity Cropscience is a business dedicated to research and development of sustainable chemistry. It develops products that can improve the performance of conventional chemicals. Levity believes that the greatest gains in sustainability will be made by improving conventional chemistry, rather than by wholesale replacement of it. Levity Cropscience’s business model is to focus on research and development, and partner with companies that have existing sales and marketing infrastructure – helping it’s partners to produce better products. This research is the basis for all Levity products which include additives (for use by fertilizer manufacturers to improve product performance) and formulated products containing Levity chemistry. Levity’s research is helping to make agricultural products smarter, making products more sustainable, lower dose, and delivering higher yields from the crops on which they are applied. Levity Smart Fertilizer additives TM are already being used all around the world, with partners in the USA, South America, Europe and Africa.
Contact Details

David Marks
Room B5
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510 279
Mob: +44 (0) 7956 273 127
Email: david@levitycropscience.com
Web: www.levitycropscience.com

Peak Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd

Peak Associates are a specialised consultancy that provides advice on matters relating to river and water pollution, effluent treatment, drainage and contaminated land. We specialise in defence, mitigation and negotiations with regulatory bodies on your behalf and we are well briefed on current legislation, its requirements and likely future trends.
Working In Partnership

Peak Associates works in partnership with Lancaster University to help nurture the next generation of environmental consultants. We provide a wide range of undergraduate student projects, from SUDS designs to contaminated land assessment along cyclepaths. Larger, more complex projects which require greater scientific rigor means we support masters and doctoral students. Recently, a student assessed Manchester airport’s surface water runoff polluted with glycol from de-icing as part of the university’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation. We are proud to have been part of this initiative.

The Lancaster office is headed up by Dr Peter Shanahan who gained is doctorate in soil physics from Lancaster University. 

Contact Details

Dr Peter Shanahan
Room C17A
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510 475
Email: lancaster@peak-associates.com
Web: www.peak-associates.com

Simplifi Solutions

Simplifi Solutions is a relatively new company (2008), but has an impressive client list including BMW, Centrica, BAE Systems and Jaguar Land Rover among others. Simplifi supports its clients by maintaining a register of legislative requirements which enables clients to check their compliance against relevant legislation. This is achieved via the use of a software tool which questions the organisation’s processes and practices after which a register of legislation affecting company procedures is produced. This register is kept fully up-to-date in order to ensure that organisations are aware of new or amended legislation. Simplifi also provide its subscribers with an on line 'Risk Register' allowing user's to capture and manage their Health,Safety, and business risks, and to link these risks to relevant legislation

Contact Details

Jonathon Crawford

B05 The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ
 
Email: j.crawford@simplifi-solutions.co.uk
 
Web: www.simplifi-solutions.co.uk

Small World Consulting Ltd

Small World Consulting enables strategic responses to climate change that enhance organisational value. Climate change can present opportunity as well as threat; but only the early movers will seize the opportunities. We help businesses develop practical leading approaches. Working closely with LEC, the Management School and other university departments, Small World brings together the multidisciplinary expertise that the climate change challenge demands. Climate change impacts businesses in many different ways. We help organisation understand their impact, their options and to assess the implications for costs, brand value, talent management and operational effectiveness. Clients include BT, Booths Supermarkets, Taylor Wimpey, Manchester City Council, West Sussex County Council, Lake District and South Downs National Park Authorities, The Eden Project, Cumbria Tourism and Lancaster University.

Working In Partnership

Small World and Lancaster University work together in a variety of areas including footprint methodologies, sustainable behaviour change, climate change impacts of dietary choice,  and developing multidisciplinary perspectives to global challenges.

Contact Details

Mike Berners-Lee
Room B10
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel : +44 (0)1524 510 272
Email: mike@sw-consulting.co.uk
Web: www.sw-consulting.co.uk

Stopford Energy and Environment

Stopford is an international energy and environment consultancy providing innovative multidisciplinary solutions to a global market. For over 30 years we have been serving the requirements of a multi-national client base from our team of industry leading experts. As leaders in the energy and environment sector, we have developed complimentary consulting and engineering capabilities comprising innovation, multi-disciplined consultancy, engineered solutions, and education and up-skilling. We provide bespoke services to our clients throughout the lifecycle of projects from our sites in Ellesmere Port, Lancaster University and Zayed University.

Working In Partnership

• Delivery of a PG Cert CPD Course in Energy from Fuels and Waste (UK and West Africa)
• Co-Delivery of a £1M Research Programme Developing Land Conditioners from the By-Products of the Bio-Energy Industry
• Industrial Sponsor and Supervision of PhDs in the areas of biomass and waste to energy, resource recovery and fuel cell technology
• Development of Innovation and Consulting Opportunities in Guangzhou through the China Catalyst Programme
• Consultancy in Partnership with LEC Academics
• Lancaster University ERDF Framework Partner
• Industrial Member of “Energy Lancaster”
• Engagement in Student Projects and Placements (LEC, Engineering and Management School)
• Student Recruitment

Contact Details

Dr Ben Herbert
Room C17
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel : +44 (0)1524 510 604
Email: ben.herbert@stopford.co.uk
Web: www.stopfordenergyandenv.co.uk

Strategic Energy Consulting Ltd

Strategic Energy Consulting works with private and public sector clients to help prepare them for the financial, reputational and practical challenges of the existing and emerging environmental regulations and issues of energy security.

Our approach is based on a holistic end to end review of an organisation, which after the initial site survey & audit, enables us to identify energy efficiency and cost reduction projects which we rank in order of cost effectiveness with costed proposals that show payback periods. Depending on client circumstances and current funding rules, audits can be partly or fully funded. We can advise on this when discussing Client requirements. Where clients have standby generators or CHP plant on site there are possibilities to generate revenues from The National Grid by boosting supply into the grid when peak demand is outstripping supply.

Working in Partnership

Strategic Energy Consulting is working with LEC on resource efficiency for a large scale road waste recycling client and with Lancaster University Facilities and Infrastructure on Smart Grid Projects.

Contact details

Chris Wilson
Room B05
The Gordon Manley Building
Lancaster Environment Centre
Lancaster University
Lancaster
LA1 4YQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510 549
Email: chris@seclimited.co.uk
Web: www.seclimited.co.uk

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business, KTN has specialist teams covering all sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. We support them through their business cycle to see that investment through to success.

The KTN Sustainability and Resource Efficiency team works in the areas of circular economy, water and wastewater, carbon and energy, waste management and resource efficient businesses. They support companies and researchers operating within those business areas and also have a cross-cutting remit to ensure that the principles of sustainability are ingrained throughout KTN’s programme.

Contact

Jonathan Abra
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Theme Lead, Water
Mobile - 07540014955