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ReNew ELP is supported by UK-based energy investment firm Armstrong Energy. The company has been financed through equity investment organised by Armstrong Energy, as part of a Joint Venture with Licella Pty.

Gutteridge, Haskins and Davey Limited (GHD) has undertaken the FEED design of the first commercial hydrothermal upgrading facility in the UK. The plant will be located in Teesside, an area with a well-established process industry and excellent transport links.


Licella is an Australian renewable energy start-up co-founded by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ignite Energy Resources (IER). In collaboration with the University of Sydney, Thomas Maschmeyer’s team at Licella developed the unique Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) technology, to convert low-cost, non-edible, waste biomass into a stable bio-crude oil, which can be refined, in a conventional refinery, into next generation bio-fuels and renewable bio-chemicals.


Prof. Thomas Maschmeyer

Thomas is an inventor of the Cat-HTR technology, and is Co-Founder and Technology Consultant of Licella. He is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney and served as Founding Director of the $150m Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology. Click here to read Thomas’ biography


Armstrong Energy

Armstrong Energy specialises in the development, acquisition and operation of renewable power and energy projects. The Armstrong team possesses a wealth of experience in delivering investments on a global scale; to date it has invested over £300 Million into energy infrastructure. A core philosophy of Armstrong is developing investments that deliver both positive economic and social impact. Armstrong Energy has been a pioneer in developing business models which include social impact goals.


Dr. Len Humphreys

Dr Len Humphreys was instrumental in the conception and development of Licella’s technology and is the inventor of a number of patents around the Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor process, Cat-HTR™. Len is Co-Founder and CEO of Licella Holdings (previously Ignite Energy Resources) and a Director and Co-Founder of battery start-up, Gelion. Click here to read Len’s biography.


GHD Consulting

Gutteridge Haskins and Davy Limited (GHD) is one of the world’s leading providers of technical professional services. GHD operates as a multi-disciplinary consulting firm, supporting the development, delivery and asset management of a wide range of infrastructure in various sectors. The company has vast experience of managing water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation projects for both public and private sector clients.


Womble Bond Dickinson

“Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm with a depth of experience advising on the full range of issues affecting developers, owners and operators (extending to funders and major corporates) of renewable and chemical projects. They have advised clients at all stages of a project’s lifecycle and have an in-depth knowledge of process plant contracts and projects utilising emerging technologies.”


Quantum Public Relations

Quantum PR is a communications and marketing agency that specialises in working with clients involved in the renewable energy, recycling and waste management sectors. Based at offices in Kent, Quantum’s PR and marketing strategies deliver high impact, creative solutions to enable clients to achieve their key objectives and build brand awareness. Quantum has been appointed to support the launch of ReNew ELP’s new Cat-HTR technology in the UK.



Blueshark is an award-winning digital design agency with over 16 years’ experience delivering web and brand solutions. The agency specialises in business to business challenges from the basic brochure style through to extensive data capture and e-commerce. Blueshark has vast knowledge and experience in helping businesses deliver excellent online services.


Sirius Planning

Sirius Planning is part of a multidisciplinary company, providing built development services including planning, geotechnical and site investigation, demolition, remediation and civil engineering, to all business and industry sectors.  Our integrated approach ensures we deliver on all development projects for commercial and residential property, energy, minerals and waste management, leisure, retail, utilities, mixed use schemes and many others. Sirius provides services to a diverse range of clients, from small private landowners to large national corporations, public and private sectors.


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