Clean Technology

Clean Technology

From alternative fuels to energy-from-waste and carbon capture, Nottingham leads the way in clean technology.

  • Home to world-leading centres of energy research and business development centres for clean tech
  • Over 900 businesses in the region working on environmental technologies
  • The UK’s most energy self-sufficient city, a leader in sustainability

As one of the greenest cities in the UK, we’re well positioned to help businesses in this sector. We’re home to internationally recognised centres of energy research and sustainability, including the Energy Technologies Research Institute which specialises in Carbon Capture and Storage, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and Low Energy Buildings.

Our research into sustainability is bringing the future closer. The University of Nottingham is currently engaged in some of the highest level research in the clean technology field. It has become a key centre for biomass and solar technology development alongside sustainable building design, photovoltaics, thermal systems and environmental alternatives to cement and concrete.

The expertise we have in this sector is the reason why over 900 businesses in Nottingham and the wider region are working on environmental technologies. Companies such as Romax Technologies, Chinook Sciences, Alkane Energy and E.On are part of our growing Clean Tech community.

There’s strength in numbers. We know a lot about the power of taking a clustered approach, having fostered the success of BioCity, a globally-famous centre for fledgling bioscience businesses, we have taken the same approach has been taken to sustainable and energy technologies. The Nottingham Clean Tech Centre offers high-growth and spin out businesses dedicated business support, premises and expert guidance in this field.


James Mann
Business Expansion Specialist

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+44 (0) 7985 114 156

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Clean Technology


[Nottingham] has a vibrant restaurant scene, a concentration of successful technology companies and the cost of living, compared to London, is so much more reasonable, which is very helpful for a start-up.


Adam Roberts

Go Dine founder and MD