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of sustainable power

Who is Carnot?

We are pioneering the technology of choice for the future of hydrogen power to tackle the billion dollar challenge of decarbonising industry, transport & power.

Net Zero

Enabling & Accelerating the adoption of Hydrogen at scale and the pathway to Net Zero.

The Ultimate Powertrain

Combining high power density, high efficiency, very compact, lightweight and low total cost of ownership.

Partnerships

Working with cutting edge research organisations, advanced manufacturers, co-developing with major OEMs and leading impact Investors

Carnot Timeline

Carnot was founded by Archie Watts-Farmer, Francis Lempp & Nadiur Rahman

August 2019

Awarded grant to providing energy security in sub-Saharan Africa with off-grid generator sets

December 2019

In the Top 10 of over 400 applications to join the OGTC/NZTC incubator and provided £100,000 in support

February 2020

Raised over £250,000 in crowdfunding on Crowdcube in pre-seed funding

Sept 2020

Working with large Australian mining organisation to co-develop their power needs towards Net Zero

October 2020

Carisbrooke Shipping Partnerships

Partnering with Carisbrooke Shipping & CMDC developing Hydrogen/Ammonia blend Auxiliary engine

August 2021
Crowdcube - Round1

Launching our second Crowdcube round, we were able to raise £850,000 alongside some angel investors

October 2021

The proof of concept (POC) prototype completes manufacture and begins testing

December 2021

Eureka Eurostars

Awarded grant of £300,000 to explore use of biogas in off-grid power applications.

July 2020

International PCT & Domestic Patents filed

With research finding no prior art, 7 core innovations surrounding our technology were submitted

April 2022

Awarded £500,000 Clean Maritime Demonstrator Grant 2 to develop our zero emission Auxiliary power units for the shipping industry.

Sept 2022

Selected in Tech Nations Net Zero 3.0 cohort as one of the UK's most promising decarbonising start-ups

Sept 2022

Carnot wins £1.5m Energy Catalyst 9 grant to develop off-grid biofuel generators

November 2022

Committed to GESI

At Carnot, we are committed to ensure that Gender Equality & Social Inclusion permeates every action we take.

Our core commitments include:

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively looking to maintain diversity within our team

GESI from the start

Ensure every project & impact of our technology considers GESI implications from the start
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STEM Careers

Do what we can to encourage and assist the under represented into STEM careers
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Meet the pioneers

Founders

Archie Watts-Farmer

CEO & Co-Founder

Francis Lempp

Co-Founder

Nadiur Rahman

Co-Founder

Archie Watts-Farmer

Founding Partner CEO & Co-Founder
Find out more about Archie

Francis Lempp

Co-Founder
Find out more about Francis

Nadiur Rahman

Co-Founder
Find out more about Nadiur

Advisers

Wolfgang Lempp

Business Advisor - Managing Director focusing on strategy & start-up growth. Received the Queen’s award for Enterprise 3 times and the Herbert T. Kalmus Medal.

Tom Rhodes

Technical Advisor - Former Chief Designer for Dearman and Senior Engineer at Mercedes AMG. Advises on Fuel Delivery.

Peter Farmer

Financial Advisor - Retired Financial Director of Inchcape and Jardines Matheson. Manages business and financial planning.

Dr Ed Wood

Technical Advisor - Former Chief Designer for Williams Formula One and Senior Development Engineer at Renault F1. Advises on design & prototyping .

Roger Frosh

Advisor - Working with Oxford Innovation and the Oxford University incubator advising on business performance and corporate engagement strategies.

Bo Gӧransoon

Technical Advisor - Recently retired Chief Analyst & Mathematical Modeler at leading bearing manufacture SKF. Advises on engine design concepts.

Wolfgang Lempp

Wolfgang Lempp

Market Strategy & Start-Up Growth

Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Fuel Delivery & Prototyping Export

Peter Farmer

Peter Farmer

Financial Strategy & Investment Advisor

Roger Frosh

Roger Frosh

Commercialisation & Industry Engagement

Bo Goransoon

Bo Goransoon

Bearings & Modelling Expert

Dr Ed Wood

Dr Ed Wood

Design & Prototyping

Design & Engineering

Fabio Misitano

Principle FEA Engineer - Fabio has over 20 years of experience working in automotive and motorsport. His enthusiasm for studying internal combustion engines has driven his school choices as well as his working ones. He has gradually moved his step from large automative manufactures like Flat and Ford to niche ones like Bentley Motors and then straight into racing with McLaren F1 and WRC?WEC with Toyota Gazoo Racing.

Ian Thatcher

Senior Design Engineer - Ian has over 22 years of experience across a wide spectrum of projects; from cradle-to-grave designing of high-performance motorcycle engines in mass production whilst at Triumph Motorcycles Limited to the design and manufacture of one-off research engines during his time at MAHLE Powertrain. Ian has also previously held roles at Cummins Inc. and Integral Powertrain.

Kevin Gray

Senior Test Engineer

Duncan Dunbar

Senior Design Engineer - Former Engineering Team Leader at at multiple world-championship winning Formula One team Mercedes AMG HPP. Leads engine block and driveline structural/dynamic design 20 years’ experience in motorsport having also worked in Superbikes, MotoGP and Historic Racing.

Huw Griffiths

Head of Test & Development - Huw has over 10 years of experience working across automotive and motorsport. Previously Head of Test and Development at multiple world-championship winning Formula One team Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains following on from his time at Jaguar Land Rover.

Matthieu Vazeille

Powertrain CAD Engineer - Matthew is our most recent graduate engineer

Ian Thatcher

Senior Design Engineer
Ian has over 22 years of experience across a wide spectrum of projects; from cradle-to-grave designing of high-performance motorcycle engines in mass production whilst at Triumph Motorcycles Limited to the design and manufacture of one-off research engines during his time at MAHLE Powertrain. Ian has also previously held roles at Cummins Inc. and Integral Powertrain.

Duncan Dunbar

Design Engineer
Former Engineering Team Leader at world-champion winning F1 Mercedes AMG HPP. Leads engine block and driveline structural/dynamic design

Huw Griffiths

Head of Test & Development
Huw has over 10 years of experience working across automotive and motorsport. Previously Head of Test and Development at multiple world-championship winning Formula One team Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains following on from his time at Jaguar Land Rover..

Commercial

George Hunter

Head of Sales - George has spent his whole career in technology sales with a focus on developing international markets. This included a Queens Award for International Trade winning Distribution Network, exporting to over 120 countries . George also completed an MSc from University of Birkbeck and MA from University of Westminster.

Dr. Jeremy Howard-Knight

Head of Business Development - MazSci in Physics and PhD in Nanoscience from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield respectively. Jeremy has been working on the leading edge of technology and product development for the last 18 years. Experience includes technology start-ups including Warwick Acoustics and multinational corporates including Siemens.

George Hunter

Head of Sales
George is focused on technology commercialisation, with responsibilities spanning a range of sales & marketing activities

Jeremy Howard-Knight

Head of Business Development
MazSci in Physics and PhD in Nanoscience from the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield respectively. Experience includes technology start-ups including Warwick Acoustics and multinational corporates including Siemens.

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