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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

International PCT & Domestic Patents filed

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

April 2022

Proof of Concept Prototype

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

December 2021
Crowdcube - Round1

Crowdcube - 2nd Round

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

October 2021

Carisbrooke Shipping Partnerships

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

August 2021

Oz Minerals Partnership

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

October 2020

Crowdcube - Pre-seed round

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

Sept 2020

Eureka Eurostars

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

July 2020

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

February 2020

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

December 2019

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

August 2019

Meet the pioneers

Founders

Archie Watts-Farmer

CEO & Founder

Francis Lempp

CBO & Founder

Nadiur Rahman

COO & Founder

Archie Watts-Farmer

Founding Partner CEO & Co-Founder

Bio

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Francis Lempp

Co-Founder

Bio

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Nadiur Rahman

Co-Founder

Bio

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Advisers

Wolfgang Lempp

NED, MD Filmlight / Bio: Advises on business strategy & start-up growth. Received the Queen’s award for Enterprise 3 times and the Herbert T. Kalmus Medal.

Tom Rhodes

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

Peter Farmer

CFO, NED / Bio: Retired Financial Director of Inchcape and Jardines Matheson. Manages business and financial planning.

Dr Ed Wood

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

Roger Frosh

Advisor, MD Frosh / Bio: Working with Oxford Innovation and the Oxford University incubator advising on business performance and corporate engagement strategies.

Bo Gӧransoon

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

Wolfgang Lempp

Market Strategy & Start-Up Growth

Bio

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Tom Rhodes

Fuel Delivery & Prototyping Export

Bio

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Peter Farmer

Financial Strategy & Investment Advisor

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Roger Frosh

Commercialisation & Industry Engagement

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Bo Goransoon

Bearings & Modelling Expert

Bio

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Design & Engineering

Ian Thatcher

Senior Design Engineer / Bio: 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.

Huw Griffiths

Head of Test & Development / Bio: 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.

Duncan Dunbar

Senior Design Engineer / Bio: 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.

Ian Cotton

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Matthieu Vazeille

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Kevin Gray

Senior Test Engineer / Bio: Former Chief Engineer at Aeristech Ltd and Design Team Leader at Formula One powertrains team IIImor Engineering, Kevin has over 20 years' experience in high performance engineering environments. Leads design of test rig and sub-systems.

Ian Thatcher

Senior Design Engineer

Bio

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Huw Griffiths

Head of Test & Development

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Duncan Dunbar

Design Engineer

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Ian Cotton

Technical consultant

Bio

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Matthieu Vazeille

Powertrain CAD Engineer

Bio

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Commercial

George Hunter

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

Dr. Jeremy Howard-Knight

Head of Business Development / Bio: 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

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Jeremy Howard-Knight

Head of Business Development

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