Case Studies

IRT Surveys

IRT picture

Ignite is investing £100,000 alongside our people’s expertise in IRT Surveys, a social enterprise with a pioneering tool that quantifies energy loss and provides bespoke advice on refurbishment options. IRT will therefore help raise the standard of UK homes which are some of the least energy efficient in Europe, enabling a reduction in energy costs…

Read more

bio-bean Ltd

Coffee Log 2

bio-bean Ltd is an award-winning clean technology company, the first company in the world to have industrialised the process of recycling waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. Consumption of coffee has increased rapidly over recent decades and forecasts anticipate this growth to continue. Each year 500kT of waste coffee grounds are sent to landfill, anaerobic…

Read more

63000Homes Limited

63000Homes Interior View Compressed

The National Housing Federation recently reported that some 974,000 new houses were needed between 2011 and 2014, but fewer than 460,000 homes were actually built. 63000Homes Limited was founded to address the shortage of affordable, high quality social housing by designing, manufacturing and installing modular homes at large volumes for the social housing market. While…

Read more

Generation Community – Energise Barnsley

Gen Comm Energise Barnsley 1

Generation Community, a social enterprise, develops energy projects for the benefit of communities, specifically targeting low income, fuel poor and excluded areas. Together with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Berneslai Homes, a local social landlord, Generation Community set up a Community Benefit Society (CBS) called Energise Barnsley, which will deliver 4MW of solar photovoltaic installations…

Read more

Green Running

eGenius-Black-and-White crop

Green Running has developed a technology that analyses electricity usage at over a hundred thousand times per second, learning patterns and anomalies in the data. This allows the technology to identify the electricity consumption of different appliances being used and is able to display the results in real time on an accompanying app. In addition…

Read more

Co-wheels Car Club

Co-wheels car

Co-wheels has grown to be a leading national car club operator that provides a network of community car clubs across the UK enabling members to access cars on a ‘pay by the hour’ basis without any of the cost and hassle of car ownership. The Co-wheels approach to car club development helps re-connect individuals with…

Read more