We are Nuada
A Purpose-Driven Carbon Capture Company
We build energy-efficient carbon capture machines to reduce industrial emissions.
We believe in a future where highly polluting industries are a thing of the past. We want to capture the future by making zero emissions in industry a reality.
Our purpose is to provide efficient and cost-effective solutions that make it economically viable for hard-to-abate industries to reduce their carbon footprint.
Our name is inspired by the ancient mythical king Nuada, whose name means "capture" and who was renowned for healing himself with his sword of air - a symbol of our unwavering determination to capture carbon and “heal” the air.
At Nuada, our technology is the outcome of a decade of innovative work, trading under the name “MOF Technologies”. During this time, we developed extensive expertise in designing, scaling, and applying advanced solid sorbents called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).
As time progressed, we expanded our infrastructure for manufacturing, testing, and prototyping, and evolved into a vertically integrated carbon capture development company. Our involvement in multiple EU-funded carbon capture projects has provided us with valuable insights and experience, which have led and intensified our development efforts. Leveraging our development pedigree, we have created the next generation of carbon capture technology that the industry desperately needs to make Net Zero a reality.
At Nuada our core values help steer our purpose
We strive to deliver advanced systems that overcome the barriers which have long held back decarbonisation in key industries. Our game changing solutions will help accelerate the path to Net Zero.
We believe that a problem shared is a problem halved. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity. The only way we can combat it is through collaboration.
We aim to breed trust in our company by delivering high quality solutions which will help protect society and the environment. As a team of dedicated doers, we take pride in fulfilling our promises and taking care of our stakeholders, no matter what obstacles arise.
We are much more than a company – we are also stewards of the earth. Our offering roots in tangible climate action. By contributing to the decarbonisation of industry, we help pave the way for a low-carbon future.
Our Management Team
By pairing world-class talent with state-of-the-art carbon capture technology, we want to lead the way in industry decarbonisation. The Nuada team has a wealth of industry knowledge and is widely passionate about making Net Zero a reality.
Dr Conor Hamill
Conor is the Co-CEO of Nuada and the orchestrator of the company’s rapid growth. He is a global CCUS expert with rich experience in strategy, financing, and technology commercialisation. Conor is a PhD-trained chemical engineer and holds an eMBA.
Dr Jose Casaban
Jose is the Co-CEO of Nuada and the instigator of our breakthrough technology. He is a globally recognised carbon capture expert with rich experience in sorbent materials and gas separation processes. Jose is a chartered PhD-trained chemist and a chartered manager with an eMBA.
Dr Ciarán Coney
SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MANAGER
Ciarán is one of the architects of our carbon capture system and the steward for the system performance. He is a MOF adsorption system specialist and holds a PhD in transient gas-solid characterisation techniques.
Dr Stratos Stavrakakis
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Stratos manages our business development operations and is our focal point for relationship management, commercial strategy, and market intelligence. His resume combines a PhD in catalysis and carbon capture with a MSc in business & strategic management.
Dr Yuancheng Zhang
SORBENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Yuancheng leads our sorbent development programs and has been central to the innovation of our ground-breaking carbon capture materials. He is a PhD-trained chemist with global reputation for his expert knowledge in solid sorbent synthesis and functionalisation.
SORBENT MANUFACTURING MANAGER
Dennis manages our sorbent manufacturing operations with a pivotal role for successfully scaling-up the in-house sorbent production. He is a MEng-trained chemical engineer with extensive experience in manufacturing process development and extrusion processes.
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Board of Directors
Dr Jean-Claude Pierre
Jean-Claude has extensive experience in the Specialty Chemical industry in managerial, consulting and investment roles across the globe. After starting as a chemist with I.C.I. in England, Jean-Claude spent seven years within the US and Germany with BASF where, among other roles, he led their venture capital division and was part of the founding workgroup that established the High-Tech Gründerfonds. From 2006 to 2015, Jean-Claude worked in China in various managerial and consulting roles in the chemical sector. He also led a Chinese startup, Rontec, developing a new class of metallic foams. From 2015 to 2019, he led Scott Bader, a UK-based $300m turnover global specialty chemicals company. Since 2011, he has been Venture Partner with the China-based VC fund CM Venture, focusing on hard technologies investments and organizing the yearly Innovation China Conference.
Back in France, Jean-Claude is now focusing at helping companies to bring new technology solutions to the market and to operate in a sustainable fashion. Jean-Claude has a MSc in polymer science, an MBA and a PhD in sustainable systems.
Beverley Gower-Jones OBE
Beverley is the Managing Partner of Clean Growth Fund (CGF). She chairs the investment committee, guides the investment strategy of CGF and leads fundraising. In 2023, Beverley was bestowed an OBE by His Majesty The King (Charles III) for services to Net Zero innovation. Beverley co-founded Carbon Limiting Technologies, a low-carbon business incubation consultancy, and was a founder and Vice President at Shell Technology Ventures where she was instrumental in defining Shell’s technology venturing strategic approach. Beverley is an independent member of the cross-government Net Zero Innovation Board chaired by Sir Patrick Vallance.
Andrew Challis is a Managing Director and Co-head of Principal Investments for Barclays. Based in London, he is responsible for Barclays’ principal equity investment activities with key strategic partners and technology companies.
Andrew joined Barclays in 1997 and has worked in a variety of roles in the Markets division of the Investment Bank, including building out the BARX electronic trading business from its inception through to an industry-leading franchise where he headed the global sales team. Subsequently he headed the Markets Strategic Investments team and moved to Barclays Group in 2016 to run the business across the bank. He sits on the boards of several portfolio companies and is a regular contributor to fintech blogs, podcasts and at conferences. Prior to joining Barclays, Andrew worked for Cazenove and Co. in finance project management. He graduated from Sussex University, UK, with a Bachelor of Science in Physics.
David is Head of Spin Outs and Investments at QUBIS Ltd, the early-stage investment fund responsible for the commercialisation of technology from The Queen’s University of Belfast. He has extensive experience of high-growth venture capital backed businesses across a range of technology sectors from incorporation through to exit and currently holds Non-Executive Board positions with a number of the QUBIS Ltd spin out ventures. Prior to joining QUBIS Ltd, David worked with a regional development agency specialising in high growth export orientated technology businesses and was a Systems Engineer within the defence industry. David has a primary degree in Engineering, a master’s degree in Business Strategy and a professional finance qualification.
Moritz is a trained biochemist with substantial entrepreneurial and business experience who has co-founded several start-ups, spanning from medical devices to homeware retailing. During his career, he has also spent several years as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, specialising in Operations.
He studied in Germany, the US and the UK, and holds an MSc in Biochemistry and an MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise.
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