They were driven by a vision to create a better world by providing sustainable and innovative solutions to meet the impending energy crisis.
This vision is rooted in foundational science that has emerged from the engineering of biology, but is shaped by the need to urgently establish industrial manufacturing at scale. This idea is at the heart of C3. Building a better world doesn’t mean reimagining what we do but the way we do it – sustainable fuels that clean up the planet and save natural resources is the first step in achieving global net zero goals, whilst tackling the impending energy crisis.
C3 is now positioned to grow its pioneering technology to be catalysts of industrialisation in biomanufacturing.
Nigel is currently Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), co-founder at C3 and a member of the executive team. In his role as CSO he leads and oversees applied science programmes in both the chemistry and biology areas. Nigel is a critical member of the C3 delivery team and at an executive level contributes to the forward vision and development of the Company.
Nigel is a Professor of Biophysical Chemistry at The University of Manchester, Director of the UK Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub, and Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the former Director of the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) (2010-2019), which was recognised by the award of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (2018-20) as ‘a leader in the UK’s strategic development of biotechnology and bio-manufacturing, through innovative technologies in partnerships with industry’.
Jason has over 20 years international experience in project delivery and operational development. He has driven work around the world for various publicly listed companies to deliver growth and value to its shareholders. He brings extensive experience with operational contract delivery, health and safety and human resource management.
Helen is the Principal Scientist within C3 and has over two decades of experience in biochemical research. She holds a PhD in biochemistry, with the last 10 years of her research focussing on the application of synthetic biology for the production of advanced synthetic fuels and monoterpenoid biochemicals.
Her current role focuses on the development of C3’s pilot scale fermentation facility and project management of ongoing lab-based innovation and development studies.
Nigel has over 35 years’ experience in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and beneficial reuse of waste materials. He has held roles in management, research and development, consultancy and plant operations.
Nigel was employed for 9 years with Rio Tinto Technical Services where he spent time in several natural resource mines including Grasberg Mine in West Papua, Greens Creek in Alaska and Rio Tinto Technology Development in Melbourne, Australia.
Alex is a Senior Scientist for C3 and is involved with fermentation research and development.
He has experience in small vessel and anaerobic gas fermentation, and the use of continuous fermentation as a means of directing evolution. He also has experience in various genetic modification techniques and type I toxin antitoxin based counter selection systems.
He has previously worked with international teams of researchers, most notably on the ERA CoBioTech BIOMETCHEM
Louise is Financial Controller for C3 and manages all aspects of cash flow, accounts payable, UK and USA bank accounts and day-to-day finances.
She has over 15 years of experience of managing Research & Development funding, and over 20 years of experience working in the biotechnology field, of which 10 years was spent on laboratory-based research.
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