Our mission

The values
we live by

Founded by Thomas, Llŷr, and William in 2017, our journey has been driven by scientific innovation with sustainability as our guiding principle.

This ethos is deeply ingrained in our core values.


Trust is at our core — we rely on each other, and you can rely on us.


We strive for continuous improvement and innovation to solve global challenges.


We don’t just talk. We make stuff happen.


Reflection and learning are pivotal to enable us to grow together.


We have one Earth, and we are committed to protecting it for future generations.

Meet our
leadership team

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Dr. Thomas Fudge

CEO & Founder

Thomas's passion for the planet, its people and water sparked WASE. With a waste-to-energy PhD and startup experience, he drives our technical innovation, understanding the challenges of growing a business.

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Llŷr Anwyl

COO & Founder

With a background in agriculture, Llŷr saw the need for sustainable innovation and action. As a civil engineer, he has led the implementation of bioenergy facilities and developed sustainability plans for Welsh farming.

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Beth Abbott-Stratford


Beth is passionate about fast-growing startups that are solving the planet's greatest challenges. She has experience growing startups, raising finance and managing the finance and M&A of organisations.

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Manshu Agarwal


Manshu has 20+ years’ experience in leading and advising global tech-based companies and growing startups in the water and energy sectors.

Our board & advisors

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James Astor


James brings 20 years' experience as a senior exec and non-exec director in SMEs, excelling in strategy development, team building, and finance raising within the renewables and waste management sectors.

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Carlota Ochoa
Neven Du Mont

Investor Director

Carlota is a Principal at Extantia, bringing experience from previous roles at Amazon, Nauta Capital, Tech &Media Club and an MBA at London Business School. Carlota contributes valuable insights to the industry.

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Richard Gueterbock


Richard has 20 years of expertise in anaerobic digestion, specialising in industrial bio-residues and small-scale plants. He is also well-versed in UK and EU agri-food and bio-energy policy formulation.

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Carlos A. Chalbaud

Investor Director

Carlos Chalbaud is an Investment Director at Engie New Ventures. He serves as NED for various start-ups in the energy sector. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from ENSAM, and an Executive MBA from IE Business School.

Our partners

Our awards

Want to join us?

If you like the sound of what we’re doing, get in touch — we always love hearing from talented people keen to join our adventure.

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