FeTu founder Jon Fenton.
Jane Imrie

Yorkshire clean energy startup set for site expansion and workforce growth

A Yorkshire-based startup company specialising in green energy technology has announced plans for expansion.

FeTu is set to double the floorspace at its Elland facility this month, as well as increase its workforce by the end of 2020.

Established by designer Jon Fenton in 2017, FeTu specialises in reducing energy consumption and emissions through its self-developed two-stage turbine technology, which applications in the energy market and manufacturing industries including aerospace and marine.

The business is creating an in-house workshop and test lab at its Elland premises as it gears up to bring its product to market, and plans to hire three additional staff by the end of the year to support its expansion.

Jon Fenton said: “It’s becoming clear the world needs to change quickly to avert a climate catastrophe, and clean, cost effective energy solutions like ours have a crucial role to play.

“FeTu’s technology has the potential to significantly disrupt how heat and power are connected, enabling a new dawn of efficiency in power generation, propulsion, heating and cooling applications.

“We are on the brink of transforming the £34bn global compressor market with technology that reduces energy consumption by 25 per cent.”

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