At Celtic Renewables, our proposition is simple: we take residual by-products, initially from the whisky industry, which are produced in large volumes & problematic to dispose of and use our internationally patented process to convert them into high-value low carbon products, namely Acetone, Butanol, Ethanol and animal feed. These products play an important role in our daily lives & are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, hygiene products and advanced sustainable biofuels.
In November 2020, we raised £3.68m from almost 2,500 investors on Crowdcube to complete the construction of our flagship biorefinery in Grangemouth, Scotland. With the construction of our plant complete, we’re more determined than ever to play a leading role in the global transition to net zero.
Internationally patented biotechnology processes.
Construction of our flagship biorefinery is complete and will be capable of producing 1m litres of sustainable biochemicals annually.
First customer onboard; a major global distributor for the pharmaceutical, food and industrial sectors.
A number of other prospective customers in the pipeline.
Products using our biochemicals independently verified as carbon negative.
Now in advanced conversations with multinational companies to build and launch our future plants.
Crowdfunding is a way for growing businesses to receive investments from their community.
Rather than rely on traditional financial institutions and investors, we want to be more open. This crowdfund gives you the chance to own shares in Celtic Renewables and become an integral part of our story.
Celtic Renewables will be listed on Crowdcube, the UK’s largest online crowdfunding platform.
Yes, every investor will receive shares in Celtic Renewables. The number of shares you receive will be proportionate to the amount you invest. The final number of shares issued depends on the number of investors and amount of money raised.
We will notify anyone who registers their interest before the campaign goes live. Anyone that pre-registered will receive exclusive access to the campaign before it is made public.
The campaign will last up to 30 days.
If we are fortunate to raise more than our target, we’ll use the extra investment to grow the company even more quickly than we currently plan. Raising investment above our target simply means we will have more shareholders and be ‘giving away’ a larger percentage of our company.
Initially, your investment will be recorded as a pledge, meaning no money will leave your bank account. Following the successful completion of the campaign, Crowdcube will contact you to confirm the date that the money will be deducted from your account. You‘ll be given a minimum of seven days notice before money is taken from your account. This allows you to make funds available but also gives you a final opportunity to opt-out of the investment.
Crowdcube will issue statements of ownership after the successful completion of the campaign, once your investment has been processed. Completing the round and necessary paperwork takes a few weeks, but typically you can expect to receive your certificate of beneficial ownership around 4 weeks after the campaign has ended. EIS certificates will follow.
Celtic Renewables is a private limited company which means, at present, there is no public forum for buying and selling our shares. Shares may be bought and sold by private arrangement, however, you must first offer them to other shareholders before transferring them to a single third party at your own expense.
It’s possible, although no such plans are currently in place. This would be an opportunity for you to sell your shares.
Yes, our business plan (and financial overview) will be available on our Crowdcube campaign page once the campaign is live. If, after reading it, you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. You’ll find our contact details supplied in the pack – we’re happy to answer all questions or supply any additional information.
This is a long term investment in a fast growing company. The main way that you can make money from your investment is by selling your share for more than you paid for it.
We are a private limited company, and our shares are therefore not publicly traded at present. In the event of a future sale of the company, you would be able to sell your shares to the acquiring company. Alternatively, if the business grows to a point where the company management/further institutional investors offer to buy back, you are also likely to be able to sell your shares. However, investments in early stage companies are illiquid by nature so you should expect to hold your shares for a substantial period of time before being able to generate a return, if at all.
Risk Warning & Important Information
Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital and should be entered into as part of a diversified portfolio. Please invest aware. This page has been approved as a financial promotion by Crowdcube Capital Ltd who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 650205). Your capital is at risk.
Important note: Most countries in the world including the UK and the rest of Europe are embracing equity crowdfunding as a progressive way of allowing individuals to invest in the businesses they believe in and thus support innovative companies to grow.
However, equity crowdfunding is regulated quite differently in the USA, Canada and Japan so we are unable to accept investments from investors that reside in those countries.