Michael Andrea (Nottingham Sustainable Solutions)
Entrepreneur: Michael Andrea
Business: Nottingham Sustainable Solutions
Nottingham Sustainable Solutions (NSS) is a community interest start-up created by two mechanical engineers from the University of Nottingham. They design, engineer and deliver sustainable technical systems to speed development of third world communities. NSS is guided by the core belief that innovative engineering – combined with community involvement - has unmatched potential to speed development and fight poverty. The company uses 1st world design principles and modelling techniques to create robust and appropriate engineering solutions to tackle the developing world’s technical problems.
Michael Andrea of Nottingham Sustainable Solutions
NSS is a socially aware company - the focus of their work is in the creation of innovative mechanical systems to meet the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. All of the designs make use of recycled components, which can be machined and assembled in a basic workshop. Their systems are maintainable on-site with minimal tools, using local materials, with no technical training. The key product is a system to compress Biogas, enabling efficient storage and transport for prolonged periods. This has the potential to massively accelerate the adoption of biogas (a sustainable energy resource) and enable the creation of local, gas trading, market economies.
Elevator Pitch Video
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