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Revive is a sustainable biotech company creating alternatives to palm oil from used coffee grounds (UCGs). Having developed a patent pending technology to manufacture its products, the company is now fundraising to scale up its manufacturing capacity and launch its products to market.

  • Raised over £700k in investment & grant funding
  • Processed >50T of UCGs & working on strategic supply agreement
  • Featured on the BBC & World Economic Forum
  • Early signs of commercial interest from cosmetics and food & drink industries


70 million tonnes of palm oil is produced annually, mostly in Southeast Asia, and is shipped around the globe. It is one of the key drivers behind deforestation, contributing millions of tonnes of emissions every year.

At the same time, over 1 billion tonnes of organic material from food and agriculture is needlessly wasted every year. This includes an est. 500,000T+ of UCGs being wasted in the UK annually.

Revive is developing green technologies to create high-value, sustainable products from previously low-value waste organic materials. Using a patent-pending technology, the company converts those UCGs into chemicals with applications in cosmetics and food & drink.

Its initial focus is the cosmetics ingredients market which is expected to reach $3.6bn in Europe by 2028 (CAGR 3.9%) and Revive Eco has already seen early signs of commercial traction. Its scalable business model benefits from multiple revenue streams; UCGs collection fees, sales of outputs and licence fees for its technology in the future; Revive is designed to be economically and environmentally sustainable.

The last year has seen the company supply samples of its outputs to companies across Europe who are all actively seeking sustainable alternatives to palm oil and its derivates, a growing trend across multiple industries. The investment will allow the company to scale-up its manufacturing capabilities & take advantage of the interest that it has so far.


Revive Eco is a team of commercial, scientific and sustainability focused individuals with a wide ranging knowledge and experience base.

Scott Kennedy, Co-founder

Studied at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and was part of the prestigious Saltire Foundation Scholar programme. Experience working in social impact with Power a Life and the hospitality, food & drink sectors at the SEC (Compass Group).

Fergus Moore, Co-founder

Studied at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and was part of the prestigious Saltire Foundation Scholar programme. International experience with a medical device technology company in Silicon Valley. He is passionate about continuing Scotland's proud heritage of innovation and pioneering technologies.

Dr Ryan Taylor, MRSC, Lead Chemist - Part Time

Years experience in the chemistry industry including with GSK & Syngenta. Previously founded blue biotech start up. PhD in Physical Chemistry, oversees all technical development work at Revive.

Dawn Thompson, MRSC, Senior Process Chemist

4+ years experience with a large CMO companies in process development and scale up. Masters degree in Chemistry.

Harvey Laud, Non Exec Director

15+ years industry experience in resource management and retail, current Director of Reconomy.


As with any investment, investing in Revive Eco carries a level of risk. Overall, based on the key risks highlighted below, the degree of risk associated with an investment in Revive Eco is higher than in a company that's trading on a public market.

Early-stage investmentEdit

Revive Eco is at one of the earliest stages of the business lifecycle, and the failure rate of companies at that stage is usually much higher than those at a later stage.

Illiquid investmentEdit

The number of transactions in shares of private companies is usually significantly lower than in public companies, typically resulting in it taking longer to sell shares in private companies at a price that is at least equal to the price that the shares were bought at. Accordingly, the Revive Eco investment opportunity is considered to be higher risk than more liquid companies.


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References and NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Source: Crowdcube.