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Who we are

Zero Petroleum is the first British energy company to make whole-blend synthetic, non-biological fuels – petrol, diesel, kerosene (jet fuel) – in a completely fossil-free process, using atmospheric carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

Zero Petroleum’s foundation team includes leading academics in chemical engineering and leading specialist engineers from the oil and gas industry, combined with a culture of extraordinary innovation and delivery coming from Formula One.



Paddy Lowe


Paddy Lowe, a graduate of Cambridge University, started his engineering career in Formula One in 1987 and is widely recognised for his achievements as an innovator and technical director. A score of 12 World Championships and 158 race wins is amongst the very highest in the history of the sport, including leading the Mercedes team to the most successful season ever recorded: 19 wins from 21 races in 2016. Paddy is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Professor Nilay Shah


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Nick Parker


Nick Parker, ACA, qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 and has since worked in the equity capital markets principally as CFO for numerous companies listed on The London Stock Exchange, as a result of which he has had extensive involvement in raising funds for rapidly growing businesses or companies looking to change strategic direction. He has also been involved with a number of private companies raising debt or private funding, as appropriate for their particular situations. For three years, he was also CEO of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club PLC and now serves on the boards of three other high growth companies as a non executive director. His industry knowledge spans many different sectors from software development in Silicon Valley to chemical engineering plants in Lancashire where he oversaw a major capital investment programme designed to triple the output of a former ICI facility.


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