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OUR MISSION

ENSURING EVERYONE BENEFITS
FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION

About Us

Founded in 2016, Trojan Energy was formed with one key mission; to ensure everyone benefits from the energy transition.

With a strong focus on enabling the uptake of electric vehicles, Trojan Energy developed the Trojan EV Charging System. A system that benefits EV users without drive ways, the average pedestrian as well as councils due to the 'Lance' technology that can be removed when not in use. Leaving the pavements clutter free for everyone gives EV users the confidence and practicality of having their own personal 'charging unit'.

We want to do our bit in helping the global goal of improving air quality and transition into renewable energy. We're doing this by addressing the issue of the lack of EV charging infrastructure within the urban environment.

We're charging towards Net-Zero.

Founders

Ian Mackenzie

Ian Mackenzie

Chief Executive Officer

Ian has led 100+ person engineering teams in oil majors delivering projects worth over £300m and is a very experienced manger and development engineer. Today Ian leads Trojan and is committed to using his talents to help reduce the need for further fossil fuel developments.

Hugh Mackenzie

Hugh Mackenzie

Chief Operating Officer

 

The twin brother of Ian, Hugh is an engineer and entrepreneur who has built two companies generating over £50m of revenue worldwide. He has patented and developed 11 technologies used worldwide in the oil industry. As Chief Operating Officer Hugh brings his 15 years of oil field business experience throughout the world to the Trojan team and is responsible for day to day operations within Trojan Energy. After twenty-three years in the oil industry Hugh is now determined to use his creativity and experience accelerating the transition to Net-Zero.

Ashley Thomson

Ashley Thomson

Design and Manufacturing Director

 

With over 25 years of experience in advanced design and manufacturing, Ashley has developed numerous unique products for the oil industry. With deep knowledge of design software, machining processes, seals and coatings he is the driving force behind the connector and lance design. Ashley’s expertise lies in his ability to think out of the box and create beautifully engineered products. From conceptualisation, mathematical analysis of parts, manufacturing drawings and manufacturing experience, he is the key design member of the team and in the prime of his engineering prowess, he is leading our design team as we get “street ready”.

Sandy Thom

Sandy Thom

Technical Director

 

Sandy has spent his engineering career developing high-reliability electronics for harsh environments. Over the last 10 years he worked designing power and control systems for North Sea subsea applications before moving into the area of engineering data management, deploying a digital-twin of an operational brownfield asset combining 1D / 2D and 3D representations of 20 years accumulated engineering data. With experience in developing, deploying and supporting the operational activities of subsea production control systems and digital knowledge management systems he now transfers those skills to the EV charging domain and has particular interest in OCPP, OCPI and ISO 15118.

Company Timeline

Summer

Summer
2016

Light bulb moment while out walking the dog! Amazing ideas come to you when you're out in the fresh air and now we're doing something to help keep it clean.

October

October
2016

Founding partners form company and initial research begins

January

January
2017

Design of prototype begins

June

June
2017

Patent submitted

October

October
2018

Win Innovate UK award

December

December
2018

Win Scottish EDGE 13

January

January
2019

Manufacture of 3 prototypes

March

March
2019

Detailed feasibility study complete

April

April
2019

Consortium submission for UK Trial

July

July
2019

Patent awarded

October

October
2019

Begin design work on updated design for mass manufacturing

June

June
2020

£1m Seed investment into Trojan Energy

July

July
2020

Win BEIS Beyond Off-Street SmartSTEP project.
SmartSTEP incentivises charging when electricity is at its cheapest (typically overnight) and uses renewable electricity provided by Octopus Energy. Crucially the project will build resilience into the local and national electricity grid with full DCC function implementation allowing secure and rapid demand management requests from electricity network operators and national grid if required, helping to balance & protect the electricity distribution network.

January

January
2021

Work commenced to install hardware for EV charge points on some pavements as part of the STEP Trial (Subsurface Technology for Electric Pathways) supported by Innovate UK and funded by OZEV.

Investors

Equity Gap

Equity Gap

Equity Gap is an Edinburgh based angel investment syndicate, established to help match investors with entrepreneurs looking for early stage business funding.

SIS Ventures

SIS Ventures

SIS Ventures is part of the Social Investment Scotland group and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. They support and grow high impact organisations through access to mission- aligned investment.

Alba Equity

Alba Equity

Alba Equity is an investment syndicate based in Aberdeen which makes investments into businesses with high growth potential.

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the United Kingdom's innovation agency, a non-departmental public body operating at arm's length from the Government as part of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organisation.