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Yorkshire SME helps fight fuel poverty

Leeds-based 21C Eco Energy has teamed up with the Goodwin Development Trust to launch a “little green energy saving machine,” it has been announced.

Called the Oxypod, the device can reduce energy usage and bills for the average household by up to £200 per year, according to engineer Stan Whetstone, who spent 12 years developing it. 21C Eco Energy, the device’s distributors, is a start-up with a turnover of £300,000 that employs just two members of staff – but expects to grow its team and double its turnover in the near future. The Goodwin Development Trust is a charitable organisation created by residents of the Thornton Estate in Hull to improve their quality of life.

Having been tested by the University of Hull and Enertek International, and installed on properties ranging from one bedroom flats to hospitals and even a zoo, Oxypod was launched at the Chartered Institute of Housing’s annual conference in Manchester.


Martin Davidson, Managing Director of 21C Eco Energy said: “Like the device, our stand was small but effective, drawing the attention of many of the country’s leading social housing providers including Gentoo, Together Housing and Luminous Group.”