Boosting British Green Innovation: Lord Callanan Inaugurates New Facility

The landscape of British green technology is evolving rapidly. The official opening of our new manufacturing facility in Winnersh was a significant milestone in this journey. Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, presided over the event, celebrating a pivotal expansion that will triple the manufacturing capacity of tepeo’s innovative Zero Emission Boiler (ZEB®).

tepeo’s New Facility: A Leap Towards Decarbonisation

The newly inaugurated facility, which was fitted out by Oaktree, stands as a testament to tepeo’s commitment to decarbonising UK homes. With the new space dedicated to both Research & Development as well as production, tepeo is poised to significantly enhance its operational capabilities. This expansion not only allows for increased production of the ZEB but also creates new opportunities for engineers and innovators within the green sector.

tepeo is focused on its rapid growth and the increasing demand for sustainable heating solutions. The new facility will accommodate this growing demand, providing a dynamic environment for continued innovation in low-carbon technologies.

Addressing the Rising Demand for Sustainable Heating

As the UK phases out oil and gas boilers by 2035, the need for sustainable alternatives is becoming increasingly urgent. tepeo’s expansion is a proactive response to this demand, ensuring that the company can continue to contribute significantly to the UK’s Net Zero targets. By tripling its manufacturing capacity, tepeo is set to help decarbonise more homes each year with its ZEB technology.

Johan du Plessis, founder and CEO of tepeo, emphasised the importance of this expansion: “Our mission is to become leaders in low-carbon heating solutions. We need to increase our manufacturing capacity to build more of our Smart Heat Batteries to achieve this. The expansion is not just a success story for the company but a promising development for British manufacturing. Opening our new facility reflects the increasing demand for low-carbon home heating technology. It is a tangible sign of what the future will hold for tepeo and how we think about home heating.

Government Support for Green Innovation

Lord Callanan’s presence at the opening underscores the government’s support for green innovation and decarbonisation efforts. In his speech, Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Efficiency and Green Finance, highlighted the UK’s achievements in reducing carbon emissions and technologies like tepeo’s ZEB crucial role in furthering these efforts.

Lord Callanan said: “The UK is a world leader in decarbonising, becoming the first major economy to halve its emissions between 1990 and 2022. Reducing carbon emissions from our homes is key to helping us push further and support families towards net zero. It gives me great pride to see British-manufactured technology, like tepeo’s heat batteries, contributing to our mission and giving consumers a greater choice in switching from fossil fuels to cleaner, greener heating.”


In conclusion, the opening of our new manufacturing facility in Winnersh marks a significant leap forward in the UK’s journey towards decarbonisation. With the expansion tripling the production capacity of the Zero Emission Boiler, tepeo is well-positioned to meet the growing demand for sustainable heating solutions as the UK phases out traditional oil and gas boilers by 2035. This development not only enhances our ability to contribute to the UK’s Net Zero targets but also underscores the vital role of British innovation in the green technology sector. The support from government officials like Lord Callanan further highlights the collaborative effort needed to drive the nation towards a more sustainable future. As tepeo continues to innovate and expand, its impact on the green energy landscape will testify to the potential of homegrown solutions in addressing global environmental challenges.

Author: Shannon Garner | Marketing Executive