Arcola Energy is a leading specialist in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.

Our Team

A growing team, currently 18-strong, with expertise in mechanical and electrical engineering, software development and control systems. In-house specialism in understanding and interpreting regulations, codes and standards, alongside education programme development and delivery.

Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director. Ben has an Engineering PhD from Cambridge, working on the Rolls Royce solid oxide fuel cell. He founded Arcola Energy  with the aim of bridging the gap between new technologies being developed and then being used in the real world. He has a deep knowledge of the fuel cell industry and technology having worked in the sector for nearly 2 decades.

Dr. Richard Kemp-Harper, Head of Innovation and Business Development. Richard has experience in development and implementation of innovation strategies at national and sector levels, including leading the UK funding programmes for hydrogen and fuel cells for InnovateUK. He brings knowledge and connections in both transport and energy sectors and leads on business and partnership development across all areas of our work.

Simon Mylius, Head of Engineering. Simon is a Chartered Engineer with over 5 years’ experience of developing fuel cell systems, carrying out systems integration and in-depth user training and support with Arcola Energy. Simon runs our team of electronics, software and mechanical engineers and is responsible for our technology development roadmap. In his spare time he is a partner in Feeding The Fish implementing LED technology for stage shows: credits include the show formerly known as Top Gear Live.

John Laughlin, Head of Programmes. John has more than 15 years of experience delivering high profile complex programmes in the automotive, aerospace and transport industries. His track record includes delivering the UK government’s highest profile programmes  worth over £5b in the automotive and aerospace sector.