Irish mechanical trees company raises €900,000 investment

Carbon Collect makes devices which absorb more than 1,000 times more C02 than real trees

The Carbon Collect mechanical trees are about ten metres tall and last for an estimated 15 years

Carbon Collect, an Irish mechanical trees company, has received almost €900,000 in investment from backers including Caroline Keeling, head of Keelings, the fruit and vegetable distributor.

Keeling bought more than €150,000 of shares in the firm last month along with five other investors.

It is the latest in a string of investments made over the past year in the company founded by Eoin Ryan, the former Fianna Fáil MEP, Pól Ó Móráin, the former entrepreneur-in-residence ...