Transport

Introduction

Transforming the UK energy system to meet carbon reduction targets and achieve our clean growth ambitions, requires informed choices relating to technology development and deployment, investment decision-making, and market and policy development.

Energy Systems Catapult offers technical expertise and insights on Transport from a Whole Energy System perspective. Our Infrastructure and Engineering team has deep specialist knowledge and practical experience in technology development and deployment that considers the technological, engineering, economic, regulatory and policy implications for innovations and investment decisions.

The Challenge and Opportunity

Transforming the UK energy system to be clean, secure and affordable, requires optimising solutions and innovations from a range of previously separate systems including power, heat, transport, and across the physical, digital and market systems.

The challenge is understanding how technology, market and policy solutions might contribute to the delivery of a clean, secure and affordable energy system, and what actions need to be taken to drive new innovations through to commercial reality.

Whole System transformation will require:

  • A detailed understanding of the constituent parts of the energy system and the new technologies that can be deployed;
  • Increased interaction and integration between the different constituent parts of the system;
  • New services and value streams using multiple energy-vectors (electricity, gas, hydrogen, etc);
  • The market and policy frameworks to enable the low carbon transition.

Our Asset

The Infrastructure and Engineering team offers technical expertise and insights on Transport from an energy system perspective:

  • Transport – offering modelling, analysis and insight into the role of transport in future energy networks, optimising vehicle propulsion systems, consumer perspectives, market and policy frameworks, the physical value chains required to deliver the energy, and the role of new generation technologies in transport decarbonisation.

Our Approach

Energy Systems Catapult offers a broad mix of specialist knowledge, supported by a range of analytical capability, bespoke tools, technical insights and energy system data that can inform choices relating to technology development and deployment, investment decision-making, and market and policy development.

Our credibility comes from our independence, the quality of our work, and the reputation we have built over the last ten years within the Catapult and formerly at the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI).

We provide evidence-based guidance to the UK innovation community to help maximise the value of:

  • Innovation assessments for new technologies such as performance and cost characteristics;
  • Technical due-diligence;
  • Innovation management capability to support the progression of technologies towards commercialisation;
  • Providing advice on market positioning;
  • Partnering options.