Independent and technology agnostic, whole systems approach to accelerating complex sites to Net Zero
Innovate to accelerate your business to Net Zero
Energy System Catapult is an essential partner in developing a zero carbon strategy and accessing innovations from across the energy system value chain that can accelerate your path to Net Zero.
Our independent, whole systems approach is technology-agnostic, harnessing insights on clean technology, digital innovations and new business model to help you make the right zero carbon choices for your business.
We work closely with Government to help them develop the best policy, regulation and support arrangements for UK industry by testing zero carbon innovations with businesses in the real world.
Supporting industrial sites to decarbonise at least cost by utilising whole systems modelling to plot a pathway to Net Zero.
Business Parks & Campuses
Developing practical Net Zero actions plans for universities, hospitals, business parks and other campus-style sites using whole systems engineering, site-specific data and the latest clean energy innovations.
What we offer
Energy Systems Catapult helping the complex sites navigate to Net Zero, with practical approaches based on bespoke data.
Whole Systems Modelling
Modelling the complex interactions between the physical, digital and market systems, across power, gas, heat, and transport, from generation to consumption.
Applying world-leading systems thinking to remove barriers to the physical, digital and market integration of zero carbon innovations across the whole energy system.
Clean Tech Engineering
Offering specialist knowledge and practical experience in technology development and deployment, considering the technological, engineering, economic, regulatory and policy implications for innovations and investment decisions.
Business Model Innovation
Driving innovation in business modelling to unlock value and support credible, investable routes to market. Helping identify, validate and test the viability of business models and business processes.
Harnessing Digital and Data
Independent thought leadership and practical expertise that harnesses a range of services, tools and expertise, such as data science, algorithms and artificial intelligence.
Our Place-Based Net Zero Toolkit
Independent, technology-agnostic, whole systems models, tools, labs, guides, case studies and data to support the growth of innovative Net Zero businesses, infrastructure and jobs in local areas.
How to work with us
Energy Systems Catapult provides technical, commercial and policy expertise to drive innovation across the whole energy system.
Our independent and technology-agnostic approach, has built a trusted track record in delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissioning.
Providing a range of capabilities, tools and labs – from world class Net Zero modelling and cutting-edge systems engineering – through to digital and data science and real-world innovation trials that drive start-ups to success.
Supporting energy companies and networks, industrial sites and commercial businesses to navigate to Net Zero.
Collaborate with us
Supporting government, local authorities and innovators to create the new policies, markets, business models and technologies we need to deliver Net Zero.
Collaborate with us
Ellesmere Port in Cheshire is home to one of the UK’s largest industrial clusters – featuring major manufacturing employers, including oil refining, glass manufacture, nuclear enrichment, chemical production and automotive.
This concentration of industry means the area around Ellesmere Port consumes around 5% of the UK’s energy, with Cheshire West and Chester local authority being the fourth largest carbon emitter in the country with a climate emergency declared locally.
Energy Systems Catapult provided Whole Systems Modelling and Systems Engineering capabilities to help the Ellesmere Port – Cheshire Energy Hub consortium identify a portfolio of opportunities across renewables, hydrogen, carbon capture, energy storage and smart grids that offers long-term, sustainable investment opportunities as a pathway towards Net Zero.
An investment blueprint has been developed which could see £1 billion spent on low carbon projects in Cheshire and nearly 3 million tonnes of CO2 saved by 2030.
Modern Energy Partners (MEP) was a two-year, £20million innovation pilot exploring how to decarbonise the public sector estate to help Government reduce carbon emission by 50% by 2032.
The project was a collaborative cross-departmental programme, coordinated and delivered by Energy Systems Catapult and funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Cabinet Office, with additional match funding from pathfinder sites.
MEP investigated a test bed of 42 sites responsible for over 4 million tCO2e carbon emissions – equating to 3.2% of Ministry of Defence (MOD), 13% of Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and 3.5% of NHS sites, including three pathfinder sites:
- HM Sheppey Prison Cluster
- HMS Collingwood – Royal Navy base
- NHS Goole and District Hospital
MEP developed systematic, repeatable and scalable approaches to decarbonising sites. Firstly, the rapid deployment of data gathering technologies and techniques to appraise the net zero potential of sites – including installating telemetry across 23 sites.
Secondly, a range of tools and templates allowing sites to develop decarbonisation plans – including plans for 24 sites to reduce emissions on average by 70% by 2032. Thirdly, MEP carried out initial carbon reduction works at the three pathfinder sites – including installing 21,515 LEDs light bulbs and smart Building Management Systems that now control 176,990 m2 of buildings.
Helping the owners of complex sites navigate to Net Zero, with a pioneering approach that offers practical steps to deliver real action based on bespoke data.Contact us