Offering independent and technology-agnostic, whole systems expertise to accelerate industrial sites to Net Zero

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World class, whole systems approach accelerating complex industrial sites to Net Zero

Energy System Catapult can help quantify, reduce and decarbonise industrial sites, through energy efficiencies, on-site renewables or wider network decarbonisation programmes.

We model the complex interactions across the whole energy system between the physical, digital and market systems, across power, gas, heat, and transport, and from generation to consumer. Then take a system engineering approach to plot the best approach to decarbonise sites and accessing the latest clean energy innovations.

We also 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.

What we offer

Energy Systems Catapult helps decarbonise industrial sites at least cost by taking a whole systems, technology -approach.

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How to work with us

Energy Systems Catapult offers technical, commercial and policy expertise to drive Net Zero innovation across the whole energy system.

We are not-for-profit, independent and technology-agnostic – building a trusted track record of delivering thought leadership, collaborative R&D and commercial commissions – so are uniquely placed to take on the challenges that others cannot tackle.

We use our grant-funding to develop 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, convening and advising government, academia, industry, local/regional authorities, investors and SMEs to create new markets that unleash innovation and define the pathway to Net Zero.

Collaborate with us

We work with partners from the public and private sectors to secure funding and collectively deliver the thought leadership and innovation projects that tackle the hardest challenges in the way to Net Zero.

Commission us

We offer technical, commercial and policy expertise through our independent evidence and insights to identify and deliver Net Zero innovation priorities. Then actively support clients to develop actionable plans for implementation.

Case Studies

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.

Commission us

An essential partner in developing a Net Zero carbon strategy using whole systems analysis to make the right investment decisions.

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Collaborate with us

Access the right innovations from the whole value chain that can accelerate your site and wider business to Net Zero.

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