A local innovator with a brilliant solution for Energy Storage Systems which help to reduce energy consumption, reduce energy costs whilst also providing new revenue streams is a finalist of the Cummins Environmental Gateway.

Ecusol submitted their ingenious idea after Cummins, the largest independent maker of diesel engines and related products in the world, called on innovators of all sizes to come forward with sustainable innovations to help Cummins achieve their Environmental targets in the UK.

The Cummins Environmental Gateway, launched in partnership with Marcela Navarro, CEO of Business Cubed (formerly responsible for the successful launch and deployment of the RBS Innovation Gateway), is looking for green and innovative suppliers to positively impact Cummins 2020 Environmental targets whilst promoting supplier inclusion.

The project team, led by Denis Ford, Corporate Indirect Purchasing Leader EMEA, NE/SE Asia & South Pacific at Cummins, is delighted with the quality of the finalists. “We have been very impressed with the quality of the innovations received and even more with the potential for environmental impact and savings. Ecusol should be very proud to be a finalist in the Cummins Environmental Gateway”.

Ecusol is based in Washington, Tyne & Wear and is an independent business that helps organisations to change the way they manage, use, generate, store and purchase energy to create a positive and sustainable impact on their business and the environment.

Ecusol Director, Dean Stennett explains, Energy storage systems allow you to take energy produced but not immediately consumed to store for use at a later time. The process involves converting energy from forms that are difficult to store to more conveniently and economically storable forms. When coupled with renewable generating sources, such as wind and solar, it can help to reduce grid energy consumption, reduce energy costs and lower carbon emissions. Furthermore, it can provide an additional revenue stream if the energy stored but not used can be aggregated and sold back to the grid’.

“We are delighted to have reached the Cummins Environmental Gateway finalist stage. We are proud that they have recognised Ecusol’s potential for a top Engineering Firm such as Cummins”

Ecusol was one of over 100 companies from across the globe that submitted an innovation to the Cummins Environmental Gateway when Cummins UK launched the programme back in August 2016.

Ecusol’s idea will be presented on March 2, to a high calibre panel formed by, among other:

–        Antonio Leitao (Cummins Vice President Europe ABO)

–        Richard Keane (Cummins Global Operations FE Director)

–        Mark Dhennin (Cummins Director Energy & Environment)

–        Denis Ford (Cummins International Sourcing Leader, EMEA, NE/SE Asia & South


– Professor Steve Evans – Director of Research and Industrial Sustainability:

Cambridge University

– Geoff Burnand – CEO: Investing For Good

who will decide which innovations will have the opportunity to be implemented, and if successful, scaled up, on Cummins sites in the UK.

Ecusol Director, Dean Stennett notes “Projects like the Cummins Environmental Gateway provide a great opportunity for innovations to gain recognition and credibility on a national and international scale, accelerating our opportunities to access markets”.

Finalists like Ecusol, if successful, will have the opportunity to test their innovations in Cummins sites in the UK.