Ecoult’s lead UltraBattery is being tested in the harsh heat of India for its potential to wean the world off diesel.
Enduring solutions prove themselves under tough conditions. If Ecoult’s UltraBattery can cut the dependence on diesel in rural India, where it is being tested by the Institute for Transformative Technologies, then it may be able to do the same in Africa and South-East Asia.
“Today diesel is a fuel of convenience,” says Ecoult CEO John Wood. “Tomorrow it could be the fuel of last resort.”
There are half a million diesel generators in India and millions of litres of diesel are also used each day to power mobile communications stations around the world.