The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development and market analysis. We bring together research scientists and industry partners on projects to:
■ reduce battery cost, weight, and volume;
■ improve performance and reliability; and
■ develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.
Our four initial research projects began in 2018 and a further five projects in four research areas are being launched in the autumn of 2019. Together, these projects will include 22 leading UK universities, around 50 industry partners and 300 researchers that are passionate about leading Britain’s energy future.
The Faraday Institution is the research vehicle for the ISCF Faraday Battery Challenge, which comprises a £274m commitment to March 2021 to develop, design and manufacture world-leading batteries in the UK. The programme is split into three separate elements, delivered in parallel, to provide connectivity across research and innovation strands. Research is delivered by the Faraday Institution, collaborative R&D and innovation through Innovate UK and scale-up through the creation of a new national open prototyping and scale up facility, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre.