Faraday Battery Challenge Webinar Series

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In July 2020 the Faraday Battery Challenge brought together series of seminars on defining subjects for the future electrification of transport and other sectors.

Participants joined key industry figures and leading academics as they discuss the advances that are currently being made, debate the potential that different technologies and initiatives have in transforming mobility and contributing to the success of the UK in the global energy transition.

From fundamental scientific research, through innovation programmes and manufacturing scale up, engage with the Challenge to initiate and deepen business’ involvement in its programmes.


Growing a UK battery business across sectors

Nick Russel, Chairman and MD, Denchi Group

The UK has a thriving battery innovation and development ecosystem. Battery start-ups and SMEs abound. But are they growing fast enough to keep the UK ahead in the race to electrification? What impact are they having on big players in automotive, aerospace and elsewhere? And how relevant are they to UK manufacturers of products using batteries we see in and around our houses and gardens?

Join Nick Russel, MD of Denchi Group, and Jacqui Murray, Faraday Battery Challenge, who will explore some of these questions. Whether you’ve a battery business looking to diversify into new sectors or a manufacturer of an industrial product looking to source battery packs in the UK register to find out more.

Watch a video of the event here


An update on the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

Jeff Pratt, MD, UKBIC

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre is going to be open for business later this year.

The £129 million facility – the only one of its type in the world – will be used by companies and organisations with a promising new battery technology or design that they want to scale-up so long as that technology can bring growth to the UK. The technology will be at least as good as that found in any of the battery ‘Gigafactories’ being built across the globe, and will support the growth of electric vehicles and fast-track battery technology for use in rail, aerospace, industrial equipment, automotive, off highway and static energy storage.

Hear Jeff Pratt, Managing Director at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre speak about the facility and why scale-up is key to fast tracking the development of cost-effective, high-performance, durable, safe, low-weight and recyclable batteries.

Watch a video of the event here


Lithium-sulfur batteries: a game changer for aerospace, defense and automotive?

Prof Paul Shearing, UCL and Principal Investigator, Faraday Institution’s LiSTAR project

Lithium-sulfur batteries have the potential be a cheaper, lighter weight, safer alternative to lithium-ion. But significant research challenges must be overcome before the technology could be deployed successfully at scale. If this is achieved the electrification of industries such as drones, satellites, defense, in which saving weight is a key factor, could be unlocked.

Join Prof Paul Shearing, of UCL and Principal Investigator of the Faraday Institution’s LiSTAR project, who will outline what is state-of-the-art Li-S technology now, share his views on how commercialisation of this technology could be accelerated, enabling these emergent markets, and potentially impact the electrification of road transport in the longer term.

Watch a video of the event here

Posted on July 2, 2020 in Event, Uncategorized

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Louise Gould is a marketing and communications professional who has centred her career around technology-based organisations. She joined the Faraday Institution after 5 years as Marketing Communications Manager at the renewable fuels company Velocys. View her biography here https://faraday.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Louise-Gould-Nov-2018.pdf


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