Research

In the near term, accelerating the drive towards electric vehicles (EVs) requires the optimisation of lithium-ion battery technology. However, there are fundamental limits to the performance improvements that can be expected from its deployment. So, in the medium to long term, step changes in EV cost, range and safety will have to rely on the commercialisation of new battery chemistries.

Due to the current level of commercialisation of different technologies and the UK’s need to deliver improvements in EVs, the Faraday Institution is pursuing a portfolio of projects.

Faraday Institution’s Expanded Research Portfolio

Including up to £55m funding for additional projects announced September 2019

Our Portfolio

The Faraday Institution’s portfolio of large scale, mission-driven projects was selected
after consultation with academic and industrial stakeholders across the country, with due
consideration of the potential impact they could make to the UK.

RESEARCH COMMUNITY

The Faraday Institution is a vibrant, diverse, collaborative community of UK battery scientists and engineers. Together we are innovating the model of how to conduct research towards industry-defined goals. Read how…

Our Research Projects by the Numbers

22

Universities

50

Industry partners

450

Researchers 1

£71m

Committed to application inspired research 2

88

Scientific papers published 3

4

IP disclosures 4

1. by end 2020  2. to March 2021  3. around 80% in top quartile journals, (to March 2020)  4. to December 2019

View our Research Highlights

FARADAY BATTERY CHALLENGE INNOVATION AND SCALE-UP

See details of all projects funded through the Faraday Battery Challenge, including collaborative
R&D projects funded through InnovateUK and the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

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