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UK chems firms ‘to cash in on battery supply market’

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 13:29 -- John Shepherd
UK chems firms ‘to cash in on battery supply market’

The UK chemical supply chain for battery manufacture could “capture a £4.8 billion (US$6.2bn) per annum market share” by 2030, meeting the needs of UK-built vehicles alone, according to a new report.

The report said its forecast was based on the “strong foundation of UK-based companies already embedded within many global battery supply chains”.

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Oxis Energy sealing battery R&D partnership with Ceetak

Mon, 02/11/2019 - 00:00 -- John Shepherd

Lithium-sulfur cells maker Oxis Energy has teamed up with heat-sealing technology firm Ceetak for an R&D project under the UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge.

Oxis is leading the £7 million (US$9.1m) Lithium Sulfur Future Automotive (LiSFAB) development project— funded by Innovate UK— to develop a next generation battery cell and module that will have “the significantly improved power and cycle life required by larger automotive applications”.

Ceetak said it is working with Oxis on developing “a specific test station to evaluate the different technologies to achieve the most robust and suitable pouch sealing process” for future battery cell production.

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National UK battery centre ‘to start up in 2020’

Mon, 03/26/2018 - 20:12 -- Xuan Zhong
National UK battery centre ‘to start up in 2020’

The UK’s planned National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) is set to start operations in 2020, BBB can reveal.

Dr Anna Wise, who heads up work on innovative battery developments for the government’s Innovate UK agency, said the facility would bring together the UK’s leading battery industry players and research institutions.

 

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Nexeon wins EV battery research funding

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:14 -- Xuan Zhong
Nexeon wins EV battery research funding

UK-based battery materials firm Nexeon has been awarded GBP7million ($9.5m) to support research into silicon-based materials to increase the safety and range of batteries for electric vehicles.

Nexeon said the support from the government’s Innovate UK agency will support its work with partners on a project called ‘SUNRISE’ to develop improved materials, based on silicon as a replacement for carbon in the lithium-ion battery anode and optimising cell designs for automotive application.

 

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Hybrid liquid air system to rival batteries

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:08 -- News Editor
Hybrid liquid air system to rival batteries

A hybrid Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) system is being developed to respond to grid frequency events within one second.

The system – designed and developed in the UK by Highview Power Storage – has been awarded funding of GBP1.5 million ($1.9m) from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency.

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