UK battery developer Ilika has signed a framework agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) to support the scale-up of the former’s Goliath solid-state pouch cells.
The framework agreement sets up a plan for the companies to work together on solid-state cells and includes the ability for Ilika to set up a production line at the BIC in the facilities planned during Phase 2 of the UKBIC’s expansion.
The production line could produce up to 5MWh of solid state cells, facilitating Ilika’s technical road.
Goliath is Ilika’s Wh-level solid-state technology the company is developing for the electric vehicle and cordless consumer electronic markets.
Ilika has received three grants totalling £5 million ($6.6 million) from Innovate UK and the Faraday Battery Challenge.
The initial funding created a new laboratory-scale facility for Ilika in Hampshire, which is soon to be expanded to 10kWh/week capacity.
In August, the firm announced it would use the Imperial College London’s physics-based battery modelling to help it develop larger format batteries.
In March, Ilika completed a £15 million ($18.5 million) equity placing from existing and new UK-based institutional shareholders to support its growth strategy.
BEST reported on Ilika in the previous edition of the magazine when we looked at the emergence of solid-state batteries. You can read the article HERE