The ConsortiumA consortium of seven UK-based organizations has signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications. Solid-state batteries offer significant potential advantages over conventional lithium-ion batteries and could be transformational in meeting the UK’s net-zero commitments through the electrification of transport.
The ConsortiumThe consortium comprises the following organizations in battery research, development, and manufacturing: Faraday Institution – the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, which has led the consortium’s formation and will lead its development. Britishvolt – the UK-based Gigaplant developer, with a site in NE England. E+R (Emerson & Renwick) – a world-leading designer of manufacturing equipment. Johnson Matthey – a global leader in sustainable technologies and the UK’s leading battery materials business.
The ConsortiumSolid-state batteries (SSBs) offer significant potential advantages over existing lithium-ion battery technologies, including the ability to hold more charge for a given volume (leading to increased electric vehicle (EV) range) and reduced costs of safety management.
The ConsortiumGlobal SSB revenues from sales to EV manufacturers are expected to reach $8 billion by 2030 (IDTechEx, June 2021) and then grow rapidly to 2040 and 2050 when the market is expected to become extensive. However, there are fundamental scientific challenges that need to be addressed before high-power SSBs with commercially relevant performance can be realized. The Faraday Institution’s SOLBAT project has made considerable progress in addressing these challenges over the last three years.
The ConsortiumThe construction of the one-of-a-kind facility being developed by the collaboration will enable SSB technology to emerge from UK university laboratories. It will allow larger cells to be produced using scalable manufacturing techniques that will be improved iteratively through a deep investigation of the causes of problems that emerge during the manufacture and testing of prototype batteries. This will leverage the collective knowledge of Faraday Institution SSB researchers and industrial partners.
The ConsortiumThe realization of a prototype solid-state battery cell will be a great achievement for the UK battery industry, and this consortium will be a critical enabler for delivering this milestone. Delivering enhanced range and safety over traditional lithium-ion battery technologies will be a key driver for battery electric vehicle adoption, supporting the transition to a net-zero future—Christian Gunther, CEO, Battery Materials at Johnson Matthey.
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