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Faraday Battery Challenge to fund 17 new tech projects

The Faraday Battery Challenge, a project initiated by the UK government to promote advanced battery technologies, has announced a new £10-million round of funding, which will be shared across 17 projects being undertaken by businesses and research institutions across the UK. The funded projects cover a wide range of topics, including a new sodium nickel… Read more »

UK firms partner to optimize battery technology using carbon nanotubes

Johnson Matthey (JM) has teamed up with CPI and Thomas Swan to explore how to best optimize battery technology. The ICE-Batt project, which receives funding support from the Faraday Battery Challenge, will investigate how carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) can improve battery performance. Ultimately this could lead to improvements in energy density, power… Read more »

Ilika receives £15 million in equity funding to expand EV battery production

With a £5-million grant from the UK Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge Fund, Ilika  Technologies has extended its product roadmap to develop large-format Goliath pouch cells. Another 15 big ones in equity funding was provided by a combination of existing and new UK-based institutional shareholders. Ilika currently produces its Stereax batteries on a pilot line in… Read more »

UK must develop battery recycling infrastructure, study finds

Governments and industry in the United Kingdom must develop a recycling infrastructure for EV batteries, according to a new study led by the University of Birmingham. The researchers calculated that one million EVs sold in 2017 alone will result in 250,000 metric tons of unprocessed waste once these vehicles reach the end of their lives…. Read more »

UK awards £23 million to Jaguar and other firms for battery tech research

The UK government has awarded £23 million ($29 million USD) to numerous companies for investments in EV battery research, as part of a push to help keep the country at the forefront of EV tech development. The awards are part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, a £274 million government investment bringing together academia and businesses… Read more »

UK’s Faraday Institution awards £42 million to four battery research consortia

The Faraday Institution, the UK’s independent national battery research institute, has announced up to £42 million ($58 million) in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct research aimed at overcoming battery challenges. The topics for the four projects were chosen in consultation with industry, to ensure that the research is producing solutions that… Read more »

UK government invests $86 million in battery research institute

A consortium of 7 prominent UK universities will form the Faraday Battery Institute, a new £65-million ($86 million) institute for battery research and technology. The Institute will cooperate with industry partners to accelerate fundamental research to develop battery technologies. The Faraday Research Challenge is divided into 3 streams – research, innovation and scale-up – and… Read more »

Faraday Future’s Variable Platform Architecture – a modular skateboard to build an EV on

EV startup Faraday Future’s carmaking prowess has yet to be tested, but it has already revealed some impressive marketing talent. After milking several months of mystery, the company unveiled its FFZERO1 supercar concept at the recent CES in Las Vegas. The event was one of the hottest tickets at a show that has reinvented itself… Read more »

UK encourages homegrown EV tech with £500-million loan guarantee for JLR

At a roundtable with CEOs and other leaders in the car and energy industries, former UK Prime Minister Theresa May outlined the government’s commitment to the country’s struggling auto industry and called for the UK to stay at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of EVs. May confirmed that Jaguar Land Rover will receive… Read more »

ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion tech combines power density of supercapacitors and energy density of batteries

Williams Advanced Engineering has selected ZapGo, a spinout of Oxford University, to join a consortium working to develop next-generation battery systems for EVs (part of the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge). ZapGo’s Carbon-Ion technology, based on carbon nanomaterials including graphene, is intended to combine the power density of supercapacitors and the energy density of rechargeable… Read more »