Meeting the UK’s Battery Challenge

  • October 16, 2019
  • London
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Developing the next generation of batteries is a key requirement to deliver clean growth, one of the four grand challenges of the Industrial Strategy. The Government is making significant investments via the Faraday Battery Challenge, funding research and innovation projects and new facilities to scale-up and advance the production, use and recycling of batteries. This meeting discussed the issues surrounding new battery technologies, debated how the UK is doing in terms to developing its capability, and explored the balance between investing in batteries for electric vehicles and for power generation.

The event was chaired by Lord Willetts.

Professor Clare Grey FRS
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Ian Ellerington
Head of Technology Transfer, Faraday Institution
Dr Christopher Lee
Technical Director, Ilika
Robert Millar
Head of Electrical, Williams Advanced Engineering

The Faraday Institution

This discussion appeared in the FST journal below.

This issue of the Foundation's journal includes reports of the post- Brexit International research collaboration debate, the use of biometrics and facial recognition technologies, and a guest editorial on a sustainable and inclusive future for all by Jim McDonald.

Volume 22, Issue 7