A 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 successful outcome of the collaboration would be to harness and industrialize UK academic capability to produce cells using highly scalable manufacturing techniques that leapfrog the cost-effectiveness and performance achieved elsewhere. The 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 […]