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Government invests £30m into electric and hydrogen car production

£22.6MILLION FARADAY INSTITUTION PROJECTS

The £22.6m announced today will fund refocused research projects, including targeting market opportunities and early-stage commercial development, in the following areas: 

EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE

Led by Prof Clare Grey, University of Cambridge, with researchers from the Universities of Birmingham, Liverpool, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, Warwick, Imperial College London and UCL. 

BATTERY MODELLING 

Led by Dr Gregory Offer, Imperial College London, with researchers from the Universities of Bath, Birmingham, Lancaster, Oxford, Portsmouth, Southampton, Warwick and UCL.

RECYCLING & REUSE

Led by Dr Paul Anderson, University of Birmingham, with researchers from the Universities of Edinburgh, Leicester, Newcastle and UCL.

SOLID-STATE BATTERIES

Led by Prof Peter Bruce, University of Oxford, with researchers from the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Warwick and UCL. •

BATTERY SAFETY 

Led by Prof Paul Shearing of UCL, with researchers from the Universities of Cambridge, Newcastle, Sheffield, Warwick, Imperial College London and UCL.

£9.4MILLION AUTOMOTIVE TRANSFORATION FUND STUDY COMEPTITION 

The winners from the second Automotive Transformation Fund Feasibility Study Competition FS2 received a share of £9.4 million in public funding. Below, you can find out more about each of the studies.

BATTERIES

Advanced Energy Minerals (UK) Ltd – 5N HPA Manufacturing Plant – Coventry, West Midlands

Cornish Lithium Ltd – Trelavour Hard Rock Lithium Scoping Study – Penryn, Cornwall

EVC Powertech Ltd – 6-minute EV – an EV battery that can be charged in 6-minutes – Birmingham, West Midlands

Green Lithium Refining Ltd – Green Lithium – Rosyth Refinery – Rosyth, Dunfermlin

Ilika Technologies Ltd & Comau – A technical feasibility study of the manufacturing scale up for Ilika’s Solid State Batteries – Romsey, Hampshire

Ricardo UK Ltd – Feasibility study to quantify the opportunity for niche volume battery pack manufacturing in the UK, including consideration of ‘second life’ processing – Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

RML Group Ltd – Feasibility study into the scale-up operations and processes of a UK battery manufacturing facility – Wellingborough, Northants

Talga Anode UK Ltd – CALIBER: Conductive Additives to reduce Lithium Ion Battery Electrode Resistance – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

FUEL CELLS

GKN Autostructures Ltd – H.E.N.R.Y – Telford, Shropshire

Haydale Composite Solutions Ltd – Graphene Enhanced Composite Hydrogen Tanks for Automotive (REACH-OUT) – Loughborough, Leicestershire

Loop Technology Ltd – HySMART – Dorchester, Dorset

Ultima Forma Ltd – HYSTOR – Composite Electroformed Hydrogen Tank – Farnham, Surrey

Xcience Ltd – Hydrogen Storage for Transport– HYTRANSTOR – Frimley, Surrey

MOTORS & DRIVES 

Electrified Automation Ltd – Removing barriers for OEMs through Automated Manufacturing (ROAM) – Bridgwater, Somerset

Equipmake Ltd – Electric Drivetrain Scale Up Manufacturing Study (EDSUMS) – Snetterton, Norfolk

Ford Motor Company Ltd – GigaDriveUK: Feasibility of high volume electric drive unit and hybrid transmission manufacture within Ford UK – Basildon, Essex

Less Common Metals Ltd – New UK Magnet plant – Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems (UK) Ltd – PARETA – High Efficiency Parallel Motor for Automotive Application – Cwmbran, Monmouthshire

Q-Flo Ltd – Enabling EMI Shielding – Doncaster, South Yorkshire

RECYCLING 

Baruch Enterprises Ltd – Lithium Ion Battery Assembly and Remanufacturing facility (Li-BAR) – Edmonton, London

Entrust EV Technology Ltd – Reprocessing Retired EV Batteries for Secondary Use – Lancaster, Lancashire

Innvotek Ltd – Second life batteries for future applications (Batt2TheFuture) – Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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