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Lithium battery By Krzysztof Woźnica - KyloDee - Own work, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=242928

Business Secretary Greg Clark has announced the consortium of UK universities that will form the Faraday Battery Institute, a new £65 million research institute responsible for building the UK’s status as a global leader in battery research and technology.

The Institute will bring together the expertise and insight from its seven founding partner universities, industry partners and other academic institutions to accelerate fundamental research to develop battery technologies, ensuring the UK is well placed to take advantage of the future economic opportunities from emerging technology.

The University of Oxford is one of the seven partners in the institute. The others are:

  • Imperial College London
  • Newcastle University
  • University College London
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Warwick

The Oxford component will be headed up by Professor Peter Bruce and colleagues in the Department of Materials.

For the full Government press release see https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-announces-founding-partners-of-65-million-battery-technology-research-institute