4 July 2023
SCI's Materials for Mobility Group
UKBIC, Coventry, UK
Current UK government targets on the production of EVs will cause a high demand from the UK battery industries. Having a UK-based supply chain will be vital to meet these demands, whilst also providing economic benefits. In order to achieve this, new technologies and processes will need to be scaled up, and companies across the sector will need to collaborate. This will require a significant amount of investment. Funding is there but often difficult to find and tortuous.
SCI has organised a face-to-face workshop at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre in Coventry. There will be a tour of the facilities, which were put in place to support companies in scaling up and testing their products and processes. The goal of this day will be to build some consortia to demonstrate the potential of a UK-based supply chain.
Energising the UK battery supply chain series – Introduction
A major focus of SCI’s work with the Chemistry Council recognises that the government, in its Road to Net Zero, is banning the sale of all internal combustion engines by 2030. We must therefore act rapidly to scale-up an integrated UK battery supply chain, to adequately support the bourgeoning electric car industry.
As part of our programme to deliver this, SCI is bringing together chemists, suppliers, manufacturers and innovators at every point within the supply chain, and in doing so building a community that will address the challenges of scaling-up of electric vehicle production within the UK.
From the previous workshops we have built a team of around 70 organisations from industry and government who have come together to explore and identify the needs of this community, and discuss how they can work together on this challenge. Common themes identified in these workshops include:
If you are planning on attending this workshop, it would be useful for you to attend part 9 on 1st June. If you can’t make this, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This workshop is primarily designed to engage those actively working in or with the battery production industry, or policymakers whose decisions may affect it. Spaces are limited – therefore, if you are new to the ‘Energising the UK battery supply chain series’, and wish to attend this workshop, please send a 50–100-word description of your work to email@example.com, outlining how you fit into one of the above stakeholder categories.
Please note: only SCI members will be able to register for this event.
Programme will be announced in due course.
UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
This is a free event open to SCI members only. All delegates need to register in advance.
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