14 March 2024
SCI's Materials for Mobility
Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Coventry
Building a Consortium
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 Advanced Propulsion Centre in Coventry. The goal of this day will be to put together a consortium to demonstrate the potential of a UK-based supply chain. The day will also include tours of the Energy Innovation Centre and UKBIC to show the scale up capabilities available in the UK to those in attendance.
If you are planning on attending this workshop, it would be useful for you to watch the previous workshop we had on funding in this area, where APC were one of the speakers. You can watch this video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icUmUnVL8MM).
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 2035. 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:
• Scale-up at speed
• Developing standards and skills
• Next generation technologies
• Battery recycling
This workshop is designed to engage those actively working in or with the battery production industry, or policymakers whose decisions may affect it. Spaces are limited and given primarily through invitation – Therefore, if you have not been invited you will need to submit a 100-150 word description of your work to email@example.com, outlining how you fit into one of the above stakeholder categories.
This Programme is provisional and subject to change.
Advanced Propulsion Centre UK
Lord Bhattacharyya Way
Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.