27 June 2024

Battery Materials – Bringing Together the Supply Chain (Energising the UK Battery Supply Chain - Part 10)

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SCI's Materials for Mobility

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Coventry

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Synopsis

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


Attendees

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 may be asked to submit a 100-150 word description of your work to harvey.walsh@soci.org, outlining how you fit into one of the above stakeholder categories.


Programme

Thursday 27 June 2024

10.00
Energy Innovation Centre Tour
10.30
Refreshments
10.45
Critical Materials, Lifecycle Impact and Localisation
11.30
Future regulation, what help does industry need from government?
12.15
Lunch
13.15
Gigafactories incoming – What does the UK supply chain need to do to prepare?
14.00
UKBIC - Who they are, what they do and how you can make use of it
14.30
Travel to UKBIC
15.00
UKBIC Tour

This Programme is provisional and subject to change.


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Venue and Contact

Advanced Propulsion Centre UK

Lord Bhattacharyya Way
Coventry
CV4 7AL

Contact

Email: harvey.walsh@soci.org


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