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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. The purpose of this workshop is to guide participants through relevant UK government initiatives.
SCI has organised a programme of speakers from members of this community. This workshop will consist of 2 talks by organisations involved in funding and scaling up, and a case study of someone who has successfully applied for funding in the area. These talks will be followed by breakout discussions between participants, enabling them to meet others working in the supply chain, and discuss what is needed for the future of this community.
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:
This workshop is primarily designed to engage those actively working in or with the UK 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’, once you have registered you may be contacted to confirm how you fit into one of the above stakeholder categories.
SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.
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