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Professor Sir Steven Cowley announced as Faraday Institution Chair

The Faraday Institution announces Professor Sir Steven Cowley as a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair Elect.

Faraday Institution Conference 2024

Join us in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, 10-12 September, for our Faraday Institution Conference 2024 - set to be our biggest and most open science dissemination event to date! We are welcoming registrations from all who work in the energy storage field.

Insight 19: Powering the Skies: The Rise of Electric and Low-Carbon Aircraft

The insight outlines the increasing size of the global electric market and explores the different low carbon technologies that could become available for aviation, particularly hydrogen, batteries and sustainable aviation fuels. The performance characteristics of battery technology for aviation and proposed actions to develop and support the UK aerospace industry in the transition are also highlighted.

Supporting start-ups and launching spin-outs – Faraday Institution involvement

In its first 6 years, the Faraday Institution has supported 14 start-ups, which today employ 118 people. From a Faraday Institution investment of around £1M, the companies have yielded a 36-fold return in further disclosed funding (as of March 2024).

Five research projects initiated to advance batteries for emerging economies

The Faraday Institution has awarded five battery research projects, representing an investment of £610k, to progress the development of improved and lower cost battery technologies tailored for deployment in emerging economies.

Our Mission

The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage research, skills development, market analysis, and early-stage commercialisation. It brings together research scientists and industry partners on projects with commercial potential that will reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; improve performance and reliability, and develop whole-life strategies including recycling and reuse.

Research Programme

The Faraday Institution research programme spans ten major research projects in lithium-ion and beyond lithium-ion technologies. Together, these projects bring together 27 UK universities, 500 researchers and 120 industry partners to drive discovery in application-inspired research, working to solve some of the most challenging energy storage issues.

Lithium Ion

Beyond Lithium Ion

Read more about our research programmes

Electrification is reinventing sectors from road transport and aero to power generation and distribution. Electrical storage is the key technology to make this viable. The Faraday Institution is today creating meaningful impacts for the UK where energy storage science, technology, and policy meet. We will build from this stable foundation, in depth and in range, delivering the research, skills and analysis needed to help meet net zero goals and enable the clean and sustainable energy transition."

Peter B Littlewood, Chair of the Board of Trustees

Our Impact

From research discoveries to commercial spin-outs, policy guidance to talent development and public engagement, the Faraday Institution and its research community is delivering impact – to UK science, battery commercialisation, the economy and future generations of researchers.

Our Team

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Congratulations to the @FaradayInst @ReLIBProject for winning @RoySocChem Environment, Sustainability & Energy 2024 Horizon Prize🎉

This award celebrates groundbreaking research and innovation, recognizing ReLiB’s transformative work in li-ion battery recycling♻️


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“Since its establishment in 2018, the @FaradayInst-funded @ReLiBProject has been pioneering in its advocacy and development of efficient and environmentally benign strategies for the recycling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries.”

📢New MSM Publication:
Advancing state estimation for lithium-ion batteries with hysteresis through systematic extended Kalman filter tuning.

We show that 2D metallic MoS2 can lead to a quasi-solid-state electrolyte. The electrolyte improves cycle life and safety of Li-S batteries without sacrificing their performance.

Thanks for the finical support by @RoyceCambridge @FaradayInst @Kings_College and Herchel Smith Fund

📢1 more #FUSE2024 paid undergraduate summer internship

Do not miss out, apply before 13 June 2024🔗

1️⃣ Project: A miniaturized fluxgate magnetometer low noise level.

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📢Our new paper on lithium-rich layered oxide cathodes - now out in June issue of @NatureMaterials.

Excellent work from Kit McColl @BathChem with @bjmorganj & @pzarabadip at @OxfordMaterials @mplsoxford as part of @FaradayInst @CATMAT_FI project.

🚨1 month to go - @FaradayInst PHD enrichment scheme

Are you in the 1st year of a #battery related PhD in UK? Or are you starting one before 31st October 2024?

📅 Apply by 7th July 2024

Don't miss out on this opportunity ⬇

The Faraday Battery Challenge

The Faraday Battery Challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) delivered by Innovate UK is making the UK a science and innovation superpower for batteries. It represents a UK Government investment of £610 million between 2017 and 2025. It supports the UK’s world-class battery facilities along with growing innovative businesses that are developing the battery supply chain for our future prosperity. Its aim is to build a high-tech, high-value, high-skill battery industry for the UK. The Faraday Institution is a key delivery partner for the Faraday Battery Challenge

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