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Insight 20: Developing a UK lithium-ion battery recycling industry

This insight outlines developments in the UK and European recycling industry along with the opportunities and challenges for the UK to establish itself as a leading battery recycling location.

Professor Martin Freer appointed CEO of the Faraday Institution

The Faraday Institution announces Professor Martin Freer as a Chief Executive Officer of the Faraday Institution.

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.

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

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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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Excited to share Laura Wheatcroft 's #FaradayPathways!
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From @FI_FutureCat to scientist at @Nyobolt, she shares:
🌟Importance of networking
🌟Impact of @FaradayInst @Skills4UK EMPOWER & @TheWiseCampaign at pivotal career points

The @FaradayInst is one of the sponsors of the Solid State Ionics conference in London this week @SSIonics24 @nanoGe_Conf #SSI24.

Lots of battery related talks including @CATMAT_FI speakers @SaifulChemistry @brucegroupox @Emjewls @R_A_House @GreyGroupCam @RosseinskyGroup

Please welcome Prof Venkataraman Thangadurai @VThangadurai4 who has joined @StAndrewsChem as Chair of Energy and @FaradayInst Adjunct Professor 👏

The scheme enables universities to attract leading battery scientists to the UK

This #NetZeroWeek learn about the world of batteries and why their importance for sustainable future with @PiperXray. ⬇️🌍🔋

Our public engagement collaboration with @Ri_Science brings you an short video on batteries and electrification!💡

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Industry Fellowship @SussexUni & @CDO2com

Building on a previous collaboration @AMattWithers will work with @FedjaTard to deliver a proof of concept device based on quantum magnetometer technology that could be used as a quality control system during cell manufacturing.

Could you be the next @FaradayInst Industry Fellow?

Read more about the scheme

Next applications close 1 October

This #NetZeroWeek, learn how our latest report highlights key processes and opportunities in the UK battery recycling sector, helping build a greener future. ♻️🌍

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📢Download Faraday Insight 20 “Developing a UK lithium-ion battery recycling industry”


Developing and implementing advanced battery recycling technologies should increase efficiency, reduce costs, and promote a circular domestic battery economy. ♻️⬇️

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

Get directions to The Faraday Institution’s Harwell Campus location.