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.
Established to overcome key industrial challenges in energy storage technology, the Faraday Institution research programme spans ten major research projects in lithium-ion, beyond lithium-ion technologies and battery recycling. Together, these projects bring together 27 UK universities, 85 industry partners and 500 researchers passionate about leading Britain’s energy future.
The Faraday Battery Challenge represents a UK Government investment of £330 million between 2017 and 2022. The challenge aims to support a world-class scientific, technology development and manufacturing scale-up capability for batteries in the UK. The challenge is focused on developing cost-effective, high-performance, durable, safe and recyclable batteries to capture a growing market.