Welcoming Co-investigators of New Research Areas

As part of the research project reshaping announced 5th September 2023 and as part of its ongoing efforts to drive impact in energy storage research, the Faraday Institution issued an open call for short, costed proposals for new research topics with tightly defined scopes that complement its core research projects.  

The response to the call for proposals was highly competitive, with a total of 40 submissions received. After a rigorous evaluation process, the following co-investigators have been successfully awarded new research topics: 

CATMAT – cathode materials 

FutureCat – cathode materials 

Diamond Light Source and the University of Nottingham are both new FutureCat consortium partners. 

Nextrode – electrode manufacturing 

NEXGENNA – sodium-ion batteries 

These two new work areas with come together to demonstrate the new materials in prototype cells of several ampere-hours using the pilot pouch cell line at St Andrews. Birmingham is a new consortium partner for NEXGENNA.  

These new research areas have been integrated into the structure of the relevant main project.  

Posted on September 5, 2023