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Realising the opportunities in the UK chemical supply chain for battery manufacture

Posted on 07/03/2018

KTN, APC & CGP bring together the UK chemical sector to introduce them to the battery manufacturing opportunity.

The UK Government is investing £246 million into battery technology  through the Faraday Battery Challenge – a key part of the government’s Industrial Strategy. The ultimate aim is to ensure the UK builds on its strengths and leads the world in the design, development and manufacture of electric batteries.

Investment in research, innovation and scale-up facilities for batteries for the electrification of future vehicles will play an important role in helping the UK to realise its commitment to move to full electrification and zero emissions vehicles.

The battery manufacturing market is an area of growth, representing a potential supply chain opportunity of more than £5 billion per year by 2035. We are looking to engage UK chemical companies to be part of this exciting new supply-chain opportunity.

KTN, APC and CGP event, 19th April, Darlington

KTN, the Electrical Energy Storage APC Spoke and the Chemistry Growth Partnership are hosting a joint event on 19th April 2018 in Darlington to bring together UK chemical companies and introduce them to the battery manufacturing opportunity.

Companies will hear from experts about the requirements for chemicals and chemical processes in making batteries and specifically the challenges faced in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles. Consultants E4tech will share the outcomes of an initial analysis assessing the strengths and gaps in the UK chemical supply chain – identifying opportunities for chemical companies in the battery production market. Attendees will also be advised about future funding calls and have the opportunity to network and discuss potential collaborative projects.

This event will be of particular interest to companies involved in:

  • CHEMICALS – Solvents (e.g. NMP, carbonate solvents, alcohols, PES); Salts (e.g. LiPF6); Polymers (e.g. polyethylene, polypropylene, polymeric gels, carboxymethyl cellulose, PVDF, SBR)
  • MATERIALS – Metals (Aluminium, Copper film, metal ribbons, lithium metal oxides); Mixed metal oxides; graphite; graphene and CNTs doped with oxides or silicon
  • PROCESSES: – High-torque high-energy mixing techniques; slot die; formulation; lamination
  • ANALYTICS  Agglomeration; viscosity; rheology; morphology; crystal structure; Dynamic Light Scattering; moisture content; electrical measurements; particle size analyser

You can find out more and register here.

Please note, places are limited and we anticipate that this event will be popular, so we are running an expression of interest registration.

If you would like to discuss opportunities for the chemicals supply chain in batteries manufacturing please contact Dr Peter Clark, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Raw Materials.


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