Britishvolt & WMG extend partnership for 2 years at University of Warwick

Britishvolt, Britain’s leading investor in battery technologies, has recently extended its collaboration with WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick by around 2 years for developing electric vehicle battery cell technology.

Britishvolt and WMG, following the preliminary 12-month project, are now boarding on a two-year program.

Sources say that the research conducted by WMG will help with battery cell development and enhancement, including small-scale manufacturing for producing battery electrodes and cells leveraging Britishvolt target formulations, materials set, and cell designs.

Dr. Allan Paterson, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Britishvolt, said that the advanced materials, battery science and cell prototyping proficiency and competence at the WMG have successfully supported its battery development programs.

This offers a strong foundation as the firm plans to commercialize and scale its technologies and build a relationship that empowers Britishvolt to develop its products further.

Additionally, the project is also helping Britishvolt to offer a 38GWH battery Gigaplant, one of the biggest industrial investments undertaken in the United Kingdom.

The facility in the North East of England is expected to increase the battery availability quickly, which is required at a business scale for the EV (electric vehicle) market, and beyond, performing an important role in aiding the UK to reach its target of carbon net-zero by 2050.

Apart from this, a strategic collaboration was also undertaken this month with Sunbelt Rentals to support the development of Gigaplant and building ‘economies of carbon’.

Professor David Greenwood, CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, WMG, said this industry would be critical considering the future of the UK automotive and energy sectors.

Over the last decade, WMG has been investing in the research and development capabilities required to support Britishvolt and other companies to compete globally now and in the future, he added further.

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