Oxford to have key role in multi-million pound energy storage research


Oxford University is to be a key player in an extensive new activity supporting the development of next-generation batteries, enabled by £42 million funding provided by the independent national battery research facility, The Faraday Institution.  The four initial projects announced are focused on solid-state electrodes, battery modelling, degradation, and recycling. 

Professor Peter Bruce, FRS, FRSE, Wolfson Professor of Materials in Oxford’s Department of Materials, will lead the work on developing solid-state metal-anode batteries. The ambition of this project is to demonstrate the feasibility of a solid state battery with performance superior to Li-ion in Electric Vehicle applications.