£38m funding to upgrade UKBIC

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has secured a further £38m in funding to upgrade the facility’s scale-up capabilities, thus supporting innovation projects for high-tech developers and users of battery technologies. This new funding, announced as part of the Autumn Statement, is principally for UKBIC’s flexible scale-up line, and builds upon the £36m already committed by Faraday Battery Challenge in May. Preparatory work on construction of thefacility is already underway.

The new funding will enhance Coventry-based UKBICs’ offering to customers and enable activities that include: the installation of additional electrode production equipment as part of UKBIC’s new flexible scale-up line; the installation of a flexible 800 sq m clean and dry industrialisation space for new manufacturing process demonstration; and the development of advanced digital manufacturing capability to transform how data is analysed during the upscaling of products and processes at UKBIC.
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