Five research projects initiated to advance batteries for emerging economies

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As part of the Ayrton Challenge on Energy Storage, UK international development funding to support the clean energy transition, the Faraday Institution has awarded five battery research projects, representing an investment of £610k, to progress the development of improved and lower cost battery technologies tailored for deployment in emerging economies. They are led by five different UK universities, with input from their industry partners. These seed projects will be delivered over short timeframes and may lead to a larger future research programmes.

The MaxBatt: Squeezing the max from battery systems in sub-Saharan Africa project is led by Professor David Howey at the University of Oxford, and addresses the challenge of maximising the life and performance of Li-ion cells in developing countries, where off-grid solar-battery and e-mobility applications commonly use low-cost lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells that are not manufactured to the same standard as Tier 1 automotive cells.

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