Nexeon develops and produces materials for better batteries
Nexeon’s technology makes a big difference to the real world performance of battery operated equipment, improving productivity and quality of life
Using silicon in place of carbon in rechargeable Li-ion batteries enables a dramatic improvement in performance
Higher cell energy density enables cost reduction while maintaining or enhancing electric vehicle range
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Innovate UK Funding
Nexeon and its partners have been awarded £7million in Innovate UK funding for a project to develop significantly better materials for Li-ion batteries – an essential step to achieving electric vehicles (EVs) with greater range.
Nexeon leads the silicon material development and scale-up stages of the project, while leading polymer company Synthomer drives the development of a next generation polymer binder optimised to work with silicon, and ensures anode/binder cohesion during a lifetime of charges. Nexeon and University College London (UCL) are jointly leading the work on material characterisation and cell performance.
The project has been funded as part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, which according to Ruth McKernan, Innovate UK Chief Executive: “… draws the very best of the UK’s world-leading research into commercial technologies, and puts UK businesses at the forefront of electric vehicle battery development.”