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UK Chemical Supply Chain for Battery Manufacture – Expression of Interest Event

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April 19

Blackwell Grange Hotel | Grange Road
Darlington, DL3 8QH United Kingdom

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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This event will bring together UK chemical companies to introduce them to the battery manufacturing opportunity. The Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) – Electrical Energy Storage Spoke and Chemistry Growth Partnership are hosting a joint event, which will bring together UK chemical companies to introduce them to the battery manufacturing opportunity.

Companies will hear from experts about the requirements for chemicals and chemical processes in making batteries and specifically the challenges faced in manufacturing batteries for electric vehicles.

Consultants E4tech will share the outcomes of an initial analysis assessing the strengths and gaps in the UK chemical supply chain – identifying opportunities for chemical companies in the battery production market.

Attendees will also be advised about future funding calls and have the opportunity to network and discuss potential collaborative projects.

Who should attend:
  • Chemicals suppliers that are already engaged in the supply of chemicals or materials to the batteries sector
  • Chemicals suppliers that are not currently supplying chemicals into this sector but would like to learn more about the opportunity
  • Developers or suppliers of chemical processing equipment that might be relevant for supply of chemicals and materials for battery manufacture
  • Battery developers and manufacturers or other organisation currently engaged with the batteries manufacturing sector

DRAFT AGENDA provided below (subject to change)

10:00 – Registration & Networking

10:30 – The critical role of the UK chemical supply chain
Richard Carter, Chair of Chemistry Growth Partnership Supply Chain Working Group

10:40 – The UK battery manufacturing opportunity
Professor David Greenwood, Advanced Propulsion Systems, WMG & Advanced Propulsion Centre UK – Electrical Energy Storage Spoke

11:15 – The UK chemical supply chain for battery manufacture: case studies from the chemical sector
Hiroshi Izumikawa, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Gareth Moody, Market Applications Specialist, Croda

11:55 – The UK chemical supply chain for battery manufacture: gaps and opportunities
Adam Chase, Director, E4tech

12:25 – Lunch and networking

13:25 – Workshop activities to develop chemical supply chain solutions for battery manufacture
Introduction to the different battery components and their respective chemistry/ material/ process supply challenges across:
— Binder systems
— Electrolytes and electrolyte additives
— Solvent replacements
— Active materials – carbons and mixed metal oxides
— Processes including coatings and formulation

15:00 – Next steps and opportunities for further engagement
The Faraday Challenge – Jacqui Murray, Interim Co-Director, Faraday Challenge
The Faraday Battery Institute – speaker TBC
The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) –  Professor Dave Greenwood
Follow-up event: Innovation in Battery Chemistry and Processes – Dr Peter Clark, KTN

15:40 – Close and final networking opportunity

16:30 – Close

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