Between April 2021 and March 2022, Ilika Technologies and Comau collaborated on project SOLSTICE, funded by Innovate UK. The project was supported by UK Battery Industrialisation Centre and AMTE Power, who were part of the steering committee. The aim of the project was to produce a feasibility study of the design, building and running costs of a 50 MWh / year battery Pilot Plant, focused on solid state battery (SSB) cells. The project concluded on the economic feasibility of scaling up Ilika’s SSB technology to meet the needs of its target markets, particularly in transportation. It highlighted both the challenges and significant manufacturing benefits of SSB production and provided valuable proprietary information to both companies guiding their respective road maps.
The project delivered:
1. A Full Equipment List
The pieces of equipment required for SSB production were categorized into:
- commercially available and used for the manufacture of lithium batteries (LIB)
Ilika plc (LON:IKA) is a pioneer in solid state battery technology enabling solutions for applications in Industrial IoT, MedTech, Electric Vehicles and Consumer Electronics.