Ilika, pioneers in solid state battery (SSB) technology, announce it is leading a 24-month, £8 million Faraday Battery Challenge collaboration project. Codenamed HISTORY, the project will start on 1 February 2023 and focus on integrating high silicon content electrodes into Ilika’s Goliath SSB for electric vehicles, to enable automotive level performance.
Ilika will receive a grant of £2.8 million from the project and will partner with Nexeon, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of battery materials; sustainable manufacturing company HSSMI; experts from 3 of the UK’s top academic Universities (St Andrews, University College London and Imperial College); and technology innovation catalyst CPI, to model, characterize and deliver an automotive industry-defined SSB by project end. BMW Group and WAE Technologies will join the project’s steering committee.
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.