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AMTE Power launches ‘Power Up’ project

AMTE Power launches ‘Power Up’ project

The Power Up project will combine Imperial College London’s research and UKBIC’s battery manufacturing capabilities, to bridge the gap from prototype to mass production. AMTE Power has secured a project from the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge, worth £1...

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Thirty new roles available at UKBIC

Thirty new roles available at UKBIC

The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), which was officially opened in July by the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, the Prime Minister, is set to add 30 new battery roles to support the first large customer projects it has secured. The new national battery...

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UKBIC hosts Cenex LCV seminar on Developing UK Gigafactories

UKBIC hosts Cenex LCV seminar on Developing UK Gigafactories

UKBIC has (today) hosted a seminar for Cenex’s 14th Low Carbon Vehicle event, on Developing UK Gigafactories. The seminar will be streamed online on Tuesday 21 September starting at 4pm and will then be available for a month. The seminar – the first time that LCV has...

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UKBIC announce collaboration with Johnson Matthey

UKBIC announce collaboration with Johnson Matthey

  Johnson Matthey to improve the sustainability of Li-ion battery manufacturing with partners OnTo Technology and the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre Partnership will involve direct recycling of lithium-ion battery production scrap Project support from UK...

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UKRI invests £10 million to support R&D projects

UKRI invests £10 million to support R&D projects

  Innovate UK on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a further investment of £10 million from the Faraday Battery Challenge to support collaborative R&D projects co-funded by industry and managed by UKRI.  At least two of the 17 projects...

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UKBIC opened by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP

UKBIC opened by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP

  £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) opened by The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister    The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has today (15 July 2021) been officially opened by The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP,...

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UKBIC in JLR Hydrogen-Powered Defender Fuel Cell project

UKBIC in JLR Hydrogen-Powered Defender Fuel Cell project

• Jaguar Land Rover has announced hydrogen concept to be based on new Land Rover Defender • Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) prototype to begin testing in 2021 • Hydrogen FCEVs forecast to top 10 million by 2030 with 10,000 refuelling stations worldwide* •...

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SMMT Electrified conference

SMMT Electrified conference

  Ian Whiting, Commercial Director at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), is to take part in a panel discussion alongside speakers from ZF Group, BritishVolt, WMG and Advanced Propulsion Systems (APC) at the SMMT’s Electrified conference on Thursday...

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Virtual tour launched for UKBIC

Virtual tour launched for UKBIC

  The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), which recently announced that its Module and Pack suite of specialist battery manufacturing equipment is operational, has just released its first ever virtual tour of the pioneering battery production development...

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The Engineer: Industrialising Innovation

The Engineer: Industrialising Innovation

  Ian Whiting, Commercial Director at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), is to participate in a panel discussion organised by The Engineer called ‘Industrialising Innovation - Accelerating the path to production.’ The event is being run in...

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Isobel Sheldon awarded the OBE

Isobel Sheldon awarded the OBE

Jeff Pratt, UKBIC's Managing Director, said: "We’re delighted that Isobel Sheldon has been awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Her Majesty the Queen's New Year Honours list for her services to motor vehicle battery technology. The award recognises her...

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UKBIC appoints new Commercial Director

UKBIC appoints new Commercial Director

  The UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a soon to be completed battery production development facility near Coventry, has appointed Ian Whiting to the post of Commercial Director. Whiting, who has significant experience in business, the automotive,...

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UKBIC welcomes Britishvolt announcement

UKBIC welcomes Britishvolt announcement

  Following Britishvolt's announcement of their plan for new global headquarters in the West Midlands, UKBIC MD, Jeff Pratt commented: “We welcome Britishvolt’s announcement to open its new HQ at nearby Mira Technology Park. This announcement is a key step in the...

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UKBIC to present at Faraday Institution conference

UKBIC to present at Faraday Institution conference

  The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a unique battery production development facility which is due to be operational soon, is taking part in this week’s Faraday Institution conference. Dr Ahmad Mohsseni, UKBIC’s Chief Technology...

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UKBIC to present at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event

UKBIC to present at Cenex’s Low Carbon Vehicle Event

  The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a unique battery production development facility which is due to be operational soon, have two speakers lined up for the prestigious virtual Low Carbon Vehicle event being held later this week. Jeff...

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Framework agreement with Ilika announced

Framework agreement with Ilika announced

  Ilika (AIM: IKA) the UK pioneer in solid state battery technology has announced the signing of a framework agreement with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in support of its scale-up of the Goliath solid state pouch cells. Solid state battery...

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NG Bailey completes M&E installation at UKBIC

NG Bailey completes M&E installation at UKBIC

  NG Bailey has completed a fast-paced installation of mechanical and electrical services installation at the UK’s prestigious and pioneering new battery development facility, the £130m UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). Acting as Principal Contractor,...

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The £130 million UKBIC soon to be operational

The £130 million UKBIC soon to be operational

  The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC), a first of its kind battery production development facility in Coventry, will soon be operational. The pioneering 18,500 square metre publicly funded facility – which has already begun to welcome the...

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UKBIC welcomes new brand identity

UKBIC welcomes new brand identity

    The £130 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) has updated the look and feel of its brand identity and refreshed its website. UKBIC is a pioneering concept in the race to develop battery technology for the transition to a greener future....

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NG Bailey appointed Principal Contractor

NG Bailey appointed Principal Contractor

NG Bailey’s Engineering division is delighted to have been appointed to support the creation of the UK’s new centre of excellence for battery technology, the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC).

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Planning application submitted

Planning application submitted

Developers The Coventry & Warwickshire Development Partnership have applied for planning consent to create a 193,750 sq ft research and development facility on land adjoining Rowley Road to the south of the A45.

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Recruitment underway

Recruitment underway

25/05/18 Recruitment is underway for a wide range of positions at the new £80 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). The innovative facility will be located in Coventry and Warwickshire as part of the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge – a £246...

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Tenders to provide major equipment

Tenders to provide major equipment

17/05/18 Businesses have been invited to submit tenders to provide major equipment at the new £80 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). The innovative facility is being created in Coventry and Warwickshire as part of the Government’s Faraday Battery...

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Key Appointment

Key Appointment

15/05/18 A key appointment has been made to lead the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC). Jeff Pratt has been appointed Managing Director of the £80 million UK Battery Industrialisation Centre which is part of the Government’s Faraday Battery Challenge – a...

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New Centre in Warwickshire

New Centre in Warwickshire

29/11/17 Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, made the announcement that the area had won the national competition for the new centre, while attending an energy conference at the University of Warwick. The bid was made by WMG at...

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