Power and Energy Storage

Environmental legislation is creating a significant demand for electrochemical storage solutions for both static (grid balancing and storage of renewable energy) and mobile application (low carbon vehicles).

Current HVM Catapult activity is focused on the immediate priority of developing cheaper, higher energy density, safer batteries but will over time extend to other technologies such as fuel cells, ultra-capacitors and inductive charging. Facilities include a battery materials scale-up pilot line, which provides a one-stop-shop for the development of new battery chemistries from concept to fully proven traction batteries, available in sufficient quantities for industrial scale testing. In addition, there are facilities available for battery characterisation, aggressive testing and electric/hybrid drives testing.