• Britishvolt has entered into an MoU with Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities to give support in education and learning and R&D.

“We are delighted to enter into this partnership with three of the North East’s major universities, helping us to investigate collaborative R&D options hunting at long run engineering progression and guide in constructing out the needed skills desired to further the UK’s battery market,” explained Britishvolt CTO, Allan Paterson.

“Alongside the universities we are hoping to encourage the up coming technology of scientists and engineers by familiarising them selves with battery engineering and the Britishvolt task.”

For his part, Newcastle University vice-chancellor and president, Chris Working day, additional: “Newcastle University carries out internationally major battery study in everything from fundamental content science, via battery recycling and basic safety, to power systems integration.

“This very important study into power storage is pivotal for conference the country’s net-zero commitments and I’m delighted with these strengths in science and study we’re working with Britishvolt to be certain they can accessibility the skills needed to establish the UK’s initial battery gigaplant listed here in the North East.”

Britishvolt suggests it stays on monitor to get started development of its gigaplant, situated in Northumberland, afterwards this calendar year, with output of battery cells thanks to get started in This fall, 2023.