Morgan Advanced Materials

Research Collaboration with The Faraday Institution

Morgan Advanced Materials plc has partnered with The Faraday Institution, who are powering the battery revolution in Britain, to form an Industry Sprint focused on solid state metal anode batteries (SSB).

The 15-month partnership, announced this September, is dedicated to investigating the use of oxide ceramics as electrolytes; to offer a promising alternative to lithium-ion batteries, with liquid electrolytes.

In partnership with researchers at the University of St Andrews and in collaboration with Ilika, the Sprint is seeking to develop and optimise the process of making supported thin, dense films. If successful, the use of SSB technology could transform the electric vehicle (EV) industry, providing safety benefits, increasing range and improving the lifetime of electric vehicles.

Morgan Advanced Materials CEO Pete Raby commented: “I am delighted to announce our partnership with The Faraday Institution. Morgan is at the forefront of materials development and we are excited to use our materials knowledge, to harness SSB technology to boost the EV market.

This important partnership is another example of Morgan living our purpose, to use advanced materials to make the world more sustainable, and to improve the quality of life. We are thrilled to be working with the Faraday Institution, alongside leading researchers who share our vision for a sustainable future.”

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