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

“We are delighted to enter into this partnership with 3 of the North East’s main universities, helping us to examine collaborative R&D opportunities seeking at foreseeable future know-how development and guide in making out the needed skills desired to further more the UK’s battery industry,” claimed Britishvolt CTO, Allan Paterson.

“Alongside the universities we are hoping to inspire the upcoming technology of researchers and engineers by familiarising by themselves with battery know-how and the Britishvolt challenge.”

For his component, Newcastle University vice-chancellor and president, Chris Day, included: “Newcastle University carries out internationally main battery investigate in anything from elementary substance science, as a result of battery recycling and basic safety, to strength units integration.

“This important investigate into strength storage is pivotal for conference the country’s net-zero commitments and I’m delighted with these strengths in science and investigate we’re functioning with Britishvolt to be certain they can entry the skills needed to develop the UK’s first battery gigaplant here in the North East.”

Britishvolt states it continues to be on observe to begin development of its gigaplant, positioned in Northumberland, later this yr, with manufacturing of battery cells owing to begin in Q4, 2023.