This is great news for the UK battery industry. With this new facility the UK can put itself on the map as a world leader in battery technology. Bringing together R&D, development and full-scale industrialisation of battery technologies can help to speed up the process of taking new products and new chemistries to market. At Hyperion we have been working with cutting edge battery development companies such as Faradion, a company developing Sodium-ion batteries to help them recruit the talent they need to achieve their growth objectives.
This new facility, called the National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility (NBMDF) was announced by secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark today, who confirmed that its chief role will be to enable U.K.-based companies and researchers to collaborate on building and maintaining a world-leading position in battery technology.