Funding Opportunity: Batteries for Emerging Economies

Calls for Proposals – Techno-economic analysis of the prospects and costs of replacing (reducing) fossil fuel generator use in emerging economies with energy solutions incorporating novel battery technologies

Techno-economic analysis of the prospects and costs of replacing (reducing) fossil fuel generator use in emerging economies with energy solutions incorporating novel battery technologiesIntroduction: The Faraday Institution is the UK’s independent institute for electrochemical energy storage science and technology, supporting research, training, and analysis. We bring together scientists, industry partners, and government funding with a common goal. We invest in collaborative research to reduce battery cost, weight, and volume; to improve performance and reliability; to develop scalable designs; to improve our manufacturing; to develop whole-life strategies from mining to recycling to second use; and to accelerate commercialisation.Bringing together expertise from universities and industry, and as part of the Faraday Battery Challenge, the Faraday Institution endeavours to make the UK the go-to place for the research, development, manufacture and production of new electrical storage technologies. With respect to this call for proposals, the Faraday Institution has received funding from UK aid to research new battery technologies and conduct relevant techno-economic and related studies into battery-based solutions that have the potential to increase the uptake of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy in Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)-eligible countries. The UK aid support is provided as part of the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme, which supports early stage testing and scale-up of innovative technologies and business models that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy based services to poor households and enterprises, especially in Africa.

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