New Energy Storage Project Launched

29.11.2017 | 12:58

William Blythe is delighted to announce the launch of a new research project with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, targeting the development of novel high capacity graphene-related materials for use in the electric vehicle market.


The project will combine William Blythe’s core capabilities in inorganic synthetic chemistry and their high-quality graphene oxide with the specialist experience of The University of Manchester’s Professor Robert Dryfe and the energy storage team at the NGI.


The two year project will be devoted to the development of anode materials which will enable the range of electric vehicles to compete with traditional ICE vehicles. Commenting at the start of the project, Cameron, who will be seconded to Manchester for this project, said: “Renewable energy technologies will dominate the energy market in years to come, and advanced energy storage methods will be key to its progression. I feel honoured to be working on such an important project in my hometown with the National Graphene Institute.”


This project marks another milestone in William Blythe’s history of pioneering work in the development and application of inorganic chemistry for demanding applications, as well as their commitment to the development of commercial applications for graphene oxide materials. The energy storage sector is a new market for William Blythe and collaborating on this project with the NGI will serve as an excellent platform to accelerate product development.


Andrew Hurst, Managing Director at William Blythe commented: "We are excited to be undertaking this important development project with Professor Dryfe and his team at the NGI. A combination of William Blythe’s capability in inorganic chemistry and the Institute's global pre-eminence in graphene offers real potential to solve one of the significant problems limiting the adoption of electric vehicles." 

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