Boosting battery research

A new battery R&D facility, opened by Energy and Industry Minister John Battle, will pioneer portable power for the next generation. The £3.5 million investment at AEA Technology in Culham, Oxfordshire, will ensure the company stays ahead of the world in battery technology.

Research at the centre will include the further development of lithium ion technology, to be fed into the company’s new Scottish battery factory. It will also lead ground breaking research into lithium polymer batteries.