Entries by Zane Mezdreija

Sourcing Two Products from One Stone: Co-Producing Lithium and Kaolin from Cornwall’s Granite Reserves

Image: © Tim / Adobe Stock   The UK’s ambition to be at the forefront of battery and electric vehicle production faces a key hurdle – the reliance on imports of lithium and other critical raw materials. A new project undertaken by Imerys, Cornish Lithium, and HSSMI aims to explore the possibilities for sourcing lithium […]

Investigating The Feasibility of Traceability Systems For The Marine By-Product Supply Chain

Image: © Sono Creative / Adobe Stock   Modern supply chains often comprise of a complex network of people and companies across multiple countries. They produce, transform, aggregate, separate, package, transport, store, sell and serve goods and services. One of the more complex supply chains in the world is that involving seafood, which globally handles […]

Feasibility Study: The UK’s First Near-Closed Loop Battery Pack Production Facility

Image: © Lukassek / Adobe Stock   HSSMI has joined Ultramax, an established battery manufacturer and distributor, in a six-month study called Li-BAR to determine the feasibility of establishing co-located battery pack assembly and remanufacturing facilities. It is anticipated that co-locating the sites will provide opportunities to optimally use batteries throughout their lives, maximise value […]

Discussions with the Industry: Non-Destructive Methods for Battery Testing to Identify Failure Modes Where They Happen

Image: © Creativa Images / Adobe Stock   Project VALUABLE, led by HSSMI, has been instrumental in shedding light on second life opportunities for Li-ion batteries. As the project closed at the end of March, we are now sharing our findings in order to generate discussion amongst the public and, in particular, those who are […]

Discussions with the Industry: Estimating the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Battery Recovery Methods

Image: © malp / Adobe Stock   Project VALUABLE, led by HSSMI, has been instrumental in shedding light on second life opportunities for li-ion batteries. As the project closed at the end of March, we are now sharing our findings in order to generate discussion amongst the public and, in particular, those who are looking […]

Urgent Build of More Gigafactories Crucial to Securing the Future of UK Car Production

Image: © Christian / Adobe Stock   Current plans for UK Gigafactories points to shortfall of more than 95 GWh in battery production by 2040 The gap between rate of battery plant establishment and forecast demand for electric vehicles means the UK desperately needs to build more Gigafactories New report from expert manufacturing consultancy HSSMI […]

The UK Must Accelerate Battery Cell Production to Meet Rapidly Increasing Demands from the Automotive Sector

Image: © Christian / Adobe Stock   According to the Faraday Institution, it is expected that by 2030, three Gigafactories will be necessary to meet the demand for lithium-ion batteries from the UK automotive sector, and eight will be needed by 2040. While the need and demand for such facilities is evident, there are significant […]