The United Kingdom has officially launched its comprehensive battery strategy, outlining the government’s ambitious vision to establish a globally competitive battery supply chain by the year 2030.
At the core of the UK battery strategy is a commitment to fostering economic prosperity and supporting the country’s transition to a net-zero future.
The government envisions the UK as a leading force in sustainable design, manufacturing, and utilization of batteries, further solidifying its position in the global landscape.
Developed in collaboration with the UK battery strategy taskforce, the strategy reflects extensive input gathered through a call for evidence and engagements with businesses and stakeholders.
It represents a holistic approach encompassing design, construction, and sustainability.
Key objectives of the battery strategy include:
- Design and Develop Batteries of the Future: The strategy aims to position the UK at the forefront of innovation in battery technology, ensuring the development of cutting-edge and sustainable battery solutions.
- Strengthen Resilience in Manufacturing Supply Chains: Focusing on resilience, the strategy seeks to fortify the UK’s manufacturing supply chains, creating a robust foundation for the production and distribution of batteries.
- Enable the Development of a Sustainable Battery Industry: Emphasizing sustainability, the strategy strives to establish a thriving and environmentally conscious battery industry.
As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, the strategy aligns with the global shift towards cleaner energy and technology.
The government’s commitment reflects its dedication to driving positive change and fostering innovation in the rapidly evolving field of energy storage.
The strategy, unveiled on 26 November 2023, is poised to shape the nation’s role in the emerging battery market and contribute significantly to the worldwide transition to a greener and more sustainable energy landscape.