UKRI funds the Constellation Project consortium led by Addionics to secure future of EV batteries
Addionics will collaborate with CPI, James Durrans Group, and the University of Warwick, to improve the manufacturing efficiency, performance, automated scalability, and environmental profile of lithium-ion cells, using Addionics proprietary Smart 3D Electrodes.
Project Constellation is a further development of Project STELLAR which aims to use AI-integrated Smart 3D Electrodes technology to optimise battery performance and manufacturing efficiency for the electric vehicle (EV) market at TRL7 and above. The project takes Smart 3D Electrodes technology to the next generation, addressing the reduction of development and production costs, while improving performance.
In this collaboration with CPI, James Durrans Group, and the University of Warwick, we are aiming to achieve improvements of manufacturing efficiency, battery performance, and scalability of lithium-ion battery cells using Addionics current collectors. This 2‑year project, funded by the UK Government’s Faraday Institution’s Faraday Battery Challenge, will drive already advanced battery technology towards full commercialisation.
Constellation will involve using AI to design improvements in novel current collectors and utilise robotic automation to add coatings to customised electrodes. By creating a “drop-in” solution for existing gigafactories, the project aims to deliver a streamlined supply and manufacture of electrodes, leading to cheaper EVs for car buyers.
This is a strong consortium with world-class expertise and world-renowned industrial experience to support innovation in propulsion battery technologies for EVs.
Farid Tariq Ph.D, CTO and Co-founder of Addionics, explains, “Constellation builds on the success of STELLAR, taking it beyond basic tests and towards industrially relevant scales. We are excited because it integrates our technology with that of world leaders in coating with world leaders in coating and manufacturing, and active material fabrication (WMG, CPI, James Durran). This shows how our very smartly designed and structured current collectors can fit into a viable battery ecosystem and provide it with benefits from our technology. This is readily transferable knowledge and will push the creation of new methods to overcome modern limitations of batteries and fabrication.”
Addionics is a next-generation battery technology company revolutionising battery performance through its chemistry-agnostic Smart 3D Electrode architecture. The company’s scalable, cost-effective manufacturing process combined with its AI-based optimisation software significantly improves the performance of any kind of chemistry, achieving batteries with higher energy density, faster charging, and longer lifetime, at a low cost. With the mission to accelerate an electrified economy and decarbonised future, Addionics is unlocking the full potential and accelerating the electrification revolution through its drop-in solutions.