A coordinated approach to discover,
develop and deploy the next generation
of lithium-ion cathode materials

FutureCat Ambitions

The Faraday Institution’s collaborative FutureCat project has set out to develop the next generation lithium-ion cathode materials to drive the transition towards electric vehicles –


– Developing lithium-ion cathodes that hold more charge and withstand prolonged cycling –
– Promote ion mobility to increase durability, range and acceleration for the electric vehicle market –

We need to produce electric vehicles that are capable of travelling further and have longer lasting batteries.

Consortium Map

– 7 academic institutions –
  • -2 national research facilities-
– 9 industrial partners –
The project is led by our Principal Investigator
 Professor Louis Piper – University of Warwick


Time is of the essence

This project must be fast and agile to develop cathodes suitable for modern demands.
To reduce global emissions a fast transition to electric vehicles is needed. For this to occur we must produce batteries to travel further and last for longer.
A green transition must be based on lower energy synthesis procedures and earth abundant materials.
Contact us at: futurecat@sheffield.ac.uk

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