2022 International Conference
on Niobium Based Batteries
Innovations in Niobium technology are enabling the development of more advanced, high-power, and faster-charging batteries.
On 7th December 2022, experts from industry and academia gathered at King’s College Cambridge in the UK to discuss innovations in niobium technology for batteries. The conference explored the progress being made to develop more advanced, high-power, and faster-charging batteries. These improvements are contributing significantly to the energy mix we need to support the global effort to reduce emissions and transition to a net zero economy.
The first conference session presented fundamental research and its importance in the discovery and development of new materials for battery applications. This session included the keynote address from Nobel Laureate and winner of the 2022 Charles Hatchett Award, Professor Stanley Whittingham FRS ‘What is the Role of Niobium in Nickel-rich Layered Oxide Cathodes for Lithium-ion Batteries?’ The second session was a showcase of innovation and entrepreneurship, with European companies presenting how they are commercializing new Niobium-based battery technologies, explaining how they are increasing the scale of production and uptake by end users. The final session took a more holistic look at the supply chain exploring resilience, sustainability, and the importance of the circular economy.
Watch the recordings of the 2022 Conference on Nbium-based Batteries - Towards a Net-zero Europe below.
The Charles Hatchett Award is supported by the UK's Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and recognizes the best published research on the science and technology of Niobium.