Oxford PV has developed perovskite, a new affordable solar cell material that can convert significantly more energy from sunlight than existing silicon-based solar cells. It delivers more power per square metre which is critical in accelerating the adoption of clean energy in our homes and businesses.
Echion Technologies develops advanced lithium-ion battery materials. They have developed a product that requires only a six-minute charge, is inherently safe compared to present systems, and has a ten-fold increased lifetime over that of a standard lithium-ion cell. Their products contribute to the ambitions for zero emission vehicles by enabling cell manufacturers to deliver cost-effective, fast-charging, high-energy density, and long-life power cells.
ViridiCO2 Ltd developed technology, known as Carbon Capture Utilisation (CCU). It transforms high volume waste carbon dioxide gas emissions from established chemical manufacturers and foundation industries – such as steel and cement – into high value carbon-based chemicals and feedstocks which can be found in everyday items such as furniture or batteries.