Industry Advisory Board members
EA Technology is a leading authority on the design and assessment of energy storage solutions. We provide comprehensive technical and commercial advice, together with ongoing support, to enable choice, development and implementation of the most cost effective and appropriate energy storage technologies available. Recent projects include the Customer-Led Network Revolution, the government funded REDT Energy Storage demonstration project for the Scottish Isle of Gigha and development of the Good Practice Guide on Electrical Energy Storage.
We are a £400m industry and government partnership into low carbon energy system planning and technology development to address UK energy and climate change targets.
Ecobat is the world’s largest producer and recycler of lead. In the UK H. J. Enthoven and Sons recycles lead acid batteries and is developing technologies for recycling lithium ion batteries and G&P Batteries collects all battery types including lead-acid, portables and EV battery packs, sorting them for recycling.
- Industrial Advisory Board meetings include a minimum quorate of 8 members drawn from industry sectors that cover the engineering and scientific range of interests of the CDT.
- The Board meets twice a year to;
- Provide an effective route of communication between the relevant parts of the CDT and industry sectors.
- Offer critical review and guidance on the relevance of its teaching and research - ensuring both are in line with industry requirements.
- Maximise the opportunities for industry input to the CDT training program, for the benefit of student learning as well as recruitment.
- Provide strategic advice on future trends and influences, and guidance on corresponding translational research.
- Offer support and advice on other areas of mutual interest as the Board sees fit.
The Centre received substantial funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2014, who identified energy storage as a UK priority area with a major skills shortage. This funding compliments other grant funded projects in the energy storage area linked to the ESA-CDT, such as the Grid Connected Energy Storage Research Demonstrator (EPSRC, 2013) and many UK and European research institutes.