The Anonymous Widower

Gigafactory Gets A Financial Boost From abrdn

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

It looks like Britishvolt is limping towards the start line.

January 21, 2022 - Posted by | Energy Storage, Transport/Travel | ,


  1. It’s good to see that Cornish Lithium CEO Jeremy Wrathall has joined the UK’s Critical Minerals Expert Committee, does that indicate that mining will again be in full swing across Cornwall supplying BritishVolt? Lithium along with the supply of Cobalt seem to be two critical elements required for the successful creation for BritishVolt’s technology
    I have to smile, along with BritishVolt’s collaboration with Siemens to provide access to automation, and their proprietary computer modelling of real-world components in the manufacturing process, the company have selected the key suppliers for phase one of the Gigaplant’s Phase production line equipment. Who are they, the German company Manz AG that develops and builds, amongst other things, turnkey manufacturing lines for mass production in the automotive industry and “electromobility, battery production, electronics, and energy sector”, Creative & Innovative Systems (CIS), a Korean specialist in battery production plants, and their joint venture partner Daiichi Jitsugyo Co a Japanese trading company specialising in machinery and equipment for energy/plant, industrial machinery, and electronics.
    It’s good then that Abrdn and Tritax along with the government and Glencore are finally backing the project, production on the site had already slipped back from 2023 to 2024
    I hope it makes up for my disappointment that Johnson Matthey pulled their own project to produce batteries.
    Putting aside the happy pill the producers of the following video obviously swallowed and the proselytising there’s some good information to be had

    Comment by fammorris | January 21, 2022 | Reply

  2. Update… looks as though there are some difficulties in assuring the future of the Britishvolt project.

    Comment by fammorris | August 22, 2022 | Reply

    • Things aren’t getting any better
      “BBC News – UK battery firm Britishvolt near collapse as seeks funding”
      What does this say for the the prospects of the automotive industry in the future

      Comment by fammorris | October 31, 2022 | Reply

  3. I saw The Times article and was going to post about it. I believe that conventional internal combustion engines running on hydrogen, could also be a viable route to zero-carbon. Cummins, JCB and Rolls-Royce mtu and others are already investing in that route. The technology could allow conversion of the millions of nearly-new diesel cars, vans and trucks in the UK.

    As diesel engines converted to hydrogen won’t need lithium-ion batteries, this technology could reduce the need for these batteries.

    If you had to choose between a conversion for five grand to make your year-old diesel Mini run on hydrogen or upwards of thirty thousand for a new EV Mini, which would you choose?

    Comment by AnonW | August 22, 2022 | Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: