As part of the low carbon energy programme, the Royal Society hosted a workshop on electrochemical energy storage in January 2017.
The workshop identified opportunities for the UK’s world class research base to play a leading role in the field of electrochemical energy storage, from breakthroughs in fundamental research, through to their translation into new or improved technologies. It also provided a forum to discuss the idea of a new UK research institute that will drive and accelerate fundamental research in developing battery technologies, and its translation.
After reviewing the case for such a new research institution, the UK Government announced, in October 2017, the creation of the Faraday Institution. Other important policy work on energy storage includes the recent work on electricity storage undertaken by the European Academies Science Advisory Council.