Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been invited to speak at a special event for the UK public being held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London.

The Battery – Inside Out is an event supported by new UK battery initiative, The Faraday Institution, taking place on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 1900. It will focus on the rise of the lithium ion battery against the backdrop of a global electric vehicle and energy storage revolution.

The special one-off event will hear from the some of the UK’s and the world’s leading voices on the subject including:

  • Benchmark’s Managing Director, Simon Moores
  • Patrick Vallance, UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Serena Corr from the University of Sheffield
  • David Greenwood of Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG)
  • Judith Richardson, Global Purchasing Director of Jaguar Land Rover

It is the first time such an event has been held at The Royal Institution – a globally renowned organisation that supports public engagement with science. Notable scientists who worked at the Royal Institute include:

  • Michael Faraday (1791-1896): the godfather of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, and electrolysis, key fundametals to the battery and EV supply chain today
  • Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829): the scientist who discovered much of the periodic table’s lightest elements including potassium, sodium, magnesium and boron, many of which are now key focal points for new battery technologies

The Royal Institute Lectures
Sir James Dewar Lecturing on Liquid Hydrogen at the Royal Institution’, 1904 by Henry Jamyn Brooks / Credit: RI

The Battery – Inside Out will hear from the panel of modern day experts and be asked to tackle the following questions and many more from the general public:

  • What is a battery?
  • How were they invented?
  • How does a modern lithium ion battery work?
  • What materials go into the latest batteries?
  • What are the geopolitical issues around sourcing materials from different countries
  • How can battery manufacture become more sustainable?

Tickets are very limited. You can purchase here and they range from £7 to £16. 

  • The Battery Inside Out, Tuesday 12 March 2019
  • The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS
  • Start: 1900 / End: 2030
  • Buy tickets here

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