Ultra Low Temperature Battery (ULTB)

Lead Participant: Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd


This project brings together two companies - Hyperdrive Innovation and Oxis Energy - who are the forefront of

battery technology in the UK to explore the technical feasibility of a new generation of energy storage for use

in extremely cold climates. This will be achieved by developing a low temperature electrolyte for Lithium-Sulfur

(Li-S) rechargeable battery chemistry, and chemistry-agnostic battery management system and packaging that

can withstand and outperform the current lead-acid battery solution. British Antarctic Survey will act as subject

matter experts to inform the development of a battery capable of operating in one of the harshest

environments on the planet. Such a battery would allow British Antarctic Survey (BAS) to significantly increase

autonomous scientific measurements made in the Antarctic, but without increasing transport costs or

emissions. The resulting technology will lead to a follow-on mid-stage project to develop a high energy density

rechargeable battery that can operate at -80 °C for Antarctica survey organisations and several other crossover

markets for energy storage and unmanned systems.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer



Hyperdrive Innovation Ltd, SUNDERLAND
Oxis Energy Limited, Abingdon, United Kingdom £81,899 £ 49,139




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