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OXIS Energy promotes science education in Wales


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OXIS Energy UK Ltd is collaborating with Swansea University in order to support the development of enhanced lithium metal anodecans to improve the cycle life of Li-S batteries. 

As part of the College of Engineering EU Vanguard activities, OXIS Energy has embarked in the part-funding of a EngD student in a four-year programme to utilize vacuum deposition techniques to form protective layers on lithium metal anodes. The remaining funding will come from the European Social Fund (ESF) via the Welsh Government.  

OXIS Energy is already in the process of establishing a purpose built facility for the production of electrolyte and cathode active material specifically for the mass production of lithium sulfur cells in Port Talbot which is only a few miles from the University.  This facility will house advanced equipment and will help OXIS enhance the performance of its technology. It will also provide well trained staff through PhD programmes, in association with Swansea University, that OXIS could tap into in future years.

The CEO of OXIS Energy, Huw Hampson-Jones, himself a graduate of Swansea University said, “We are delighted to be involved in this PhD programme which may add further insight into our research.  We also want Wales, through our facility in Port Talbot, to become the World’s Centre of Excellence leading the way in the commercial production of lithium sulfur cells for battery systems.  We believe that it will create highly skilled jobs in Wales and help to promote Wales on the world stage.”

Professor Owen Guy who is Head of the Chemistry department at Swansea University said, “Our collaboration with OXIS Energy is of huge strategic importance to the University and builds upon the expertise of Prof. Serena Margadonna’s Energy Storage group, within Engineering’s Future Manufacturing Research Institute (FMRI). The EngD with OXIS is just one part of a wider activity with OXIS, developing lithium sulfur battery related technologies and applications – OXIS is also a partner in Swansea’s £90M Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials (CISM) project. The relationship will provide the next generation of talent for OXIS Energy’s new facility in Wales.”