UBC (Ultimate Battery Company) is going to accelerate and revolutionize the EV industry with their sustainable and environmentally friendly batteries for cars and later different industries so as to achieve their net-zero carbon emission goal.
Many of today’s items rely on batteries, which are the unsung heroes. They handle so many facets of daily life. Ultimate Battery Company (UBC) is introducing cutting-edge technology and production processes to this critical sector. It is a technological business that is aiming to create new greener energy storage technologies in order to provide everyone with a better future.
“Our objective is to design solutions that greatly cut CO2 emissions,” Maurizio Cunningham Brown, who is the Founder and CEO of Ultimate Battery Company, remarked. Their lightweight energy-dense batteries find use in a variety of industries, including automotive, defense, and energy storage. Traditional batteries are bulky, inefficient, expensive, and harmful to the environment. Current options are still too pricey. Vehicle manufacturers want a safe, lightweight solution that cuts emissions while being cost-effective. Their goods are lighter, more powerful, and more environmentally friendly.
UBC provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a variety of industries with lighter, more energy-efficient alternatives to standard goods, allowing them to cut weight and CO2 emissions.
“A wide range of important vehicle manufacturers and other related firms have proven demand for these things,” Maurizio stated.
UBC’s first innovation will redefine vehicle starter, light, and ignition (SLI) batteries. The batteries were built using innovative technologies to be up to 43% lighter than conventional batteries and up to twice as energy-dense as previous products. UBC claims that utilizing its batteries can save up to 15kg of CO2 per car per year. The modular design of these units allows for the easy assembly of units demanding larger power outputs.
The UBC SLI battery already meets and, in many cases, exceeds the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers’ 2030 performance criteria for batteries (EUROBAT).
UBC is an energy storage pioneer, delivering important improvements in lightweight, energy-dense battery power via the application of unique technology. Products are made at a cutting-edge manufacturing facility in South Yorkshire that can produce both conventional and customized items. There are also prospects for manufacturers to license the technology to accelerate adoption and CO2 reduction globally.
Developmental issues faced by UBC
UBC set itself three important hurdles while designing the first of its new goods, a replacement SLI battery. First, to maximize the principles of physics by employing novel materials to create recyclable and sustainable batteries as well as to develop new production processes. Furthermore, the goal was to create a modular structure that could be customized to fit a variety of applications; for example, 24V power is made up of two modules connected in series.
The UBC innovation is the use of highly conductive composite plates with a non-conductive perimeter, which is ideal for edge-to-edge sealing. These are simple to manufacture, with a simpler construction that requires less material and can be made in practically any shape. Furthermore, this technique is compatible with other and future chemistries, decreasing obsolescence.
UBC’s Collaboration in research
Collaboration between UBC and the University of Sheffield AMRC has been critical to the battery’s successful development from idea to commercialization. The AMRC’s work includes the establishment of a manufacturing cell to facilitate quick product development, the fabrication of small production runs, testing, and validation.
The staff at the AMRC have been important in helping UBC get their product to market more rapidly, said Malcolm Earp, who is the Chief Operating Officer of UBC. They continue to support UBC’s research and development ambitions for more technological advancements and new products. This has aided them in developing their strategies to scale up and transition to full production.
It has been a real joy to engage with UBC on its manufacturing breakthroughs, said Steve Foxley, CEO of the University of Sheffield AMRC. They look forward to collaborating with them on future initiatives that will accelerate the transition to net zero energy and create new possibilities focused on cheaper, cleaner future energy systems.
South Yorkshire’s Manufacturing Plant
UBC’s manufacturing plant in South Yorkshire is going to be 100,000 square feet, and it’s going to be highly energy efficient and will utilize innovative technologies that will ensure quality and reduce waste. To reduce its carbon footprint, the plan will use energy generation across the operation. As their materials are sourced locally and can be recycled, their product designs are sustainable for the economy. Their main problem is the wait for new key equipment, as it takes a long time to arrive, and before that, they are planning to pilot the scale-up operation in mid-2023 before moving into full-scale production. Their first customer will get their delivery by early 2023 as their first production run will start exporting. To speed up the adoption of this technology around the world, the company is developing a licensing model so that the existing battery manufacturers will be able to quickly and easily adopt the technology.
UBC is dedicated to discovering long-term solutions to hasten the transition to zero emissions. Its environmentally friendly goods will significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Furthermore, its production practices are geared toward a sustainable economy. The firm employs a large number of recycled materials in its manufacturing and will recover 90% of the materials at the end of life to produce fresh batteries. In addition, UBC will employ renewable energy generation in its manufacturing operations.
UBC obtained and continues to get aid and support from the Department for International Trade and the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority by establishing itself in South Yorkshire.
UBC has set out to develop economical, creative, and sustainable lightweight battery power solutions. It will speed up the transition to net zero along with its supply chain partners and like-minded organizations.
The development of EV batteries and renewable energy storage technologies is now underway. South Yorkshire is at the center of creating a low-carbon center to meet the government’s aim to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, but it will benefit the entire world.
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