The Faraday Institution remains steadfast in its commitment to identify and invest in battery research initiatives that hold the greatest potential for making significant societal, environmental, and commercial contributions. CATMAT is investigating the fundamental mechanisms acting within cathodes that currently prevent the use of nickel-rich cathode materials (with low/ no cobalt) and lithium-rich cathodes. The microstructure of a solvent-free Li ion battery cathode. The project partners collaborate closely with the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre. The majority of the funding for this programme, £17.1 million, will be provided by the Faraday Battery Challenge, which is delivered by Innovate UK for UK Research and Innovation.