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Hi-tech/clean-tech in Devon

One way ahead to a low-carbon or net-zero-carbon future is developing much of what we already have – as, anyway. “we have almost all the technologies we need”

Altilium is a UK-based clean tech group that will reshape the UK and European automotive supply chain by offering high volume, low carbon domestic sources of cathode and anode materials from recycling waste streams already in circulation, such as lithium scrap.

And some of this is happening in Devon.

There is the electric vehicle battery recycling firm securing £640k from Innovate UK’s Faraday Battery Challenge – because we need to make more electric batteries – and make them more sustainable

And so Plymouth-based Altilium is to pioneer sustainable EV battery production with prototype cells made from recycled materials.

There is the plan to create a high-tech zone for testing future air travel in Somerset and Devon, aka the Future Flight Innovation Zone (FFIZ) – because we need to ‘decarbonise’ our transport and the likes of the beleaguered farmers are angry because ‘flights over food’ re being prioritised.

The FFIZ will help to create a safe and environmentally friendly future for aviation and it will form part of a Future Aviation Test and Innovation Zone that is focussed around two key sites; iAero in Yeovil and Exeter Airport.

And so the county councils have won funding towards shaping the future of flight “to put our region at the forefront of decarbonising of aviation and aerospace and will help us achieve our carbon net zero targets.

Meanwhile, the Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay Science Parks are keen to point out that science and technology thrives in Devon’s ‘golden triangle’ – with some enthusiasm for ‘sustainable’ and ‘ne-zero’ technologies – but not much…

So, still a lot of potential – and much of this could be realised in Devon.