Mayor visits Aceleron, a battery business helping drive the West Midlands green industrial revolution

With innovative businesses in mind, the Mayor of West Midlands visited Aceleron headquarters on 7th July 2021, to discover how we; as a start-up are revolutionising batteries for transport, industrial and residential use.

 Mayor visits Aceleron, a battery business helping drive the West Midlands green industrial revolution

Mayor Of West Midlands Andy Street visiting Aceleron HQ, Birmingham

Newly published research shows that the growth of the Low Carbon Manufacturing and Goods sector is successfully thriving in the West Midlands. Figures show that the region’s low-carbon industries grew by more than 8% in 2020 despite a 9% decline in the outer West Midlands’ economy because of the covid pandemic.

Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street recognises this achievement and states “just as we were the birthplace of the first industrial revolution, the West Midlands is the home of the green industrial revolution – our manufacturing businesses, our energy innovations and our depth of research and development are all driving the new industrial revolution that will protect and restore the resources of the planet.”

With innovative businesses in mind, the Mayor of West Midlands visited Aceleron headquarters on 7th July 2021, to discover how we; as a start-up are revolutionising batteries for transport, industrial and residential use. Our Co-founders, Dr Amrit Chandan & Carlton Cummins welcomed Mayor Andy Street and talked him through the innovation behind our products. Dr Amrit Chandan highlights that "Birmingham and the West Midlands is brilliantly placed to help the UK, and the whole planet, start to address the climate emergency, and Aceleron will do whatever we can to help that”. Chandan then states that “we can’t underestimate the challenge: if we don’t address battery manufacture, then we could see 22 cubic metres of batteries sent to waste over the next 20 years just from electric cars!”

Mayor Andy Street applauded Aceleron and the batteries we design, expressing that “Aceleron are an exceptional business – their vision and innovation is making a massive contribution to how we can start to decarbonise so many parts of the world economy without generating more waste from the technologies we develop”. He notes that our CEO is “contributing his expertise and insights to our Circular Economy Taskforce – and I’d like to thank everyone who is taking part in that. Redesigning products so that they can be maintained and continue to be used rather than just scrapped, is a key part of that work.”

The Mayor of the West Midlands hosted an international conference on net zero – he stated that it “will be vital that we recognise the opportunities we face to create the green marketplace for companies like Aceleron, and many others across the West Midlands.”

Alongside the Mayor, Councillor Ian Courts, portfolio lead for environment and energy at the West Midlands Combined Authority and leader of Solihull Council added: “It is absolutely right that we celebrate and showcase the great companies in the West Midlands that are producing these green solutions.” Courts further states, “Low Carbon is the fastest growing sector in the region, and its companies like Aceleron will maintain that growth – so that going green also creates new jobs and new economic opportunities as well as saving the planet.”

Read the full press release here: https://www.wmca.org.uk/news/mayor-visits-battery-business-helping-drive-the-west-midlands-green-industrial-revolution/

July 7, 2021