UKRI Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge

Last updated: 8 December 2023

Driving Electric Revolution (DER) is a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund providing £80 million of investment to grow the UK’s electric vehicle supply chain and support its industrialisation. Investments include collaborative R&D, support for DER Industrialisation Centres and content and courses to grow the UK’s skilled workforce. It has already deployed over £8 million to projects related to critical minerals, such as the Recovery of Gallium from Ionic Liquids (ReGaiL) project on recovering gallium from end-of-life products, and the Rare earth Extraction from Audio Products (REAP) and Secure Critical Rare Earth Magnets (SCREAM) projects on recycling of rare earth magnets.

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