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Cleantech company Superdielectrics will progress work on its electrical energy storage devices from a new home on Chesterford Research Park.

The company is moving into the Science Village, where it will join the likes of Diagnostics for the Real World, Camena Bioscience and Oxford Nanopore.

The Science Village at Chesterford Research Park (44418183)
The Science Village at Chesterford Research Park (44418183)

Superdielectrics are focused on developing low-cost electrical energy storage devices with a high energy density but low environmental impact to help create a clean, sustainable global energy and transportation system.

Unlike conventional batteries,

Its supercapacitors store energy using electrodes and electrolytes and both charge and deliver energy much more quickly than conventional batteries, which also represent hazardous waste at their end of their use.

Superdielectrics’ supercapacitors are safe, by contrast, and contain no rare materials or conflict metals, while helping to reduced pollution and waste.

Jim Heathcote, CEO of Superdielectrics, said: “Superdielectrics Ltd is delighted to have taken research and development laboratories at Chesterford Research Park. We are developing a completely clean and sustainable energy system using our unique high energy density supercapacitor materials.

Jim Heathcote, CEO of Superdielectrics (44418185)
Jim Heathcote, CEO of Superdielectrics (44418185)

“We are driven by strong environmental and social values which are shared by Chesterford Research Park. These are exciting times as we strive to tackle fundamental scientific problems that could reduce global poverty and starvation while cleaning up the environment.”

The Science Village has R&D space from 1,515 sq ft to 1,993 sq ft, and the opportunity to combine spaces for larger occupation.

A central ‘atrium street’ on the ground and first floor levels is designed to promote opportunities for networking.

Julian Cobourne, senior asset manager, Aviva Investors, joint owner of Chesterford Research Park with Uttlesford District Council, added: “I am thrilled that the innovative team at Superdielectrics will be continuing their ground-breaking work at Chesterford Research Park. With its focus on sustainability and the environment, Superdielectrics’ aims are complementary to that of the park.

“Integral to the Cambridge biotech cluster, Chesterford Research Park continues to attract leading bioscience ventures.

The Science Village at Chesterford Research Park (44418181)
The Science Village at Chesterford Research Park (44418181)

“The fitted nature of the Science Village remains extremely popular with companies seeking ‘plug and play’ facilities, which negates the requirement for a protracted and sometimes expensive fit-out process.

“Superdielectrics are in good company in this truly unique setting with stunning natural parkland surroundings.”

Meanwhile, refurbishment of The Emmanuel Building on Chesterford Research Park is under way. When completed in the summer, it will provide up to 37,400 sq ft (3,474 sq m) of fitted laboratory space divided into four self-contained fully fitted laboratory and write-up area suites, designed for scale-up.

The park’s owners have been advised by joint commercial agents, Savills and Cheffins.

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