British Prime Minister Theresa May has told the ruling-Conservative Party conference that the government intends to continue backing battery storage and electric vehicle technology.

Mrs May added that she seeks to step up exports of green products around the world, asserting that the government was keen to cement its position as a world-leading low carbon technology hub.

She also underlined the government’s continued support for graphene development, which is expected to play a key role in future clean technologies. May’s speech made no reference to the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, which is now expected to be released within weeks.

Ministers at the conference have been talking up the plan throughout the week, signalling that it could provide new measures to drive investment in a range of clean technologies, including carbon capture and storage systems, hydrogen infrastructure, electric vehicles, and renewables.

The UK announced a plan to fund battery technology research to the tune of £246m ($320m) in July of this year. The government will set up a “battery institute” to award millions of pounds to companies on the brink of major research and development breakthroughs.

August saw the first entry of a battery unit into the UK’s Firm Frequency Response (FFR) balancing service.

Also in July, the government announced that new diesel and petrol cars will be banned outright in the UK by 2040, with ministers set to unveil a £255m fund to help councils tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3bn package of spending on air quality.