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Battery materials R&D the focus of new collaboration


Montreal, QC – Hydro-Québec and the Regional Council of Aquitaine (France) have signed an agreement signalling their interest in collaborating in the field of advanced battery materials for transportation electrification.

For several years, Hydro-Québec’s Research Institute has explored various technologies to improve the performance and safety of electrochemical batteries.

For its part, the Aquitaine Region has, over the past 15 years, has promoted research, innovation and industrial development by allocating some 12% of its budget to such projects. It is home to and supports a number of players involved in energy storage and electric mobility issues.

The agreement was signed on Friday by Élie Saheb, Hydro-Québec’s executive vice president – technology and Alain Rousset, president of the Regional Council of Aquitaine (France).

Priority issues are developing technology for efficient energy storage and the development of high-performance, safe and low-cost battery materials.