• From the mine to the production of an efficient and safe battery, the new generation of solid electrolyte battery from Hydro-Québec promises a 100% Québec manufacturing process and the usage of natural resources from here. Karim Zaghib, director of Hydro-Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, explains the components of a battery and our technological lead over the rest of the planet. Watch the video Battery manufacturing process.

  • Director of the Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage Karim Zaghib testifies to the potential benefits of marketing lithium batteries for Quebec, with an exceptional partner like Mercedes Benz, and the importance of working with the best collaborators in order to advance research and innovation. Watch the video Marketing and open innovation.

  • Co-authored by Christian Julien, Alain Mauger, Ashok Vijh and Karim Zaghib, Lithium Batteries was rated the second-best electrochemistry book of all time by BookAuthority, which identifies and rates the best books in the world based on public mentions, recommendations and ratings. See the list.(Note: Link to an external site optimized for Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers.)

    Lithium Batteries focuses on notions in solid-state physics, chemistry and electrochemistry to help readers better understand high-power lithium battery research and technology. It covers the fundamentals of lithium batteries and includes experimental techniques to characterize electrode materials and a comprehensive analysis of structural, physical and chemical properties to control quality in production.

  • An article entitled Diffusion Control of Organic Cathode Materials in Lithium Metal Battery published by Nature Research in world-renowned journal Scientific Reports, has ranked 24th of the Top 100 most downloaded papers from Scientific Reports. Congratulations Rachel Lévesque-Bélanger, Intern Researcher, and to the co-authors: Basile Commarieu, Andrea Paolella, Jean-Christophe Daigle, Stéphanie Bessette, Ashok Vijh, Jérôme P. Claverie (Professor at Université de Sherbrooke) and Karim Zaghib.
  • Hydro‑Québec partners with Mercedes‑Benz on Development of Solid‑State Battery Technologies. Canadian battery material specialist Hydro‑Québec partners with Mercedes‑Benz AG as part of the auto maker’s research and development activities on future technological leaps of electric vehicles.
  • Hydro-Québec to work on commercializing patents co-invented by Nobel Prize laureate John B. Goodenough and Professor M. Helena Braga. Hydro‑Québec and The University ofTexas at Austin are pleased to announce the signing of an agreement for the transfer to Hydro‑Québec of patents co‑invented by Dr. John B. Goodenough, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and the 2019 Nobel Laureate in chemistry, and Dr. Maria Helena Braga, an associate professor at the University of Porto, Portugal. These patents relate to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid‑state lithium batteries, which Hydro‑Québec’s team of researchers will integrate into a battery with the goal of bringing it to the commercialization stage.
  • Hydro-Québec researcher Karim Zaghib wins the Lionel-Boulet Award . This year, the highest distinction awarded by the Québec government in the field of research and development in the industrial sector, the Lionel-Boulet Award, goes to researcher Karim Zaghib, General Director of Hydro-Québec’s Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage.
  • NanoBio Lab and Hydro-Québec to Establish Joint Lab for Battery Research . A*STAR’s NanoBio Lab and Canada’s Hydro-Québec today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to finance US$20 million for a joint laboratory for battery research. Housed in Singapore’s biomedical research hub, Biopolis, the new facility will focus on making batteries more efficient and safer through the use of innovative nanomaterials.
  • Hydro-Québec licenses Dongshi Kingpower Science and Technology to use its solid-state lithium battery technology Hydro-Québec (Montréal, Canada) and Dongshi Kingpower Science and Technology Ltd. (China) today announced the signing of a licensing agreement for the use of patents related to solid-state lithium batteries. This agreement will enable Kingpower to use technology developed by Hydro-Québec to manufacture batteries destined to the Chinese automotive market.
  • Berkeley Lab and Hydro-Québec Announce Partnership for Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage Hydro-Québec and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have agreed to explore collaborations toward the research and development of manufacturing and scale-up technology to advance transportation electrification and energy storage.
  • R&D for Next-Generation Solid Electrolytes Batteries : Partnership agreement between Fraunhofer and Hydro-Québec The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and Hydro-Québec are teaming up to conduct research and development into next-generation lithium-ion and lithium-air battery materials to be used in transportation electrification.
  • Hydro-Québec and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory Announce Battery Materials Breakthrough Hydro-Québec and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have announced a breakthrough in the lithium-ion battery materials field, publishing their research results in the Journal of Power Sources. Using a cathode made with new high voltage safe materials, the researchers have achieved a world first: building a 1.2 Ah lithium-ion cell with a voltage of 5 V.
  • Québec, a Global Leader in Battery Materials Hydro-Québec and the Gouvernement du Québec announce the opening of the center of excellence in transportation electrification and energy storage, with the mission of maintaining and enhancing Québec’s global leadership in the field of battery materials.
  • Hydro-Québec grants an operating license and partners with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop materials used in lithium-ion batteries Hydro-Québec (HQ) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) (TSX-V: NOU) are pleased to announce the signing of a license and a research and development agreements respecting the processing of graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries. This collaboration will hopefully enable NMG to commercialize battery material technologies developed by HQ over the past 30 years, helping to position Québec strategically in the lithium-ion battery market.