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Study to look at opportunities for Quebec’s lithium-ion battery industry

November 26, 2018  

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Propulsion Québec, the province’s smart and electric vehicle cluster, announced today the launch of a study on the development of the lithium-ion battery industry in Quebec, profiling the lithium-ion battery industry and analyzing opportunities for that in battery component and cell manufacturing and end-of-life battery recycling.

“The transportation sector contributes over 40 per cent of Quebec’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, so electrification of transportation is a priority,” said Sarah Houde, executive director of Propulsion Québec. “Quebec’s electric and smart transportation sector is working together to actively seek more responsible solutions to improve its environmental record, for the benefit of Québec’s economy and society. Our study on the development of Quebec’s lithium-ion battery sector will identify concrete steps that can be taken to develop this promising growth sector and the province’s key assets.”

The study will be carried out with financial support from Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation du Québec and Société de développement de Shawinigan.

The results from the study are due to be delivered in the spring of 2019.

Quebec has a number of assets vital to developing this geostrategic, value-added sector and facilitating the energy transition for the entire economy. These include significant reserves of renewable energy (hydroelectricity), internationally recognized scientific and technical expertise, innovative companies, deposits of strategic materials, and expertise in recovery and recycling.