We hosted panel discussions with leaders from the battery and automotive sectors to explore the need and road map for establishing Canada’s national electric vehicle battery supply chain. You can now watch a recording of the discussions or click on the buttons below for a written summary.

Part 1: National Overview

Part 1: National Overview

JUNE 1, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this first episode, a national overview, we will discuss why having a national EV battery supply chain is something Canadians should care about and what happens if we don’t have one.

SPEAKERS:
  • Ben Sharpe, Senior Researcher and Canada’s Regional Lead, International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Sarah Houde, CEO, Propulsion Québec
  • Daniel Breton, CEO, Electric Mobility Canada
  • Josh Nye, Senior Economist, RBC Economics
  • Nino Di Cara, President, Electric Autonomy Canada (Moderator)
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Part 2: Canadian R&D and Innovation in Batteries

Part 2: Canadian R&D and Innovation in Batteries

JUNE 9, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this second episode, we will focus on Canadian research and development and innovation in batteries. Canadian R&D already plays an integral role in developing and improving EV battery technologies. How do we leverage this position to add value to our national battery supply chain?

This episode is sponsored by Nova Scotia Business Inc.

SPEAKERS:
  • Dr. Jeff Dahn, NSERC/Tesla Canada Industrial Research Chair, Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Chisu Kim, Director of Research, Hydro-Québec
  • Dr. Soeren Striepe, Senior Manager, Electrified Powertrain and Batteries, Magna International
  • Emma Jarratt, Managing Editor, Electric Autonomy Canada (Moderator)
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Part 3: Battery Metals Extraction and Processing

Part 3: Battery Metals Extraction and Processing

JUNE 15, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this third episode, we will focus on the extraction and processing of battery metals. Canada is richly endowed with battery minerals metals. What will it take for Canada to supply the world with sustainably extracted inputs for global battery supply chains?

This episode is sponsored by Frontier Lithium.

SPEAKERS:
  • Éric Desaulniers, President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite
  • Brendan Marshall, VP of Economic and Northern Affairs, Mining Association of Canada
  • Samantha Espley, President, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
  • Chris Doornbos, CEO and Director, E3 Metals
  • Theo Yameogo, Americas Mining & Metals Leader, EY (Moderator)
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Part 4: Active Materials and Cells

Part 4: Active Materials and Cells

JUNE 22, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this fourth episode, we will focus on active materials and cells. Canada has huge growth potential in this sector, but cost of manufacturing continues to be a recurring issue. How do we solve this and get Canada manufacturing?

SPEAKERS:
  • Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
  • Sankar Das Gupta, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, Electrovaya
  • Adrian Tylim, Business Development Americas, Blue Solutions
  • Ryan Castilloux, Managing Director, Adamas Intelligence (Moderator)
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Part 5: Pack and Vehicle Assembly

Part 5: Pack and Vehicle Assembly

JUNE 29, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this fifth episode, we will focus on pack and vehicle assembly. What is the future of EV and battery pack manufacturing in Canada – is there a growth opportunity, or should Canada focus on feeding into EV manufacturing in the U.S. / EU?

This episode is sponsored by ProEV.

SPEAKERS:
  • Marc Bédard, Founder and CEO, Lion Electric Co.
  • David Paterson, VP of Corporate & Environmental Affairs, GM Canada
  • Emmanuelle Toussaint, Vice President Legal, Regulatory and Public Affairs, Nova Bus (Volvo Group)
  • Ted Dowling, Vice President, BYD Canada
  • Emma Jarratt, Managing Editor, Electric Autonomy Canada (Moderator)
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Part 6: Battery Second Life - Reuse/Recycling
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Part 6: Battery Second Life – Reuse/Recycling

JULY 6, 2021
1PM EDT / 10AM PDT

In this sixth episode, we will focus on battery second life. What will happen to EV batteries and the rich materials in them when they are no longer being used in electric vehicles? How is Canadian innovation leading the way in battery recycling and second life?

SPEAKERS:
  • Kunal Phalpher, Chief Commercial Officer, Li-Cycle
  • Zarko Meseldzija, Chief Technical Officer and Director, American Manganese
  • Jean-Christophe Lambert, Business Development Manager, Lithion
  • Sarah Petrevan, Policy Director, Clean Energy Canada (Moderator)
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