Hydro-Québec commercializing electrolyte patents for solid-state batteries

Solid State Battery

The University of Texas at Austin has agreed to transfer patents relating to a new type of electrolyte to be used in solid-state lithium batteries to Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer.

The patents are 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. 

Hydro-Québec’s team of researchers will integrate the patent’s technology into a battery with the goal of bringing it to the commercialization stage.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Goodenough’s team is reiterating its confidence in Hydro-Québec by choosing us to bring their technology to market,” said Karim Zaghib, General Director of the Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage.

“The partnership with Hydro-Quebec has provided the critical technology development needed for commercial production of intellectual property generated at The University of Texas at Austin,” said Dr. Goodenough.

Source: Hydro-Québec

  • Free_To_Think_On_My_Own

    Why didn’t Dr. Goodenough deal with an American entity?

    • André

      Because they worked with Hydro-Québec research team since many decades. So Hydro-Québec’s patents are complementary to University of Texas patents.

      Hydro-Québec has now an agreement with Mercedes to test real solid state battery prototypes in real cars. Of course University of Texas will receive money for this work and I guess they will stay involved with future development … This is a win-win situation.

      The competitors are from China, South-Corea, etc

  • brian kelley

    Why didn’t goodenough open source the tech so the whole planet could benif
    it instead of a few Ritch bitches

    • MikeO

      He wasn’t good enough.