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.