Conceptual rendering of Asahi Kasei’s Port Colborne facility (Graphic:Asahi Kasei)

Asahi Kasei Announces Port Colborne as Location of Future Lithium-ion Battery Separator Plant

Asahi Kasei announced today that it will construct its previously announced integrated lithium-ion battery (LIB) separator plant in Port Colborne, which is in the Niagara region of Ontario, Canada. The new manufacturing facility will operate as Asahi Kasei Battery Separator Canada and is expected to create highly skilled, good paying … [continued]

Electric bus with charging station. ConceptConcentric Electric Bus

New Electric Buses for Waterloo

The first of Grand River Transit’s electric buses will begin service next month as part of its zero-emission bus pilot project. Ten more electric buses are expected to arrive this year. This initiative is part of the Region of Waterloo’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent … [continued]

ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image that metaphorically represents a flawed hydrogen strategy, with a quicksand foundation and stakeholders pushing in conflicting directions.

Ontario’s Hydrogen Approach Will Be A B-School Case Study In Failure

Not to be left behind as the world is spun in circles by hydrogen hype, Ontario published a hydrogen strategy in 2022. Recently it announced the first approved significant project, one that involves truckloads of hydrogen leaving Niagara Falls to be burned in a gas generator over 100 kilometers away. … [continued]

Visualization of Gigafactory St. Thomas. Image courtesy of Volkswagen AG.

Volkswagen To Build Its Largest Battery Cell Factory … In Canada

The battery division of Volkswagen Group, PowerCo SE, has picked the location to construct its biggest battery gigafactory to date — St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. A potential final expansion stage could produce of up to 90 GWh of batteries annually. Actually, they already announced it last month. This was more … [continued]