Organization: Sony Corp

Hydro-Québec and Sony form joint venture

Hydro-Québec has established a joint venture with Sony Corp, Minato Tokyo, to develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids. A new company will be formed this June in Varenne QC, utilizing Hydro-Québec’s operation and control technologies for electric power supplies and its lithium-ion battery material technology. Sony will contribute its control technologies for rechargable…

WD invests in Alberta nanotechnology

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is investing $5.4 million in nanotechnology at the Univ of Alberta to create a Centre of Excellence in Integrated NanoTools, purchase new equipment for the NanoFabrication Facility and undertake applied research to develop cost-effective alloy materials. The new research capacity will allow the U of A to develop a critical…