Webinar: How Canada Can Turn into a International Battery Powerhouse 


Batteries are evolving. Not simply one thing that wants altering in your TV distant, batteries are quick changing into the engines of the worldwide economic system. In a decade’s time, a battery will doubtless energy your automotive or the electrical energy grid that lights your house. Maybe the largest alternative lies in electrical autos. The battery is probably the most invaluable a part of an EV, and by 2030, the Worldwide Power Company predicts we might see 100 occasions extra EVs on the highway than there have been in 2020.

If Canada performs its playing cards proper, it has the potential to emerge as a dominant participant on this rising international business. That’s based on current modelling from Clear Power Canada and the Trillium Community for Superior Manufacturing, which explores how Canada can construct out its battery provide chain and the financial potential of this business. And introduction of the U.S.’s new EV tax credit score, which requires a proportion of EV battery elements be sourced from North America and battery minerals be sourced from U.S. allies, means Canada has an enormous and assured marketplace for its battery merchandise proper subsequent door. However with few, if any, EVs anticipated to satisfy all the brand new standards, the race to construct the provision chain is on. Can Canada capitalize on this generational alternative? If that’s the case, what’s going to it take?

Be a part of Clear Power Canada for a pointed dialog to discover these matters with specialists Ilka von Dalwigk, Andrew Miller, and Dr. Leonardo Paoli.


October 12, 2022, at 8am PT / 11am ET (1 hour)


  • Opening remarks
  • Transient synopsis of Clear Power Canada’s current report Canada’s New Financial Engine (5-10 minutes)
  • Fireplace chat with friends
  • Viewers Q&A (30 minutes)
  • Closing remarks (5 minutes)


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Ilka von Dalwigk

Ilka von Dalwigk is a senior know-how and coverage knowledgeable with greater than twenty years of expertise within the vitality transition in business, public, personal, and coverage environments, with in-depth information of main analysis and coverage points overlaying the battery worth chain, from the provision of uncooked supplies to purposes. Notably, Ilka is the EBA Coverage Supervisor at EIT InnoEnergy working with the commercial improvement programme of the European Battery Alliance—EBA250—with a powerful give attention to sustainability, provide chain matters and worldwide relationships. She has been instrumental in build up and managing the huge and sophisticated community of the stakeholders on this initiative, in addition to creating the set of suggestions that contributed to the design and content material of the 43 actions which have been recognized as obligatory by the European Battery Alliance, to make the EU a key participant within the international battery market.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller is the COO at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Ltd (Benchmark), a London primarily based analysis and consultancy agency targeted on crucial uncooked supplies and vitality storage provide chains. Andrew oversees Benchmark’s provide chain analysis and evaluation, which stretches from downstream assessments of anode, cathode and battery manufacturing by means of to cost assessments and forecasting for the important thing lithium ion battery uncooked supplies, together with lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite.

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Dr. Leonardo Paoli

Dr. Leonardo Paoli is an Power Analyst working within the Power Know-how Coverage division of the Worldwide Power Company. He coordinates the work of the International Electrical Car Outlook – the IEA’s annual report on developments in electrical mobility throughout the globe, developed below the Electrical Automobiles Initiative. He analyses the applied sciences and insurance policies which are required for the decarbonization of the transport sector with a selected give attention to battery know-how and its provide chain.  He additionally focuses on innovation and provide chain enlargement wants for cross-cutting clear vitality applied sciences within the IEA eventualities, together with the Web-zero by 2050 roadmap. He holds a PhD from the College of Cambridge.


Merran Smith

Merran Smith is a fellow on the Simon Fraser College Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the founder and chief innovation officer of Clear Power Canada. Merran serves as co-chair of the B.C. authorities’s Local weather Options Council, a member of the impartial Activity Pressure for a Resilient Restoration, and a Canadian consultant of the C3E Worldwide Ambassador Corps. For many of her profession, Merran has labored to unite business, authorities, and civil society organizations to resolve urgent social and ecological challenges.

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Evan Pivnick

Evan works to carry local weather motion and innovation collectively to construct stronger economies. Earlier than becoming a member of Clear Power Canada, Evan served because the Chief of Employees for the BC Inexperienced Caucus through the 2017-2020 minority authorities. He was deeply concerned within the creation of CleanBC, British Columbia’s local weather technique. Evan holds an undergraduate in political science with a minor in Human Dimensions of Local weather Change. He holds a Certificates in Management, Organizing and Motion: Main Change from the Harvard Kennedy Faculty of Authorities Government Program.


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