Ottawa, Québec, pledge support for copper foil facility to improve domestic EV ecosystem

The governments are working with Volta Energy Solutions Canada Inc.

The Governments of Canada and Québec are working with Volta Energy Solutions Canada Inc. (VESC) to create a new copper foil facility.

Copper foil is an important component in electric vehicle (EV) batteries, and VESC’s parent company, Solus Advanced Materials, was the first to create battery-grade copper foil.

The facility will be located in Granby, Québec, and employ 260 people.

“Cutting down on emissions in the automotive sector is a key factor on our journey to make Canada carbon-neutral by 2050,” Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, said in a press release. “Volta’s project isn’t just about helping the environment — it’s also about bringing more opportunities for jobs and the economy to the people of Granby.”

The project is part of the federal government’s work to create a domestic battery ecosystem that has recently seen significant investment throughout Canada. This includes Ottawa’s recent $4 million investment in manufacturing company FBT Inc.

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Source: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada