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Batteries for enabling renewable energy

Keynote address by Marc-Antoni Goulet for the Hope and Agency in Uncertain Times conference

Date & time
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Marc-Antoni Goulet


This event is free and open to the public in person and online


Rebecca Tittler


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Developing low-cost energy storage is necessary to increase the adoption of intermittent power sources such as wind and solar energy which rarely match the demands of the electricity market. This presentation provides a brief overview of the current status and trends in renewable energy and go into more detail about the battery technologies being proposed to address the needs for grid storage. Flow batteries in particular have been recognized as a promising technology for this application due to their scalability and adaptability. The current state of the art in flow battery research is focused on the development of synthetic water-based electrolytes that are not limited by natural resource constraints, thereby providing additional hope for the widespread adoption of renewable energy.

About the speaker

Marc-Antoni Goulet is a member of the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Concordia, where his current research focuses on flow batteries for grid scale electricity storage to increase the distribution of intermittent renewable energy such as wind and solar. He also looks for ways of electrochemically converting CO2 to value added products and creating better electrochemical sensors for chemical analysis.

This event is part of:

Hope and agency in uncertain times

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