An entrepreneurial and collaborative ecosystem between companies, organizations and the world of knowledge.
What is the Vallée de la Transition Énergétique?
Guided by the desire to contribute to accelerating the energy transition and reducing the environmental footprint within urban, industrial and port environments, the cities of Bécancour, Shawinigan and Trois-Rivières are joining forces for the benefit of a collective proposal that aims to make a sustainable transition that matches their ambitions and those of the province of Québec. Together, we aspire to provide innovative, technological and economic solutions in response to societal and ecological challenges.
Our development sectors
The VTE intends to become a national and global reference in research, development, industrialization and promotion of innovation resulting from its technological axes, in addition to promoting its commercialization. We intend to position the province of Québec and its assets in an emerging market.
- Eco-design and optimization of a new generation of batteries;
- Reconditioning and recycling of batteries;
- Valorization of critical and strategic minerals and optimization of electrochemical processes.
- Development / integration of components, innovative charging and electrification systems;
- Development of electric off-road vehicles.
Hydrogen, industrial and port decarbonization
- Decarbonized logistics and heavy industry systems, port operations and heavy transport;
- Optimization of the production and use of green hydrogen in the industrial and port chain.
A natural business niche for Bécancour, the environmental theme was woven through its industrial vocation, which saw the birth of one of the first nuclei of industrial symbiosis in Quebec. Most industrial sub-sectors are represented there, choosing Bécancour to take responsibility for the challenges of social acceptability and achieve their GHG reduction targets.
With the largest industrial park and port under provincial jurisdiction, where major investments in the battery sector are confirmed and the production of green hydrogen is developing, Bécancour is recognized worldwide and becomes an ideal playground for testing and updating the innovative technological solutions of the VTE.
Designated City of Energy after having marked the history of hydroelectricity in the province, Shawinigan continues to trace its expertise in electrochemistry and the electrification of transport. Anchored by its research centers present on its territory and rich in an innovative ecosystem of companies in the transportation electrification sector, Shawinigan is already presenting itself as an essential pillar in the next stages of the development of the VTE.
Shawinigan’s contribution also goes through its entrepreneurial culture, which has taken root for more than ten years through incubation infrastructures that promote the emergence of startups.
Pioneer of heavy industry in Canada and recognized for its quality of life and cultural richness, Trois-Rivières focuses its efforts on reducing the carbon footprint of industrial and port activities aimed at achieving the objectives of Quebec and Canada. The City’s investments in a new economic development model led in 2019 to the launch of the innovative entrepreneurial district Halo, from which various animation and networking activities now emanate.
Geographical center of the VTE, Trois-Rivières will also be at the center of its culture of collaboration, surrounded by major innovation players who stand out in the renewable energy, clean technology and sustainable development sectors.
To position the province of Québec as a world leader in research, training, development and industrialization in technological innovation of the VTE. To become an example of multi-establishment and inter-order consultation to promote the transfer of knowledge and the development of technologies relating to the energy transition.
The VTE’s scientific committee defines and directs the scientific program linked to the three axes of development of the VTE. It encourages innovations and partnerships between all players to strengthen existing expertise and push the boundaries of knowledge. It promotes collaborative projects and the pooling of resources to increase the synergy of the components of the ecosystem.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Development Vice President