NOBA 2022: Nadia Mykytczuk is the Innovation Award winner – by Casey Stranges (Northern Ontario Business- January 3, 2023)

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According to researcher Nadia Mykytczuk, Sudbury is ready to play a leading part in the global story about electric vehicles (EV).

As auto manufacturers lock up supply chains, and countries position themselves as viable trading partners, the Nickel City has the resources and necessary tools to transition into a hub for EV technology.

Not to mention the experience and ingenuity of its workforce. “Globally, the demand for battery minerals is really going to expand,” Mykytczuk said. “And that could spell disaster if we’re not careful in how we extract those minerals in an environmentally sustainable way.

“And how we meet those demands is going to really single out companies and regions that are extracting and providing battery minerals without a massive environmental footprint.”

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