Our expertise

>> Review, analysis, and evaluation of clean energy technologies (from basic research to system demonstration, equivalent to TRL 1 to TRL 7). Examples include batteries, photovoltaics, fuel cells, and hydrogen electrolyzers.

>> Modelling diffusion of innovation and forecasting readiness of technologies for market adoption.

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Peter Kovacik holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford and has more than a decade of experience in research and development of energy technologies.

He has worked at a number of leading engineering institutes, including MIT and TU Delft. Before founding Research Interfaces, he worked in startup Oxis Energy developing next-generation battery technology. He has co-authored over two dozen research articles and analyses. Follow at @PeterOnEnergy.

Recent work

Key Canadian minerals for electric transportation

Fact Sheet | Research Interfaces | Mar 2021

In the next decades, Canada will face demand pressure for both its rich mineral resources and good environmental, social, and governance (ESG) profile. Just to keep up with its current position within the EV supply chains, Canada may have to open dozens of new mines and refining facilities…

Overview of energy transition in Canada

List | Research Interfaces | Feb 2021

List of recent reports and analyses on energy transition, clean technologies, and climate change done by major Canadian organizations and relevant to the Canadian context….

A battery manufacturing blueprint for Canada

Opinion | Electric Autonomy Canada | Nov 2020

Manufacturing of lithium batteries could boost the Canadian economy, but we are acting too little, too late. Battery technology is enabling important industrial transitions, from electrification of transportation to integration of renewable energy, and whoever controls the battery production will control the value chain…