e-Zinc Secures USD $31M in Series A2 Funding to Advance Commercialization Initiatives

New financing will enable e-Zinc to complete its pilot manufacturing facility and begin deploying commercial pilot projects of its long-duration energy storage system

TORONTO–()–e-Zinc, the company enabling sustainable, long-duration energy storage with its zinc-air battery, today announced it has raised an additional USD $31 million in follow-on funding to its $25 million Series A round. This oversubscribed Series A2 round was led by Evok Innovations, with additional investments from Mitsubishi Heavy IndustriesExport Development Canada (EDC), and Ultratech Capital Partners. e-Zinc’s existing shareholders also participated, including Toyota VenturesEni NextAnzu PartnersBDC, and Graphite Ventures. e-Zinc plans to use this financing to accelerate product development and complete the construction of its 42,000 sq. ft pilot manufacturing facility in Mississauga, Ontario.

“e-Zinc has the potential to revolutionize the long duration energy storage market”

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Massive amounts of renewable energy are required to enable a zero-carbon future. However, for renewable energy to become a baseload source of clean electricity, further investment in flexible and inexpensive long-duration energy storage solutions is critical. This funding will accelerate e-Zinc’s establishment of a manufacturing base that will enable commercialization of its long-duration energy storage solution, which promises lower cost and increased safety compared to conventional batteries.

e-Zinc is partnering with Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. and the California Energy Commission to demonstrate how e-Zinc’s energy storage systems can reliably provide long-duration energy storage at commercial scale. By using this new investment to carry out these field demonstration projects, e-Zinc will validate that its zinc-air batteries have the capability to store 24 hours of energy, which is approximately 10x that of traditional batteries.

“With this new investment, we are well positioned to transition to a production-oriented stage and focus on our operational excellence,” said James Larsen, CEO of e-Zinc. “Following the upcoming pilot demonstrations and the validation of our manufacturing processes, we will have proven the advantages of our innovative energy storage solution and the infrastructure needed to bring our proprietary technology to market at commercial scale.”

“e-Zinc has the potential to revolutionize the long duration energy storage market,” said Jane Kearns, Partner at Evok Innovations. “The company’s ability to scale durations at very low cost sets it apart from competitors and makes it an extremely attractive solution for both off- and on-grid applications. Evok is excited about the company’s mission to accelerate the clean energy transition and enable a net zero future, and the Evok team looks forward to supporting the company as it works to achieve this mission.”

e-Zinc also recently expanded its executive leadership team with the addition of Rhonda Landers, Chief Financial Officer; Zakiul (Zaki) Kabir, Chief Technology Officer; Rob Howard, Chief Operating Officer; and Balakrishnan (Balki) Iyer, Chief Commercial Officer. Each brings a deep understanding of the energy technology industry and experience developing and scaling operations for innovation-led organizations, in addition to sharing e-Zinc’s commitment to leading the energy transition toward a zero-carbon future. Their combined leadership along with this new financing will allow e-Zinc to grow and advance from its product development phase to commercialization.

About e-Zinc

e-Zinc is a purpose-driven energy storage solutions company based in Toronto, Canada, that is winning domestic and international awards and stacking world-class investors and advisers. Its unique zinc-based long-duration energy storage technology is enabling a reliable transition away from fossil fuel powered energy sources and providing the platform for the world’s energy markets to be fully powered by renewable energy. By utilizing zinc as the base metal in our technology, e-Zinc delivers a product that holds energy for multiple days, and can safely and reliably perform in the world’s harshest environments. In addition, zinc is light on impact to the planet, readily available, and inexpensive because of its abundance, ubiquity and recyclability. www.e-zinc.ca.


Brandon Reid