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Zinc8 Energy Solutions builds on New York connections with new U.S. subsidiary

by Greg Klein | June 4, 2020

Following the announcement of two projects in the energy-hungry American northeast, this Vancouver-headquartered company has created a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary. On June 4 Zinc8 Energy Solutions CSE:ZAIR unveiled Zinc8 Energy Solutions (USA) Inc.

Zinc8 Energy Solutions builds on New York connections with new U.S. subsidiary

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“Our recent New York project announcements and our acceptance into the ACRE Incubator program at the Urban Future Lab have clearly demonstrated that the government and businesses of New York state are the right partners to develop the U.S. market for our technology,” said CEO Ron MacDonald.

“Our decision to establish our U.S. presence in New York state is a logical next step as we advance towards full commercialization over the next 24 months.”

In January the company’s proprietary energy storage technology was chosen out of more than 60 contestants for a New York Power Authority demo facility. In March Zinc8 signed an agreement with Digital Energy Corp to install a 100 kW/1.5 MWh storage system in Brooklyn. Last month’s entry into the ACRE Incubator at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering benefits Zinc8 with a program that supports early-stage clean-tech companies.

Zinc8 describes its technology as a zinc-air regenerative fuel cell that’s scaleable from 20 kW to 50 MW for durations of eight hours or more, offering a cost-effective alternative to the fixed power/energy ratio of lithium-ion batteries. Applications can range from microgrids to utilities.

Read an op-ed by Zinc8 CEO Ron MacDonald: A look at energy storage during and beyond COVID-19.

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