e-Zn is a Toronto based corporation that has developed a breakthrough electrochemical technology, the Zn Reactor, for storing energy in zinc metal. This economical energy storage solution will make renewable energy such as solar and wind economic, competitive, and reliable.
Reactor technology that stores energy in zinc metal reduces the cost of long-duration energy storage systems. The company claims it can cut expenses to as little as one-twentieth the cost of lithium-ion batteries.
Further, the storage capacity of the Zn Reactor does not degrade over time, unlike regular batteries, and does not rely on precious metals.
Additionally, the reactor is fire resistant, and can operate in temperatures ranging from -30 °C to 60°C.
e-Zn recently won the coveted Shell GameChanger award in an international competition.
Category: Battery technology & Energy Storage Renewable Energy
Based in: Toronto, Canada
Founded in: 2012