Company

Founded in 2012, e-Zinc is a Toronto, Canada, based corporation that has developed a breakthrough electrochemical technology for storing energy in zinc metal. This low-cost, flexible, and long-duration energy storage solution will provide the platform for the world’s energy markets to be fully powered by renewable energy, enabling a zero-carbon energy future.

Vision

Access to affordable, clean and reliable energy for all

Mission

To develop the world’s most affordable, safe, and reliable long-duration energy storage product. We create energy storage for the world’s harshest environments and most critical applications, while using ubiquitous and recyclable materials. Through candid collaboration with our customers, we seek to improve environments and lives, and to enable growth and energy security.

Executive Team

James Larsen P.Eng, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

James has over 2 decades of business leadership and engineering experience spanning cleantech and startups, strategy and operations, and design and engineering. James is also a Director with Energy Storage Canada, an association acting as the voice of the energy storage industry in Canada. Most recently, James was a Director with the Advanced Energy Centre […]

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Dr. Gregory Zhang PhD

Founder and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Zhang is a visionary and seasoned technology developer. He founded e-Zinc in 2012 and was the CEO until July 2018. As the inventor of e-Zinc’s technology, Dr. Zhang led the development from conception to the successful demonstration of a fully integrated energy storage system for solar power. Prior to founding e-Zinc, Dr. Zhang worked […]

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Pieter de Koning P.Eng, MBA

VP Engineering

Pieter de Koning has 25 years of experience in technology development, global manufacturing and business development. Most recently, Pieter was the Director of Production for Temporal Power. On sale of their flywheel technology to a foreign buyer, he was hired to lead knowledge transfer, design a new factory layout, conduct supplier due diligence and develop […]

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Scott Peever P.Eng, MBA

VP Business Development

Scott is an engineer turned sales & marketing professional, with expertise in power generation, distributed energy, and oil & gas. Prior to joining e-Zn, Scott was a Sr. Sales Manager with INNIO (formerly GE Distributed Power), where he developed onsite power solutions for commercial and industrial customers across Canada. With GE, Scott also held roles […]

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Nicole Ballestrin CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

Nicole has over 15 years of financial leadership experience across a wide variety of industries at businesses both large and small.  Nicole currently supports several early and growth stage companies as CFO leveraging the financial expertise she has gained over the years. Most recently, Nicole was CFO at SkyPower Global, a global solar power developer […]

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Board members

Robert van Beers MPA

Chairman

Robert van Beers is an accredited corporate director with over thirty years’ experience growing, financing and leading energy companies around the world. Today as CEO of RvB Capital Projects Inc., he leads a private global business corporation focused on financing and developing renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Robert has been founder, CEO and director […]

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James Larsen P.Eng, MBA

Chief Executive Officer

James has over 15 years of business leadership and engineering experience spanning cleantech and startups, strategy and operations, and design and engineering. Most recently, James was a Director with the Advanced Energy Centre (part of MaRS Discovery District) where he built a novel Products & Services business line. Within 2 years, he grew this business […]

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Dr. Gregory Zhang PhD

Founder and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Zhang is a visionary and seasoned technology developer. He founded e-Zinc in 2012 and was the CEO until July 2018. As the inventor of e-Zinc’s technology, Dr. Zhang led the development from conception to the successful demonstration of a fully integrated energy storage system for solar power. Prior to founding e-Zinc, Dr. Zhang worked […]

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Arthur Watson MBA

Arthur was the founder and CEO of Convergent Bioscience Ltd. (Convergent) from 1995 to 2010. Mr. Watson conceived Convergent’s business model, raised capital (angel and VC funding) and assembled the management/development team that took a proof-of-concept to commercial sales creating a high-growth, high-margin, business. Convergent’s iCE280 Analyzer, emerged as the gold-standard for purity testing of […]

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Sara Chamberlain MBA

Sara Chamberlain has worked in the energy and environment sector for nearly a decade, with a core focus on helping energy startups develop commercialization strategies. Working at the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship is a personal passion. She currently leads Energy Foundry’s investment activity and maintains an active role with each of the firm’s portfolio […]

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