Toronto, Canada, 21 June 2023 – e-Zinc, the company enabling sustainable, long-duration energy storage with its zinc-air battery, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers.”
e-Zinc utilizes zinc as the base metal in its long-duration energy storage technology, delivering a product that holds energy for multiple days and can safely and reliably perform in the world’s harshest environments. The solution 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.
World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
“We’re excited to welcome e-Zinc to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum. “e-Zinc and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum’s content work that brings together the public and private sector to tackle these global issues.”
As a Technology Pioneer, e-Zinc CEO James Larsen will be invited to engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues. Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum events and discussions throughout the year, bringing together leading stakeholders from the public and private sector.
“It’s an honor for e-Zinc to be acknowledged as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum,” said Larsen. “Our company and team are dedicated to accelerating the clean energy transition to realize our vision of a zero-carbon future. We look forward to engaging in the Forum’s Centre for Energy and Minerals, to share insights and collaborate with other global leaders in the field.”
This year’s Technology Pioneer cohort includes startups from 31 economies, with a third led by a woman chief executive. China has the second highest representation with 12 Technology Pioneers, behind the US with 29 companies.
More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.
More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.
About the World Economic Forum
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.
Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The World Economic Forum provides the community with a platform to engage with public and private sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.
The Technology Pioneers community is part of the Innovator Communities within the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Innovator Communities convene the world’s leading global startups across different growth stages from early-stage Technology Pioneers to growth-stage Global Innovators and unicorn companies valued at more than $1 billion.