Welcome to EnZinc
EnZinc's mission is to develop safe, portable energy storage solutions that decrease carbon emissions and support the United States' energy independence goal.
EnZinc is building a dramatically better battery that will not only substantially increase the range of electric vehicles, but also provide a significantly better power source for the military, first responder and health markets.
Our zinc-air battery uses a patented three-dimensional nanotechnology foam structure that significantly increases surface area and allows it to act as a supercapacitor. The technology can be used for a disposable or, for the first time, a truly rechargeable zinc-air battery. The technology was developed by our teammates at a leading research laboratory. The results are impressive: it produces at least 2 to 3 times the energy of lithium-based batteries, at half the cost, and completely safe.
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EnZinc is an early-stage start up based in California.
Rohnert Park, CA - September 2014
EnZinc is one of three clean tech / sustainable product companies selected to compete in the innovation competition at the 6th Annual North Bay Innovation Summit.
SAN RAFAEL, CA - September 2014
EnZinc will be presenting at Marinnovation 2014, an event that aims to cultivate design, innovation and entrepreneurship in technology.The event is sponsored by Marin Economic Forum along with The Venture Greenhouse. Sponsors include Autodesk, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, Bank of Marin and UnionBank. Read more.
LOS ANGELES, CA - September 2014
EnZinc was among the top 10 clean technology startups that qualified to move on and compete in the PortTech Pitch finals. Finalists were chosen from a group of almost 100 entrepreneurs who competed during the semifinals in mock judging and coaching sessions.
“This was the strongest group of entrepreneurs in the five years we’ve be doing the PortTech Pitch competition,” said PortTech Director of Client Services John Dmohowski. Read about the ten finalists.
WASHINGTON, DC - August 2013
EnZinc has been selected for a Department of Energy Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) award. Read about the award on the ARPA-E news site.
EMERYVILLE, CA - June 2013
EnZinc has submitted its joint proposal with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory to the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) for their Funding Opportunity Announcement entitled "Robust Affordable Next Generation EV-Storage" (RANGE). The proposal is for funding to test a rechargeable dendrite free zinc anode for a zinc-air battery as applied to electric vehicles.
EnZinc/NRL believe that lithium-ion batteries have reached a plateau in their usefulness as an energy storage device for electric vehicle and that a new approach is required to make electric vehicles cost effective for everybody.The zinc-air technology developed by NRL will double the range of electric cars, cut the cost of the batteries in half, and ensure the occupants are safe.
EMERYVILLE, CA - August 2012
EnZinc as been selected as a semi-finalist of the CleanTech Open. EnZinc is a zinc-air battery developer with proprietary nanotechnology which will improve the performance of the battery by at least a factor of two.
EnZinc President Michael Burz said the CleanTech Open is the ideal forum to advance the company. "The excellent mentoring and ability to present to a wide range of investors who are focused on green technologies is an excellent opportunity for our company."
BETHESDA, MD - October 2011
EnZinc has been selected to present at the 24th annual NREL Investor Growth Forum in Denver. EnZinc is one of 30 cleantech companies selected from a pool of 250 applicants. The three-day event is known for advising emerging green businesses.
President of EnZinc, Michael Burz, will present to the forum. "It's a great honor to be included with some of the leading new greentech firms," said Mr. Burz. Originally focused on electric car energy systems and named carV3 Inc, the company's mission evolved to focus on clean, sustainable and safe battery power. EnZinc was renamed to reflect its focus on zinc-air battery technology.