ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), a developer of next-generation battery technology, is now a charter member of the Zinc Battery Sub- Committee formed by the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Batteries (NAATBatt). The Committee will raise awareness of and create collaborative alliances between zinc-based battery manufacturers and their supply chains. Zinc will play a critical role in the future growth of energy storage, and NAATBatt’s Zinc Committee will provide the leadership and platform needed to accelerate industry adoption.

“The entire transportation market is set for major disruption with the growth of EVs and emerging technologies like ZAF Energy’s zinc-based battery chemistry,” said NAATBatt Chairman Robert Galyen. “An environmentally friendly, non-toxic lead-acid replacement would be a game-changer, particularly with the increased power and capacity that ZAF’s nickel-zinc battery provides.”

“Full-scale commercialization of our nickel-zinc batteries could increase demand for zinc oxide by over 500,000 tons,” added ZAF President and CEO Randy Moore. “That’s a 30 per cent increase based on ZAF alone and doesn’t include demand from other emerging zincbased battery technologies such as ViZn Energy Systems’ zinc-iron redox flow battery. What also makes zinc highly attractive as a battery chemistry is that it is globally abundant in far higher quantities than lead or lithium, including about 14 million tons of reserves in the United States alone, and it is far cheaper than other high-availability metals such as copper.”