- E-Zinc’s new project is to store energy for 24 hours which is almost ten times that of conventional batteries.
- The project will be hosted at Urus Energy America Corporation’s (EEAC) Bull Creek Wind Power Farm, Texas, where excess wind power will be stored in an e-zinc battery system.
e-Zinc has announced that it has acquired Toyota Tsusho Canada Inc. (TTCI) for a pilot project to further test and confirm how commercial-scale e-Zinc energy storage systems can reliably provide long-term energy storage.
E-Zinc claims to enable sustainable, long-term energy storage with its zinc-air battery. E-Zinc’s new project is to store energy for 24 hours which is almost ten times that of conventional batteries.
E-Zinc’s formal statement mentioned that the Toyota Tsusho project is scheduled for spring 2023. There are several upcoming e-zinc field demonstration projects, including the e-zinc $1.3 million project with the California Energy Commission.
The project will be hosted at the Urus Energy America Corporation’s (EEAC) Bull Creek wind facility in Borden County, Texas (Bull Creek) where excess wind power will be stored in an e-zinc battery system. The EEAC can then use the stored energy to power buildings in the local facility. E-Zinc said the system is expected to store electricity for up to 24 hours which is better suited for intermittent wind generation than a normal battery.
The battery pilot project is expected to lead to future manufacturing, supply chain and commercial opportunities between Toyota Tsusho and E-Zinc, the statement said. Additionally, Toyota Tsusho will apply its capabilities to support installation, integration, and system O&M.
James Larson, CEO of e-Zink, said, “The most important aspect of this relationship is that TTCI’s interest extends far beyond this initial project – TTCI has given e-Zink a high degree of strategic alignment with its business. Recognized as a company with potential, the project provides E-Zink for TTCI with manufacturing and supply chain capabilities, sales and distribution support as well as various market applications (e.g., remote mines, off-grid car dealerships, vulnerable grid, etc. at the hospital).”