Salient Energy

Salient Energy

Canadian startup Salient Energy is commercializing a new type of battery, the zinc-ion battery that they designed from the atom up for the unique needs of the electrical grid. It is half the cost of lithium-ion, offers double the service life, and uses a water-based chemistry intrinsically safe with zero risks of fire. Unlike many other recent batteries, the zinc-ion battery is completely compatible with lithium-ion manufacturing, meaning production can be quickly and inexpensively scaled. Salient intends to completely replace lithium-ion in grid-scale energy storage applications, a market that will be worth over $30 billion by 2025.