Zinc8 Energy Solutions Inc (CVE:ZAIR) is poised to help New York in its bid to become carbon neutral by 2050 as the energy storage group revealed it is a winner of the US city's Department of Buildings 'Carbon Neutrality Innovation Challenge'.
The Department of Buildings in New York City regulates more than a million buildings and construction sites across five boroughs and the group, one of four winners, will be supported for inclusion in the 2020 NYC Building Code.
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"We are honoured to have been chosen as a winner of the DOB Innovation Challenge. NYC is a global leader in sustainable innovation, and we are pleased to join the Department of Buildings in its mission to carbon neutrality for all of the citizens of New York City," Ron MacDonald, the CEO of Zinc8 Energy Solutions said in a statement on Tuesday.
Zinc8 is focused on long-duration energy storage and its low-cost Zinc-Air battery offers a 20,000-hour operating life and more than eight hours of storage.
The firm's patented Zinc-air Energy Storage Solution (ESS) was the only energy storage solution chosen as a winner.
The New York City challenge received submissions from a wide range of organizations with ideas ranging from new sustainable technology solutions to existing building retrofits.
NYC's Department of Buildings' in-house innovation committee, which included department staff and experts from the private sector, selected winners based on feasibility, impact and innovation.
Due to being selected, Zinc8 will be presenting at DOB's digital industry conference entitled 'Build Safe | Live Safe Digital 2020: Safety, Innovation, & Sustainability'.
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