Zinc battery technology developer Enzinc has welcomed former president of Robert Bosch’s Powertrain Solutions division Stefan Seiberth to its board of senior advisors.
The announcement comes as the energy company continues to scale up its prototype zinc-anodes, moving from button cells to pouch cells, with the goal of refining its initial prototype battery for electric bicycles.
Michael Burz, Enzinc founder and CEO, said Seiberth (pictured) was chosen due to his expertise in the mobility sector.
Burz said: “Zinc-based batteries will fit mobility applications from scooters to urban electric vehicles and Stefan’s insights and deep industry connections will further validate our business model and shape our go to market strategy.”
Seiberth recently retired from Robert Bosch, where he brought the organisation’s drivetrain capability under one umbrella, including e-mobility.
Seiberth said: “It’s short-sighted to assume that lithium is the right and only battery chemistry for all applications.
“I see zinc as filling a critical need for safe, compact batteries that operate under a wider temperature range, without the supply chain challenges of lithium or the toxic waste of lead. Zinc-based batteries have the potential to not only meet many e-mobility needs but also displace lead acid batteries in traditional applications.”
Enzinc’s rechargeable zinc sponge anode technology allows zinc to be used in high-performance rechargeable batteries.