Storage is an invaluable human ability. We store food in places where it won’t rot. We store cherished personal mementos. We store information, in far-reaching digital formats and home file cabinets. And we store energy when we can.
But David Wilkins says, for all our strengths in storing life’s
necessities, we are sorely lacking in our ability to store one of our
most fundamental forms of energy – electricity – on a large scale. His
business, Zinc Air Inc., exists to address that void.
headquartered in a building on U.S. Highway 2 near Columbia Falls, has
brought together an accomplished team of scientists and businessmen who
boast the types of resumes that let you know they are serious about what
Together, they are preparing to introduce to the market
a grid storage system – a battery – that uses flow battery technology
and is capable of storing large amounts of electricity with
Zinc Air, a private
investor-funded enterprise, currently has 14 full-time employees, not
including subcontractors, but both Wilkins and Hayes say that number
will grow substantially. Hayes said his company has “a strong bias
toward Montana” and would like to keep operations here, noting that “the
state government is aware, very aware, of our desires and has been
For more information, go to http://zincairinc.com.