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Energy Renaissance

We design, build and sell safe lithium-ion batteries with proprietary features for hot-climate markets. Australian manufacturing operational by Sep 2020

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Currency AUD
  • Founded July 2015
  • Employees 8
  • Incorporation Type Other
  • Website

Company Summary

Energy Renaissance;
• Design, build & sell safe grid-scale hot climate batteries
• Proprietary IP (superStorage™ suite and superCell™)
• Partners (UGL, ABB, CSIRO, UTS & Cadenza)
• Awards (AMGC, IIGF, IMCRC, R&D Rebate)
• Sales orders and c.$150M pipeline

All agreements are in place to establish Australian manufacturing late 2020
• Facility Lease
• Fit-Out Agreement
• Equipment supply and commission
• Material supply
• Sales off-take


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    Technology and Development Director

    Computer science background. Worked in emerging technology, cleantech, marketing, management consulting and energy. Lived and worked in Europe, USA, Bermuda, Asia and now Sydney Australia. An unshakable belief in people and the possibilities created by emerging technology, by indigenous partnerships, by workforce diversity, by Australian advanced manufacturing and by clean safe stored energy

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    Julie Frikken
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Julie was previously Creative Director of digital marketing agency Red Bean Republic, Prime Digital Media and Creative Director at digital marketing agencies GPY&R and XM. Julie has been responsible for award-winning creative digital work and some of Australia’s fastest growing social movements and policy changing national campaigns. Julie holds a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the University of Canberra.

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    Mark Chilcote
    Managing Director

    Mark has more than 25 years’ experience in the power industry. Prior to joining ER Mark was the EGM Power, leading UGL’s national power business, and before that the General Manager, Industrial & Energy Division with Leighton Contractors. Mark has also held a number of roles with State Electricity Commission of Victoria, John Holland and ABB, and is an active member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Institute of Engineers.

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    Peter Rimmington
    Project Director

    Peter has worked in Project Management in the construction industry for over 20 years throughout Europe, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. In Australia Peter joined the international Engineering Consultant GHD, working on Defence design projects and Water industry projects. Peter holds a Batchelor of Engineering (Civil & Structural), from Bradford University and an HND in Civil Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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    Kevin Lam
    Chief Financial Officer

    Career in corporate finance, capital raising and private equity in USA and Asia-Pac. Previously MD at Ivory Capital Partners, partner of IncuVest Asia Ptd Ltd, VP, Director of Business Development of Ecquaria Technologies, VP of JAFCO Investments Japan. Holds a M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a BSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from the University of California

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    Quality, EHS and Information Systems

    A Senior Business Manager with +25 years’ experience across the oil and gas, mining, power generation, renewable energy and civil infrastructure sectors within Australia, SE Asia and Europe. Specialising in the organisational development and tactical management of a wide array of functional business areas including engineering, strategy, risk, quality, supply chain, Information systems, marketing, communications, EHS and HR.

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    Su McCluskey
    Chair, Govt Liason

    Director of Australian Unity, Foundation for Young Australians, Royal National Capital Agricultural Society, member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Skilled Migration, NSW Government Regulatory Policy Review Panel. Previously CEO of the Regional Australia Institute, CEO of the Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations, Executive Director of the Office of Best Practice Regulation, Specialist Advisor to Office of Small Business