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Delivering nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries.

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Tim Hysell

Co-Founder and CEO at ZincFive

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Employees 101–200
Headquarters Tualatin, Oregon, United States
ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc batteries and power solutions.

ZincFive technology leverages the safety and sustainability of nickel-zinc chemistry to provide high power density and performance to mission-critical applications. ZincFive develops proprietary nickel-zinc (NiZn) battery storage technology to provide electricity for data centers, transportation control, industrial engine starting, as well as Electrical Vehicle charging and microgrid. Products traditionally developed for these markets are based on lead-acid or lithium-ion technology; batteries based upon nickel-zinc technology have improved performance in multiple areas over competitive battery chemistries with a significantly lower environmental impact and high safety (zero risk of thermal runaway).

With more than 90 patents awarded, ZincFive technology harnesses The Power of Good Chemistry™ to propel the world forward. 

Currently Operating in Five Regions

Press Mentions

April 15, 2021

ZincFive, the Tualatin battery-maker, reveals $33M equity raise

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March 7, 2024

TIME Awards ZincFive Coveted Place on America’s Top GreenTech Companies 2024 List

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November 1, 2023

Econolite becomes exclusive worldwide licensee for ZincFive battery backup for ITS

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May 26, 2023

ZincFive to accelerate the deployment of EV charging

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December 6, 2022

ZincFive Raises $54 Million in Series D Financing

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October 29, 2018

Unreasonable Impact Americas Program Welcomes New Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs to Tackle the World’s Greatest Challenges

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Work at ZincFive

Posted April 5, 2024

Manufacturing Quality Engineer

Tualatin, OR, USA

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Posted February 24, 2024

Payroll Specialist

United States/Remote

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Posted February 24, 2024

Manufacturing Process Engineer

Tualatin, OR, USA

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Posted February 13, 2024

Corporate Accounting Manager

United States/Remote

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Posted February 3, 2024

Field Service Engineer

United States/Remote

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Posted December 30, 2023

Hardware Engineer

Tualatin, OR, USA

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Posted December 21, 2023

Battery Engineer

Tualatin, OR, USA

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Posted September 10, 2022

Director of Battery Manufacturing

Remote/Remote, OR, USA

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