LiNa Energy Selected To Participate in Global Accelerator

Will Tope, Chief Commercial Officer of LiNa Energy. “We are thrilled to join Class 2 of the Clean Energy Accelerator with such high-profile supporters and sponsors. The potential for LiNa’s ultra-safe sustainable batteries is global and with hard work and the support of this program we look forward to expanding our reach in the USA across investment, manufacturing, and pilot projects”

Houston, Texas – (4th August 2022) – LiNa Energy has joined Class 2 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator—Houston’s preeminent clean energy startup accelerator.

The accelerator invites promising, transformative global energy tech startups to participate in an annual program that kicks off in September in Houston. Once in the program, startups have access to 70+ industry experts and successful entrepreneurs serving as mentors, as well as a dedicated leadership team including five Executives-in-Residence, who bring extensive field expertise and will provide personalized guidance and mentorship.

The 2022 application season sought startups looking to scale their companies and leverage the Houston market, which is a leader in the global energy transition. Selected from an impressive pool of global applicants, LiNa Energy will join 16 others in the second cohort of the accelerator.

The accelerator is made possible through founding sponsor Wells Fargo and supporters BP, Baker Botts, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Halliburton Labs, Equinor, Microsoft, NRG, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, Shell Ventures, Sunnova, TotalEnergies, Tudor Pickering Holt, Canadian Consulate, TC Energy, Phillips 66 and ENI Next.

LiNa Energy Ltd is a clean tech company which addresses a rapidly growing need for sustainable and low-cost energy storage. LiNa is commercialising high performance solid-state sodium batteries which offer inherent safety, greater sustainability, and lower cost versus lithium-ion. Containing zero cobalt or lithium, LiNa’s batteries can be manufacturerd domestically with transparent and ethical supply chains.

The Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship at Rice University has a 20+ year history of supporting startups, tech and the innovation ecosystem. Since inception, more than 978 energy tech ventures have participated in our energy forums and raised more than $7.2 billion in funding. Class 1 of the Rice Alliance Clean Energy was delivered virtually in Summer of 2021. The 12 startups in the inaugural class have raised $6.5M amount in funding.

Learn more about the Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator at ricecleanenergy.org.