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Being part of the cleantech industry means we operate in a fast-paced world where changes happen often and quickly. This media section includes news and updates about Summit Nanotech as well as industry news and analysis.

 

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Summit Nanotech's denaLi™ DLE (direct lithium extraction) technology addresses critical supply and sustainability issues to meet the surge in lithium demand due to the increased pace of adoption of electric vehicles and renewable energy. Amanda Hall, CEO and Founder, explains how in this Canadian Global Affairs Institute podcast with Kelly Ogle, President and CEO. 

Summit Nanotech Corporation is pleased to announce that Amanda Hall, CEO, and Founder of Summit Nanotech is the $1 Million grand prize winner of the Women in Cleantech Challenge. After a rigorous evaluation process by a jury of experts, Amanda Hall was named the winner for achieving the most progress during the three-year Challenge and having the greatest market impact. The $1-million grand prize will further commercialize and grow Summit Nanotech.

 

Summit Nanotech is developing technology to tackle the world's most daunting energy and environmental challenges. Since 2018, Summit Nanotech has grown from one to 26 employees, filed three patents, and has 12 active customers in 5 countries. 

 

The Women in Cleantech Challenge was funded by NRCan to address the lack of representation in a sector where only 16 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owned by women.

 

"Your work puts Canada’s climate innovation economy at the forefront at a time when we most need it, all while blazing the way for other incredibly talented women engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.  We are so proud to have worked with each of you over the past three years and look forward to the impact that you will make as you scale your companies,” said Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS.

 

“The Women in Cleantech Challenge doesn’t just seek to level the playing field for women; it seeks to inspire a new generation of women entrepreneurs and leaders to build our clean energy future,” said the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources. “Diversity of thought is critical to innovation, and that’s why supporting more women entrepreneurs is more important than ever. Congratulations to Amanda Hall, and to all the finalists who are building Canada’s clean energy future.”

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October 6, 2021

BNN BLOOMBERG

Synopsis: Amanda Hall is interviewed by Andrew Bell on BNN Bloomberg to discuss how Summit Nanotech's technology is helping lithium miners extract the metal in a more sustainable and cost-efficient way.

May 2021

DISRUPTION POCAST

 

Peter Tertzakian, Energy Analyst and Economist & Tony Seskus CBC Business Journalist

In this episode of Disruption, Peter and Tony talk to three entrepreneurs going all in on green energy technology. From their eureka moments, to their hardest days, to the successes they are most proud of, these change-makers speak frankly about the highs and tolls of the entrepreneurial life. It’s an insight into what it takes on a personal level to be part of the energy transition. Our guests are Amanda Hall, CEO of Summit Nanotech; Grant Strem, Chair and CEO of Proton Energy; and Apoorv Sinha, CEO of Carbon Upcycling.

2020

Innovation Economy Council

How Canada can spur growth by procuring from its own cleantech startups.

June 2021

AVENUE MAGAZINE

Synopsis: Kelly Krahulic PhD, VP of Technology and Innovation is interviewed about Summit Nanotech's patent-pending process, denaLi, a process that uses a proprietary combination of sorbents along with nanoporous membranes to separate lithium from the brine to produce lithium faster. 

November 2020

GLOBAL NEWS CALGARY

 Using nanotechnology, Amanda Hall and her team at Summit Nanotech have created an improved method of lithium-ion resource extraction from produced brine water.

October 2020

Increasing Access to Capital Leveraging a National Network

Video: Ben Sanders, CEO of Proof in Yukon, and Amanda Hall, CEO at Summit Nanotech in Alberta – founders building their companies in a crisis environment, in regions with deep pools of angel capital waiting to be mobilized. 

Clean Tech Open

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Congratulations to Summit Nanotech on being selected as one of the eight 2020 Regional Winners of the Cleantech Open! Summit will be moving forward to National Judging on October 20th. Cleantech Open is the world’s largest cleantech accelerator, providing entrepreneurs and corporate innovators the resources they need to launch and grow successful cleantech businesses. ‘WE FIND, FUND AND FOSTER THE MOST PROMISING CLEANTECH STARTUPS ON THE PLANET.’

Sustainable Development Technology Canada

 

Summit Nanotech Receives Funding and Support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC)

"OTTAWA, ON, July 14, 2020 – In partnership with accelerators across Canada, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) today announced funding for 17 Canadian start-ups that are pushing the boundaries of technology to develop sustainable solutions that will drive our economy forward. 

The entrepreneurs receiving funding show the breadth and variety of Canadian business developing cleantech solutions. These small businesses are developing technologies to power electric vehicles and to navigate autonomous cars. They are using drones to plant trees and data to improve fish farms. They enable heavy-duty vehicles to run on hydrogen, and they convert carbon dioxide into high-value fuels. They are replacing agrochemicals and inventing active compostable packaging. They are deploying nanotechnology, robotics, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, and human ingenuity. "

June 16, 2020

InvestingNews.com

 

"Lithium Chile Signs Agreement with Summit Nanotech to Advance Green Lithium Extraction"

Lithium Chile Inc. (TSXV:LITH) (“Lithium Chile” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Summit Nanotech Corporation for the advancement of their green lithium extraction technology in Chile. Summit Nanotech has developed a patent pending extraction process that allows for the rapid production of lithium from natural brine sources. Its technology is state of the art and shows great promise for the economical production of lithium while significantly reducing the overall environmental impact of lithium mining. The collaboration will set new standards for responsible lithium production, which is growing more important given the global rise in demand for lithium ion batteries for renewable energy and electric vehicles

Mining.com

 

"Breakthrough technique could produce lithium in hours"

"New extraction technologies promise to curb the use of water and energy in lithium production, and to potentially open up new sources of supply, including petroleum wastewater and geothermal brines, according to BNEF. Companies including Eramet SA, Rincon Ltd. and Summit Nanotech Corp. are among others who’re developing nano-filtration technologies."

March 9, 2020

CBC
"New tech aims to extract lithium for electric car batteries from oilfield waste"

"Lithium — a component of electric vehicle batteries — is a growing market, expected to near $100 billion by some estimates in the next decade.

Mining the metal can come at a high environmental cost, so some Alberta companies are developing greener extraction methods by partnering with an unlikely ally — the oil and gas industry.

"Working with the oil and gas industry we can take advantage of the infrastructure already existing in Alberta," said Amanda Hall, president of Summit Nanotech.

The infrastructure isn't the only advantage. The Leduc Formation, the source of Alberta's first big oil boom, is also a rich lithium deposit. There are about 3.6 million tonnes of lithium in the province, according to the Canadian Lithium Association."

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CEO AMANDA HALL SELECTED FOR THE WOMEN IN CLEANTECH CHALLENGE

Calgary, Alberta / September 20, 2018

Summit Nanotech is pleased to announce CEO Amanda Hall has been selected for the Women in Cleantech Challenge offered by MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). In this competition, Amanda has been identified as a top female innovator in Canada, from 147 applicants, who is developing technology to tackle the world's most daunting energy and environmental challenges. Summit Nanotech will work closely with MaRS advisors, federal researchers and a network of experienced mentors to assist in building a high-growth business around their lithium extraction cleantech innovation. See details in the link below.

Calgary, Alberta / TheNewswire / May 8, 2018 – Voyageur Minerals Ltd . ("VM" or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:VM) is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (“LOI”) with Summit Nanotech Corporation (“SNC”), to develop proprietary processing technology for the production of high-purity lithium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, potassium carbonate, calcium carbonate and sodium carbonate from mineral brine waters. The technology is also envisioned to employ innovative carbon capture technology allowing VM to potentially capture CO 2 from the atmosphere to be used in the processing.


One of VM’s goals is to create efficient, environmentally friendly mining projects with reduced carbon foot prints. In addition, VM will be developing this technology for the production of High Purity Barium (HPB) products from its Frances Creek barite project.