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Energy Vault | 23 February 2024

Today on episode 226 Robert Piconi, Co-Founder and CEO of Energy Vault joins us on The Green Insider.  Learn about:

Short and long duration storage facilities (LDEF)

Utility scale energy storage solutions

The use of green hydrogen in the storage market

Hybrid battery and green hydrogen storage solutions

Gravity energy storage solutions

Sustainable jet fuel

Interconnection permitting

Robert goes on to describe a green hydrogen/lithium-ion project they are installing for PG&E. You can read more about it here.

Energy Vault develops and deploys utility-scale energy storage solutions designed to transform the world’s approach to sustainable energy storage. The company’s comprehensive offerings include proprietary gravity-based storage, battery storage, and green hydrogen energy storage technologies. Each storage solution is supported by the Company’s hardware technology-agnostic energy management system software and integration platform.

Robert Allen Piconi Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO – Energy Vault

Robert Piconi is co-founder of Energy Vault, Inc., has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as our director since 2022. Mr. Piconi has also served as the chairman of the board for Chronos Imaging LLC since 2017 and as member of the board of directors of Healthcare AI Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: HAIA) since November 2021.

Prior to Energy Vault, Mr. Piconi was founder and CEO of Medical Equipment Solutions & Applications (MESA) Group Holdings, which was acquired by London-based Private Equity firm Permira in 2014, becoming Pantheon Healthcare Group and later Althea Group where he served as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board from 2014 to 2016. Prior to Pantheon Healthcare Group, Mr. Piconi served as Group Executive for the Network Software and Security Platform group companies at Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) from 2012 to 2014.

 Mr. Piconi’s earlier experience included roles of increasing responsibility at large Fortune 500 public companies, including the diversified energy group Amoco Corporation and British Petroleum (NYSE: BP) after its merger with Amoco in 1998, followed by executive leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Bell Labs Lucent Technologies (now Nokia, NASDAQ: NOK) and as President and Chief Operating Officer at Spirent Communications (LSE:SPT) within the telecommunications network infrastructure industry. 

Mr. Piconi holds a B.S./B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Energy Vault believes Mr. Piconi is qualified to serve as a member of the Board of Directors due to his extensive executive management and leadership experience across a variety of energy and technology companies. We believe Mr. Piconi is well qualified to serve as a director because of his prior leadership roles in Fortune 100 public companies.

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