• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sanjiv Malhotra

Sparkz, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra has had a distinguished career spanning 25 years as Founder and CEO of 2 startups, as an Investor with a leading Venture Capital Firm and as a Senior Executive in the Public Sector. He is the CEO of Sparkz, a startup he founded in Q3’2019 that is seeking to commercialize and manufacture cells for Lithium batteries. He was recruited in January 2016 by the US Department of Energy as the Inaugural director for the Clean Energy Investment Center (CEIC) as part of the Clean Energy Investment Initiative announced by Obama White House. At US DOE, he was instrumental in introducing and institutionalizing multiple programs for establishing Public-Private partnerships and commercializing technologies from DOE labs. Dr. Malhotra came to DOE after executing a successful exit at Oorja Protonics, the world leader in Methanol Fuel Cells, where, as Founder and as CEO for 10 years he raised $50 Million in equity financing from leading VCs. At H Power, a pioneer in Hydrogen Fuel Cells he led the Engineering and Product Development team and subsequently started and became the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. As part of the management team, he also led the IPO at H Power, which raised more than $100 million in August 2000. He holds a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and M.B.A. He worked as a Post-doctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs on electrochemical storage systems. He has Authored 7 Patents and 40+ Publications in various fields of energy storage technology and materials.

Sessions With Sanjiv Malhotra

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 02:00pm - 02:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 08:00 pm - 08/mar/2023 08:30 pm

    Sparkz, Inc. | It's Patriotic Power

    SPARKZ CEO Sanjiv Malhotra, a venture capital, DOE and clean energy veteran, will reveal how the first fully vertically integrated US battery company's technology is re-engineering the battery supply chain, with a vision of employing thousands of unemployed coal miners in West Virginia.