Amanda Hall is the Founder and CEO of Summit Nanotech, a Calgary-based cleantech company developing an award-winning process for sustainable lithium extraction, a battery metal with skyrocketing demand and traditionally unsustainable mining practices. Summit’s denaLi™ modular units are designed to double yield, reduce GHG emissions, minimize the use of chemicals and fresh water, and cut waste by 90% compared to traditional methods, surpassing global ESG standards. In addition, their denaLiTM H technology is being developed to recover lithium from lithium-ion battery recycling streams contributing to the circular economy of the future.
Founded in 2018, Amanda and Summit Nanotech had a big year in 2021, signing on new clients to a field pilot program in Chile, closing a $14-million (U.S.) Series A round, and winning the $1 million grand prize of the three-year Women in Cleantech Challenge. They were all big steps towards full commercialization — and achieving their mission to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.