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Award finalist: Group14 Technologies

December 20, 2022

Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz, will present the second annual  David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award on January 5th, atop Seattle’s Columbia Tower, at the Future of Carbon Policy Forum.

The award, named after our organization’s founder and his wife, recognizes meaningful advances in clean energy innovation. The inaugural winner was Kenworth Trucks, presented by Governor Jay Inslee. 

Join us there to find out which of these five finalists will win this year’s award:

Group14’s SCC55 battery technology is already an award winner, named by TIME Magazine last month as one of the best inventions of 2022:

Better batteries are critical for a greener future. This new silicon-­­carbon composite material from Group14 can improve the energy density and charging time of the batteries in everything from smartphones to EVs to earbuds. SCC55 can easily integrate into existing lithium-­ion battery manufacturing processes, replacing the graphite now typically found in battery anodes. The result improves energy density by up to 50%, says Group14 CEO and co-founder Rick Luebbe. SCC55 also enables extremely fast charging; EVs are expected to charge from 0-80% in 10 minutes. The company has several high-­profile partners, including Porsche (an investor and customer), which expects SCC55 to power its EVs in 2024.

This month Group14 announced it has raised $214 million in additional financing from a consortium including Microsoft’s Climate Innovation Fund, Lightrock Climate Impact Fund, Moore Strategic Ventures, Oman Investment Authority, and Molicel. The latest financing brings Group14’s Series C round to a total of $614 million, which – according to Pitchbook – represents one of the top 10 largest financings in the climate tech sector completed in 2022. Group14 is headquartered in Woodinville, and operates the world’s first and largest silicon-carbon anode material plant in Moses Lake.

Next month, will Group14 win the Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award? Join us on January 5th to find out!

Register now for the 5th annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum on January 5th from 3 to 6 p.m.

Still looking for that perfect gift? No stocking stuffer can match a pair of tickets to the Forum. Tickets will provide entry to the best event of the new year, with insider info shared by decision-makers from business and government, and elbows to be rubbed among clean economy community leaders. And there will be a delicious selection of appetizers, plus wine, beer, and cocktails, along with a spectacular view over Seattle and the Sound from atop the Columbia Tower.

Whether you are with a company doing business in Washington state, a tribe, community, or organization representing key constituencies, or a leader working to make life better in our state, the Future of Carbon Policy Forum is where you want to be on January 5th, just four days prior to the start of the legislative session.

Space is limited and we expect to sell out, so save your place today.



WA Commissioner of Public Lands



Senior Advisor to U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm


WA State Senator, incoming Chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee


WA State Representative, Ranking Member on the House Environment & Energy Committee


Returning WA Representative-Elect, incoming Chair of the House Environment & Energy Committee

Matthew Colvin

Director of Logistics, Tree Top

Andrea Pratt

Zero Emission Technology Program Director for Volvo Group
North America

Heidi Sickler

Director of Policy and Market Development at bp pulse fleet


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