Powering a brighter future

We provide power without the cost: financial, health or climate by moving electricity as a liquid.

about

A sustainable liquid energy source that can be stored, pumped, and shipped.

How it works

Ternary Liquid Electricity can be integrated into existing infrastructure.

A big ship used for transporting and distributing liquid electricity Huge server centre that uses stationary power  Metallurgy processing
Solutions

Target markets

Transportation
Enhance the efficiency of long-haul heavy freight, aviation, and maritime operations.
Stationary power
Empower remote operations and enhance resilience in off-grid environments.
Industrial hydrogen
Industrial chemical metallurgical processes and other manufacturing processes.

10x

Our solution has ten times the energy density found in the typical EV battery cells.

Non-toxic and compatible with existing fossil fuel infrastructure.

Zero emissions

Lower cost

Liquid refill rates, high efficiency, small volume equipment.

leadership team

Leading the way to a more sustainable future.

Portrait of Sean Molloy, CEO & co-founder of Ternary

Sean Molloy

CEO & co-founder

experience

Avertana (co-founder), LanzaTech, Greenlane

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Sean Molloy is an experienced chemical engineer, CEO, and director, who has over 15 years experience in the development of novel sustainable energy and materials technologies.

In 2014, Sean co-founded waste to value technology developer Avertana, whose technology produces a basket of quality of life commodities from titanium rich steel making waste.

The first commercial project utilizing Avertana’s technology is currently entering construction in China. Prior to founding Avertana, Sean has worked in automotive biogas production (Greenlane Biogas), and the commercialization of gas fermentation for Carbon Capture and Utilisation in sustainable fuels and chemical production (LanzaTech). Sean is a director of ultra low carbon emissions Zinc recovery technology developer, Zincovery.

Sean Molloy
Sean Molloy is an experienced chemical engineer, CEO, and director, who has over 15 years experience in the development of novel sustainable energy and materials technologies.

In 2014, Sean co-founded waste to value technology developer Avertana, whose technology produces a basket of quality of life commodities from titanium rich steel making waste. The first commercial project utilizing Avertana’s technology is currently entering construction in China.

Prior to founding Avertana, Sean has worked in automotive biogas production (Greenlane Biogas), and the commercialization of gas fermentation for Carbon Capture and Utilisation in sustainable fuels and chemical production (LanzaTech). Sean is a director of ultra low carbon emissions Zinc recovery technology developer, Zincovery.
Portrait Professor Aaron Marshall, CSO & co-founder of Ternary

Prof. Aaron Marshall

CSO & co-founder

experience

Zincovery, UC

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Prof. Aaron Marshall is a Principal Investigator at MacDiarmid Institute forAdvanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and leads the MarshallElectrocatalysis and Electrochemical Engineering Research Group, based atthe University of Canterbury.

The Marshall group undertake research incatalysis, materials science and electrochemistry. Prof Marshall is the co-founder of ultra low carbon emissions Zinc recovery technology developer, Zincovery.

Prior to his role at the University of Canterbury, he developed an anode catalyst formulation which has held the global PEM water electrolysis performance record for 15 years.

Prof. Aaron Marshall
Prof. Aaron Marshall is a Principal Investigator at MacDiarmid Institute forAdvanced Materials and Nanotechnology, and leads the MarshallElectrocatalysis and Electrochemical Engineering Research Group, based atthe University of Canterbury.

The Marshall group undertake research incatalysis, materials science and electrochemistry. Prof Marshall is the co-founder of ultra low carbon emissions Zinc recovery technology developer, Zincovery.

Prior to his role at the University of Canterbury, he developed an anode catalyst formulation which has held the global PEM water electrolysis performance record for 15 years.
Portrait of Sean Simpson, Executive Chairman & co-founder of Ternary

Dr Sean Simpson

Executive Chairman, co-founder

experience

LanzaTech (co-founder)

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Dr Sean Simpson founded LanzaTech in 2005 in New Zealand and served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer from 2010-2022. LanzaTech has successfully developed, scaled, and commercialized a novel industrial platform for the manufacture of sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials from waste streams.

The company spun out a new venture (LanzaJet) to produce sustainable aviation fuel and diesel in 2020, and publicly listed on the NASDAQ in early 2023. Dr Simpson has published over 20 journal articles and holds over 200 patents. He serves on the board of several start-up ventures in the sustainable manufacturing field.  

His awards include the 2015 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Award, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of York (UK).

Dr Sean Simpson
Dr Sean Simpson founded LanzaTech in 2005 in New Zealand and served as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer from 2010-2022. LanzaTech has successfully developed, scaled, and commercialized a novel industrial platform for the manufacture of sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials from waste streams.

The company spun out a new venture (LanzaJet) to produce sustainable aviation fuel and diesel in 2020, and publicly listed on the NASDAQ in early 2023. Dr Simpson has published over 20 journal articles and holds over 200 patents. He serves on the board of several start-up ventures in the sustainable manufacturing field.

His awards include the 2015 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Presidential Green Chemistry Award, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of York (UK).
Portrait of Peter Beck, Director of Ternary

Peter Beck

Director

experience

Rocketlab (co-founder)

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Peter Beck, the visionary behind Rocket Lab's success, now directs Ternary. As Rocket Lab's founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer, he's led the company to Nasdaq-listed prominence, revolutionizing space access for Earth's benefit.

Rocket Lab's expertise encompasses satellite design, cutting-edge spacecraft software, and dependable launch services. Beck's leadership propelled the Electron launch vehicle to global acclaim, with Rocket Lab subsystems featured in over 1,700 missions.Their technology powers diverse missions, from interplanetary science endeavors to national security initiatives and commercial constellations.

Since its 2006 inception, Rocket Lab has expanded to 1,800 employees worldwide, serving esteemed partners like NASA, the US Space Force, DARPA, and commercial satellite operators.

Peter Beck
Peter Beck, the visionary behind Rocket Lab's success, now directs Ternary. As Rocket Lab's founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer, he's led the company to Nasdaq-listed prominence, revolutionizing space access for Earth's benefit.

Rocket Lab's expertise encompasses satellite design, cutting-edge spacecraft software, and dependable launch services. Beck's leadership propelled the Electron launch vehicle to global acclaim, with Rocket Lab subsystems featured in over 1,700 missions.

Their technology powers diverse missions, from interplanetary science endeavors to national security initiatives and commercial constellations. Since its 2006 inception, Rocket Lab has expanded to 1,800 employees worldwide, serving esteemed partners like NASA, the US Space Force, DARPA, and commercial satellite operators.
Portrait of Andy Thorp, Chief Engineer of Ternary

Andy Thorp

Chief Engineer

experience

Greenlane, Rocketlab

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Andy Thorp, a seasoned Mechatronics engineer, brings a wealth of experience in transport technologies to Ternary. His career spans successful ventures in commercialising alternative energy propulsion and fuel technologies for a diverse range of applications, from heavy transport to amphibious vehicles.

Notably, Mr Thorp's contributions to the development of the Rutherford rocket engines electrified liquid oxygen system now on display in the Smithsonian museum, exemplify his ingenuity and technical capability.

As Ternarys Chief Engineer, Mr Thorp continues to drive innovation at the intersection of sustainability and technology.

Andy Thorp
Andy Thorp, a seasoned Mechatronics engineer, brings a wealth of experience in transport technologies to Ternary.

His career spans successful ventures in commercialising alternative energy propulsion and fuel technologies for a diverse range of applications, from heavy transport to amphibious vehicles. Notably, Mr Thorp's contributions to the development of the Rutherford rocket engines electrified liquid oxygen system now on display in the Smithsonian museum, exemplify his ingenuity and technical capability.

As Ternarys Chief Engineer, Mr Thorp continues to drive innovation at the intersection of sustainability and technology.
Portrait of Andy Thorp, Chief Engineer of Ternary

Dana McKenzie

Chief Strategy Officer

experience

Southern California Edison, Emerson

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Dana brings a robust blend of expertise from both global corporations and deep-tech startups. She has held strategic executive roles at large multinationals, amongst them Southern California Edison, Emerson Process Management, and Roquette Corporation across the U.S. and Europe.

Her rich understanding of commercialization of innovation, honed through her work as an early-stage investor for the last decade and recognised with the 2022 Arch Angel in New Zealand Award, complements her technical acumen.

Dana holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

Dana McKenzie
Dana brings a robust blend of expertise from both global corporations and deep-tech startups. She has held strategic executive roles at large multinationals, amongst them Southern California Edison, Emerson Process Management, and Roquette Corporation across the U.S. and Europe.

Her rich understanding of commercialization of innovation, honed through her work as an early-stage investor for the last decade and recognised with the 2022 Arch Angel in New Zealand Award, complements her technical acumen.

Dana holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.
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