Sparc Technologies Limited (ASX: SPN) is an Australian company pioneering new technologies to disrupt and transform industry while seeking to deliver a more sustainable world. Sparc is focused on three core areas of technology development:
- Sparc has spent over 4 years developing a graphene based additive product, ecosparc, which has demonstrated up to 40% anti-corrosion improvement in commercially available epoxy coatings. Sparc recently commissioned a manufacturing facility to produce ecosparc and is engaging with global paint companies and end users to advance commercial scale trials.
- Sparc is a majority shareholder of Sparc Hydrogen which is a company pioneering the development of photocatalytic water splitting (‘PWS’) green hydrogen production technology. PWS is an alternative to producing green hydrogen via electrolysis, using only sunlight, water and a photocatalyst. Given lower infrastructure requirements and energy use, the process has the potential to deliver a cost and flexibility advantage over electrolysis.
- Sparc is also developing sodium ion battery technology in partnership with Queensland University of Technology.
Nick O’Loughlin | Managing Director
Nick has 12 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance in Australia and London. Nick was an Associate Director (Vice President) at Rothschild & Co in London from 2017 to 2020, where he advised on several landmark transactions in the resources sector. Prior to that, he was in Standard Chartered Bank’s Mining & Metals team. Since finishing at Rothschild & Co, Nick has held consulting roles with Rio Tinto on renewable energy projects and he is the current Chief Development Officer for NYSE listed, Battery Future Acquisition Corp. Nick has been working for Sparc Technologies since January 2022.
Stephen Hunt | Non-Executive Chairman
Since May 2017, Stephen has also been a NED of 5E Advanced Materials. (ASX: 5EA, NASDAQ: FEAM). In addition, Stephen has been Executive Chairman and a NED of ASX listed company, Volt Resources Ltd, (ASX: VRC), NED of Magnis Resources Ltd. (ASX: MNS), IMX Resources Ltd and Australian Zircon Ltd. Cumulatively he has over 20 years as a Director of ASX listed minerals companies. Stephen is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Daniel Eddington | Non-Executive Director
Dan has over 20 years’ experience in the financial markets with experience across multiple sectors including the resource, energy and industrial sectors. Dan specialises in equity capital markets and has been responsible for IPO’s, placements, reverse takeovers, underwritings, corporate negotiations and corporate advisory for companies predominantly in the resource and technology sectors. Dan is also a non-executive director of Jade Gas Holdings (ASX:JGH).
Adrien Wing | Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary
With a career spanning over 25 years, Adrien has been a prominent figure in the corporate landscape, focusing primarily on ASX small-cap companies. He is an experienced leader in IPO transactions and orchestrating post-listing reverse takeovers and acquisitions across diverse industry sectors and global jurisdictions. Adrien has a strong pedigree in the life sciences industry being the founder of Rhythm Biosciences Ltd (ASX:RHY) and bringing that entity to the ASX in 2017. Adrien currently serves as an officer/director on the following company boards: (i) Cleo Diagnostics Ltd (ASX: COV) – NED Chair; (ii) Red Sky Energy Ltd (ASX: ROG) – Director and Joint Company Secretary; (iii) New Age Exploration Ltd (ASX: NAE) – Director and Joint Company Secretary; and (iv) Osmond Resources Ltd (ASX: OSM) – Company Secretary.