Zinc is a vital material that has a multitude of uses in many different fields. With a variety of chemistries and numerous applications, what zinc batteries need is a unified voice, and that is why the International Zinc Association (IZA) launched the Zinc Battery Initiative (ZBI) just over one year ago. Ten leading zinc battery manufacturers have joined the ZBI, with applications ranging from off-grid, home, and commercial storage; putting the power in clothing tags, prescription bottles, and other items in the Internet of Things (IoT); transportation and electric vehicles (EVs).