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MCJ AMA: Jigar Shah - DOE

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Join us in the MCJ Community Slack for a 24 hour 'Ask Me Anything' with Jigar Shah, Director of the Loan Programs Office at the United States Department of Energy.

Our next MCJ Ask-Me-Anything is with Jigar Shah, Director of the Loan Programs Office at the United States Department of Energy.

Let’s meet our guest…

Meet Jigar: Jigar Shah is the Director of the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office. Shah was most recently co-founder and President at Generate Capital. Prior to that, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change. Originally from Illinois, Shah holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois-UC and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park.

  • MCJ Podcast: Listen to Jigar’s most recent episode with Ajay Kochhar (President and CEO, Co-Founder at Li-Cycle) and Cody here.

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Our AMA with Jigar will start on Thursday 1st June at 7am PST - 10am EST - 3pm GMT and will run asynchronously in the MCJ AMA slack channel for 24 hours.

In Cody’s episode with Jigar and Ajay they cover:

  • [4:43] Introduction to the Loan Programs Office

  • [9:20] An overview of Li-Cycle and the company's success

  • [14:14] $375 million loan from LPO to help scale Li-Cycle's hub and spoke approach

  • [25:52] How the DOE evaluates projects and determines where investments are needed

  • [31:09] How and why Li-Cycle decided to partner with the LPO

  • [36:07] The application process for working with the LPO

  • [42:42] The government's role in the diligence side

  • [47:37] Ajay's thoughts on how the LPO terms may differ from future commercial loans

  • [50:51] How Jigar has streamlined the LPO's process

  • [54:23] Tips for companies seeking a loan from the U.S. DOE

→ You can find a transcript of the full conversation here.

You can dig in further to Jigar’s work via:

Set your reminders, and get your questions ready! You can ask Jigar anything!


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