The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the winners of the 2023 Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards, honoring 11 women for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in clean energy. Among them, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Biney-Amissah '05, a molecular biology concentrator, has been honored as the 2023 C3E International Award Winner.
The C3E Initiative aims to close the gender gap and increase the participation, leadership, and success of women in clean energy fields. In its 12th year, the C3E Initiative is led by DOE in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative, Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute.
“DOE is proud to recognize this year’s C3E Awardees, a group of innovators and trailblazers bringing unique perspectives and game-changing ideas to the fight for an equitable clean energy future,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Biney-Amissah '05 is the Managing Partner of TBrA X Ventures, an investment and advisory firm that is part of The Boardroom Africa (TBrA) Group. She was most recently a Partner at E3 Capital (formerly Energy Access Ventures), investing in decarbonized, decentralized, and digitalized smart energy and infrastructure technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. Throughout her career, Biney-Amissah has worked on both grid-scale and offgrid energy and infrastructure deals across Africa, namely a 350-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine in Ghana and 50-megawatt portfolio of metrogrids for an offgrid utility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The winners will be honored at the 12th Annual C3E Women in Clean Energy Symposium and Awards on September 27-28, 2023.