Botala Energy Limited (ASX:BTE)

A New Dawn for Future Industries

About Us

Botala Energy's mission is centered on enabling a successful, secure, and sustainable energy future for Botswana, while also unlocking new economic opportunities. Since its establishment in 2018, Botala has been actively exploring and developing the Serowe Gas Project and various solar opportunities within Botswana. The company's current operations are primarily focused on its coal bed methane (CBM) projects, with the potential for expanding into more exciting opportunities in renewable energies in the future.

Company Overview

Botala Energy is at the forefront of diversifying Botswana's energy landscape by developing coal bed methane (CBM) and renewable energy sources to ensure energy independence and drive economic growth. With a significant increase in its contingent CBM resource to 160 billion cubic feet, Botala is keenly focused on the Serowe CBM Project, aiming to meet domestic energy demands, enable exports, and attract industries through reliable, renewable energy. The establishment of the Lupani Energy Hub and Industrial Park highlights Botala's commitment to facilitating Botswana's transition to renewable energy sources, contributing to the national grid, and supporting Botswana's goal to become an energy self-reliant and industrial hub in Southern Africa.

Through strategic partnerships and adherence to stringent environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards, Botala Energy is not just exploring CBM but also venturing into solar energy, decarbonisation, and carbon credit opportunities. The company's innovative approaches, such as producing cleaner fuel alternatives like compressed and/or liquefied natural gas (CNG and LNG), and exploring hydrogen production for transport and ammonia for fertilisers, position it as a catalyst for Botswana's shift from coal and imported electricity to a more sustainable and economically beneficial energy future.

Board & Management

Dr Wolf Martinick

Dr Wolf Martinick

Director and Chairman

Wolf is an agronomist and environmental scientist. He has 40 years’ experience addressing the environmental and social aspects of the oil, gas, mineral resources and land development industries in various countries, especially Australia and Southern Africa. He was the owner and founding director of MBS Environmental, a major socio-environmental consultancy attending to resource developments across Australasia and numerous other countries, especially Southern Africa.

He is a former managing director, chairman and non-executive director of several ASX and AIM listed exploration and mining companies with interests in Australia, Africa and South and Central America and is familiar with project development.

Mr Kris Martinick

Mr Kris Martinick

Chief Executive Officer

Has over 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry in Australasia; including oil and gas field development and processing plants, LNG plants, gas fired power stations and project management. Kris has held senior management roles working on projects and operations in remote areas of Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is a non-executive director of several private Perth-based companies.

Mr Craig Basson

Mr Craig Basson

Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Craig is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants and Governance Australia and has over 30 years’ experience in auditing, accounting and financial management in the petroleum, mineral resources, education and agriculture industries.

Craig has been CFO and Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies, notably Basin Minerals Limited, Sun Resources NL and Little Green Pharma Ltd.

In recent years Craig has specialised in start-up companies and the process to list a Company on the ASX.

Mr Peter Grant

Mr Peter Grant

Non-Executive Director

Peter has over 45 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry specialising in exploration and international exploration and production.

Peter has extensive work experience in Africa, South-East Asia, Middle East, South America and Australasia, and has led successful teams that have made oil and gas discoveries in the UK, Australia, Algeria, Libya, Sierra Leone and Mauritania. Peter is an experienced geoscientist with expertise in corporate strategy, business development, commercial negotiations, and portfolio management. He was Exploration Manager for Africa and Middle East and General Manager Yemen based in Sana’a for BHP Petroleum, and held senior roles in Woodside Energy as Manager for international exploration.

Mr Modisana Botsile

Mr Modisana Botsile

Country Manager

Modisana is a mineral consultant who has worked for various multinational mining companies and at a senior level in Botswana's Ministry of Minerals. Modisana holds a Master of Science in Minerals and Energy Economics from Curtin Graduate School of Business, Perth and a Bachelor of Engineering with honours in Metallurgy and Material Science from Liverpool University, United Kingdom.

Dr Steve Lennon

Dr Steve Lennon

Energy Development

Steve brings to Botala expertise gained during a long career of leadership in the energy, sustainability, and management fields, with operational and strategic responsibilities covering the full suite of sustainability disciplines of environment, social development, economics, technology, safety, security and integrated reporting.

His numerous executive positions with Eskom from 1986 to 2015 give Steve a unique understanding of southern Africa’s power generation and distribution infrastructure and services and its complex engineering, financial, political, and social challenges.

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