Yonkers, New York, January 23, 2019
It’s a new year.
I’m in my home in Connecticut. I just read a report from our lab. It’s good news; lots of good news. I called one of our directors – someone I have known for thirty years – “Have you read the latest report?” “No”, he replied. “It’s Sunday”. Then I started to tell him all the good things. He interrupted, “If you really feel this to be true, why don’t you tell it to your shareholders.” That made sense.
This is where we were:
Last year we were an exciting new company in perhaps the greatest growth field there is, energy and the development of the battery of the future. Our stock was poised for a run, our new lab was awaiting its completion and we were working with three very prestigious labs, Princeton University, Argonne National Lab, and Cornell University to further develop that technology that our patents-pending embraced. There were at least a half dozen major corporations awaiting data that would soon ensue from this group effort. Then came the typical delays. Our lab was not ready to commence operations because of governmental delays. (Working with Lithium is not like working with oatmeal. If it were, we would never have this opportunity to change the world.) Then eureka – our lab was approved. We started the arduous process of staffing up, more monies had to be raised (as we have never had the joy of unlimited funds) and then we had to collate the knowledge gained from our various partners before displaying our wares to the outside world.
Yonkers, New York, November 12, 2018 – alpha-En Corp announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has issued a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 15/160,013. The patent provides intellectual property protection in the United States for alpha-En’s lithium metal having a purity of greater than 99.96 weight percent on a metals basis, free of metal impurities. The allowed patent claims cover high purity lithium having a nanorod morphology, and a wide range of associated products such as lithium batteries, battery-powered devices, sensors, electric vehicles, implantable medical devices, pharmaceutical compounds, and lithium metal compounds and alloys.
YONKERS, NY, September 25th, 2018 — alpha-En Corp (OTCQB:ALPE), an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next generation battery technologies by developing and bringing to market high purity lithium metal and associated products produced in a cost effective and environmentally sustainable manner, will be presenting at this fall’s Sidoti conference on September 27th at 3;15 pm in New York City, New York.
Yonkers, New York 7/17/2018 — For many years my favorite duty has been writing the annual Shareholder’s letter. In prior years such letters were glossier and my hand was freer. The regulatory landscape has changed, making that practice more difficult, but I still enjoy updating our Shareholder’s on our progress.
YONKERS, N.Y., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — alpha-Encorp and Cornell University have entered into a cooperative agreement to conduct sponsored research at the Baker Laboratory, under the direction of Héctor D. Abruña. Professor Abruña is a renowned electrochemist and member of the National Academy of Sciences. His research group focuses on the development of new materials using a wide variety of characterization techniques of great relevance to battery research. Cornell’s agreement is for conducting essential analysis related to quantifying capacity and ion transport for the process of lithium thin film production patented by alpha-Encorp. It is anticipated that the collaboration will take advantage of the hi-tech facilities available at Cornell, especially the ability to study thin films of lithium “in operando”, meaning – making movies, at the microscopic scale, of lithium film growth, as it happens in real time.