Will Advise on Product Development & Commercialization
TARRYTOWN, NY (September 27, 2016) . . . alpha-En Corporation (OTC PINK: ALPE), an innovative clean technology company focused on enabling next-generation battery technologies by producing high purity lithium metal and associated products, announced today that battery expert and well-known authority, Jack Marple, will become a consultant with alpha-En Corporation, effective immediately.
alpha-En Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board Jerome Feldman commented, “We are very fortunate to be working with Jack Marple, one of the towering figures in the energy storage industry with forty years of experience. He will be consulting with us on a variety of R&D subjects. Jack is a former Technology Fellow with Energizer Battery Company. It is a privilege to be working with Jack, who is universally well-regarded in every corner of the battery industry.”
A new type of electrical cell may displace the lithium-ion design
BATTERIES are notoriously hard to improve. Nowhere was this more apparent than at the opening last week, on July 29th, of Tesla’s Gigafactory, a massive battery plant in Nevada. According to its boss Elon Musk, Tesla built the factory because wringing more efficiency out of batteries is far more difficult than optimising the process by which they are made.
It is an ironic coincidence, therefore, that last week also saw the publication, in Nature Energy, of a paper outlining a way of making a battery whose prototype stores twice as much juice as the lithium-ion cells the Gigafactory will turn out, and which could eventually do better than that. The new battery, brainchild of Ju Li of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is some way from commercialisation, but its design is such that commercialising it should not be hard.
TARRYTOWN, NY, April 6, 2016 — alpha-En Corporation (OTC: ALPE), an innovative clean technology company enabling next-generation battery technologies through the production of high purity lithium metal, announced today in has joined the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR).