alpha-En Corporation, an innovative technology company that has developed a patent pending process to produce highly pure lithium metal and associated next-generation batteries, named renowned technology entrepreneur, inventor and policy maker Sam Pitroda CEO. Sam Pitroda has spent most of his career in global information and communications technology businesses. He is credited with having laid the foundation for India’s telecommunications and technology revolution and is the founder of six technology companies. He served as adviser to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovation and as a Cabinet Minister under Rajiv Gandhi. He was also the chairman of the National Innovation Council.
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World renowned technology entrepreneur, inventor and policy maker
YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – alpha-En Corporation (OTC: ALPE), an innovative technology company that has developed a patent pending process to produce highly pure lithium metal and associated next-generation batteries, announced today that world renowned technology entrepreneur, inventor and policy maker Sam Pitroda will become Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — 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 veteran investment banker Jim Kilman has been appointed to its Board of Directors, expanding the Board to four directors effective immediately.
Mr. Kilman is Chief Executive Officer of Scarborough, NY-based KielStrand Capital, a family office merchant bank that makes and manages investments, provides advisory services and engages in philanthropic activities. He retired earlier this year as Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, having spent a total of 32 years in senior investment banking roles, including earlier stints at Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO and PaineWebber.
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.