Dr. Ross Dueber, President and CEO of Zinc Matrix Power, Inc., will discuss issues surrounding portable power sources at an MIT Panel on "The Future of Battery and Fuel Cell Power."
CAMARILLO, CA - May 8, 2007 - Portable devices no longer provide just one function. Consumers expect personal electronic devices to have a high level of functionality and performance. As technology advances so does the demand for reliable and safe portable power sources. A distinguished panel of experts, including Dr. Ross Dueber, president and CEO of Zinc Matrix Power, Inc., will gather to explore these and other issues surrounding portable power sources at an MIT Panel on "The Future of Battery and Fuel Cell Power." The panel discussion is scheduled for May 16th at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, California. Members of the public who wish to attend the event must pre -register. Pre -registration is available online at www.mitcnc.org.
Topics of discussion will include:
• Miniaturization, energy density, durability, and safety issues
• New and developing battery and portable fuel cell concepts
• Challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs
"Our industry continually faces the challenge of meeting the demand for increased power and longer run time. This is particularly true with portable devices that have a very high level of functionality packed into devices that grow smaller each day. The silver -zinc technology we've developed is designed to handle both the power requirements and the need for a longer run time. In addition, we offer a higher level of consumer safety and environmental advantages," said Dr. Dueber.
The three primary benefits of silver -zinc batteries include high performance, safety and a clean technology. Zinc Matrix Power rechargeable batteries deliver improved runtime over traditional lithium -ion batteries. They also have very high energy, delivering as much as 50% more than lithium -ion. Additionally, the aqueous chemistry of silver -zinc batteries is not flammable or toxic. There is no danger of thermal runaway, fire or explosion, and the batteries are not subject to airline restrictions, including the U.S. Department of Transportation safety guidelines recently enacted for those flying commercial airlines with portable batteries. Additionally, key components of silver -zinc batteries can be recycled and reused, making it an earth -friendly alternative to many of today's existing battery technologies.
Zinc Matrix Power's rechargeable battery technology received the 2006 "Technology Innovation Accelerated" (TIA) Award in the Mobility category at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF) Conference in San Francisco, CA.