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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Develops Innovative Fast-Charging Battery Pack

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Emerging leader in lithium-power battery technology, Superlattice Power, Inc., proudly announces the completion of their design of a fast charge lithium-ion battery pack. The newly completed design qualifies the company for EV Innovations Inc.’s LiV(TM) series electric vehicles.

Superlattice Power Inc. currently designs lithium ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. Working with EV Innovations Inc., the company developed a robust lithium ion battery pack system that has been tested in 10 vehicles. Each vehicle tested the battery back for about 2,000 miles. The innovative design developed by Superlattice Power Inc. is capable of handling more than 2.5 C rates, meaning, the battery pack can reach an 80% charge capacity in less than 30 minutes.

The first prototype of this battery pack will be developed and delivered by the end of November 2009. The components to be modified in the first prototype include charging protocol, Battery Management System, thermal management system, charger (EV Innovations’ design), battery pack casing and compact, high current bus bar and electrical system.

In addition to developing the lithium ion battery pack, the project also aims to optimize the battery’s capacity and miles per “fast-charge.” The company’s research and development activities focus on the design and development of lithium ion electrode materials and cells, as well as second generation Battery Management System.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Benefits from Recent Achievements

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., developer of advanced high-energy batteries for use in electric cars and other demanding applications, is continuing its move toward the world’s most efficient lithium ion battery. The company recently announced that they were able to dramatically increase the driving range of an electric car, produced by EV Innovations Inc.

Using a multi-stage charging process, where the charging rate was able to follow a differential curve obtained through previous experiments, in conjunction with a new battery management system, researchers were able to increase EV driving range by at least 50%. The tests were done using a 29.6 Kwh lithium ion battery.

Superlattice plans to continue work with a next-generation battery pack, where the cathode material with superlattice structure will be used, and the expected specific capacity is 1.5 times compared to the cathode. The company’s goal is to develop and produce the most efficient rechargeable lithium ion battery commercially available for onboard energy storage in hybrid and electric vehicles. The technical success of the company is supported by its proprietary battery module design, sophisticated battery cell management systems, and battery thermal management system.

The Superlattice team is highly knowledgeable in lithium ion battery technology, and plans for producing the batteries are already being negotiated. The company is working with an unnamed Asian company to initiate pilot scale production near Superlattice headquarters in Mooresville, North Carolina. As many as 100,000 battery cells could eventually be produced on an annual basis by the plant.

Significantly increasing EV driving range, without having to simply pile on more batteries and increase associated weight and cost, is seen as the key to the ultimate success of the growing EV industry. The new battery is being developed to give a reasonably sized electric car up to 200 miles on a single charge.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Moves Forward With Manufacturing Plans

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., emerging leader in the development of the next generation of batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles, is continuing with their recently announced plans to establish a manufacturing unit for their advanced lithium ion polymer batteries. The company is working with an unnamed Asian company to set up the first pilot scale production unit in Mooresville, North Carolina. The plant is expected to have an initial production capacity of 36,000 cells per year, enough to supply 450 electric vehicles. Once fully operational, the plant is targeted to produce approximately 100,000 cells annually.

The advantage of Superlattice’s advanced battery is the use of a cathode material that has a superlattice molecular structure, giving the battery a significant new potential for increased energy. Superlattice has developed a cathode material for lithium ion batteries with a capacity of nearly 1.5 times currently available cathode materials. The new battery is being developed to allow an electric car to go up to 200 miles on a single charge, while still being lightweight, smaller, safer, and less expensive than conventional designs. The company has also developed a unique and proprietary chemical process for the industrial scale production of the high-purity nano cathode materials required for the battery.

In general, cathode materials are the most expensive part of lithium-ion batteries. Cathode materials can have different crystalline structures, including a series of superlattice structures. The superlattice structure allows more lithium to be stored, resulting in a higher energy density. The materials used by Superlattice have been carefully selected to ensure that they are safe, environmentally friendly, and more affordable. The fact that the company is also developing the technologies needed to produce the new cathode materials at industrial levels is critical to the future of the battery.

Superlattice Power Inc. is also working with EV Innovations Inc. (EVII) on the battery pack design, and has a contractual agreement with the company to supply the lithium ion batteries for their electric vehicles.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB): A “Green” Power Company Currently Under the Radar

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Superlattice Power Inc. is a development stage technology company that is focusing its resources and efforts on the development and marketing of batteries for electric-powered vehicles and products. The company is developing the next generation lithium-powered batteries which will have a wide range of applications.

Superlattice Power has made considerable progress in advancing its next generation lithium-powered batteries. The company has developed a cathode material for these batteries and thermal management system for EV battery packs. This cathode material has a capacity nearly 1.5 times greater than the present commercially available cathode materials.

Superlattice would seem to be a company in the right place at the right time. After all, the Obama Administration recently earmarked $2.4 billion in stimulus grants to jump-start the electric vehicle (EV) industry. With $1.5 billion of these funds going to advanced battery projects, Superlattice is perfectly positioned.

Superlattice Power is developing batteries for electric as well as hybrid vehicles. The company is also in the final stage of negotiations with an Asian company for setting up a pilot scale production plant for lithium ion polymer batteries. The new manufacturing plant is expected to have an initial estimated rate of producing 36,000 unit cells per year. Once fully operational, Superlattice could achieve the targeted capacity of approximately 100,000 cells annually.

Superlattice Power still looks to be an undervalued company in comparison to some of its peers. Ener1 (HEV) is currently trading at about $6 per share, up from a 52-week low of $2.35. Advanced Battery Technologies (ABAT) is trading at over $4 per share, up from a 52-week low of $1.17. Meantime, Superlattice Power is trading at about $0.70, not far comparatively from its 52-week low of $0.15, possibly offering investors the potential for substantial gains.

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Global Giant in Asia and Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Send Letter of Support to U.S. Department of Energy

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide, told investors last month that the Department of Energy, National Energy and Technology Laboratory will receive a letter of strong support from a global battery giant.

This Asian company will not only train U.S. citizens, but will also produce battery packs at minimum cost using a semi-automatic system that has the capability of producing enough battery packs to meet the U.S. demand for hybrid and electric cars as proposed by President Obama.

Superlattice Power Inc.’s initiative in developing electric vehicle battery packs has been assessed by global battery leaders. The company is committed to meeting the demand with a high quality rechargeable power system.

The manufacturing giant recognizes the potential for both companies to achieve a long-term relationship, bringing together an environmentally friendly community of partnerships to advance U.S. and global energy efficiency. By participating in a funding opportunity, Superlattice Power, Inc. will be able to accelerate their efforts to move toward lithium power transportation within the U.S. and create jobs and technology that are critically needed within the United States.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Accelerating Efforts to Move Towards an All-Electric Future

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc. is continuing its drive to kick battery performance into high gear with its advanced lithium ion polymer battery that is designed to significantly increase the performance of electric vehicles.

With the recent roller-coaster ride in oil prices, interest in all-electric vehicles is stronger than ever, with people looking for something they can plug into versus fill up, something that is beyond today’s hybrids. Over and above the immediate pubic appeal of owning a car that can bypass the gas station, there are also long-term social benefits that are driving research in the field. By transferring power generation to centralized power stations, there are far more options for efficient pollution control, including the use of renewable power generation stations. Add to this the fact that electric vehicles support the nationwide move toward energy independence, and you have a huge and hungry market.

The Superlattice lithium-ion polymer battery has many advantages over other battery designs, including greater energy density, better charge rate, and higher durability. To most people, the biggest advantage is that it brings home the prospect of an all-electric vehicle capable of traveling 200 miles on a single charge.

But a great battery means nothing if it can’t be produced economically at the scales needed. This is where the challenge has been, and where Superlattice takes the lead. The company has developed a unique and proprietary chemical process for the industrial scale production of specialized high-purity nano cathode materials used in their advanced battery. The cobalt free cathode material has a superlattice chemical structure that can accommodate more lithium, and thus hold more energy. The result is a battery with overall superior performance.

With its recent developments in producing the materials at industrial levels, Superlattice moves closer than ever to making all-electric vehicles commercially viable to the greater marketplace.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Makes New Innovation with High Capacity Lithium Ion Structures

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The transfer from High Power to High Energy has been the thrust of Superlattice Power since their inception. The stumbling block that commercially manufactured batteries run across is anodes such as carbonaceous materials (either graphite or MCMB) undergo passive layer formation on the surface which limits the cycle life and deteriorates the battery time over the life of the battery. Anodes using silicon or metal oxide aren’t any better in common usage, deteriorating performance over time. Superlattice tackles this crucial issue and developed an innovative series of metallic anodes for utilization along with the proprietary high capacity cathode material.

The company has already enabled large scale production of phase pure cathode material. This translates into the ability to produce all the necessary materials by tailoring their physical properties and chemistry utilizing the abundantly available and less expensive metal elements, thereby improving performance and efficiency.

With more and more consumers looking to drive past the gas pump without worry, Superlattice is in the right industry space at the right time. Their lightweight lithium ion batteries with the new cathode material installed into electric vehicles will be able to travel over 200 miles versus the current 120-140 range.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Up 14.29% on Strong Volume

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) began this week with a powerful start. In its first half hour of trading, the stock traded nearly 650,000 shares, continuing last week’s momentum. The unusually large volume will most likely beat the previous record volume of 871,100 traded shares.

Superlattice Power develops rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for a wide range of applications, including portable electronics such as laptops and electric vehicles. The company has expanded from laboratory scale to industrial scale through ramped up production and development.

The company has captured the attention of numerous stock newsletters including CoolPennyStocks, MonsterStockPicks, OTC Select, NanoCap Gems, Pennypic, Penny Stock Finder, Penny Invest and Profit Potential. Keep this company on your radar as it continues to perfect the nanosphere superlattice structure for increased battery power and longevity.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Tops Battery History

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc. is all about improving on a concept that has a history of well over two centuries, yet a concept that may be vital to future world development. Many historians would argue that it began in 1748, when none other than Benjamin Franklin first used the word “battery”. He was using it to describe a series of glass and lead plates he had developed, which, when charged, fired off a substantial spark, much like a battery of guns. But it was the early Italian physicist Alessandro Volta who, in 1800, developed the first practical electric cell, a collection of zinc and copper plates able to produce a continuous flow of electricity.

By 1859, French inventor Gaston Plante had developed the lead acid battery, still used in cars today, including some all-electric cars. In fact, electric cars became the first major market for the new batteries, and, by the early 1900s, electric cars actually outnumbered gasoline powered cars. Part of this was due to the inherent complexity of the internal combustion engine, making the earliest versions a major undertaking to operate. They were difficult to start, labor intensive to maintain, smoky and noisy. The all-electric cars of the time had none of those drawbacks.

But, over time, many of the problems of gasoline cars were overcome, allowing the superior power and range of the gasoline car to eventually drive the all-electrics off the road. The old lead acid batteries simply couldn’t match the performance of fossil fuels.

But battery technology continued to develop. The first commercial rechargeable lithium-ion battery, offering one of the best energy to weight ratios, no memory effect, and less energy loss between uses, was introduced by Sony in 1991, revolutionizing consumer electronics. For the first time in decades, it began to look like there might be technologies that would once again allow the electric car to become a real market, especially with the increased pressures in the U.S. to curb emissions and reduce dependence on foreign oil. But safety and other issues with lithium ion batteries meant there was still work to be done.

Then, in 1996, the first lithium ion polymer battery was released, holding their electrolyte in a solid polymer composite instead of a liquid solvent, offering extremely low profile (as thin as a credit card), scalability to almost any size, and improved safety. Progress was being made in the drive to create a battery that could power a competitive all-electric car, and the goal since then has been to come up with a way to increase energy capacity of the Li-polymer battery, while reducing environmental and cost concerns.

This is where Superlattice Power comes in. The company has come up with a better way of structuring the Li-polymer battery, using elements and specialty transition metals that make the resulting battery safer, more environmentally friendly, and less expensive, while allowing it to accommodate more lithium and more energy. Until now, electric cars had to be loaded down with many expensive batteries to get high-range performance. The goal of Superlattice is a small-volume, affordable, and lightweight battery package that will allow an all-electric vehicle to go 200 miles on a single charge. It’s a goal that for the first time in history is reachable.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) to Target Fortune 500 Companies for Prototype Review

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Superlattice Power Inc., the leader in the development and marketing of next-generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide, recently announced the acquisition of electrochemical analysis and cell manufacturing equipment that will allow the company to generate advanced lithium-ion batteries and electrode materials.

This advanced equipment will be employed to optimize manufacturing process variables for commercial production and allow the company to develop portable lithium-ion battery prototypes. Due to the vast potential of new electrode materials developed for portable rechargeable systems, Superlattice Power will deliver to Fortune 500 companies for review.

Superlattice Power develops rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for a wide range of applications, including portable electronics such as laptops and electric vehicles. The company has expanded from laboratory scale to industrial scale through ramped up production and development. Additionally, Superlattice Power has designed cathodes, the most expensive component of lithium batteries, to be more cost effective and comply with eco-friendly standards. These manufactured electrode materials have the potential to deliver more energy in electronic devices and UPS systems, while protecting the environment.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Leading the Development of Next Generation Lithium Batteries

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., an emerging leader in the development and worldwide marketing of advanced lithium-ion powered batteries, has a step-by-step plan to bring its superlattice batteries from the synthesis of cathode materials to the evaluation and testing of products. Thugh ramped up production and development, the company has expanded from laboratory scale to industrial scale.

In the 1970s, when lithium batteries were first developed, they were considered unsafe because the lithium would become unstable during charging. Some improvements have been made over the years, but it wasn’t until Superlattice came on the scene that a significant jump was made in the technology. The team was able to create a hexagonal, or six-sided, honeycomb structure with periodically alternating layers of materials for a stable, safe, environmentally-friendly, and affordable battery that provides more energy than the previous standard of 3.6 volts.

“This nanosphere superlattice structure will reduce the surface area for the same volume compared to faceted nanomorphology. This in turn will reduce the use of electronically conductive carbonaceous material. The result is the battery will yield more capacity,” stated Surajit Sengupta, director of Battery Research and Development.

Superlattice has found that its initial production potential of a batch rate of 100 kg each will make the batteries extremely affordable. The company believes the batteries can be placed at such a competitive pricing point that consumers who currently drive gas-powered vehicles can seriously consider switching to an all-electric mode of transportation.

Since the announcement of the Progressive X Prize Automotive challenge, Superlattice has been working with EV Innovations (EVII.OB) to create a viable entrant for the competition. The X Prize competition hopes to challenge companies to use their innovative teams to create safe, clean, and super-efficient cars that can be readily produced in the near future.

Superlattice is a company with a single-minded mission to develop its superlattice-structured batteries to reach production goals As it continues to work towards completing its ramp-up plan and finalizing the X Prize vehicle, the company is on the verge of gaining the attention of major auto manufacturers and consumers alike.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Acquires Electrochemical Equipment with Plans to Target Fortune 500 Companies for Prototype Review

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Superlattice Power Inc. develops rechargeable lithium ion batteries for a wide range of applications, including portable electronics like laptops and electric vehicles. The company has expanded from laboratory scale to industrial scale through ramped up production and development.

The company recently announced the acquisition of equipment used in electrochemical analysis and cell manufacturing. The equipment will allow the company to generate advanced lithium-ion batteries and electrode materials.

As the market for rechargeable systems expands, Superlattice Power said the acquisition will allow it to target Fortune 500 companies. After manufacturing portable lithium-ion battery prototypes at its Mooresville facility, it will then deliver them to the companies for review.

The company previously announced that its scientists designed cathodes (which are the most expensive part of lithium batteries) to be more cost effective and even comply with eco-friendly standards. According to the company, the manufactured electrode materials have the potential to generate more energy to electronic devices and UPS systems than ever before.

According to its Web site, the company has teamed with EV Innovations Inc. (EVII.OB) to conduct further research and development for mass production of cathode technology, which will allow Superlattice to reach a wider range of markets through more product offerings.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) and Global Giant in Asia Send Letter of Support to U.S. Department of Energy

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide, announced today that the Department of Energy, National Energy and Technology Laboratory will receive a letter of strong support by a global battery giant.

This Asian company will not only train U.S. citizens, but will also produce battery packs at minimum cost using a semi-automatic system that has the capability of producing enough battery packs to meet the U.S. demand for hybrid and electric cars as proposed by President Obama.

Superlattice Power Inc.’s initiative in developing electric vehicle battery packs has been assessed by global battery leaders. The company is committed to meeting the demand with a high quality rechargeable power system.

The manufacturing giant recognizes the potential for both companies to achieve a long-term relationship, bringing together an environmentally friendly community of partnerships to advance U.S. and global energy efficiency. By participating in a funding opportunity, Superlattice Power, Inc. will be able to accelerate their efforts to move toward lithium power transportation within the U.S. and create jobs and technology that are critically needed within the United States.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) and the Electric Car

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc. is a leader in the development and marketing of next-generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide. The company is working closely with EV Innovations (EVII.OB) to research and develop mass scale production of cathode superlattice nano and sub-micron sized structures for use in rechargeable lithium ion batteries.

Lithium ion batteries are composed of cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte composed of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) or different salts dissolved in non-aqueous solvent. A lithium ion battery is the primary source of a rechargeable storage system since it has the capability to provide the highest gravimetric and volumetric energy density.

Perhaps the key component in a lithium ion battery is the cathode. The cathode materials that Superlattice produces are based on a superlattice structure. A superlattice structure is a hexagonal structure that can accommodate more lithium and more power than conventional material structures. The elements and special transition metals have been selected precisely to make Superlattice cathode materials safe, environmentally friendly and less expensive.

Superlattice Power’s partner EV Innovations is a company focused on emissions-free automotive propulsion systems using the latest lithium battery technology. EV Innovations has recently received extensive media coverage from their release of two distinctly different plug-in electric vehicles at the 2009 New York International Auto Show.

The Wall Street Journal reported that there is a major challenge for manufacturers to keep costs of electric vehicles down. In fact, the Journal reported that EV Innovations appears to be the most competitive with what is available in the market today. EV Innovations’ competitiveness stems in large part from its lead in lithium battery technology, thanks to Superlattice Power and its new cathode materials.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) is Leading the Next Generation of Lithium-Powered Batteries

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Superlattice Power Incorporated is a leader in the development and marketing of next-generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide. EV Innovations (OTCBB: EVII) has taken Superlattice from the laboratory scale and moved them to producing nano and submicron materials on a large, industrial scale.

The materials that Superlattice produces are based on a superlattice structure. Superlattice structure is a hexagonal structure that can accommodate more lithium and more power than conventional materials structures. The elements and special transition metals have been selected precisely to make Superlattice cathode materials safe, environmentally friendly and less expensive.

Superlattice Power recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of equipment from a major US company to achieve final development of advanced lithium-ion batteries and its electrode materials. The advanced equipment will be employed to optimize manufacturing process variables for commercial production. The company has announced previously that they have developed and manufactured electrode materials which have the potential to deliver more energy in electronic devices and UPS systems.

The company’s new equipment will be performing electrochemical analysis and cell manufacturing. Due to the vast potential of new electrode materials developed for portable recharging systems, Superlattice Power has committed to delivering prototype cells to Fortune 500 companies for evaluation of the cells.

The purchase of this new high-tech assembly line fits in with Superlattice Power’s strategy of producing high quality, cost efficient battery products on a large scale. To this end, the company is also developing joint ventures with large companies in the industry globally.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Commits to Partnering with Large Asian Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturer

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., an emerging leader in the development and marketing of next generation lithium-powered batteries worldwide, proudly announced this morning that it is joining forces with a battery manufacturing giant, in Asia, to expand production within the US.

Superlattice Power and one of the largest battery companies are currently developing long-term strategic plans which include comprehensive training of US-based employees. The execution of these plans will position the company on solid ground to manufacture and supply all lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid cars.

The recently signed economic stimulus plans include more than $20 Billion in loans, grants and tax credits to help encourage the development of large-scale domestic production of advanced, lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars to save the world from pollution and create new ‘green’ jobs.

Superlattice Power stated that it is developing a joint venture with a world renowned company and will leverage a mass production strategy with automated equipment to manufacturer high quality, cost efficient battery products on a large scale. With the demand for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries growing consistently, numerous long-term jobs are certain to be created within the US where training and introduction of new technologies are concerned.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Regains Attention of Investors; Up 54.17% This Week on Strong Volume

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Last year when oil made its steady climb to nearly $150 a barrel, Supperlattice’s stock went from $0.34 to $2.55 in just two months for 650% gains. When oil prices began to descend, so did SLAT.OB. What makes Supperlattice’s stock price so strongly correlated with oil prices? The company is focused on developing and marketing next-generation lithium-powered batteries to replace gas powered engines.

With oil producers postponing and canceling major projects, many fear that oil prices will once again spiral out of control because of lack of supply when the economy turns around. Francisco Blanch, head of global commodities research at Merrill Lynch, wrote, “The current WTI crude oil price weakness may be setting the stage for another rally in crude oil prices as the world emerges from the recession. Delayed and canceled projects on energy infrastructure will only add to the same supply bottlenecks that gave origin to the commodity super-cycle of the last seven years.”

Rising concerns regarding emissions produced by gas powered vehicles coupled with a potential outbreak of energy prices have once again attracted the investment community to fully-electric vehicles. With the necessary infrastructure in place and availability at virtually every home and building, all-electric vehicles would be extremely easy to implement and are capable of grabbing market share from gas-powered vehicles very quickly.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Progresses with High Tech Assembly Line to Deliver Fortune 500 Company Orders

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., the leader in the development and marketing of next-generation lithium-powered batteries, announced tonight that it has acquired equipment from a major U.S. company to achieve final development of advanced lithium-ion batteries and its electrode materials.

According to the press release, the equipment acquired will be used to optimize manufacturing process variables for commercial production. As previously announced by the company, Superlattice Power, Inc. has developed and manufactured electrode materials that have shown potential to deliver more energy in electronic devices and UPS systems. Advanced cathodes have been designed by the company’s scientists to be less expensive, while still utilizing environmentally friendly manganese.

Because of the enormous potential of these new electrode materials, Superlattice Power has committed to sending prototype cells to Fortune 500 companies. The portable lithium-ion battery prototypes will be manufactured at Superlattice Power’s facility in Mooresville and will be supplied for their evaluation.

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Has a Well Thought Out Plan to Mass Produce Next-Generation Lithium Batteries

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Superlattice Power Inc. has pioneered in the development of next-generation, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. To take its technology to commercial scale, Superlattice has developed a detailed, six-step project plan.

First, the company will test and select subcontractors to synthesize the high-capacity cathode materials. The company will send samples to each subcontractor for characterization and performance evaluation. The selected subcontractors will sign a non-disclosure agreement to protect the details of synthesizing, including cathode material preparation, cell assembly, anode materials, and separators associated with the Superlattice lithium-ion batteries.

Next, the cathode materials will be characterized through analytical and electrochemical techniques. Properties such as crystal structure, electronic conductivity, surface area and porosity are critical in the electrochemical performance of the electrodes in the batteries. The team will characterize the materials by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microsopy, BET surface area, EDS analysis, porosimetry, and particle size distribution in order to correlate chemical and physical properties with their electrochemical performances. A Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) technique will be used to determine the thermal stability of the synthesized materials.

The third step will be fabricating the cathodes. The fabrication of positive (cathode) electrodes with uniform loading and good mechanical integrity is crucial. This portion of the plan is estimated to take between 6 and 7 months.

The fourth step of this plan will be to develop half-cells with the cathode materials and metallic lithium anode in electrolyte. During this step, cylindrical cells of 18650 and/or prismatic 5±0.4 mm (Thick) X 34 mm X 50 mm will be fabricated. As the fourth step continues to develop, the new lithium-ion batteries will be examined for high-ampere cells that will be used in hybrid and/or electric vehicles. Once a minimum increase of 10% to 20% above LiCoO2, or current commercially available cathode material, is achieved, the company will commence the fifth step in their plan, which is the evaluation and assessment of technical feasibility.

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Superlattice Power (SLAT.OB): The Technology Behind the Super Battery

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc., (SLAT.OB), perhaps more than any other company, potentially holds the key to the successful development of an all-electric vehicle that will have the durability and range the public demands. That’s because Superlattice holds the proprietary chemical process for the industrial scale production of specialized high-purity nano cathode materials used in the advanced lithium-ion polymer battery.

The secret behind the super battery is the use of a superior cathode material that has a superlattice molecular structure. This gives the battery a significant new potential for increased energy, hopefully allowing an electric car to go up to 200 miles on a single charge, a major increase over current EV batteries, in addition to operating at a higher voltage range. The new battery is also expected to be safer and less expensive.

Cathode materials are generally the most expensive part of lithium ion batteries, and are found in different crystalline structures including a series of superlattice structures. The superlattice structure of the cathode material allows more lithium to be used, resulting in a higher energy density. The materials used have been carefully selected to ensure that they are safe, environmentally friendly, and more affordable.

Just as important is the fact that the company is also developing the technologies needed to produce the new cathode materials at industrial levels, a requirement for eventual mass production of the battery. Superlattice Power has already been able to turn out approximately 200 kg of the new material in a test run at its production facility in Mooresville, NC.

Besides giving a much needed boost to the all-electric car, the new batteries’ high output will also have applications in the area of uninterrupted power supplies.

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Seeking A Green Machine

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

With all the movement toward green technology, and the new administration’s active support of it, what’s going to happen to the automobile? It’s hard to imagine the roads of tomorrow still populated with exhaust spewing internal combustion engines, even if they’re 60 mpg hybrids.

Although gas prices are temporarily being held in check by a stagnant economy, it’s apparent that Americans are getting increasingly sick of the gas price roller coaster ride. Add to that the haunting feeling that a percentage of gas money has for years been going to America’s worst enemies, and it’s easy to understand the longing for a better way.

But what’s the best alternative? In spite of all the talk about things like mass transit, high-mileage hybrids, hydrogen power, and biomass fuels, they all have pollution or infrastructure issues that have yet to be resolved to everyone’s satisfaction.

According to many, the most viable solution for today is the simple all-electric car. It too has issues, but ones which experts believe can more easily be solved. Since the cars only require electricity, infrastructure is already in place. After all, you only need to plug it in. The vehicles themselves don’t pollute, and power plants, the source of the electricity, are easier to deal with than individual cars when it comes to pollution. The one last hurdle to having an electric car in every garage seems to be the battery, the key competent that holds all the power.

There are a lot of companies, both large and small, that are developing and producing batteries. The problem is getting a rechargeable battery with the durability and range to satisfy the average driver. Currently, the lithium-ion polymer battery is the popular choice of most experts.

• Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE) is opening a major lithium ion polymer battery plant in Singapore, but with an eye on consumer electronics rather than the automotive market.
• Valence Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLNC), with the help of its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures and sells energy power storage systems. Its products are used in electric scooters, wheelchairs, robots, and other applications.
• Johnson Controls Inc. (NYSE: JCI) operates in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. The company offers absorbent glass mat, nickel-metal-hydride, and lithium-ion battery technologies to power hybrid vehicles.
• Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) creates and delivers energy storage products for applications such as battery cells for military artillery, battery packs for hybrid vehicles, and energy storage systems for large-scale stationary power services, but maintains a focus on advanced materials.

The one company that is focused on the development of an advanced lithium-ion polymer battery for the all-electric vehicle market is Superlattice Power, Inc (OTCBB: SLAT). The company has developed a unique and proprietary chemical process for the industrial scale production of specialized high-purity nano cathode materials used in their advanced battery. The cobalt free cathode material has a superlattice chemical structure that can accommodate more lithium, and thus hold more energy. The result is a battery with overall superior performance, allowing an all-electric vehicle to go 200 miles on a single charge.

It’s this kind of green machine that we hope will fill the roads of tomorrow.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) Continues Its Drive toward An All-Electric Future

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Superlattice Power, Inc. is continuing its drive to kick battery performance into high gear with its advanced lithium ion polymer battery that is designed to significantly increase the performance of electric vehicles.

In spite of the temporary dip in gas prices, interest in all-electric vehicles is stronger than ever, with people looking for something they can plug into versus fill up, something that is beyond today’s hybrids. Over and above the immediate pubic appeal of owning a car that can bypass the gas station, there are also long-term social benefits that are driving research in the field. By transferring power generation to centralized power stations, there are far more options for efficient pollution control, including the use of renewable power generation stations. Add to this the fact that electric vehicles support the nationwide move toward energy independence, and you have a huge and hungry market.

The Superlattice lithium-ion polymer battery has many advantages over other battery designs, including greater energy density, better charge rate, and higher durability. To most people, the biggest advantage is that it brings home the prospect of an all-electric vehicle capable of traveling 200 miles on a single charge.

But a great battery means nothing if it can’t be produced economically at the scales needed. This is where the challenge has been, and where Superlattice takes the lead. The company has developed a unique and proprietary chemical process for the industrial scale production of specialized high-purity nano cathode materials used in their advanced battery. The cobalt free cathode material has a superlattice chemical structure that can accommodate more lithium, and thus hold more energy. The result is a battery with overall superior performance.

With its recent developments in producing the materials at industrial levels, Superlattice moves closer than ever to making all-electric vehicles commercially viable to the greater marketplace.

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Monday, March 2nd, 2009

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Superlattice Power Inc. (SLAT.OB) Makes New Innovation with High Capacity Lithium Ion Structures

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

The transfer from High Power to High Energy has been the thrust of Superlattice Power since their inception. The stumbling block that commercially manufactured batteries run across is anodes such as carbonaceous materials (either graphite or MCMB) undergo passive layer formation on the surface which limits the cycle life and deteriorates the battery time over the life of the battery. Anodes using silicon or metal oxide aren’t any better in common usage, deteriorating performance over time. Superlattice tackles this crucial issue and developed an innovative series of metallic anodes for utilization along with the proprietary high capacity cathode material.

The company has already enabled large scale production of phase pure cathode material. This translates into the ability to produce all the necessary materials by tailoring their physical properties and chemistry utilizing the abundantly available and less expensive metal elements, thereby improving performance and efficiency.

With more and more consumers looking to drive past the gas pump without worry, Superlattice is in the right industry space at the right time. Their lightweight lithium ion batteries with the new cathode material installed into electric vehicles will be able to travel over 200 miles versus the current 120-140 range.

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Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) is on the Cutting Edge with its Lithium-Ion Batteries

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Superlattice Power, Inc. (SLAT.OB) is an emerging leader in the development and worldwide marketing of advanced lithium-ion powered batteries. The company has a step-by-step plan to bring its superlattice batteries from the synthesis of cathode materials to the evaluation and testing of products. Superlattice also has a short-term goal to develop a battery that can power an all-electric vehicle to a range of 200 miles, but hopes in the long-term plan to create lithium-ion batteries for use in businesses and personal residences.

In the 1970s, when lithium batteries were first developed, they were considered unsafe because the lithium would become unstable during charging. Some improvements have been made over the years, but it wasn’t until Superlattice came on the scene that a significant jump was made in the technology. The team was able to create a hexagonal, or six-sided, honeycomb structure with periodically alternating layers of materials for a stable, safe, environmentally-friendly, and affordable battery that provides more energy than the previous standard of 3.6 volts.

“This nanosphere superlattice structure will reduce the surface area for the same volume compared to faceted nanomorphology. This in turn will reduce the use of electronically conductive carbonaceous material. The result is the battery will yield more capacity,” stated Surajit Sengupta, director of Battery Research and Development.

Superlattice has found that its initial production potential of a batch rate of 100 kg each will make the batteries extremely affordable. The company believes the batteries can be placed at such a competitive pricing point that consumers who currently drive gas-powered vehicles can seriously consider switching to an all-electric mode of transportation.

Since the announcement of the Progressive X Prize Automotive challenge in March 2008, Superlattice has been working with Hybrid Technologies (HYBR.OB) to create a viable entrant for the competition. The X Prize competition hopes to challenge companies to use their innovative teams to create safe, clean, and super-efficient cars that can be readily produced in the near future. In late 2009, Superlattice hopes to show off its supercharged lithium-ion battery, which should be able to power the vehicle for over 200 miles.

Superlattice is a company with a single-minded mission; to develop its superlattice-structured batteries to reach a production goal. As it continues to work towards completing its ramp-up plan and finalizing the X Prize vehicle, the company is on the verge of gaining the attention of major auto manufacturers and consumers alike.

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