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Neah Power Systems, Inc. (NPWZ)
22122 20th Ave SE Suite 161
Bothell, WA  98021
Phone 425-424-3324 
Fax 425-483-8454


http://www.neahpower.com

Neah Power Systems, Inc. (NPWZ.OB) is a developer of long-lasting, efficient and safe power solutions for the military, transportation, and portable electronics applications. Neah uses a unique, patented and award winning, silicon-based design for its PowerchipTM and PowerPlay™ micro fuel cells that enable higher power densities, lower cost and compact form-factors. Previous awards include the 2012 ZINO Green finalist, the 2010 WTIA finalist, and 2010 Best of What’s NewTM Popular Science and other awards. The Company’s micro fuel cell system can run in aerobic and anaerobic modes.

 


Press Release: Neah Power Systems Wins U. S. Department of Energy Grant for Lithium Metal Battery

5 hours 8 minutes ago - DJNF
Neah Power Systems Wins U. S. Department of Energy Grant for Lithium Metal Battery

Battery Characterization by Argonne National Laboratory

PR Newswire

BOTHELL, Washington, August 23, 2016

BOTHELL, Washington, August 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NPWZ, NEAH POWER) an emerging leader in high density rechargeable lithium metal battery storage solutions for defense, commercial, and consumer applications, is pleased to announce that it won a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/articles/energy-department-awards-43-new-business-laboratory-collaborations

The NEAH PowerChip(R) Battery is the first battery to be made with high volume capable microchip manufacturing technology in semiconductor facilities (foundries) throughout the world. NEAH and numerous electrochemical engineers worldwide envision this new NEAH Battery architecture as transformative as it will change the way batteries are made, used and perform. The proprietary architecture of the PowerChip(R) Battery brings batteries into the microchip era, using the same manufacturing technologies that made television sets, cell phones, laptops and a variety of devices more compact with superior performance at lower cost. While initially targeted for consumer oriented applications, the battery technology could be used for automotive and defense applications as well.

Dr. Chris D'Couto, President & CEO of NEAH said, "We look forward to working closely with Argonne National Laboratory, which is uniquely qualified to characterize the performance metrics associated with our unique battery architecture. This unique 3D architecture using lithium metal anodes enables more than five times the performance of batteries in production today. We at NEAH believe that the characterization of the battery by Argonne National Laboratory will further enhance the performance and manufacturability of the battery. It will also help us understand the most critical electrochemical reactions. This DOE/Argonne relationship will provide advanced technology learnings, leapfrogging what would be possible in a privately held laboratory.

About the Small Business Vouchers Pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Vouchers Pilot is a collaborative, national effort that provides $20M for U.S. companies to work with National Laboratories. Vouchers focus on nine clean energy technologies.

The SBV Pilot is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, and participating DOE national lab


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Three Avenues for Commercialization 
The shift from research entity to commercial status might be happening faster than most people might 
realize. 
The Company has three immediate areas of commercial focus. The company has entered into a 
commercial arrangement with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) of India. 
Shipments have already been made and the scale of this initial contract could reach $14 million. India is 
looking at the PowerChip™ as a means of providing power to individual soldiers. 
A second product area, aimed primarily for the retail markets, uses the company’s formic acid technology 
as a variation on the PEM (Proton Exchange Membrane) process for its suite of battery recharging 
products serving the portable electronic markets (BuzzBar™ Suite). The nature of the company’s design 
and technology capabilities, however, gives it great flexibility in developing all manner of device 
applications depending on the need and scope of the customer. 
The Company has entered into memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to deploy the formic acid 
technology into drones and other off-grid power solutions. The modular design would provide a lot of 
flexibility to adapt the technology to these various applications which serve a variety of markets

 

http://consiliumglobalresearch.com/consilium_PDFs/NPWZ_Initiation_9-10-2014.pdf

 

 


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Neah Adds John P. de Neufville to the Strategic Advisory Board

NPWZ | September 3, 2014

Neah Power Systems Inc. Builds Out Its Scientific Bench

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NPWZ), an innovator and supplier of cutting-edge power solutions for the military, transportation and portable electronics industries, announced today the addition of John P. de Neufville to their Strategic Advisory Board. John has held various leadership and research roles at Exxon, Energy Conversion Devices ("ECD") and Ovonic Battery Company. 

John P. de Neufville purchased the ChemOvonics Division from ECD in 1986 and founded Voltaix, Inc. a high purity specialty gas business which was sold to Air Liquide America in 2013. Subsequently, he purchased the assets formerly associated with the GM-ECD JV that produced the then novel nickel-metal hydride batteries for GM's first all-electric car, the EV-1, creating a new company, Eutectix, LLC, based in Troy, MI and currently serving as Eutectix' CEO and Chief Scientist. His early research interests focused on materials for batteries, optical memory devices, and solar cells, prepared by sputtering, chemical vapor deposition and plasma deposition. At Exxon, John was a member of the team that developed a concept of selective remote sensing of uranyl minerals using laser induced fluorescence. At Voltaix he played a key role in scaling the synthesis of various molecules used for the chemical vapor deposition of insulating, semiconducting and conducting films for advanced integrated circuit and photovoltaic applications. John P.de Neufville holds a PhD. in applied physics and materials science from Harvard University and an M.S. in geology from Harvard University and a B.S. in geology from Yale University.

"We are very happy to have such an esteemed, successful entrepreneur and scientist join our Strategic Advisory Board," said Chris D'Couto, CEO Neah Power Systems, Inc. "He brings relevant experience both in semiconductor processing as well as battery energy storage and will be a valuable asset going forward in our commercialization and technology development efforts." 


Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2014/09/03/neah-adds-john-p-de-neufville-to-the-strategic-advisory-board#E4iqkCoM6oIQT0YP.99

http://evworld.com/focus.cfm?cid=240

By Bill Moore

Dr. Chris D'Couto's company specializes in micro electric power systems: backup batteries that recharge your cellphone, tiny micro fuel cells, and now a reformer that converts formic acid, the key ingredient in ant venom, into hydrogen gas for running up to 5 kW fuel cells.

 

The public relations company wondered if I'd be interested in learning more about a company called Neah Power, based in Bothwell, Washington. Besides their micro fuel cell based BuzzBar and BuzzCell battery technology, they are working on a fuel cell system that runs off of formic acid.

Formic acid?

Before I agreed, I decided to first find out what formic acid is. It sounded dangerous.

Turns out it is one of the more benign chemicals made up of two hydrogen atoms that bookend a carbon atom and two oxygen atoms. Its chemical designation is HCOOH. As Wikipedia noted, it is a natural chemical that ants produce for their venom. It's also used to preserve cattle silage, among its other industrial applications.

Maybe best of all, it can be produced by a renewable process that recycles CO2 out of the atmosphere via plant biomass. Joan Slonczewski notes on her blog that the bacterium Acetobacterium woodii can be stimulated to convert dangerous carbon monoxide found in syngas into formic acid, a clear liquid that can be shipped and stored like any liquid fuel.

recycling process to make formic acid

Using formic acid as a 'fuel' is where Neah Power comes into the picture. Besides their battery and micro fuel cell technology, the company last year acquired a firm that developed a reformer that rips apart the formic acid molecule, separating the two hydrogen atoms from the carbon and oxygen atoms. Those hydrogen atoms can then be fed into a fuel cell, including their own micro fuel cell to generate electric power. While the company is mainly focused on sub-kilowatt energy applications, it has developed some experimental units capable of outputting up to five kW.

According to Dr. Chris D'Couto, Neah Power's CEO and the featured guest in the interview below, a five kilowatt hour fuel cell running off a tank of liquid formic acid would be configured to trickle charge an electric vehicle's battery, allowing it, like the gasoline engine generator in the BMW i3 REx, to offer extended range capability. Unlike the i3 REx, the only tailpipe emission would be water vapor and CO2.

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAzFoOW_Kqg
Part 11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wsPkTqufdA
 

Published on Sep 16, 2014

Dr. Chris D'Couto's company specializes in micro electric power systems: backup batteries that recharge your cellphone, tiny micro fuel cells, and now a reformer that converts formic acid, the key ingredient in ant venom, into hydrogen gas for running up to 5 kW fuel cells. Part 2 of 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tayh3ZCi-D4
Part 111

Published on Sep 16, 2014

Dr. Chris D'Couto's company specializes in micro electric power systems: backup batteries that recharge your cellphone, tiny micro fuel cells, and now a reformer that converts formic acid, the key ingredient in ant venom, into hydrogen gas for running up to 5 kW fuel cells. Part 3 of 3

http://www.altenergymag.com/content.php?post_type=2338

Would a Neah Power Fuel Cell make a car more expensive, less expensive or the same?

We like to think that a Neah Power Fuel Cell powered automobile would make a car less expensive on any number of measures including upfront cost, maintence costs, as well as total cost of ownership - however that would be an issue that would play out with the automotive manufacturers.

How quickly would Neah be able to provide a fuel cell for say a number one auto company like Toyota?

Neah Power has functional units in a variety of configurations that would be appropriate for automotive applications.  The balance of system and integration of the fuel cell into the electronics would be a joint development process with the identified automobile company.   As such, the successful approach is to characterize the fuel cell, have a specific application development program followed by production and product sales.

Is there an intense manufacturing process involved in scaling up production of fuel cells for automotive applications? What kind of infrastructure is required and what kind of jobs would result?

There is not an intense manufacturing process involved in scale up production of Neah Power Fuel Cells.  The scaling of production is a matter of electronics assembly and plastics injection molding similar to that of other electronic assemblies, 

The value proposition that Neah Power can offer is higher energy densities and lower costs, offering a safe and effective solution and eliminating range and power issues associated with electric vehicles.  Neah Power becomes the enabler allow electric hybrid vehicles to go mainstream.

Where is David Schmidt now...

David Schmidt

Mr. David Schmidt is a specialty materials and healthcare expert in the device and compound space who understands technologies, the applications, and builds businesses around them. 

 

Dr. Chris D’Couto | Board Member

Dr. Gerard C. D’Couto has served as a member of our Board since January 28, 2008 and as our Chief Executive Officer and President since February 2008. Dr. D’Couto previously served as our Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President from September 2007 until February 2008. Prior to joining us, Dr. D’Couto served as senior director of marketing at Form Factor Inc. from January 2006 until September 2007, where he headed the launch of NAND flash and DRAM sort probe cards. Prior to that, Dr. D’Couto had a nine-year tenure at Novellus Systems, Inc., with positions of increasing responsibility ranging from product management to technology development and sales. Prior to that, Dr. D’Couto worked at Varian Associates and as a consultant to Intel Corporation. Dr. D’Couto received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology in India and also received a master’s and a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University in New York. Dr. D’Couto also earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. D’Couto was chosen to serve on our Board because of his management and operational skills from his business school education and past management positions as well as his technical knowledge related to our fuel cell technology.

 

 

New Battery Has 5X More Energy Storage

 

Tuesday

Posted Jun 14, 2016 at 4:23 PMUpdated Jun 14, 2016 at 8:00 PM

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(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - In a world that values 24/7 connectivity, consumers are quickly learning that technology and the demands we place on it do not necessarily align. Think about it: technology requires power, but energy sources that are currently available can't possibly meet our needs. But what if they could? Imagine charging your cell phone or tablet weekly instead of daily or multiple times per day. Or driving an electric car for 1,000 miles instead of 260 before needing a recharge. That's the question that set Washington-based NEAH Power Systems Inc., on the path to finding a solution to power everything from your laptop to your tablet to your car. And the answer, says the company, may be closer than you think. At the heart of its products is the PowerChip Battery -- a dynamic new energy technology that has applications for consumer, commercial and automotive clients, to solve specific power requirements. Unlike other new-age battery concepts, the NEAH battery uses only standard battery components that are found in existing batteries used today -- just used differently. NEAH has 15 patents and 11 pending patent applications for, among others, the use of silicon substrates for fuel cells and batteries. In NEAH's PowerChip Battery, the company is building a rechargeable lithium battery in a 3-D architecture, using industry standard materials that provide high density (energy per unit weight or per unit volume), and can address the safety concerns typically seen in lithium -- ion batteries. NEAH is already building samples for field testing for its first customer. "We use our patented porous silicon 3D architectures to maximize power. This is the first truly new battery design in the past 50 years that is manufactureable by using older-generation computer chip manufacturing equipment. We have seen tremendous improvements with Moore's law in semiconductors, and this battery brings similar economies of scale to the battery landscape as well. We finally have a battery capable of delivering the portable and wearable power required to maximize the 24x7 needs of our interconnected life." says NEAH's CEO, Dr. Chris D'Couto, "Our company goal was to not only make batteries lighter, smaller and more powerful, but to make them more affordable than traditional batteries. People are tired of having to recharge their smart phones during their daily activities." Because of this cutting-edge technology, NEAH caught the attention of Tritente of Alexandria, Va., a Global Energy and Micro-Data Center company Tritente recently said it plans to deploy greater than $20 million of NEAH's PowerChip batteries in their projects in Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. By using NEAH's high-capacity energy generation and storage products, Tritente is able to bring the Artilium-Africa Micro-Data Center technologies to third-world population centers without a 24/7 grid system. "We chose NEAH because its next -generation energy storage system is powerful, cost effective and compatible with Tritente's $6 billion plan to deploy renewable energy in Africa and to bring the Artilium-Africa solution to every African country mobile operation, educational institution, government entities, and every cell phone holder," says Paul Delkaso, chief executive officer of Tritente and managing partner of Artilium-Africa. Currently, Artrillium-Africa expects to have between 10 to 20 data centers throughout each country throughout Africa. Most will be powered by renewable energy and will include NEAH's MicroChip next-generation energy storage system. While information about other products is currently on the www.neahpower.com website, due to various pending patent developments, the company is providing information on its battery within the constraints of a non-disclosure agreement, and interested parties are requested to contact the company at: [email protected]

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 Monday, 02 May 2016

Artilium to Expand in Africa in Partnership with Tritente Global Energy Group

Artilium plc, the AIM quoted provider of innovative telecommunication software and solutions, announces that it is partnering with Tritente Global Energy Group to launch Artilium-Africa  in order to meet the demand for data and telecom services in the fastest growing continent in the world.

The partnership is intended to bring Artilium’s 3G-4G mobile data service, cloud and innovative telecom services to the African market. Artilium Africa has started to acquire a value added services license in Ethiopia and is already in discussions with a number of potential customers for the provision of specific services in that country.

Artilium’s disruptive micro-data center is an ideal solution to distribute telecom services throughout Africa where 1.3 billion people reside. Artilium already serves 50 telco brands such as T-Mobile and 10 million users in 20 countries with its services, but as yet none based in Africa. 

Bart Weijermars, Chief Executive Officer of Artilium said:

“Tritente is the perfect platform for Artilium to expand into Africa, which is in the early stages of the data and telecom revolution. Tritente is leading $6 billion of projects in renewable energy and power transmission in Sub Saharan Africa. They can open avenues in dozens of the 52 Sub Saharan countries”.

Paul Delkaso, CEO of Tritente and Managing Partner of Artilium-Africa said:

“Our plan is to bring the Artilium-Africa solution to every African country mobile operator, MVNO business, educational institution, Government entities and every cell phone holder”. Mr. Delkaso who is based in the Washington DC area is in Africa to establish operations in the first of six countries.

 

In contrast to the traditional large-scale mega data centers, which consume massive electricity, Artilium-Africa expects to have 10-20 times more energy-efficient, micro-data centers spread throughout each country. Most will be powered by renewable energy and include next-generation energy storage.
 


http://neahpower.com/author/awilliams/ 

Business update: 

NEAH was invited to participate in the White House briefing on Feb 17. We have had various commercialization and capitalization discussions occur based on the networking at that event. As a direct result of attending the White House conference on Climate Change, we have been invited to attend three USTDA Reverse Trade Missions Focused on Energy Storage. The delegates are senior officials from South Africa, Jordon, Brazil, Colombia, India, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. 
I recently visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to explore certain licensing relationships to implement manufacturing and other partnership agreements. There is tremendous interest with the entities I met with to develop UAE into a renewable energy focused hub. We continue to explore and to finalize a mutually beneficial business relationship here. 
We are in discussions with the Economic Development Authority of State in the USA regarding relocating to that State to enable their focus on renewable energy and battery storage. We expect this to get finalized in Q2 2016. 
We continue to make progress on the previously announced MOU with a South Africa entity. We are in almost daily discussions with them, and are targeting an agreement with them by end of Q2 2016. This will provide a key production pathway for meeting our customer needs. 
We have been negotiating a licensing agreement with an entity in India for the BuzzBar Suite and the Formira HOD products. India has been identified as one of the fastest growing markets for off-grid power, and this relationship can enable NEAH products to serve this region. 
We have been negotiating a Formira HOD licensing with a group in Taiwan for the Greater China Region. Similar to India, the demand for off-grid power is significant, and continuing to grow in this region. This licensee partner is expected to visit us in the near future which will enable us to complete the anticipated transaction. 
Our discussions with the DRDO are ongoing, and we expect to schedule a visit in Q2 2016. 
We plan to submit for two separate grants for certain DOE funding with a National Laboratory in the US during the next 30 days. 
Finally, the PowerChip® Battery continues to get tremendous interest from consumers and commercial entities. We are negotiating preliminary orders for this product, and due to the outsourced manufacturing model, we believe we can manufacture this very capital efficiently 
While our capitalization situation is very challenging, the management is diligently working to complete various capitalization and commercialization activities that will help unlock the potential of the Company. We are pursuing licensing agreements initially since that would enable licensee partners to create manufacturing infrastructure to meet their needs but also the needs of NEAH. 

Thank you for your continued support, and best regards, 

Chris D’Couto 
President & CEO

 


Analyst Reports

The following Analyst Reports are available in PDF format:

Zacks Equity Research – March 10, 2010

Consilium Global Research – September 9, 2014

Consilium Global Research – March 18, 2015

SEETHRU EQUITY – May 28, 2015
http://neahpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/zacks-equity-research_3-10-2015.pdf

http://neahpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/consilium-global-research_9-10-2014.pdf

http://neahpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/consilium-global-research_3-18-2015.pdf

http://neahpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/seethru-equity_5-28-2015.pdf

http://neahpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/NPWZ-August-5-2015.pdf


Oh, in case you missed it: 

http://m.leavenworthtimes.com/news/20160614/new-battery-has-5x-more-energy-storage 
about 7:44 into the video a source that is not Neah Power confirms Partnership 
NICE !!! Artilium PLC on London stock exchange is part of the group 
It is at approx 7:44 


 NEAH may generate in excess of $20 million in revenues from this partnership. The significance of this joint venture is that NEAH's PowerChip batteries offer six times more power than traditional batteries. In addition, with this new technology, NEAH says jobs will be created in the U.S., while at the same time, providing a better quality of life in Africa. "We chose NEAH because their next-generation energy storage system is powerful, cost effective and compatible with Tritente's $6 billion plan to deploy renewable energy in Africa and to bring the Artilium-Africa solution to every African mobile operation, educational institution, government entities and every cell phone holder," said Paul Delkaso, chief executive officer of Tritente and managing partner of Artilium-Africa. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHrUkpWxpNA ;
about 7:44 into the video a source that is not Neah Power confirms Partnership 



Last Two Patent Approvals


1/28/16 - 20160028273 - Method and system for simultaneously charging an energy storage device from multiple energy input devices 
A system for simultaneously charging an energy storage device from multiple energy input devices includes energy input devices in the form of solar and non-solar modules and an energy storage device in the form of a rechargeable battery, which is part of an energy storage module. A first solar module... 
Inventors: Derek Reiman, Chris D'couto, Saroj Sahu (Neah Power Systems, Inc.) 



Saroj Sahu 
Battery Engineering at Apple 
Fremont, California Renewables & Environment 
      old footnote from 2009

Neah Power Systems CEO On Energy Storage Panel  ( now they have a patent together, and Saroj works at Battery Engineering at Apple)

August 4, 2009 (FinancialWire) — Neah Power Systems, Inc.,  (OTCBB: NPWZ), a developer of fuel cells for the military and portable electronic devices, announced  that Dr. Chris D’Couto, the company’s CEO, has been invited by the U.S.-India Business Council (www.usibc.com) Energy, Environment & Enterprise Executive Committee to participate, on August 6th 2009, as a panelist on the topic of ‘Large-Scale Electricity Storage in India’s Renewable Power Sector, along with panelist Saroj Sahu, CTO and Founder of Deeya Energy, with a market overview by McKinsey and company.

 


Sean Huff - Related organizations: Neah Power Systems, Inc. patents 

01/28/16 - 20160028098 - Passive proton exchange membrane fuel cell 
A passive-delivery fuel cell system an anode with a fuel flow channel extending along the body and fluidly connecting the inlet to the outlet, wherein a volume of the flow channel per unit length of the anode body increases along the length of the body towards the second end, a... 
Inventors: Tsali Cross, Chris D'couto, Sean Huff, Derek Reiman (Neah Power Systems, Inc.)




  
Neah Power Systems Wins U. S. Department of Energy Grant for Lithium Metal Battery

Battery Characterization by Argonne National Laboratory

PR Newswire

BOTHELL, Washington, August 23, 2016

BOTHELL, Washington, August 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: NPWZ, NEAH POWER) an emerging leader in high density rechargeable lithium metal battery storage solutions for defense, commercial, and consumer applications, is pleased to announce that it won a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/articles/energy-department-awards-43-new-business-laboratory-collaborations

The NEAH PowerChip(R) Battery is the first battery to be made with high volume capable microchip manufacturing technology in semiconductor facilities (foundries) throughout the world. NEAH and numerous electrochemical engineers worldwide envision this new NEAH Battery architecture as transformative as it will change the way batteries are made, used and perform. The proprietary architecture of the PowerChip(R) Battery brings batteries into the microchip era, using the same manufacturing technologies that made television sets, cell phones, laptops and a variety of devices more compact with superior performance at lower cost. While initially targeted for consumer oriented applications, the battery technology could be used for automotive and defense applications as well.

Dr. Chris D'Couto, President & CEO of NEAH said, "We look forward to working closely with Argonne National Laboratory, which is uniquely qualified to characterize the performance metrics associated with our unique battery architecture. This unique 3D architecture using lithium metal anodes enables more than five times the performance of batteries in production today. We at NEAH believe that the characterization of the battery by Argonne National Laboratory will further enhance the performance and manufacturability of the battery. It will also help us understand the most critical electrochemical reactions. This DOE/Argonne relationship will provide advanced technology learnings, leapfrogging what would be possible in a privately held laboratory.

About the Small Business Vouchers Pilot

The U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Vouchers Pilot is a collaborative, national effort that provides $20M for U.S. companies to work with National Laboratories. Vouchers focus on nine clean energy technologies.

The SBV Pilot is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy, DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, and participating DOE national lab
 


http://www.heraldnet.com/business/grant-to-give-boost-to-battery-developed-by-neah-power/
Grant to give boost to battery developed by Neah Power

 

Neah Power Systems was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to work with Argonne National Laboratory to increase the capacity and manufacturability of its rechargeable lithium-metal battery.

The relationship will help the company’s technology leapfrog, said Chris D’Couto, Neah Power’s president and CEO.

Neah Power will work with the laboratory near Chicago for a year. The laboratory time and expertise is valued at $300,000.

Neah Power was based in Bothell, but is relocating to Edmonds. The batteries are manfuctured in Beaverton, Oregon. The company is developing a high-density, rechargeable lithium metal battery called Neah PowerChip Battery for defense, commercial and consumer uses.

The unique architecture using lithium metal and porous silicon is making the battery five times more powerful than batteries in production today, D’Couto said.

Theoretical modeling of the battery shows that it should be producing even more energy storage and output than it already does, D’Couto said.

With assistance of the national laboratory, Neah Power hopes to identify the changes that need to be made so the practical application matches up with the theoretical modeling.

There’s long been a search to build a better battery that can store and produce more energy and “live forever and cost nothing,” said Ira Bloom, senior chemist and group leader at Argonne National Laboratory.

He pointed to the carbon zinc batteries at hardware stores, noting how they come in many shapes and sizes. He said changing the battery’s chemistery also changes everything.

“It’s a scientific discipline, but how you make it can be an art form,” Bloom said. “Once you figure out how to produce it, it’s very re-produceable.”

He said he’s unfamiliar with Neah’s PowerChip, but looks forward to working on it.

“It presents an interesting challenge, no question about it,” Bloom said. “I hope everybody learns from this project.”

The PowerChip Battery is already generating interest.

Neah Power has a deal with Santa Rosa, California,-firm Liquid Image to produce 100 batteries for wearable police body cameras. Those batteries are expected to hold enough charge for 13 hours instead of four hours with current standard rechargeable batteries, D’Couto said.

If testing is successful, Liquid Image wants to buy 200,000 PowerChip Batteries.

This type of battery technology could also be used for the increasing number of electric vehicles, D’Couto said. And that could extend the range for electric cars by hundreds of miles.

The design uses the same manufacturing technologies that made television sets, cell phones and laptops more compact and capable, D’Couto said.

So it could be manufactured at existing semiconductor foundries around the world.


Company overview from D'Cuto.

Dr. Chris D’Couto was also interviewed by Money TV®, which can be seen here from nine months ago.

https://vimeo.com/145571430



The PowerChip Battery is already generating interest.

Neah Power has a deal with Santa Rosa, California,-firm Liquid Image to produce 100 batteries for wearable police body cameras. Those batteries are expected to hold enough charge for 13 hours instead of four hours with current standard rechargeable batteries, D’Couto said.

If testing is successful, Liquid Image wants to buy 200,000 PowerChip Batteries.

This type of battery technology could also be used for the increasing number of electric vehicles, D’Couto said. And that could extend the range for electric cars by hundreds of miles.

The design uses the same manufacturing technologies that made television sets, cell phones and laptops more compact and capable, D’Couto said.

http://www.heraldnet.com/business/grant-to-give-boost-to-battery-developed-by-neah-power/


 


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Streetwise Reports @SWReports 
Neah Power has a Better Battery: http://ow.ly/hpx2304tloX

 $NPWZ @neahpowerinc #batteries #ev #green #energy #gigafactory #lithium 


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We certainly feel we do. 
http://www.streetwisereports.com/pub/na/neah-power-has-a-better-mousetrap-battery … 


 


http://10times.com/fuel-cell-expo
Fuel Cell Expo is a 3 day event being held from 1st March to the 3rd March 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan. This event showcases products like Electrolytes/Ion Exchange Membranes Gas Diff usion Layers (GDL) Separators, Single Cell Test Equipment Power Load Equipment Gas Analysis Equipment Flow Meters/Dew-point Hygrometers / Thermometers / Manometers Other Calibration Devices/Detection Devices Cell Inspection Equipment etc. in the Petroleum, Oil & Gas industry.
Cyril Chiang  Cyril Chiang World's first hydrogen reformer using formic acid at Neah Power Systems
 


I543427 [201501396] 2016/07/21 103116767 Charging system containing a fuel cell and battery with materials and methods of assembly for a fuel cell utilizing an anionic exchange membrane and fuel cell cartridge designs

New Neah Patent.....in Tiawian
http://twpat6.tipo.gov.tw/tipotwoc/

 
Patent/Publication Number
201501396 
Title Charging system containing a fuel cell and battery with materials and methods of assembly for a fuel cell utilizing an anionic exchange membrane and fuel cell cartridge designs
Issued/Publication Date 2015/01/01
Application Date 2014/05/12
Application Number 103116767 
IPC H01M-002/20(2006.01);H01M-008/00(2006.01);H01M-008/04(2006.01)
Inventor D'COUTO, GERARD C. US;
REIMAN, DEREK US;
CROSS, TSALI US;
MARGINEANU, CORINA G. US
Applicant NEAH POWER SYSTEMS, INC.US
Individual F
Priority Number
20130511 US 201313892242
Abstract A fuel cell, battery and power management system are disclosed as a hybrid portable power plant which uses a fuel source to generate and store power to recharge mobile electronic devices. The hybrid direct fuel cell can incorporate a polymer-electrode assembly (PEA), materials and methods of assembly to fabricate a fuel cell utilizing an anionic exchange membrane, a secondary battery combined with on-board electronics to provide power as a dedicated charger for mobile electronic devices, and description of passive designs for removable cartridge configurations for such fuel cell systems. The hybrid direct fuel cell, including a direct oxidation fuel cell, battery, power management system, can be used as a dedicated charger for electronic devices. The charging system can include the basic elements of standard USB output source, mini USB internal battery charger, a fuel cell with internal battery charger, an internal Li-Ion battery and a micro-powered micro controller.
Patent/Publication Number
201501396 
Title Charging system containing a fuel cell and battery with materials and methods of assembly for a fuel cell utilizing an anionic exchange membrane and fuel cell cartridge designs
Issued/Publication Date 2015/01/01
Application Date 2014/05/12
Application Number 103116767 
IPC H01M-002/20(2006.01);H01M-008/00(2006.01);H01M-008/04(2006.01)
Inventor D'COUTO, GERARD C. US;
REIMAN, DEREK US;
CROSS, TSALI US;
MARGINEANU, CORINA G. US
Applicant NEAH POWER SYSTEMS, INC.US
Individual F
Priority Number
20130511 US 201313892242
Abstract A fuel cell, battery and power management system are disclosed as a hybrid portable power plant which uses a fuel source to generate and store power to recharge mobile electronic devices. The hybrid direct fuel cell can incorporate a polymer-electrode assembly (PEA), materials and methods of assembly to fabricate a fuel cell utilizing an anionic exchange membrane, a secondary battery combined with on-board electronics to provide power as a dedicated charger for mobile electronic devices, and description of passive designs for removable cartridge configurations for such fuel cell systems. The hybrid direct fuel cell, including a direct oxidation fuel cell, battery, power management system, can be used as a dedicated charger for electronic devices. The charging system can include the basic elements of standard USB output source, mini USB internal battery charger, a fuel cell with internal battery charger, an internal Li-Ion battery and a micro-powered micro controller.

                                       This is a 1000X magnified photograph of a cross-section of a single micro battery. A typical consumer device would have a few million of these and store 5X more energy than traditional batteries.


Neah Power Systems, Inc. (OTC: NPWZ) an emerging leader in high density rechargeable lithium metal battery storage solutions for defense, commercial, and consumer applications, is pleased to announce that it won a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Small Business Vouchers Pilot Program. http://energy.gov/technologytransitions/articles/energy-department-awards-43-new-business-laboratory-collaborations

The NEAH PowerChip® Battery is the first battery to be made with high volume capable microchip manufacturing technology in semiconductor facilities (foundries) throughout the world. NEAH and numerous electrochemical engineers worldwide envision this new NEAH Battery architecture as transformative as it will change the way batteries are made, used and perform. The proprietary architecture of the PowerChip® Battery brings batteries into the microchip era, using the same manufacturing technologies that made television sets, cell phones, laptops and a variety of devices more compact with superior performance at lower cost. While initially targeted for consumer oriented applications, the battery technology could be used for automotive and defense applications as well.

Read the full NPWZ Press Release at: http://financialnewsmedia.com/profiles/npwz.html

Dr. Chris D'Couto, President & CEO of NEAH said, "We look forward to working closely with Argonne National Laboratory, which is uniquely qualified to characterize the performance metrics associated with our unique battery architecture. This unique 3D architecture using lithium metal anodes enables more than five times the performance of batteries in production today.  We at NEAH believe that the characterization of the battery by Argonne National Laboratory will further enhance the performance and manufacturability of the battery. It will also help us understand the most critical electrochemical reactions. This DOE/Argonne relationship will provide advanced technology learnings, leapfrogging what would be possible in a privately held laboratory.
 


http://defenseinnovation.us/partner/showcase/participants.html
 

Neah Power -----Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed) 

TECHNOLOGY: 
High energy density lithium metal battery? 
AFFILIATION: Neah Power Systems, Edmonds, Washington, United States 
TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY 
Track: Energy & Resilience 
Area: Soldier Technologies 
Tech Readiness: TRL 4 

Tech Brief: A lithium metal battery built using computer chip manufacturing technologies. This provides a low cost, high energy density, long lifetime battery. Applicable for dismounted soldier to grid scale. This would reduce the payload (weight) for different missions. 

FIGURES OF MERIT 

Value Proposition: The high volumetric and gravimetric energy density battery, manufacturable at very low cost, can lead to weight reduction for dismounted soldier backpacks, to larger stationary applications. For integrated applications, the mission endurance can be significantly increased by the use of the PowerChip battery. 

SHOWCASE SUMMARY 

Org Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed) 


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? Modular Camera Integration • 1x to 7x zoom up to 30x zoom o Zoom features provides safe operation of UAS from distance • 4k video resolution, up to 120 fps capture, high resolution digital stills • Lidar and Infrared for beyond visual spectrum capture o Useful in day or night and dense atmosphere ? Object Avoidance and Motion Detection • Provides accurate navigation within centimeters without use of GPS • Complete 360° Object Avoidance with accurate navigation up to 60 feet without GPS. ? Triple Redundancy GPS and Dual IMU’s • Provides accurate navigation even around Metal and Electromagnetic structures • Precise indoor flights up to 60 feet in height with no GPS. ? Precise Repeatable Missioned Planned Flights • Control of camera and Data Collection by two person crew • Data collection thru multiple devices including PC, Mobile Devices and Radio Control • Full or *Semi-Autonomous flights (*Semi-Autonomous flight meets current FAA Part 107) ? Secured Radio and Flight Sensor Protocols • Prevents hacking of UAS by unauthorized personnel ? Data Collection • Use of 3D Cloud Point Geo-referenced Maps, Textured Modeling, Orthomosaic, Photo-grammetry, NDVI Map, Stereographic Maps, Thermal Modeling, Volumetric Measuring, videography and photography. ? Continuous Flight • UAS management solution for continuous uninterrupted flight missions • UAS of various energy sources to extend flight times • Integrated Neah Power battery for extended, multiple Hour flight times. 



Website: http:wwww.neahpower.com 




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#21217  Sticky Note Read for yourself: RWFZS 01/22/17 11:10:20 AM
#21231   Mulla, that is true but on this one Bill_ENG 01/23/17 11:01:30 AM
#21230   Bill remember this, "If testing is successful, Liquid mulla71 01/23/17 09:42:42 AM
#21229   Well it went up quite a bit last mulla71 01/22/17 04:56:46 PM
#21228   It could, that will take some affirmation by Bill_ENG 01/22/17 04:20:39 PM
#21227   Perhaps with this, PPS may make some mulla71 01/22/17 03:58:24 PM
#21226   I agree , my 6 month jitters have Bill_ENG 01/22/17 03:01:23 PM
#21225   Specifically to the Argonne scenario. Questions abound. Bill_ENG 01/22/17 02:55:20 PM
#21224   Your discovery on the S4W website certainly changes RWFZS 01/22/17 02:42:24 PM
#21223   Perhaps something is prohibiting him from saying anything. Bill_ENG 01/22/17 02:34:08 PM
#21222   Great reply, what are your thoughts on the RWFZS 01/22/17 02:11:36 PM
#21221   I feel the same way, why would D'Couto Bill_ENG 01/22/17 02:02:38 PM
#21220   Only two words the Dr. has to say, mulla71 01/22/17 01:45:19 PM
#21219   Not to mention the S4W drone is owned RWFZS 01/22/17 01:19:22 PM
#21218   To further verify, Neah's trademark is at the RWFZS 01/22/17 12:13:10 PM
#21217   Read for yourself: RWFZS 01/22/17 11:10:20 AM
#21216   Good find Bill Eng, this is also on RWFZS 01/22/17 11:00:08 AM
#21215   I'm really hoping so I just wanna be bullrunner7 01/21/17 09:34:35 PM
#21214   Is this still the works? Would make sense RWFZS 01/21/17 03:22:51 PM
#21213   LMFAO Chris just took a break from binge playing wealthy farmer 01/21/17 10:31:49 AM
#21212   Bulls on LSD AGAIN! mulla71 01/20/17 04:48:35 PM
#21211   Here is the link for the CES announcement. Bill_ENG 01/20/17 04:38:21 PM
#21210   Here is one for you Bull. Bill_ENG 01/20/17 04:21:10 PM
#21209   OK...come back when you sober up. kennypooh 01/20/17 04:18:50 PM
#21208   Basf chemical ** bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:10:50 PM
#21207   Base chemical * bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:10:24 PM
#21206   Neah has the best fuel cell innovation and bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:09:59 PM
#21205   Npwz new president new week it is bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:05:43 PM
#21204   If you don't have npwz in your portfolio bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:04:01 PM
#21203   I love this stock and i love the bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:03:09 PM
#21202   Somebody is buying . bullrunner7 01/20/17 04:02:01 PM
#21201   One more positive not directly related but there Bill_ENG 01/20/17 03:54:20 PM
#21200   Perhaps to keep the stock low profile and dhe777 01/20/17 03:48:55 PM
#21199   I also own oil company stocks after the Bill_ENG 01/20/17 03:48:37 PM
#21198   With all the agenda changes proposed for the kennypooh 01/20/17 03:34:02 PM
#21197   Since we get nothing from D'Couto here is Bill_ENG 01/20/17 03:03:06 PM
#21196   With volume increasing the last three days.(small though dhe777 01/20/17 02:58:43 PM
#21195   Indeed. Exactly dhe777 01/20/17 02:42:56 PM
#21193   "Is something happening, who knows, D'Couto has not kennypooh 01/20/17 01:28:59 PM
#21192   If you look at IHUB, Yahoo, NEAH's Facebook Bill_ENG 01/20/17 12:56:27 PM
#21191   "Waiting to flip a little should it make kennypooh 01/20/17 12:55:31 PM
#21190   Go back to original context. dhe777 01/20/17 12:49:28 PM
#21189   By pay attention.. I do not use information dhe777 01/20/17 12:48:26 PM
#21188   "I dont pay much attention to social media" kennypooh 01/20/17 12:35:12 PM
#21187   Just basing my comment on the technicals. I dhe777 01/20/17 11:50:38 AM
#21186   It's a lot easier, faster and cheaper, to kennypooh 01/20/17 11:10:38 AM
#21185   Something is up, hard to know if it dhe777 01/20/17 10:29:35 AM
#21184   D'cuto is Still looking for a ride up hawke 01/20/17 10:15:03 AM
#21183   Thant's the problem with fraud, amigo, you can't wealthy farmer 01/20/17 09:58:57 AM
#21182   Anyone doing DD on an OTC stock like kennypooh 01/19/17 09:55:59 PM
#21180   Somebody needs to pin this one up. This Bill_ENG 01/19/17 07:18:43 PM
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