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Superlattice Power Inc. claims new EV battery will offer 200+ milerange

by Domenick Yoney(RSS feed) on Jun 3rd 2008at 1:44PM



We thought Hybrid Technologies had been awfully quiet of late abouttheir new superlattice li-ionbatteries, but it seems they've been busy forming a newbattery company (not to mention designing a new car to enter into theProgressive Automotive X-Prize) to handle all the business anenergy storage breakthrough of the kind claimed will eventuallygenerate. Ok, maybe forming should be considered "re-naming," as the company seems to have existed originally as Zingo. And before that as Java King Coffee Inc.. And before that as Titan Web Solutions Inc.. Anyway, the new company is called, "Superlattice Power Inc." has a shiny new website that comes equipped with a press release to let us know what's going on. So, what's going on? Good question.

The press release seems like a restating of the same informationHybrid Technologies released back inFebruary when they announced that they had improved thelithium ion polymer battery "inhouse" by using a new cathodematerial that has a "superlattice" structure (pictured above) thatwill enable an electric vehicle (EV) to go over 200 miles on acharge, compared to the 120-140 miles that is possible now. Alsothe battery can operate at a higher than normal voltage range of 4Vto 2.3V. Seemingly, only the names (and OTCBB stock symbols) on the release havebeen changed.

We are hoping all this hyping will result in product sales at somepoint. Hybrid Technologies, and by extension, Superlattice PowerInc. (both residing at the same North Carolina address) havenot been shy about toutingtheir various prototype building accomplishments, even as theyremain mum about the companies' shortcomings in their constant flurry ofpress releases. For yourperusal pleasure we have copies of the present and pastsuperlattice battery breakthough notices after the break. Make ofthem what you will.



Press Release:

SUPERLATTICE POWER INC. (OTCBB: SLAT) DEVELOPERS OF NEW"SUPERLATTICE STRUCTURE" LITHIUM BATTERY CAPABLE OF INCREASINGDRIVE RANGES IN EXCESS OF 200 MILES

Superlattice Power Successfully Conducts Research on Lithium Powerto Extend Electric-Vehicle Mileage Capacity.

Mooresville, NC – June 2, 2008 - Superlattice Power, Inc. (OTCBB:SLAT - News) www.superlatticepower.com, emerging leader in thedevelopment and marketing of the next generation of lithium-poweredbatteries worldwide, announces a successful move toward developmentof a new cathode material which will be incorporated to a LithiumIon Polymer battery that significantly increases operating voltagerange and energy density.

The company's new Lithium Ion Polymer battery consists of a newcathode material with a "Superlattice Structure" allowing electricvehicles to be driven over 200 miles compared to the current 120 to140 mile range and operates at a wide voltage range of 4.3V to 2V.The pure material was produced in-house and has been synthesized atan industrial scale.

Dr. Surajit Sengupta, Director of Battery R&D, states: "Ourobjective is to create the next generation of Lithium Ion Polymerbattery that is environmentally non-toxic, safe, less expensive andmore powerful."

Research and Development Details follow:

Obstacles of Commercially Available Cathode Materials;
Lithium Cobalt and Nickel oxides: At present the most widely usedcathode material is LiCoO2 for Lithium Ion secondary batteries.Another promising material is LiNiO2, however, toxicity and highcost are issues for the cobalt and nickel based layered oxides. Aconsiderable investment has been made in this battery technologythat utilizes LiCoO2 with an operating voltage range of 4.2 to2.75V. Research shows that during operation at high temperatureLiCoO2 shows an exothermic reaction which eventually generatesloose oxygen and cause fire hazards.

Lithium Manganese Oxide and Spinel: Recently, manganese basedoxides such as LiMn2O4 Spinel and LiMnO2 layered oxides have beenstudied extensively. The reason was manganese is abundant innature, less expensive and non-toxic. The situations encounteredusing manganese was significant capacity fading which is due todissolution of manganese in the form of Mn+2. Capacity of thisSpinel is only 120 Ah/kg and voltage range is a two stepcomplicated solid solution reaction.

Lithium Iron Phosphate: At present lithium iron phosphate, LiFePO4,is widely used and under investigation considering its low cost andsafety. The challenge of this material is that it has a lowoperating voltage within the range of 3.4V to 2.9V and nominalvoltage is 3.2V only. Energy density and voltage range is very lowcompared to oxide layered and Spinel structure.
Lithium Mixed Oxides: The cathode material with a formulation ofLiMn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3O2 is the latest technology. However, the materialstructure is destroyed once discharged at or below 2.5V and thuslimit the use of wide range voltage application.

Ultimate Objectives of Next Generation Lithium Ion Battery:

Several researchers are modeling new cathode materials with"Superlattice Structure", a structure where part of transitionmetal is substituted by lithium and the desired properties mustinclude:

. Less or zero exothermic reaction and safe.

. Wide voltage range from 4.4V to 2V (High voltage is limited toelectrolyte).

. High Capacity 170 Ah/kg or more.

. Non-toxic and disposable.

. Less expensive.

Projection of Superlattice Power Battery Research and Developments:Seldom have newly invented materials been tested in large scaleproduction with most only being tested in limited small laboratoryscale failing to implement the desired properties in largeproportion production. Superlattice Power will synthesize allpotential material in industrial levels and use it in high degreebattery production. Our philosophy is to bring potential batterymaterials from laboratory scale to industrial scale.

Superlattice Power has started in house production of all"Superlattice Structure" in a higher density and optimizing theprocess parameters suitable for large batteries which will be usednot only in electric vehicles but also in the field of"Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)".

Research works at Superlattice Power:

At present Superlattice Power Inc. is using lithium ion polymerbattery using a manganese based cathode materials with 100Ahcapacity per cell. The capacity of the material is around 120Ah/kg.

To overcome this limitation, the battery division of SuperlatticePower is conducting research on a series of cathode materials withsuperlattice structure. The objectives of this research are tomodel different cathode structures and optimize process parametersto obtain a single phase and pure material in industrial scale.

Research Success Phase 1: Superlattice Power R&D division hassuccessfully synthesized a cathode material with a superlatticeoxide structure and the material is based on manganese, cobalt,nickel and titanium. In the first batch 100 kg of phase purematerial has been produced.

The success summary:

- Pure material has been synthesized in industrial scale.

- Operating Voltage range and Maximum Capacity Comparison:

Quote from Dr. Surajit Sengupta, Director, Battery R&D:"Superlattice Power Inc. has taken an emphatic move towardsdevelopment and large scale production of in house new series ofcathode materials. Our objective is to create environmentallynon-toxic, safe, less expensive and more powerful lithium ionpolymer batteries. The result is simple more mileage and lessexpensive batteries with high quality."

Our target material using an art of manufacturing will increaseoperating voltage range and energy density significantly. A targetenergy density increase by 50% is expected by the end of this year.The material is composed of submicron sized crystals attachedtogether and will enhance fast lithium ion diffusion during chargeand discharge. We are trying to achieve a target capacity of 240Ah/kg, concentrating on cell design parameters to minimizeimpedance.

This new material will allow us to drive an electric vehicle over200 miles compared to 120-140 miles range at present."

Superlattice Power "Super Lattice Cathode" and Sample: ScanningElectron Microscopy of New Material XRD and Split Peaks ofSuperlattice Structure

About Superlattice Power:
www.superlatticepower.com

Media Contact:
pr@superlatticepower.com

Investor Relations:
1-877-779-4646
ir@superlatticepower.com

For Further Information:
info@superlatticepower.com

Forward-Looking Statement:
This press release may include forward-looking statements withinthe meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 andSection 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Thesestatements are based on the Company's current expectations as tofuture events. However, the forward-looking events andcircumstances discussed in this press release might not occur, andactual results could differ. Materially from those anticipated orimplied in the forward-looking statements


Original Hybrid Technologies Press Release:

HYBRID TECHNOLOGIES INC. (OTCBB: HYBR) DEVELOPS NEW"SUPERLATTICE STRUCTURE" LITHIUM BATTERY CAPABLE OF INCREASINGDRIVE RANGES IN EXCESS OF 200 MILES.
Hybrid Technologies Successfully Conducts Research on Lithium Powerto Extend Electric-Vehicle Mileage Capacity.

Mooresville, NC - February 24, 2008 - Hybrid Technologies, Inc.(NASD OTCBB: HYBR - News) www.hybridtechnologies.com, emergingleaders in the development and marketing of lithium-poweredproducts worldwide, announces a successful move toward developmentof a new cathode material which will be incorporated to a LithiumIon Polymer Battery that significantly increases operating voltagerange and energy density.

The company's new Lithium Ion Polymer battery consists of a newcathode material with a "Superlattice Structure" allowing electricvehicles to be driven over 200 miles compared to the current 120 to140 mile range and operates at a wide voltage range of 4.3V to 2V.The pure material was produced in-house and has been synthesized atan industrial scale.

Dr. Surajit Sengupta, Director of Battery R&D at HybridTechnologies, states "our objective is to create the nextgeneration of lithium ion polymer battery that is environmentallynon-toxic, safe, less expensive and more powerful."

Research and Development Details follow:

Obstacles of Commercially Available Cathode Materials;
Lithium Cobalt and Nickel oxides: At present the most widely usedcathode material is LiCoO2 for lithium ion secondary batteries.Another promising material is LiNiO2, however, toxicity and highcost are issues for the cobalt and nickel based layered oxides. Aconsiderable investment has been made in this battery technologythat utilizes LiCoO2 with an operating voltage range of 4.2 to2.75V. Research shows that during operation at high temperatureLiCoO2 shows an exothermic reaction which eventually generatesloose oxygen and cause fire hazards.

Lithium Manganese Oxide and Spinel: Recently, manganese basedoxides such as LiMn2O4 spinel and LiMnO2 layered oxides have beenstudied extensively. The reason was manganese is abundant innature, less expensive and non-toxic. The situations encounteredusing manganese was significant capacity fading which is due todissolution of manganese in the form of Mn+2. Capacity of thisspinel is only 120 Ah/kg and voltage range is a two stepcomplicated solid solution reaction.

Lithium Iron Phosphate: At present lithium iron phosphate, LiFePO4,is widely used and under investigation considering its low cost andsafety. The challenge of this material is that it has a lowoperating voltage within the range of 3.4V to 2.9V and nominalvoltage is 3.2V only. Energy density and voltage range is very lowcompared to oxide layered and spinel structure.
Lithium Mixed Oxides: The cathode material with a formulation ofLiMn1/3Co1/3Ni1/3O2 is the latest technology. However, the materialstructure is destroyed once discharged at or below 2.5V and thuslimit the use of wide range voltage application.

Ultimate Objectives of Next Generation Lithium Ion Battery:

Several researchers are modeling new cathode materials with"Superlattice Structure", a structure where part of transitionmetal is substituted by lithium and the desired properties mustinclude:

* Less or zero exothermic reaction and safe.
* Wide voltage range from 4.4V to 2V (High voltage is limited toelectrolyte).
* High Capacity 170 Ah/kg or more.
* Non toxic and disposable.
* Less expensive.

Projection of Hybrid Technologies Battery Research andDevelopments: Seldom have newly invented materials been tested inlarge scale production with most only being tested in limited smalllaboratory scale failing to implement the desired properties inlarge proportion production. Hybrid Technologies will synthesizeall potential material in industrial levels and use it in highdegree battery production. Our philosophy is to bring potentialbattery materials from laboratory scale to industrial scale.

Hybrid Technologies has started in house production of all"Superlattice Structure" in a higher density and optimizing theprocess parameters suitable for large batteries which will be usednot only in electric vehicles but also in the field of"Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)".

Research works at Hybrid Technologies:

At present Hybrid Technologies Inc. is using lithium ion polymerbattery using a manganese based cathode materials with 100Ahcapacity per cell. The capacity of the material is around 120Ah/kg.

To overcome this limitation, the battery division of HybridTechnologies is conducting research on a series of cathodematerials with superlattice structure. The objectives of thisresearch are to model different cathode structures and optimizeprocess parameters to obtain a single phase and pure material inindustrial scale.

Research Success Phase 1:
Hybrid Technologies R&D division has successfully synthesized acathode material with a superlattice oxide structure and thematerial is based on manganese, cobalt, nickel and titanium. In thefirst batch 100 kg of phase pure material has been produced.

The success summary:

* Pure material has been synthesized in industrial scale.
* Operating Voltage range and Maximum Capacity Comparison:

Quote from Dr. Surajit Sengupta, Director, Battery R&D:
"Hybrid Technologies Inc. has taken an emphatic move towardsdevelopment and large scale production of in house new series ofcathode materials. Our objective is to create environmentallynon-toxic, safe, less expensive and more powerful lithium ionpolymer batteries. The result is simple more mileage and lessexpensive batteries with high quality."

Our target material using an art of manufacturing will increaseoperating voltage range and energy density significantly. A targetenergy density increase by 50% is expected by the end of this year.The material is composed of submicron sized crystals attachedtogether and will enhance fast lithium ion diffusion during chargeand discharge. We are trying to achieve a target capacity of 240Ah/kg, concentrating on cell design parameters to minimizeimpedance.

This new material will allow us to drive an electric vehicle over200 miles compared to 120-140 miles range at present."

Hybrid Technologies "Super Lattice Cathode" and Sample:
Scanning Electron Microscopy of New Material XRD and Split Peaks ofSuperlattice Structure

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