AER Energy Resources Delivers 25 Zinc-Air Batteries to Japanese Electronics Company

December 20, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

AER Energy Resources Inc. (Smyrna, GA) announced today that it has delivered 25 prototype primary zinc-air batteries with diffusion air managers, ordered by a leading Japanese consumer electronics company. This milestone is part of the joint evaluation agreement between the two companies, and fulfills the prototype battery order announced in July 2000.

The two companies worked together to design and fabricate the battery prototypes, which incorporate AER Energy's most recent diffusion air manager and zinc-air cell technology. The Japanese company, which has requested that its name remain confidential, intends to use the prototypes to demonstrate the capability of AER Energy's zinc-air battery technology to its various portable electronic product divisions.

“We met our goal to deliver the batteries by the end of this year and the performance of the prototypes met the requirements requested," stated Lawrence Tinker, vice president of advanced technology at AER Energy. “We are excited about these prototype batteries because they demonstrate advances in zinc-air cell power, miniature air managers, air-movement devices and future product cost."