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  • Axion Power Concentrator 280: Nov. 01 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Here is a list of smelting operations from a year 2000 survey.
    The list is on page 3. It represents 86% of the Worlds lead smelting.
    Not one plant in China.

    Hope to find a current list and compare that to the present.

    http://bit.ly/HEbdBV
    Nov 5, 2013. 09:06 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 280: Nov. 01 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I can see why the EPA is watching this industry closely
    http://bit.ly/1aC70uw
    Nov 5, 2013. 08:54 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Mr. I,
    Certainly I agree with your premise that BMW should be well on its way to the PbC. But PbC is new and Lithium is not. Axion is small and young. Lithium suppliers are not. I thought some genius would throw a PbC in a car to replace the AGM S/S battery and shazaam, it works. Obviously I am not as smart as they are.
    Oct 30, 2013. 03:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    DRich,
    Cmon man. Who would want to desalinate seawater using1/10th the energy as before? They have a product. No customers. Patent protection around their manufacturing processes s. Yeah, Ive heard this all before.

    Would you be interested in a product that could revolutionize the car industry? A battery that can save most customers 10% of their fuel usage. Nah, never mind
    Oct 30, 2013. 03:14 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Good point ii,

    Buying a $700 phone is different than buying a $20k-$50k car. And the ramifications are directly related to the price.
    Wonder why BMW is taking so long. :-)
    Oct 30, 2013. 02:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Sorry,
    Didn't mean to cause you to get sober. You might wish to keep the other state of awareness in play until Nov. 15th.
    Oct 30, 2013. 11:18 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    As most of you are aware I have been following ( and owning) Axion since early 2009. Tom Granville and Axion were in a different place back then. Here is what had me and others excited about the future of the PbC.

    Starting in 2008 Axion will provide batteries for a 250 kW utility demonstration project. Tom Said:
    ""The basic purpose of the NYSERDA-DCEC project is to demonstrate the feasibility of using distributed battery storage at existing utility substations to provide additional peak power without spending money to construct new facilities."

    ( It is now 2013 and no utility has ever used the PbC.)

    In 2008 Homeland Defense gave a grant for military hybrid vehicles. "Axion Power International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: AXPW) , an industry leader in the development of advanced batteries and energy storage devices, announced it has received a $1.2 million federal grant, secured by U.S. Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-4) through the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008. The grant will fund work aimed at the development of new lightweight, high-power batteries for use in U.S. Marine Corps vehicles. "
    ( It is now 2013 and the military hasn't bought the PbC)

    The third quarter report from Axion in 2009 was filled with optimism. http://bit.ly/1hteVeN
    The hybrid market was ours to own. Exide was going to sell our PbCs. We just sold the first oil rig application..

    ( It is now 2013 and we know nothing of the oil rig market, hybrid vehicles, and Exide filed for bankruptcy.)

    The State of Penn. had given Axion $800,000 to work on hybrid vehicles. Axion was going to retrofit pick up trucks and save the US from any oil crisis.

    ( It is 2013 and no one talks about the Axion hybrid pick-up conversion kit)

    I MIGHT REMIND PEOPLE THAT THE STOCK PRICE ZOOMED TO $2.75 for a one day high. What a great day that was.

    Since those times much has happened.
    The utility project went broke. Exide tried to take over Axion and screw the stockholder. It was discovered that the PbC is not a battery for any hybrid except micro hybrids and extreme duty hybrids such as locomotives or semi trucks. Axion had to refocus its market, start cutting expenses, continue R&D, find more money, and try to find a market.

    Since then, Axion did manage to mass produce its product. It is still seeking a huge market. It has found the RR industry. It has automotive in the works. Hybrid trucks are actually on the highway.

    My point is that TG has navigated Axion through thick and thin. He was smart enough to grab Exide as a partner early. He was smart enough to wangle his way out when they cheated Axion. Axion was a baby company in its operations, visions, and management. It has had time to grow up. It has grown up. We might not have enough money to survive. But to be honest, we should have been gone already. I like our chances now that we can manufacture a product and have real customers.

    And some of you want to complain that TG has said nothing except" I will be announcing "one significant order." For those who want to complain about that I say this:

    The management of Axion cares about Axion and its shareholders. If you doubt that then sell your shares. It is the most fundamental rule of microcap shareholding. Otherwise you are simply complaining. Speculating is fun. Wishing is nice. But please don't expect a company embroiled in business to stop and pamper to every shareholder's desire. Business first. I like the rest of you hold out hope that an announcement is coming. Hopefully, it will be better than the oil rig announcement of 2009.
    Oct 30, 2013. 09:53 AM | 31 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    This paper was a little deep for me. But the following indicates to me that the FERC rules for payments is screwed up for the Axion type fast response providers. Any opinions as to what it means would be appreciated.

    Because there is currently only a small group of fast moving regulation providers, some may see this as no cause
    for alarm. However, current resource owners in PJM as well as developers will find a multiplier starting at 3.1 a
    powerful incentive to enter the market following the RegD signal. Resources must consider the costs of this strategy; traditional resource equipment will be damaged by following a signal too fast for mechanical processes.
    Also as more resource owners request to become fast moving regulation providers additional time will be added to
    connect resources into the network, test resources and support member questions.
    Conclusion
    The implementation of Performance Based Regulation occurred on October 1, 2012 making significant changes to the pricing of energy, reserves and regulation as well as changes to the structure of the regulation and reserve markets. Overall, the implementation of the Performance Based Regulation h
    as been successful. System control remains at the same or better performance as measured by CPS1 and BAAL despite reductions in the regulation requirement. Fast moving resources participated in the market and were an increasing part of the Regulation
    Market. Regulation clearing prices have increased, but this increase is due to exposure to Lost Opportunity Cost
    which previously had been outside of the pricing and mileage which is part of the Performance Based Regulation
    changes. As PJM prepares to implement the final piece of the Performance Based Regulation changes, the mileage ratio for the fast moving performance incentive compensation, there still remains lingering doubt about this new method for market settlement as it misaligns incentives with the true operation of the system and creates an unbounded market settlement value for fast regulation resources
    Oct 29, 2013. 12:31 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 279: Oct. 29 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    I agree with Mr. Holty. The 15th is the reasonable date using the SEC rules.
    Oct 29, 2013. 10:18 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 277: Oct. 19 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Lab Tech,
    Good idea. On my way.
    Please let "the woman who rules me" know.
    Oct 23, 2013. 02:43 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 277: Oct. 19 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower [View instapost]
    Back from my trip to Europe. I see that somehow you all raised the share price of Axion almost 20%. I will leave more often from now on.

    Congrats to all for the sleuthing that is uncovering numerous areas for future growth. Did anyone feel that the General Motors article on the WSJ had anything to do with Axion? Still a mystery to me. But GM has always been a mystery to me.
    Oct 23, 2013. 09:06 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 274: Oct. 11 '13: Axion & Norfolk Southern At ASME Rail Conference; John Petersen Joins EPower, APMarshall AGM Notes; 10Q Filing For Q2 [View instapost]
    Off on a cruise to the Western Mediterranean. Having never been on a cruise or to Europe, we are looking forward to it.
    I"m sure there will be a few comments to catch up on, upon my return.
    Oct 12, 2013. 09:00 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 273: Oct. 9 '13: APMarshall AGM Notes; 10Q Filing For Q2; John Petersen On PIPE Mechanics & Incentives [View instapost]
    I have proposed this before that announcements like this make it perfectly OK for employees of potential customers (NS) to purchase the stock of Axion. Lots of employees of fortune 500 companies have stock portfolios.
    Oct 10, 2013. 05:54 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 273: Oct. 9 '13: APMarshall AGM Notes; 10Q Filing For Q2; John Petersen On PIPE Mechanics & Incentives [View instapost]
    very funny triple. Very funny
    Oct 10, 2013. 05:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 273: Oct. 9 '13: APMarshall AGM Notes; 10Q Filing For Q2; John Petersen On PIPE Mechanics & Incentives [View instapost]
    I get your point HTL. But I was thinking that the NS publicity department doesn't need a stuffy conference to get its green PR going.
    It might like a conference title behind an untested battery company.
    Good cover in case something goes wrong.
    Oct 10, 2013. 05:35 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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