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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 5:51am

Internal battery options for Di2 and EPS drivetrains
Here:
http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/a ... ins-39977/
As Shimano Di2 and Campagnolo EPS electronic transmissions continue to mature and gain in popularity, so too have options for hiding away their unsightly batteries. Besides getting them out of view, tucking the battery in the frame can help protect it from the elements. Here are some solutions for tidying up your electrified ride.

Batteries
Shimano and Campagnolo have only recently developed their own internal battery options. Before then, Di2 and EPS users who wanted a clean look had to resort to a custom installation such as from Calfee (whose PowerPost is still one of the only choices for the original Dura-Ace Di2 7970 group with the added bonus of greater battery capacity).
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 5:57am

Global Large and Advanced Battery Technology Market 2012-2016
Yesterday, here:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/global ... 2014-02-13
LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Global Large and Advanced Battery Technology Market 2012-2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Large and Advance Battery Technology market to grow at a CAGR of 6.9 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in technological advancements. The Global Large and Advance Battery Technology market has also been witnessing the increasing investment in Smart Grid construction. However, the high price for electric vehicle batteries could pose a challenge to the growth of this market. TechNavio's report, the Global Large and Advance Battery Technology Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions; it also covers the Global Large and Advance Battery Technology market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. The key vendors dominating this market space are GS Yuasa Corp., Johnson Controls Inc., LG Chem Ltd., Panasonic Corp., Samsung SDI Co. Ltd., and SANYO Electric Co. Ltd. Other vendors mentioned in the report are ABSL Power Solutions Ltd., ABSL Power Solutions Ltd., ACDelco Inc., Acme Electric Corp., Actacell Inc., Advanced Battery Systems Inc., Advanced Battery Tech. Inc., Alcad Ltd., All Power Battery, American Electric Power, Antique Auto Battery, Anzode Inc., Apple Inc., Applied Power Inc. Arotech Corp., Atlantic Battery Co., Axeon Holdings Plc, Axion Power International Inc., BASF, Battery Builders Inc., Battery Clinic Inc., Battery Corp., Battery Systems Inc., Battery Technology Inc., B.B. Battery Co. Ltd., Bolder Technologies Pte Ltd., Boston-Power Inc., Bren-Tronics Inc., BYD Co. Ltd., Cadex Electronics Inc., C&D Technologies Inc., Cell-Con Inc., China BAK Battery Inc., Concorde Battery Corp., Covalent Associates Inc., Crown Battery Manufacturing Co., CSB Battery Co. Ltd., Douglas Battery Manufacturing Co., Dow Kokam LLC, Dynacell Corp., Dyno Battery Inc., EAST PENN Manufacturing Co. Inc., EcoloCap Solutions Inc., EIC Laboratories Inc., Electrovaya Inc., Ener1 Inc., Enerize Corp., Energizer Holdings Inc., EnerSys Inc., Enfucell Oy, Envia Systems Inc., E-One Moli Energy Corp., ERRA Inc., EverExceed Corp., Evonik Industries AG, Exide Technologies GmbH, Farasis Energy Inc., FIAMM Technologies Inc., Firefly International Energy Co., Fluidic Energy, Flux Power Holdings Inc., Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., Furukawa Battery Co. Ltd., General Motors Co., GP Batteries Intl ltd., Greatbatch Inc., Harding Energy Inc., Hong Kong Highpower Technology Co. Ltd., Hyb Battery Co. Ltd., Henan Huanyu Power Source Co. Ltd., IBM Corp., ICCNexergy Inc., Industrial Battery Engineering Inc., Industrial Battery Products, Infinite Power Solutions Inc., iQ Power AG, Johnson Matthey Plc, K2 Energy Solutions Inc., Magna International Inc., MagPower Systems Inc., MarathonNorco Aerospace Inc., Maxell Corp., MaxPower Inc., Medtronic Inc., Microchip Technology Inc., Minmax Energy Technology Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Corp., Multiplier Industries Corp., Namil Battery Co. Ltd., Nanoexa Corp., NEC Corp., NEXcell Battery Co. Ltd., Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Odyne Systems LLC, PolyPlus Battery Co. Inc., PowerGenix Corp., Power Paper Ltd., Power-Sonic Corp., Prudent Energy Inc., Pure Energy Solutions Inc.. Quallion LLC, Renata AG, Ricardo Inc., Rolls Battery Engineering, Sakti3 Inc., Saft Groupe S.A., Sion Power Corp., Solicore Inc., Sony Corp., Storage Battery Systems LLC, Superior Battery Manufacturing Inc., Swift Industrial Power Inc., TIAX, Toshiba Corp., TNR Technical Inc., Tracer Technologies Inc., Trojan Battery Co., Ultralife Batteries Inc., UniEnergy Technologies LLC, Uniross Batteries Corp., U.S.Battery Manufacturing Co., Valence Technology Inc., VARTA AG, Ventronics Inc., Yardney Technical Products Inc., ZBB Energy Corp., Zentric Inc., and ZPower Inc.
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 6:04am

URB-E, or How to Ride a Battery to Work
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The URB-E -- a seriously compact, foldable bike/scooter battery-powered ride that supposedly will run for 20 miles -- looks cool and versatile for urban environments. Traditional bicycles, even foldable ones, are just not portable enough for commuters' last-mile situations, according to the URB-E developers. The URB-E is easy to take along on a bus or train.
In any city or dense urban environment, getting around can be a hassle. Owning a car is expensive, and parking it can be a nightmare -- never mind actually driving it.

Enter URB-E, a new foldable electronic bike/scooter invention that brings the sit-down ride of a powered bicycle to the foldable kick scooters that children ride around suburban neighborhoods.

At just 27 pounds, the URB-E is something new. Imagine riding an upside-down "V" with handlebars and a seat. It has small wheels, disk brakes, and zooms along at up to 15 miles per hour for up to 20 miles on a single charge. It's designed by Ideapiphany, a small company that currently is offering it to early adopters via an Indiegogo funding campaign.
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 6:19am

The Advanced Automotive Batteries Report
(LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report.)
Here:
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 18561.html

In part:
That vehicle electrification, and thus advanced battery development, is critical to reducing CO2 output through vehicle electrification is certain today. OEMs have explored a wide range of non-electrification options for improving fuel efficiency, including powertrain, drivetrain and mass reduction measures. However, without significant electrification the challenging CO2 regulation now being promulgated will drive OEMs out of the larger and luxury vehicle segments.

Improvements in fuel efficiency become more costly to achieve, and the penalties OEMs are subject to will become particularly onerous. Dr Christian Mohrdieck at Daimler recently commented to SupplierBusiness that none of the major European OEMs would be able to avoid electrification, as well as other technologies such as fuel cells and bio-fuels if they are to retain the breadth of product range they have today. Without electrification they would be limited to small cars.
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 6:36am

Better batteries are key to climate change

By John Kemp, Reuters February 11, 2014, here:
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/ ... te-change/

Stuff like:
Finding a better way to store electrical energy is the single biggest breakthrough needed to tackle climate change. But the goal of developing batteries that are lighter, as well as more compact, powerful and affordable remains frustratingly elusive.
and:
Developing smaller, lighter and more powerful batteries is now one of the top research priorities for the U.S. Department of Energy, the world’s biggest funder of science research.

Most of the department’s research focuses on more mature technologies.

Its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), however, is a specialised unit that aims to catalyse the development of less advanced technologies with transformational potential by providing early-stage funding, technical assistance and commercial expertise.

Established in 2007, ARPA-E was modelled on the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, credited with helping develop the global positioning system, the stealth fighter and computer networking.

According to the U.S. National Academy of Science, ARPA-E was designed to support “creative out-of-the-box transformational generic energy research that industry by itself cannot or will not support and in which the risk may be high but success would provide dramatic benefits to the nation”.

The agency has an annual budget of $275 million. Most of the funding is allocated to 18 focus areas. Five of them concern energy storage – more than any other area of energy technology.

The storage-related programmes are: Advanced Management and Protection Energy Storage Devices (AMPED); Batteries for Electrical Energy Storage in Transportation (BEEST); Grid-Scale Rampable Intermittent Dispatchable Storage (GRIDS); High-Energy Advanced Thermal Storage (HEATS); and Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage Systems (RANGE).
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 7:07am

Bosch re-enters battery market with joint venture

From India, seen here:
http://www.eetindia.co.in/ART_880069505 ... ef535f.HTM

In part:
Robert Bosch GmbH, Mitsubishi and GS Yuasa have entered a joint venture that aims to double the capacity of lithium-ion batteries used in electrical vehicles. The launch of the JV signifies Bosch's return to the battery market after the termination of its relationship with Samsung.

The joint venture, Lithium Energy and Power GmbH (LEP) is based in Stuttgart (Germany), close to Bosch's headquarters in near-by Reutlingen. LEP's mission is developing the next generation of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, doubling the energy density of current batteries. This progress is crucial to make electric vehicles a mass-market success within the decade ahead. Doubling the energy density will have a twofold effect on the acceptance of e-cars: It will expand the driving range and make the vehicles cheaper since cars can be equipped with smaller batteries at lower weight. The short driving range of typically about 150km is one of the major stumbling blocks for the breakthrough of these vehicles.
150km??? I wish. AFAIK, the "secret" to batt tech is driving less distances between recharges? Duh!
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 7:19am

High stakes for local battery makers in bidding war for hybrid car company.

Seen here:
http://www.boston.com/business/technolo ... story.html

In part:
Two local battery makers, A123 Systems LLC and Boston-Power Inc., are playing key roles in an increasingly high stakes bidding war for a bankrupt hybrid car maker scheduled to be auctioned next week.


The auction for Fisker Automotive pits A123’s owner, the US subsidiary of China’s Wanxiang Group, against another Chinese firm, Hybrid Tech LLC, which has partnered with Boston-Power of Westborough as a potential battery supplier to a resurrected Fisker. The outcome of the auction could mean additional growth for the battery maker on the winning team by providing a ready-made customer.
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 8:00am

Silent Power, Solar-Battery Startup, Out of Business

Seen here:
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/ ... f-business

In part:
The reason, according to CEO John Frederick, was the failure of investor and strategic partner Hanwha Group to provide an additional round of funding to keep the business afloat.
Perhaps left unsaid... "clueless investors".
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Post by LockH » Feb 14 2014 8:25am

Lithium-Air. Yeah baby! (Arotech Corporation (ARTX: Nasdaq):
http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/artx
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Post by LockH » Feb 15 2014 8:10am

Just now, in another ES thread, the subject of "axial flux motors" just came up. So I did a quick giggle (sp?) "search", and these folks popped up, from Finland:
http://www.axcomotors.com/index.html

(I see they offer www pages also "Auf Deutsch"...)

Anyway... More WWW poking around turns up this, from almost one year ago:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/electric- ... 00848.html

"Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles 2013-2023: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" (Axco gets two "hits" in that doc.)

But zero "hits" for that doc anywhere in the Ebikers Bible (alt. Spheroid Planet).

So, anybuddy here got a cc please? (OK, not actually using carbon to copy.) I might assume output from the Reportlinker.com "catalogue" is sorta "spendy". I am really only interested to see watt "big players" might have shares of stock on any "market".

Tks!
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Post by friendly1uk » Feb 15 2014 8:48am

LockH wrote:Five hours ago approx., the news "Western Lithium USA (T.WLC) bumps 11% on demo plant build progress"
Seen here:
http://www.stockhouse.com/news/natural- ... demo-plant

From their web site:
Western Lithium USA is developing two product streams: lithium carbonate and organoclay, from its property in Kings Valley in northern Nevada. The refinement and marketing of its end products will lead Western Lithium to emerge as a specialty chemicals producer in 2014, with a planned expanded product range in the future.
(One year ago, share prices "spiked" A LOT higher.)
I was looking at them the day before, thinking the currant low has to be a good thing. However I know nothing of shares and could not find any in walmart. Does this 'bump' mean an 11% increase in the investment I didn't know how to make? It's the only investment I have ever considered, so would be good news and enough to make me learn about all this shares stuff.
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Post by LockH » Feb 15 2014 9:05am

Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:22 pm
Five hours ago approx., the news "Western Lithium USA (T.WLC) bumps 11% on demo plant build progress"
Seen here:
http://www.barchart.com/chart.php?sym=W ... &template=
[Fri. Feb 14, 2014 13:40:00] WLC.TO Open: 0.36 High: 0.37 Low: 0.36 Close: 0.37
So, looks like it bumped up a penny or two in one/two daze... Not too shabby. Free beers for EVerybuddy! (Just kidding.)
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Post by LockH » Feb 15 2014 11:32am

Ohhh. Money alert maybe! In a current thread on ES, "Wanxiang outbids Hong Kong's Li for Fisker", here:
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 15&t=57363

Or somewhere else... The subject of the "Raytheon BluWav Hy-DRA" military vehicle came up. 2 part vid starts here:
http://www.engineeringtv.com/video/Rayt ... DRA-Part-1

Thing is, in October 2008, Magna Electronics acquired BluWav Systems LLC. Press release here:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... Ix4zEALFw0

So over five years ago. I don't know if Magna EVen still owns this "division".

Magna International Inc. (TSE:MG) stock price keeps EV truckin' along. Kinda wish I'd bought in a year ago. Things sorta bottomed out back in 2009, but have been climbing more-and-less EVer since. It'll be fun to watch just how high it goes. I see as recently at the end of Jan this year they coupled up with some outfit named the "BMW Group". Probably some fly-by-night or other.
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Post by LockH » Feb 15 2014 6:18pm

EU Offers € 8 Mio for Electric 2-Wheelers Research, seen here:
http://www.bike-eu.com/Industry-retail- ... -1454184W/

EU site:
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
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Post by zener » Feb 16 2014 2:14am

LockH wrote:EU Offers € 8 Mio for Electric 2-Wheelers Research, seen here:
http://www.bike-eu.com/Industry-retail- ... -1454184W/

EU site:
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
They should rather get rid of the limits or make new better ebike classes (without these burden's and ect.) and build more lightwight2wheeler highways, than research comes from self....... again they waist dumb money

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Post by LockH » Feb 16 2014 7:16am

Here:
http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2 ... -transport

Stuff like:
Urban transport

Research on urban transport refers to all passenger and freight transport within built-up areas, including journeys starting or ending in a conurbation. Most journeys are less than 15 kilometres. The main elements of urban transport are motorised private vehicles, public transport, non-motorised transport (cycling and walking), service vehicles, and last mile freight transport.
Under "See projects", (currently) 610 results found...

(So, so far, 610 ways to employ bureaucrats? All aboard!)
Project : TRIP - E-TOUR - Electric Two-Wheelers On Urban Roads
Funding: European (5th RTD Framework Programme)
Duration: 01/2000 - 12/2002

Background & policy context

Motorised traffic is the main source of pollution in most European cities. Especially for passenger transport, a modal-shift towards two-(and three-) wheeled vehicles can be a crucial part of the solution to improve these aspects, because they require less space and use less energy. In this respect, bicycles are of course the best solution for personal transport (apart from walking), since they are absolutely clean and silent, but this means of personal
transport is not widely used all over Europe. Motorised two-wheelers, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds, can provide solutions related to congestion and parking space but not necessarly to environmental problems. In some cases use of these vehicules may cause worse environmental problems than those caused by private cars.
And:
Objectives

The E-TOUR project has been set up to demonstrate, evaluate and promote the advantages of electric two-wheelers as a substantial contribution to sustainable mobility in urban areas.
And:
In total more then 1300 electric two-wheelers (almost 700 e-bikes and more then 600 e-scooters) have been introduced and tested in the 10 sites.
Final report
Etour Final Report.pdf (1417 Kb)

Here:
http://www.transport-research.info/Uplo ... Report.pdf
(PRODUCED BY Ton Vermie, City of Rotterdam, Public Works, Environmental Policy Department)

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE APPLICATION

First in line is the necessary product improvement of the electric two-wheelers themselves, this concerns not only the vehicles, but most importantly their batteries. For both electric bicycles and electric scooters the development of a more reliable and better performing battery could really cause a breakthrough for this type of vehicles for a larger market share. However, the price of e-bikes and e-scooters will remain an obstacle, if a substantial reduction is not foreseen. This concerns mainly the price of the batteries, which seem to be the determining factor for the whole vehicle
price. Although better and more reliable batteries will basically have a higher price when produced in the same numbers, better products may lead to substantial higher sales, which can lower the overall prices.

Better insight in user needs is crucial for new e-bike and e-scooter developments, although it might already be obvious that daring but functional designs are needed for a large scale market introduction. Dealers can play an important role by improving their involvement, for example by introducing more rental promotions.

For e-bikes, new developments should also be leading to products with a high emotional added value (daring but functional designs), otherwise the market share will only stick at a very small part of the population, who are really in need of power assisted cycling. Also the very positive health effects when using power assisted electric bicycles should be wisely exploited. For specific niches, like postal services and municipal maintenance further development of power assisted three-wheelers is a must.

For e-scooters, developments for specific niches like courier services and meal deliveries (pizza and other meals) can be of great importance for showing the public these alternative transport means. These developments are already started in the Netherlands (Designer Springtime in co-operation with OXYGEN Benelux) and were presented at the final E-TOUR workshop on 16 December 2002 in Rotterdam.

The public authorities, whether they are local, regional, national or European, will have to play an important role in these developments and should emphasise their desire for a future with clean vehicles, by introducing beneficial incentives for buying as well as using these clean and silent vehicles. In this respect, most users would be very happy when they could enter areas, which are, or should be closed for ICE vehicles (ban on filth & noise), for example city centres and other environmentally sensitive areas.

In particular small islands are a perfect setting for the use of electric two- and three-wheelers, since these can not be entered by vehicles from the outside, making it easier for local authorities to have the courage to allow only these transport modes on their roads.

Although public recharging stations are not the first necessity for electric bicycle users and most electric scooter users, general introduction of electric vehicles is nevertheless delayed by the fact that public recharging stations and service facilities are not widely established. In this respect, the general actions undertaken by the project partner CITELEC, in order to create a future market for electric vehicles, are and will remain of great importance.

CITELEC, the European Association of cities interested in the use of electric vehicles (EVs), was founded on February 2nd, 1990 under the aegis of the European Community. The association now unites over 60 member cities in various countries.

CITELEC and its members are studying the contribution of EVs in order to solve their traffic and pollution problems. CITELEC's main tasks are;
to inform cities about performances and characteristics of EVs
to help cities with the deployment of EVs and give user-training
to accompany the realisation of infrastructures for EVs
to organise test demonstrations with EVs in urban traffic, e.g. the "12 Electric Hours"
to perform tests and assessments of EVs in the European market
to partake in actions to study and demonstrate EVs and hybrid vehicles in European cities

There is still the possibility that hydrogen / fuel cell technology might inhibit the extensive use of battery electric two-wheelers. But especially for urban rides, battery electric two-wheelers can still play an important role in future, providing that battery technology is further improved. The two technologies are not that different, since electric propulsion is a common feature in both. It is only the energy storage (hydrogen versus battery) that provides a choice in the future, but for the near future battery electric two-wheelers are already available and further developed. Normally these vehicles are not intended for long distances and in that respect a small but efficient battery pack will be sufficient enough.

The dissemination activities regarding the follow-up of the E-TOUR project will be continued by the concerned partners from the project. Especially the partner network-organisations CITELEC and ISLENET will have to play an important role in those activities, but this goes also for the affiliated European two-wheeler branch network organisations COLIBI/COLIPED and ETRA and for the EUROCITIES transport related networks ACCESS and POLIS.

The website -www.etourproject.org- will remain on line, and the project will certainly be presented at future relevant conferences and events.

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"First in line is the necessary product improvement of the electric two-wheelers themselves, this concerns not only the vehicles, but most importantly their batteries."

First in line??? How about fewer trips and shorter trips? (Hopping rider and vehicle on pubic (sp?) for longer trips?
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Post by LockH » Feb 23 2014 7:28pm

First Solar, Inc. sorta bottomed out maybe back the end of 2012... And has been more or less "climbing" ever since. Still got a long way to go before seeing the heights back in 2009-2011.
http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/fslr/inter ... ttype=line
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Post by Stephen1 » Feb 23 2014 8:08pm

t3sla wrote:China domestic market, it's about to be the largest market force known to man. The American middle class shaped the modern world, now things are about to change and demanding market leader shifts. The local market is gearing for change and once the higher ups decide to green light the switch nothing will stop the price collapse. Currently the wholesale on a domestic 48V pack with case, BMS is cheaper than HK lipo
Lately even china is losing manufacturing because their wages have skyrocketed the last few years. Now they are moving companies to Vietnam and Cambodia. Because their wages are a lot lower. Businesses will always go where profit can be made off of cheap labor. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND TO BITE YOU BACK

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Post by LockH » Feb 24 2014 7:10am

Ummm... Thanks very much Stephen1, for your contribution to this thread! Very helpful! (I guess, for somebody else.)
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2014 11:45am

Oh goody... Magpies and humans etc love "pretty things"? So just this morning I was using my gold toothpick... Curious whether there is such a thing as a "gold investor" any more... One recent "price of gold" report seen here:
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/three- ... 2014-02-26

Yah, hah, I know that wall on that street in NYC sometimes does come "crashing" (down, I assume), but from that article:
The price has risen 10% since Christmas
So I'm curious...

How much of our little ES Investors pot of money might we speculate in gold? Any leprechauns about?

PS... It's my teeth that have some gold in them, silly!
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2014 12:09pm

PS, and BTW... "NASA just made moon mining a real possibility", seen here:
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/02/11 ... ssibility/

Seems there might actually really be "gold" in them, there hills - they're just a bit far away. Anyway... I might just keep a weather eye out for any mining companies looking for "investors" to help finance a trip to the moon for mining purposes.
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2014 1:05pm

"Global scramble is on for graphite, key high-tech ingredient", here:
http://www.pressherald.com/news/Global_ ... dient.html

In part:
Experts say the expanded use of lithium-ion batteries as well as a decrease in supply from China has helped touch off the largest wave of mining projects in decades
Gee... I hope it wasn't something folks on the Alt. Planet ES may have said...
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2014 1:15pm

Speaking of graphite, a local "rag" speaks up (but please don't tell the Glob and Maul I said that). The article in their "Business Trends" section "In mining — just as in life — timing is everything", here:
http://business.financialpost.com/2014/ ... verything/

From that article:
“But as we all know, get on an airplane these days and people pull out two or three devices that have lithium ion batteries in them. And there’s 10 to 15 times more graphite in a lithium ion battery than there is lithium.”
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Post by LockH » Feb 27 2014 1:30pm

BTW... Speaking of "graphene" (mentioned earlier in this thread, plus apparently only three times on ES), amusing thread on the substance here:
http://www.researchgate.net/post/What_i ... mmercially
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Post by LockH » Mar 01 2014 7:56pm

Well, well, Arista Power, Inc. (NASPAC ASPW) sorta "corrected" over the last year (read, many investors perhaps shared a big bath). Dunno how much lower it might go... but apparently no competition in the wings to snap it up. Just thought I might throw it into this messy stew.
Arista Power, Inc. is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of custom-designed power management systems, renewable energy storage systems, WindTamer wind turbines, and a supplier and designer of solar energy systems. Arista Power’s patent-pending Power on Demand system utilizes inputs from multiple energy sources including wind, solar, fuel cells, and the grid, in conjunction with a custom-designed battery storage system and a proprietary smart monitoring technology that releases energy at optimal times to reduce peak power demand, thereby lowering electricity costs for large energy users who deal with peak usage pricing. Arista Power also sells a Mobile Renewable Power Station ('MRPS') that utilizes energy generated from solar, wind, generators, fuel cells, and/or other energy-generating devices energy that is stored in an integrated onboard storage device for military and other applications, and a stationary, scalable Renewable Power Station ('RPS') that can be drop-shipped to off-grid locations to be used as a micro-grid. Arista Power’s diffuser-augmented WindTamer wind turbine utilizes a patented technology for the production of electrical power. For more information on Arista Power, go to http://www.aristapower.com.

Formerly known as WindTamer Corporation, we changed our name to Arista Power, Inc., on May 18, 2011. We are a publicly traded company with the stock ticker ASPW. Our SEC Filings can be found at http://www.sec.gov
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