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NiZn Battery Testing with Top 10 Commercial Trucking Co.

ZAF Energy Systems Motors into Commercialization with Field Testing by Top 10 US Commercial Trucking Company Leading commercial trucking manufacturer eyeing nickel zinc batteries as possible lead acid battery replacement COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. – April 25, 2017 – ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), developer of next- generation battery technology, announced today its rechargeable Nickel Zinc (NiZn) battery [...]

Batteries to Supercharge Demand for Zinc

Mar 21, 2017 | 09:10 AM | Millicent Dent   NEW YORK — Battery chemistries that contain zinc have the potential to displace lead-acid batteries and substantially boost global zinc consumption once fully commercialized, according to industry executives. “I think we can make a heavy impact,” Craig Wilkins, founder and vice president of business development [...]

ZAF Energy Systems Hits Home Run with New Executive Management Team

New president and CEO Randy A. Moore brings over 15 years of corporate leadership plus battery industry expertise. 35-year battery veteran Tom Shireman tapped to lead manufacturing operations. COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. – January 17, 2017 – ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), developer of next- generation battery technology, announced today that battery industry leader Randy A. [...]

ZAF Energy Systems to Showcase Next-Generation Zinc-Air Battery Technology at CAFE Foundation’s Electric Aircraft Symposium

ZAF’s Zinc-Air Chemistry Produces Twice the Energy Density at Half the Weight and Less Than a Fourth of the Cost of Lithium-Ion; Zinc-Air Is Safe and Environmentally Benign, More Technically and Economically Viable Than Lithium-Ion COLUMBIA FALLS, MT–(Marketwired – Apr 30, 2015) – ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), the developer of next-generation battery technologies, will [...]

ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS RECEIVES NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE FOR THIRD PATENT

August 25, 2014 ZAF ENERGY SYSTEMS RECEIVES NOTICE OF ALLOWANCE FOR THIRD PATENT Metal Air Battery with Reduced Gas Diffusion Layer patent revolutionizes metal-air batteries by reducing volume and increasing energy density Columbia Falls, MT – ZAF Energy Systems, Inc. has successfully completed another milestone in its development of the next generation rechargeable metal-air battery. [...]

ZAF Energy Systems Gets a Patent for Cheaper, Safer, and Longer-Lasting Batteries

ZAF Energy Systems Gets a Patent for Cheaper, Safer, and Longer-Lasting Batteries By Michael Guta TMCnet Contributing Writer The smart mobile device market is full of products with many different brands, each promising the next best thing. While each brand has its positives and negatives, one thing we can all agree on is the need [...]

Battery Technology Breakthrough Doubles Cell Phone Battery Life

June 23, 2014 Battery Technology Breakthrough Doubles Cell Phone Battery Life and Reduces Cost by More than One-Third ZAF’s bi-directional air electrode enables the next generation of metal-air batteries   Kalispell, MT – ZAF Energy Systems, Inc. has successfully completed another milestone in its development of the next generation rechargeable metal-air battery. ZAF and Brooks [...]

Battery Revolt: Local company creating new style of energy for consumer applications

A New generation of low-cost, lightweight and safe batteries for energy storage, cell-phones and possibly vehicles is taking shape in the Flathead Valley. The scientists at ZAF Energy Systems, located on U.S. 2 south of Columbia Falls, are taking a sustainable, widely available material — zinc — and creating air-breathing battery cells that require only [...]

Will Li-Ion Battery Tech be Sufficient for EVs to be Competitve or is a Chemical Breakthrough Needed?

By Eric Loveday · April 08, 2013 Some arguments against electric vehicles are difficult to counter, while others are not. Battery cost is one of those arguments often presented that can’t be dismissed with ease. Most studies continually suggest that battery prices will fall rapidly in the coming years, but the reality today is that the lithium-ion battery pack [...]