NEW CASTLE, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axion Power International Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), a leading developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC� batteries, announces an invitation to present and participate in a panel discussion at the Wedbush Securities Clean Technology & Industrial Growth Conference which will take place at The W Hotel, San Francisco, CA on November 2-3.

Dr. Edward Buiel, CTO of Axion Power, will represent the company on the Emerging Company Workshop Panel this Tuesday, November 3 at 3:45 pm in workroom 3.

Over 50 leading public company management teams and a small number of best-of-breed, late stage private companies are set to attend the Wedbush Securities CTIGC.

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About Axion Power International Inc

Axion has developed and patented a next generation energy storage device that won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Technology Award for North America in the field of lead-acid batteries. According to Frost & Sullivan, Axion's new PbC� batteries have "the potential to revitalize the lead-acid battery industry by breathing new life into an established technology that is not well suited to the requirements of important new applications like hybrid electric vehicles and renewable power."

Axion Power International Inc is the industry leader in the field of lead-acid-carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes this new battery technology is the only class of advanced battery that can be assembled on existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world without significant changes to production equipment and fabrication processes. It also believes it will be able to manufacture carbon electrode assemblies in volume at low cost using standard automated production methods that are commonly used in other industries. If and when its electrode manufacturing methods are fully developed, Axion believes it will be able to sell carbon electrode assemblies as virtual plug-and-play replacements for lead-based negative electrodes used by all other lead-acid battery manufacturers. Axion's future goal, after filling their plant's lead-carbon battery production, is to become the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the lead-acid battery industry.

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