Panel Discussion to Cover Smart Transportation and Mobility; Axion Topics to include Hybrid 18-Wheel Truck Powered by PbC® Batteries

NEW CASTLE, Pa., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC QB: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, announced today that Vani Dantam, Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sales and Marketing, will be a featured speaker at the Agrion Global Network for Energy event Tuesday, September 10 in New York. Dantam will also take part in a panel discussion of high profile speakers focused on Smart Transportation and Urban Mobility.


During his part of the discussion, Dantam will cover the development of an electric hybrid 18-wheel truck powered by Axion PbC batteries. The truck, powered by a 56-battery array, was developed by ePower Engines. Dantam will also discuss Axion's continuing work with Norfolk Southern on its first all-electric locomotive powered by Axion's PbC batteries, and the advantages of PbC batteries in stop-start applications.

The roundtable discussion will analyze the growth of the smart transportation market, emerging technological advances and how urban mobility manifests itself into a more efficient system. Other topics included in the panel discussion include:

  • What are the policy and economic issues that are prompting the progression of smart cities?
  • What are the main challenges to the growth of the EV market?
  • What concerns are raised with the electrification of the transportation?
  • What smart solutions are being introduced to New York City and other urban cities?

The panel discussion will take place beginning 9:30AM on September 10 at the Markle Foundation, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, on the 16th floor. Further information on speakers, subjects, registration information and an option to stream the event online can be found at

Axion Power's advanced PbC batteries combine high performance characteristics with the proven manufacturability, and 99.1% recyclability, of traditional lead-acid batteries. The PbC patented activated carbon negative electrode is a disruptive technology in the battery world. While much of the public discussion regarding batteries focuses on transportation, that is just one of the markets Axion Power's batteries address. The PbC battery is also uniquely suited for renewable storage applications, such as wind and solar, and to the needs of electric utilities - providing opportunities for frequency regulation, power quality, power smoothing and potential peak power shaving. In December of 2011, the Company commissioned a .5MW PowerCube into the PJM network. This asset provides revenue-generating demand response and frequency regulation and contributes directly into the PJM's network on a daily basis.  

About Agrion:

Agrion is a global business network for energy, cleantech and corporate sustainability launched in 2007. With offices in San Francisco, New York, Frankfurt, Paris, and Beijing, and an international community of more than 200,000 industry professionals, AGRION provides a platform for members to connect, exchange ideas, and identify business opportunities.

Each office hosts weekly onsite and online conferences to facilitate face-to-face networking and online collaboration with industry leaders. Agrion hosts international conventions in Europe, China and the US, and its website contains updated information and reports about the energy markets and sustainability best practices.

Agrion also launches, manages and supports ventures and projects in renewable energies, smart grid, EVS, energy efficiency and sustainability.

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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 has not been 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 carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes its new PbC battery technology is the only class of advanced battery that can be assembled on existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world utilizing Axion's proprietary activated carbon electrodes. Axion's future goal, after filling their plant's lead-carbon battery production capacity, is to become the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the global lead-acid battery industry.

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