NEW CASTLE, Pa., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC QB: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, announced today that Michael Romeo, Research and Development Manager for Axion Power, will be making two presentations at the 14th European Lead Battery Conference and Exhibition (14ELBC).  The conference will be held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Scotland on 9-12 September 2014.

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Axion will be presenting at two separate sessions. During the Lead Batteries for Low Emission Vehicles session, Axion will discuss the development of an engine dominant series hybrid drive-train heavy duty truck that depends on PbC batteries to regulate engine load and fuel consumption. The diesel truck, which fully utilizes the high charge acceptance and inherent string stability of PbC batteries, was developed by ePower Engines and incorporates a 56-PbC battery array. To date, the system has demonstrated diesel fuel savings of 35% with a corresponding reduction in emissions.

At another session, Energy Storage for Future Electricity, Axion will highlight the growing need for economically viable renewable energy generation systems with storage, and will describe how Axion's PowerCube™ Battery Energy Storage System has helped pioneer behind-the-meter frequency regulation by incorporating a low cost, fast response PbC based model.

The conference is hosted by the International Lead Association (

About The ILA
The ILA is a focused and dynamic organization dedicated to serving lead producers and other companies that have a direct interest in lead and its use.  The ILA's roots stem from the Lead Development Association, founded in 1946, which is today focused on the safe production, use and recycling of lead.  The European Lead Battery Conference is a premier forum for the lead-acid battery industry.

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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