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Posted: June 25, 2010

Altairnano Granted Patent for Nanotechnology Manufacturing Process

(Nanowerk News) Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Altairnano) announced it had been granted a U.S. patent for the "Method of Producing Mixed Metal Oxides and Metal Oxide Compounds." This patent protects the unique nanotechnology manufacturing process for battery anodes and cathodes in lithium-ion batteries utilizing a wider range of metal oxides.
"This patent enhances our intellectual property portfolio and further establishes an important competitive advantage for Altairnano," said Terry M. Copeland, Altairnano's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The patent creates an important barrier to entry as we focus on the development of cathode materials to enhance battery performance at lower costs. Competitors will be unable to utilize the proprietary manufacturing process covered under the patent to achieve the unique performance characteristics of rapid charging and discharging over the wide operating temperature range of our battery materials."
About Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
Headquartered in Reno, Nevada with manufacturing in Anderson, Indiana, Altairnano is a leading provider of energy storage systems for clean, efficient power and energy management. Going beyond lithium ion, Altairnano's Lithium-Titanate based battery systems are among the highest performing and most scalable, with applications that include complete energy storage systems for use in providing frequency regulation and renewables integration for the electric grid, battery modules and cells for mass transit applications, and battery packs for several different military applications. For more information please visit Altairnano at www.altairnano.com.
Source: Altair Nanotechnologies (press release)
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