National Battery Day 2018 Includes New Battery Technology:
ZincFive’s Patented Nickel-Zinc Battery Poised To Become World’s Fifth Battery Chemistry To Globally Scale

Higher Performing, Safer, Recyclable Nickel-Zinc is Long Awaited Alternative to Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion and Powers ZincFive’s Energy Storage Solutions for Intelligent Transportation, Data Centers, Motive Power and More


PORTLAND, Oregon—(February 14, 2018) National Battery Day is February 18th and celebrates technology central to safeguarding our lives and data, but one that, until now, hasn’t had the thrilling advancements heralded by other technologies. This year though, National Battery Day can celebrate the nickel-zinc battery technology behind the fastest growing uninterruptible power supply in the Intelligent Transportation world—ZincFive’s nickel-zinc based UPStealth. Data Center and Motive Power industries are also benefitting from nickel-zinc battery-based solutions.

Alternative to Lead-Acid & Lithium-Ion Mission Critical Applications
Across North America, state, municipal and provincial departments of transportation are rapidly deploying the UPStealth in their Intelligent Transportation Systems including signalized intersections, digital messaging boards, toll booths and more. Unprecedented success in transportation is now launching nickel-zinc solutions in Data Centers and Motive Power applications including automobiles, specialty vehicles and truck fleets.

Demand for “Zero Down Time”
“The mission critical applications utilizing our nickel-zinc solutions all have one thing in common: they can’t afford any downtime,” says ZincFive CEO and Co-founder, Tim Hysell. “They’re also tired of the maintenance and safety concerns with other battery technologies. That’s why nickel-zinc is positioned to be only the fifth battery chemistry in history to commercially scale. It meets that level of critical need.”

The four other battery chemistries that have commercially scaled on a global basis are lead-acid, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride and lithium-ion.

Advantages of ZincFive’s Patented Nickel-Zinc Batteries
●      Superior Performance: High Power and Energy Density
●      Long Operating Life: High Cycle Count
●      Lightweight and Compact
●      Physically Safer than Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion with no thermal runaway
●      Recyclable and Environmentally Friendly
●      Long Shelf Life with No Periodic Maintenance
●      Wide operating temperature range

 Thomas Edison and ZincFive Own Nickel-Zinc Patents
ZincFive owns 74 patents around nickel-zinc technology, with 29 patents pending. But the Company is proud to say Thomas Edison acquired the first nickel-zinc patent, in 1901. Edison had high hopes for nickel-zinc because of its high energy density, high efficiency rating and temperature tolerance, but he was never able to perfect or commercialize the technology. 100 years later Stanford chemist, Dr. Morris Eisenberg created a new electrolyte, thereby solving the nickel-zinc puzzle that bedeviled Edison. Dr. Jeff Phillips, now ZincFive’s VP of Operations/Technology, developed a nickel-zinc battery with high power and energy density and one that could be manufactured on high speed manufacturing equipment, the key to commercialization. Finally, ZincFive’s VP of Research & Innovation/Co-Founder, Dan Sisson, created patented, intelligent nickel-zinc based solutions for intelligent transportation and other mission critical applications. ZincFive has won numerous awards based on the success its nickel-zinc battery-based solutions.

“There’s a sea of battery chemistries and technologies out there, but very few make it out of the lab,” says ZincFive VP of Research & Innovation/Co-founder, Dan Sisson. “Nickel-zinc provides superior performance, safety and environmental advantages over existing battery chemistries and is experiencing rapid adoption across multiple industries.”

About ZincFive, Inc.
ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical industries including Data Centers, Intelligent Transportation, Motive Power and more. With 74 patents awarded and 29 patents pending, ZincFive leverages nickel-zinc chemistry within its solutions to provide high power density and performance simultaneous with superior safety and environmental advantages.  ZincFive is a privately held Company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com

Media Contact: Shirley Hancock 503.781.4234 or shirley@zincfive.com