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By gerry, December 26, 2011

Hi Travis.
My investment idea of the year has to be Axion Power International. This tiny company’s share price has been hit very hard by two very large distressed sellers over the last year or so.
What makes it very special is that it has invented and patented a way of making a lead acid battery last at least five to ten times as long as the ones we all use in our cars at present at only twice the price.
They have accomplished this by replacing the negative electrode with an activated carbon electrode . The negative electrode is the part of battery which has always worn out first, so mush so that nobody knew how long the rest of the battery lasted . They are now beginning to find out and it depends on the rate at which the battery is disharged and recharged .This is being tested BMW in Europe and it is felt that it will be very suitable for stop start , and hybrid cars for which there willbe a massive market over the next number of years

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December 31, 2011 12:11 pm

Axion has a great technology that can be practical and profitable. However, they will need more cash in the near future. Since raising money usually leads to at least a temporary drop in the share price, why not wait until after they announce their plans to raise cash and THEN buy AXION?

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D. McHattie
D. McHattie
January 2, 2012 11:19 am
Reply to  gerry

In addition to the acknowledged relationships you’ve mentioned (BMW, Envision, Northfolk Southern, PJM), a little American automaker by the name of General Motors is also currently testing the Axion PbC.

GM has not publicly acknowledged this relationship but I have seen the application for a DOE grant submitted by Axion that names GM as a subcontractor. Yes, the DOE rejected the grant application but the testing is going forward anyway.

There are also other automakers that have been testing the Axion PbC but I can only guess their names.


January 2, 2012 9:56 am

I have followed this company for about 4 years through development, testing and now partnerships with the companies mentioned. The technology is great, the time required for third party and customer testing is almost over and the stock has been driven down due to selling by a couple of institutional investors whose investor redemptions mandated they liquidate. The combination of circumstances make this a once in a lifetime type investment, in my opinion. I own as much as I can afford to buy and just wish I could buy more.

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January 3, 2012 7:03 pm

Travis, you and I have before corresponded, under my cyber name Mayascribe I use on Seeking Alpha. Axion Power is my #1 pick for 2012 (and likely 2013, too). The lineup of BMW, GM, Ford, Norfolk Southern, plus oil rigs, and, I’ve heard in person the CEO, Thomas Granville, mention the military, TWICE, is quite a starting lineup for a $27M market cap outfit. Johnson’s Controls and Exide have each independently approached Axion in quest of why their advanced lead acid battery does not work as well as does Axion’s. Johnson Controls has stated they expect Stop/Start cars and trucks as the future, and in a huge way, not lithium powered EVs…but they don’t yet have a battery ready? Add in Viridity/PJM, who are involved with 54M grid users…Wow!

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