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Anzode Inc.

Anzode Inc. is a Delaware corporation, formed in 2004 to develop, produce and bring to market energy storage
solutions based on Anzode’s patented technology. Anzode has developed a rechargeable stabilized zinc
electrode technology, which can enable a unique class of high energy density, low cost, long-life battery
technologies. It is new, patented and now in field testing.
Zinc – the safest and cleanest battery chemistry – can be used with
multiple “partner” electrodes to create a variety of batteries: high
energy density silver-zinc (AgZn); high power nickel-zinc (NiZn); and
zinc-air (Zn Air), considered the “holy grail” of rechargeable batteries
for its very high energy density and power and low cost. For decades
rechargeable battery designers have recognized the energy density
advantages of NiZn, AgZn and Zn Air, but the limited discharge-
recharge cycle life of the traditional zinc electrode has restricted the
use of these systems. Anzode’s zinc electrode exhibits the long cycle
life needed to meet the needs of product applications that require
high energy density and power as well as long life.
The Opportunity
The global market for all rechargeable batteries is expected to exceed $50 billion in 2011 (Freedonia) and with a
major push into clean technologies the market for rechargeable batteries is expected by some to reach $100
billion by 2020 (WSJ). Over the past decade, there has been an increasing demand for battery systems with
improved energy density, driven largely by portable electronic devices. Now, as the clean energy and motive
power industries moves towards higher and higher levels of demand for energy storage, this trend is accelerating.
However, energy density is not the only parameter that has to be considered in applications beyond portable
electronics. Safety concerns will play a major role in the choice of energy storage systems for larger applications,
as will cost structure and environmental issues. The variety of motive power and clean energy schemes used
around the world will translate into a wide range of performance, cost and safety requirements that need to be
served by the limited choices in energy storage systems. While there is no single ideal electrochemical storage
system, the parameters that must be considered in the overall technology assessment include:
 Commercially viable energy density;
 Environmental safe operation in both abuse and long term use;
 A cost structure that meets the application space requirements;
 Widespread availability of the underlying commodities.
With its Head Office in the United States and R&D facilities currently in New Zealand, Anzode is demonstrating
the value of its patented technology by initially manufacturing stable, long life, large format rechargeable NiZn
batteries for use in applications such as low & medium speed electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, remote
area power systems (RAPS), uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), load leveling and time shifting, as well as
specialized defence, marine, aviation, railways & traction uses. The Company and its licensed planar
manufacturing partner, HBL Power Systems Ltd. (Hyderabad, India), have proven the manufacturability of the
Anzode zinc electrode and are now field testing a planar cycling cell design in an electric vehicle application, with
field tests planned for a planar floating cell design for stand-by power application planned for late 2010. Sealed
coin-cell testing has also proven the technology is suitable for spiral wound cell designs (for high discharge rate
applications) and pre-production characterization of these is planned for 2011.
Anzode’s Solution
Zinc (Zn) has long been considered an ideal battery electrode due to its
fundamentally high power and energy density, its low cost, and its ready availability
worldwide. It is environmentally benign, easy to recycle and harmless in disposal
sites. More than 80% of the single use batteries sold globally are Zn alkaline
manganese. Until now, however, Zn has failed to perform up to expectations in
rechargeable batteries. Dendrite growth and shape-change, both of which cause
premature failure, have prevented the large-scale commercialization of
rechargeable Zn systems.
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Anzode has patented fundamental zinc chemistry developments, initially developed at Massey University (New
Zealand), that enable Anzode’s proprietary Zn to function as a commercially viable battery electrode for the first
time. Advantages of batteries using Anzode’s Zn technology are:
 Stability – eliminates dendrites & shape change.
 High power & energy density – high cell voltage reduces size & weight.
 Environmentally friendly – safe and recyclable.
 Low component cost – commodities readily available with stable pricing.
 Simple to manufacture – can use existing manufacturing infrastructure.
Manufacturability of Anzode’s Zn electrode has now been proven at
HBL in large planar format. The other components used in a NiZn
battery are all industry standard and the manufacturing techniques,
plant and equipment are in common use. This means that Anzode’s
NiZn can be readily contract manufactured, at known cost and
performance levels, without major retooling.
When compared to nickel-metal-hydride or nickel-cadmium,
industry standard NiZn cells using Anzode’s technology will
have one third more energy, one third less weight and better
functionality (heat, management & recyclability) at one third less
Intellectual Property
In 2007, ownership of the intellectual property for the zinc chemistry developments was transferred from the
University to Anzode. Anzode has adopted a rigorous IP protection program, and has applied for core patents in
30 countries and territories worldwide. Most of the world’s major battery producing countries and consuming
markets have been covered. Eleven countries and territories have now granted the patent, with no challenge to
the core claims.
The Team
As a group, the Anzode technical & advisory team has over 75 years of battery manufacturing experience in the
US, China, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and Australasia:
Chris Officer, Founder, President & CEO. Chris has had a 25-year management, consulting, & business
development career delivering strong, sustainable capital, revenue & profitability growth in highly competitive
markets. He has had repeated success with the unique challenges of start-up, turnaround and high-growth
companies, particularly in an international environment.
Dr. Art Homa, Chief Technology Officer. Art has 22 years of experience as an executive level manager with a
broad base of technical operations experience and proven capability in developing battery technology and taking
energy storage products from concept through commercialization. He is deeply experienced at managing
development teams, customer relationships, international suppliers and partners.
Dr. Simon Hall, Chief Science Officer. Together with his PhD student, Michael Liu, Simon developed Anzode’s
zinc technology. Simon has 5 other patents and 28 publications in international refereed journals. He is currently
Professor of Electrochemistry at Massey University.
VP Business Development. A talented candidate with deep battery experience is currently being reviewed.
David Dorheim, Advisor. David has over 25 years of experience developing, producing, and marketing energy
storage systems in the battery & fuel cell industries. He has raised over $100m in VC funding.
Mark Golden, Advisor. Mark is a senior executive at HP, managing a $750 million business unit. He has over 20
years of Sales, Operations and Management experience.
Carter Williams, Advisor. A former Boeing Executive who now runs his own investment fund. Carter has deep
connections at senior levels with the US corporate, political and investment communities.
Funded to date by Angel investment ($4.4m) and government grants ($1.6m) Anzode is now seeking
partners & investors to: continue working with OEM partners & application users for field-testing; license
partners to manufacture characterized cell designs; and, begin spiral pre-production characterization.

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