Atraverda Appoints New Vice President for North America

    ABERTILLERY, Wales, Oct. 14 /CNW/ - Advanced materials company, Atraverda
Limited, has appointed Dr George Brilmyer as Vice President, North American
Business Development.
    Dr Brilmyer joins Atraverda from Daramic, and brings with him over 28
years research and development experience in batteries, fuel cells,
electroplating and corrosion engineering.
    Atraverda is rapidly progressing with its plan to deliver the world's
first commercially viable bi-polar lead acid battery, using its patented
Ebonex(R) technology. The company has secured US$33.4m (GBP17.6m) from global
investors to commercialise its bi-polar battery technology and is currently
working with eight global battery producers including East Penn in the US and
Exide Industries in India.
    With a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and specialisation in
electro-chemistry, Dr Brilmyer has spent time as manager of separator
development at Daramic, director of research and development at Microporous
Products, director of product / market development at Corus Special Strip,
principal consultant at Batt-Tek Consulting, and manager of product and
process engineering at the Specialty Battery Division of Johnson Controls.
    Dr Brilmyer has published over 30 technical publications and has four
patents in the chemical and engineering sciences and a further three pending
patent applications.
    Dr Brilmyer is tasked with commercialising applications of Atraverda's
Ebonex(R) technology and developing new applications for Ebonex(R), as well as
working closely with battery manufacturers and forming customer partnerships
to drive the development of innovative battery designs.
    Atraverda's technology base is founded on the properties of its versatile
proprietary Ebonex(R) technology, a titanium sub-oxide material which has a
unique combination of metallic-like conductivity along with the characteristic
high-corrosion resistance of ceramics.
    Ebonex(R) bi-polar batteries are an environmentally strong technology
with significantly less lead used than conventional batteries. They are set to
revolutionise a host of markets including standby power, mobility, military,
telecoms, automotive and the emerging hybrid electric vehicles sector. Further
applications for Ebonex(R) technology include water and effluent treatment and
the cathodic protection of concrete.
    Dr Brilmyer said: "I look forward to working closely with Atraverda's
technical staff to devise technical improvements, optimise prototyping
capabilities and develop new applications and opportunities for Ebonex(R).
    "In addition to the bi-polar battery, I believe the battery industry as a
whole can also make good use of Ebonex(R) to improve the efficiency and cycle
life of the positive active mass in all types of lead-acid batteries."

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